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I empty jars and fill jars

Use less, use better, change systems

A few months ago, good friend Laura Klivans hosted a “let’s talk climate change” dinner. In the invitation she wrote: “The urgency to do something, or feel like I’m doing all I can, has only increased through the years, and it’s grown … Continue reading

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Cleanse 5780 – switching it up

Friends! Many of you are familiar with the cleanse. It’s our annual ten day challenge, kitchen-centered, where we reflect and reset. It’s back, and it’s turned a corner. No food restrictions, no long lists of grains and guidelines and go-arounds. … Continue reading

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5778

Dear loyal cleansers, Thank you for your interest in the 6th (!!!!) annual mind/body/spirit reflection during the ten days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Our New Year is creeping up on us fast! Most of you are familiar with … Continue reading

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we did it!

Dear cleansers, What happened? It’s the last day of the cleanse and it feels like we just started! I feel great. So good that I’m going to continue after Yom Kippur. Who’s with me? What always surprises me about the … Continue reading

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Getting started + cleanse cookies

Good morning 5777! Today in Jerusalem I’m seeing a lot of white robes. It’s also the Islamic new year, year 1437. Each year, we cleansers keep an open email thread with all of the participants and spectators. The first one just went … Continue reading

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5777 welcome

Dear cleansers, Year 5777 is around the corner! Time for the 5th annual Esrei Yamim cleanse — a mind/body/spirit reflection during the ten days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. This is the second year we’re asking participants to join in … Continue reading

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Zucchini noodles with creamy roasted red pepper

Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Serves 5 – 7 Cost per serving: $1.55 Gluten free, vegan, tree nut free, grain free, paleo friendly Sauce: 1 jar roasted red peppers $2.85 3 cloves garlic (no kissing tonight!) $0.20 1 tbs flax … Continue reading

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Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Jelly Bars

I made these for my Creative Non Fiction class yesterday and they went over well. I like bringing snacks to class/everywhere. I like to share. But it’s hard to budget snacks for the people when I’m struggling to budget snacks for myself. I … Continue reading

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Grocery Store

Good afternoon 5776! After Rosh Hashana services yesterday, I made a beeline for the grocery store. I had fun in there at first – hunting for sales, picking the least-bruised/mushy produce from the 99 cent bin in the back of … Continue reading

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Esther’s $ and Counsciousness Tips

1. Make use of the bulk section at your grocery store. Buying oatmeal, quinoa, rice, beans or nuts in bulk is often cheaper than buying the same thing in a package.  Oatmeal makes a very satisfying, nourishing and filling breakfast … Continue reading

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