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A few more things I feel really strongly about and other lovely things I want to share with you.

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Rosh Hashana: Meal and a Spiel Style

Lighter, fresher versions of your Bubbe's favorite recipes.

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How to Choose an Olive Oil

A common question I receive in my cooking classes is which olive oil to choose. This is NOT a no-brainer question.

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7 Olive Oils That I Love

Elana's list of the top 7 olive oils for cooking and drizzling.

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8 Things That Will Have Your Italian Waiter Laughing Behind Your Back

Trust me. I know exactly why your Italian waiters are laughing at you.

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Conscious Entertaining for the 21st Century

People have this belief that a party is an excuse to serve and eat unhealthy food. Elena tells you in this article, it is not.

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7 Make Ahead Recipes for a Perfect Summer Cocktail Party

White Sangria, Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, Fig and Gorgonzola Bites, Grilled Steak Bites, Smoked Salmon Tartar on Cucumber, Burrata Crostini with Honeyed Leeks and Basil

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Recipes with Roses

Rose Meringues, Juicy Spiced Chicken with Hazelnuts, Honey and Rose Water, Rose Tea, Risotto with Rose Water and Saffron, Rose Hot Chocolate, Watermelon Rose Granita

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5 “Skinny” Recipes for a Delicious Cinco de Mayo

Elana's best recipes for the holiday: Crispy Tlayudas, Un-fried Coconut Black Beans, Guaucamole Two Ways and a Skinny Margarita

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Meal and a Spiel Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2014

My favorite gifts of good food and style. Many of which are discounted for YOU only.

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Passover Favorites

Elana's best recipes for the holiday: Brisket, Chicken with Apricots, Matzo Ball Soup, Quinoa, Charoset, Almond Rosemary Cake, Flourless Chocolate Cakes

clean eating

5 Healthy Italian Garden Vegetable Side Dishes

recipes to give you freedom in the kitchen

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Cooking Up Romance

As the last unmarried Jewish woman of my generation, it is rather ironic that I teach couples how to grow intimacy.

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Why Some of You Shouldn’t Cook

Who doesn’t love to say no?

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Meal and a Spiel’s Most Popular Facebook Moments of 2013

The 12 top most popular Facebook pics of 2013 that YOU chose.

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My Italian Story

Finding Life Purpose in a Tuscan Kitchen

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No Power for Flour

Understanding the Role of White Flour on our Immune Systems with Sally Kravich

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Summer Stoner Snack

It's not easy being stoned and hungry and knowing how to handle yourself.

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How to Eat & Cook “Clean Eating” Style

Guest Post by Arielle Adelman of Relish Life

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10 Tips for Summer Entertaining

Easy. Laid back. Beautiful.

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How To Get To Paradise: In 6 Steps

food, friends and bliss in Thailand

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India: The Movie

What happens when a mother and daughter from Beverly Hills travel to India?

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The faces and fruits of Mumbai’s Crawford Market: A Photo Essay

Gathering recipes in India took me inside one of this city’s most famous open air markets.

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