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Time to celebrate: Purim

Time to celebrate: Purim

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. This year (2021) Purim begins on Thursday, February 25th, and ends on Friday, February 26th. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in the Persian Empire were saved from genocide.   It all began in Ancient Persia in the 4th century BCE, when all the Jews were subjects of the dominant Persian empire. Ahasuerus, king of Persia, had his wife Queen Vashti executed for failing to follow his orders. Shortly after he decided to hold a beauty pageant with one purpose- the most beautiful woman would be the new queen of...

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Plant-Based Protein Sources

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Plant-Based Protein Sources

One of the biggest myths about a plant-based diet is that you don’t get enough protein- but that’s all it is a myth! In fact, there are endless sources of vegan protein, you just need to know what to eat!   Regardless of whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or a meat lover, everyone can benefit from this, so stick with us!   But first, what are proteins? Proteins are key to our health since they make our immune system stronger and build antibodies. It is also the main element required for our body to build muscle, skin, hair, nails, eyes, and internal...

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Talking about Kosher animals

Talking about Kosher animals

The Torah tells us about what animals to eat, but also what to do to prevent them from suffering when they’re slaughtered. If an animal is improperly slaughtered, it is unfit to eat. As you can imagine, animal welfare is a big deal to Judaism! Today we’ll focus on what animals are Kosher and why.   Mammals: those with split hooves and that chew their cuds, such as cows, sheep, goats, and deers. Examples of non-kosher animals include pigs, rabbits, squirrels, bears, dogs, cats, camels, and horses since they do not chew their cuds.    Birds: The Torah lists several...

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What are the health benefits of a Kosher diet?

What are the health benefits of a Kosher diet?

Keeping a Kosher diet is not only beneficial for our spirit, but also for our health. Today we’re talking about some of the main benefits of keeping Kosher!   Kosher foods are healthier: Let’s talk about meat; did you know that Kosher meat goes through a thorough inspection? Which means that it's safer than the standard meat. The animals are inspected to find any sickness or broken bones that may cause infections or other diseases. We’ve all heard stories about friends that have found insects in a pack of cereals or rice bags. That can’t happen if you eat only Kosher...

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How to reduce food waste ?

How to reduce food waste ?

We adore having fresh foods delivered, and some even cooking at home! Eating is the fun part, but who loves throwing away leftovers or that meal that you forgot in your fridge for a few days? Nobody. Sadly, the kitchen is a place that produces a lot of waste if you are not careful. Did you know that Americans toss out one-third of their food? You get the whole picture. To help you reduce your food waste, and therefore lower your carbon footprint, here are some good tips:   Store food properly: basic! It is the only way to help...

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