Equality For All

Today marks one of the most important days in our country’s history.  The Supreme Court will soon rule whether or not gay/lesbian PEOPLE will be able to marry the ones they love.

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I stress the word PEOPLE, because that is exactly what they are, people who are no different than you or me and have every right to share the same experiences we do, including a celebration that joins two people forever.

Democrats and Republicans aside, this is an issue of human rights and separation of church and state- simple as that!

I am not going to be the one to tell those who oppose that their opinions aren’t valid, however this issue hits close to home for me.  I am lucky enough to have grown up in an area with a fairly large gay population, and what I want more than anything is to be able to attend my friend’s weddings – ALL OF MY FRIENDS.

The point is, the union between two people who love each other is a beautiful thing, whether it’s between a man and a woman, a man and a man, or a woman and a woman.  So please, spread the peace, because all you need is love.

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Passover Cookies

This week starts the beginning of Passover and the ending of carb consumption for a week.  Therefore we need to do all that we can to make our meals as appetizing as possible!  Aside from matzah pizza, matzah brei, and more matzah there really aren’t many options.  However, I have a recipe for Passover appropriate cookies that are perfect for satisfying your junk food craving this week.  My friend Rachel made her traditional Passover cookies, and they were surprisingly very good for cookies made of matzah batter.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup matzah cake meal 
  • m&ms

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a big bowl
  • Make hand-sized balls of dough and flatten them on a cookie sheet
  • Make a thumbprint in the middle of each cookie dough
  • Heat in oven for 8-10 minutes
  • Add m&ms to the indent in the middle of the cookies

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Bon Appétit!

Mango Sweet Salsa

Tonight I had a dinner date with my roommate from the summertime and she made the most DELICIOUS fish tacos with spinach quinoa!

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The best part of that meal was her amazing mango sweet salsa, so I obviously had to ask for the recipe and thought I would share it here.  It is one of the easiest and quickest things to make, and it is completely gluten free and dairy free!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Fresh Mango
  • 1 Avacado
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Pineapple
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Onion
  • Salt
  • Hot Sauce

Directions:

  • Cut up the mango, pineapple, and banana into little cube slices
  • Cut avacado into small chunks
  • Dice onions and saute
  • Mix onions, avacado and fruit together
  • Squeeze a half of lime and mix
  • Add a teaspoon of hot sauce and mix
  • Keep in refrigerator until cool and serve

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Bon Appétit