breaking and quinoa

l’shanah tovah!

The weather behaved so that my sinuses did to. I hope your fast went as easily, quickly as mine. I hope it was meaningful for you as well.

Breaking fast is always a difficult thing to do. For Yom Kippur generally we’re really tired and a bit sore from all the standing (at least I am). We don’t want to eat too much, but we also want to be sated enough but not overly [how is that for a poorly written sentence?]. I think I’d be fine with just a large glass of cold gingerale (or a tart juice, just not OJ). To that tonight I added some spelt challah with margarine and jam by the inlaws followed by rice cakes and butter at home with some farm fresh yellow egg plums (my first time having, I really enjoyed) and some cherry garcia. Though now I’m enjoying a warm chamomile tea with honey and milk so I hopefully sleep after the sugar rush…

How do you break?

I’ll refrain from waxing poetic but I’m in love with quinoa. I’m looking for a couscous substitute.. while I love rice, I love parmesan couscous just as much but it’s much worse for me. I’ve been looking for something similar to couscous that I can eat. I discovered that my local super grocery store actually sells arrowhead mills quinoa for less (I think, at least closer) than the health food stores.

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2 Replies to “breaking and quinoa”

  1. We had leftovers from pre-fast, which was a roasted chicken (w/lemon, onion, and fresh herbs), roasted mixed tubers and root veggies, and roasted cauliflower. I’d also made some brown rice that we barely touched, because I can never figure out when J will or will not want potatoes. We had whole wheat challah pre-fast as well, but you didn’t ask about that.

    Thank you for reminding me about the quinoa…must check cabinet to make I have some so I can make the stuffed cabbage tomorrow.

  2. We do bagels and lox. Traditional in Mike’s family. My family never fasted so nothing there. Personally, the first thing I reach for is a cup of tea. *g*

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