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Shaina Shealy

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Shaina ShealyShaina Shealy (daughter) is currently spending a year in Jerusalem where she’s exploring abundant vegetables at Israel's many markets and studying for a Masters Degree in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Hebrew University in conjunction with The George Washington University. She’s prone to existential crises every two weeks and spends 20 percent of her 20-something life washing, peeling, cooking or eating vegetables. Known to throw elaborate dinner parties with her housemates, her pantry is always stocked with extra virgin coconut oil, tahini, raw almonds and Himalayan sea salt. She hates olives.

Kale Sweet Potato Breakfast

Recipe by Shaina Shealy

Kale Sweet Potato Breakfast

One of my favorite breakfasts lately is totally “kosh” for Passover: sautéed dino kale, baked sweet potato, sauerkraut and a boiled egg, sprinkled with sunflower seeds. I usually prep the kale, egg and potato the night before, so it takes five minutes to throw it together in the morning. It’s a perfect breakfast because it

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Conversation and Date-Filled Cookies

by Shaina Shealy

Conversation and Date-Filled Cookies

Dear Mom, I can’t believe my winter break is over and that I’m already back to the grind with school! I had a great time in Israel. I was there to report a story about best friends and business partners—a Palestinian and a Jewish Israeli—who collect and sell embroidery together. They requested I not use

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Kaak Ma’amoul

Recipe by Shaina Shealy

<em>Kaak Ma’amoul</em>

I recreated the kaak ma’amoul (“filled cookies” in Arabic) that I ate in Bethlehem as soon as I got back to my kitchen. Inspired by Bubbe’s cookies, I added plenty of orange zest and juice. I also substituted whole-wheat flour for white flour. This is a perfect Tu b’Shevat treat as it incorporates three of

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Matcha Green Tea Raw Vegan (Pareve!) Truffles

Recipe by Shaina Shealy

Matcha Green Tea Raw Vegan (Pareve!) Truffles

For most Americans, Thanksgiving = Turkey + pies + butter. As Jews, we struggle with finding appropriate dishes to serve to make all of our guests comfortable. It’s always a challenge to find good pareve desserts. I finally have one that’s worthy of the dessert table. These truffles will please guests who are vegan and

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Dark Chocolate Raw Vegan (Pareve!) Truffles

Recipe by Shaina Shealy

Dark Chocolate Raw Vegan (Pareve!) Truffles

These pareve truffles yield rich, luxurious and beautiful treats and can help you empty out some of the stray nuts and seeds left in the back of your freezer. They’re also easy to freeze and resurrect—just transfer them from the freezer to the fridge shortly before you’re ready to serve them.

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