California Teriyaki Tofu Cholent
I served this at the Etz Chayim Oneg October 5, to many requests for the recipe. It's creamy and chewy and hearty, without having any meat in it. You make it in a crockpot, starting the afternoon before. Cholent is a traditional Jewish dish for the Sabbath, but this is hardly a traditional recipe. Our forefathers in Europe and the Middle East (where a rice and bean dish that cooks all night is called Hamim) did not know soy sauce or tofu.
I have been building Sukkahs for 27 years. It was my mother’s pride and joy that she had a daughter who 1, had a private house so they could build a sukkah, and 2, had enough Jewish identity to bother. When she died right after Yom Kippur and before Sukkot,, that means I would never stop building one. Here are a few from my past. They have gotten more feminine as time went by and my boys moved elsewhere.…Continue
What is the limbic system? The oldest part of the brain, what one of my therapists called " the lizard brain."
And in driving us to the comfort of the lizard, it messes up our personal lives.
Here is a picture of it, from an online course on brain anatomy --from San Diego State University. I think. I just know the URL, heck it could be South Dakota State University. …Continue