Diwali, the Indian ‘Festival of Light,’ begins today. The 5-day holiday — celebrated by Sikhs, Hundus and Jains — is marked by the lighting of small clay lamps, fireworks, worship and sharing food (especially sweets) with family and friends. Food is a key part of Diwali — but as with so many American holidays, the recipes traditionally associated with Diwali aren’t so healthy. Deserts are elaborate. Snacks are fried. There’s a lot of khoya (thickened milk) and clarified butter, known as ghee. Health-conscious Indian cooks, however, have been giving many traditional Diwali dishes a nutritious, modern makeover. Get your inner light awareness on this week with one of these seven healthy Diwali recipes. More
Topic: fall holidays
This Wednesday night is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It’s traditional to eat apples dipped in honey as a way to symbolize the sweetness of the year to come. Jewish or not, you can partake in some of these sweet apple and honey-themed recipes, many of which incorporate some of autumn’s best seasonal foods.
September is the kick off of the fall season, which means the holiday season is just around the corner. Here are just a few of the fun things you can celebrate in September. September 5th is International Bacon Day September … More