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Roasted Red Pepper Tart
I am a big believer in will power. I think that if a person really wants to do something, they can, and that we all have extraordinary capabilities if we only put our minds to it. I always thought that with careful planning, there is no reason why one can’t both have their cake and eat it.

I knew that I was running the risk of taking on too much when I began a course to become an Aerobics Instructor a few months ago. In addition to my job, my master’s degree, family commitments and social life, it would be a crazy six months. An eyebrow was raised by certain loved ones, but I was determined. Like the Little Engine that Could, I decided to push up that hill and go for it. While I knew it would be hard to cope with everything, I decided that with good time management, hard work and a lot of drive, I could do it all.

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Spinach and Feta Squares

This week we celebrated Shavuot (yet another Jewish holiday which involves eating lots of delicious food, amongst other things). There is a tradition on Shavuot to eat dairy products, and so holiday foods usually include a variety of cheesecakes, blintzes and other rich dairy delights. In the supermarkets all hell breaks loose in the dairy aisles as representatives of each company try to push their brand of cottage cheese upon you.

 This year we spent the holiday with Ninja’s brother Rafi and his wife Avital, and their two yummy children. Rafi made a dazzling array of desserts including David Leovitz’s cheesecake on a chocolate base, cheesecake brownies, fruit cake, lemon meringue pie, chocolate tart, and banana cake. It was impossible not to taste everything, a few times, and everything was DELICIOUS. Their fridge is now full of left-over desserts from which I am relieved to have escaped. After this serious indulgence I am looking forward to what I hope will be a healthy week ahead.

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