This week Deb of Fabulous After 40 is hosting Fashion Flash. This week, our elite bloggers have choosen to ignore the arrival of another Arctic Vortex and focus instead on great health, fashion and beauty tips:
* Fab Over Forty reviews her favorite hydrating eye creams
* Prime Beauty explores the new line of cosmetics from internet make-up sensation Michelle Phan
* Menopause Makeover looks at the truth about wheat belly
* Black Cat Plus offers a list of year round fashion classics that we should have in our closets
* Moving Free with Mirabai demonstrates exercises to relieve back pain
* Positive Aging Expert Barbara Hannah Gufferman demonstrates how to exercise without hurting your knees
* And at No-Nonsense Beauty Blog, I compare Botox and Microdermabrsion. Which one do you think I recommend?
Food critics have been buzzing about this book for the past two years. I tend to view trendy food favorites dubiously. I’ve spent time and money on recipes from popular chefs, only to have them turn out to be expensive disasters. I approached foodies current rock star Ottolenghi cautiously– but after readiing through the passionate text and drooling over the photographs, I was ready to give it a try. After testing just three recipes- spinach salad with dates and toasted almonds, roast eggplant with yogurt sauce and leek and bread fritters I am now a card carrying member of the Ottoenghi fan club.
Ottolenghi is Jewish and his partner Sami Tamimi is Muslim. Their friendship and vision is inspiring, not just for their approach to food, but for their approach to peace in the middle east. Both men were born and raised in Jerusalem. They have combined elements of both Israeli and Arab cuisine to produce a richly flavored menu that is primarily vegetarian. Its about as far from a Kale Smoothie as you can get and is equally healthy. These fragrant and filling meals are such a wecome relief from so called health food that leaves you hungry both physically and spiritually.
For non vegetarians there are also mouth watering recipes for dishes like lamb Shawama, Italian/ jewish meatballs and a Libeyan salmon in sweet and spicy sauce I have made it three times in three weeks. Seriously, its that good.
The book is beautiful and moving as it details life in modern Jerusalem. Even if you tend to go online to download recipes, this book is worth a spot in your home.