Friday Roundup - April 22, 2016

What I've been reading, writing, thinking about and indulging in this week

My charoset - yum!!

My charoset - yum!!

Paleo Passovers: Tonight marks the beginning of the eight day festival of spring and liberation celebrated by Jews all over. Many of those Jews are gluten free, grain free or have other dietary restrictions - I wrote a blog post with some ideas on navigating the holiday with those constraints.

I say charoset, you say energy balls. I made a special Passover treat this week: charoset! A symbolic food that represents the mortar the Israelite slaves used to build the pyramids, I make a variety traditional in communities in North Africa and the Middle East. I used this recipe from The Kitchn as my basis, used 1 cup dates:1 cup toasted almonds: 1 cup mixed dried apricots, raisins and figs, and added fresh ginger and pomegranate molasses. Blend the food processor until it's a chunky paste and then roll into balls (or eat directly on matza, your choice!)

Imagery of Love: I spent some blissful time on the website of photographer Jade Beall, who's portraits are rooted in 'Truthful Beauty & Self-love"

It's Earth Day today! Hurray to the activists who make this day happen, and all fighting for the future of our beautiful planet.

Have a great weekend!

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