I have reached the stage where I can no longer find my recipes easily.

The purpose of this blog is to organize and share my recipes, cooking strategies and tips to preparing and serving home cooked meals while juggling special diets, special needs and work.

I am married and I have 2 children with special needs. One of my daughters used to be on a feeding tube and the other used to be on a special diet called the Feingold Diet. My husband Jay is on a Mediterranean Diet for health reasons. So, between my food issues — no flour, no sugar, no wheat, no eggs or dairy, my daughter Yaffa, who is post feeding tube and only likes to eat easy to chew food, and Raizel who is post-Feingold, I have many culinary challenges.

I also work more than full time by necessity. Food prep, set up and clean up are daily opportunities for organizational growth and development.

My goal is to share fast and easy recipes that require minimum time and produce maximum taste in addition to my family’s favorites and my family’s gastronomic legacy of good cooking.

Finally, I would like to share my ideas about food and events that surround meal times, special events and the holidays.

I always say, “How we do anything is how we do everything.” The secret to good food is starting with the right ingredients and love.  My husband laughs at me but I believe that our thoughts are very powerful. When I cook, I pray and focus my thoughts.  I am convinced that the food tastes better that way!

I try to make food that is fast, easy, all natural, and healthy.  So, cooking for the time challenged is me!


I am so happy that you have dropped by to visit.

With blessings,



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176 thoughts on “About

  1. cookingwithshy June 10, 2016 at 7:24 AM Reply

    Glad I came across your blog!!! It has a lovely collection of recipes:))

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Kamilah June 12, 2016 at 2:17 PM Reply

    Hi Carol, I’ve loved following your blog, and I will continue to do so. I’ve made the switch to Squarespace, and hope you will follow me there: anchoredinhealth.com

    If you want to directly sign up to receive my posts via email, please go here: http://eepurl.com/b5bD1n

    Looking forward to seeing future posts from you!
    – Kamilah

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged June 13, 2016 at 10:09 PM Reply

      I will have to see your new blog. I am assuming that squarespace is a different platform? I have so much to learn!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kamilah June 14, 2016 at 4:48 PM

        Yes!! It is a different platform. Please be sure to subscribe via email there. I’ll still be checking in here, but I love the new platform i’m using.

        Liked by 2 people

  3. Avant-garde June 17, 2016 at 10:15 PM Reply

    Love your blog… Great recipes with great detailed information… Thanks for sharing your knowledge🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Movin' it with Michelle July 4, 2016 at 1:39 PM Reply

    Great blog, so happy I came across your page!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. terrepruitt July 9, 2016 at 9:03 PM Reply

    Yup. It is so much easier for me to go to my blog for a recipe then to remember where I put the piece of paper that had the recipe on it!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. dishdessert July 17, 2016 at 5:21 PM Reply

    I liked your blog with beautiful items.
    I invite you to my blog:

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  7. koolkosherkitchen July 27, 2016 at 8:15 PM Reply

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for the like. I am so happy to have found another kosher blogger! So far my likers and followers have been health-oriented food enthusiasts, and I am thrilled about it, but I’d like to share and exchange ideas with people knowledgeable in kosher food. I am looking forward to exploring your blog, and I already see some wonderful recipes!

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 27, 2016 at 8:28 PM Reply

      Me too! I tried to like your recipes but for some reason I couldn’t. The beet borscht reminded me of my great-grandmother’s.

      Liked by 1 person

      • koolkosherkitchen July 27, 2016 at 8:32 PM

        Thank you! This is a cold one. The hot one with cabbage is coming up before Chanukkah. Strange that you can’t find a “like” – it’s usually right after the recipe, before comments.

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 27, 2016 at 8:36 PM

        I think because I found you through a link on another blog?? I am going to try and look on my computer rather than my phone. Plus, the pictures are larger then.

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      • koolkosherkitchen July 27, 2016 at 10:40 PM

        I periodically search on reader for a tag kosher, or kosher cooking, and – zilch!

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 27, 2016 at 10:52 PM

        Me too. Not sure why? I also have kosher on my tag line.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 27, 2016 at 8:38 PM

        I also wondered if you ever made fermented beets to use as a soup base or for meat? I see it in old cookbooks but I have never heard of anyone making it nowadays.

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      • koolkosherkitchen July 27, 2016 at 10:39 PM

        I know how to do it but we don’t have to do it nowadays because we have kosher sour salt. They had to do it because they didn’t, and lemons were not to be had in a shteitl.

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 27, 2016 at 10:55 PM

        I thought it was because they didn’t have tomatoes and this was to make a soup base. Ok, I definitely like sour salt in my cabbage borscht. I also use lemon juice because the flavor is better.

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      • koolkosherkitchen July 27, 2016 at 11:25 PM

        Tomatoes we had, but only during the summer, just like all the other fruit and veggies, so we would spend the entire summer making preserves (preserves does not necessarily mean jams), and that’s how we had tomatoes all winter. Not fresh, of course, but perfect for cooking.

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 27, 2016 at 11:03 PM

        It is called Russel. I didn’t realize that it was made to replace sour salt or lemon juice. Wow! What a lot of work to get a sour flavor!

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      • koolkosherkitchen July 27, 2016 at 11:22 PM

        Interesting – what is called Russel? I just buy Sour Salt in any kosher grocery. Actually, pickling beats is not a lot of work at all – I pickle practically everything!

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 28, 2016 at 5:00 AM

        The fermented beets. I have never pickled or canned anything. I would like to but my family liked everything fresh. I think that if you know how to pickle and can well, then it probably tastes very good. My mother remembers doing it with her grandmothers. I am from Canada and back then, fresh vegetables were only available during the summer. Otherwise you had a root cellar or canned. Plus she said they had a summer kitchen. Did you?

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      • koolkosherkitchen July 28, 2016 at 10:01 AM

        We had a “dacha” – a summer house with a little garden and a kitchen. It was like, if you want an apple, go up the tree and get it. The canning went on the entire summer. Interesting: I’ve never seen fermented beets called Russel. I don’t usually buy anything pickled because they all use vinegar, and that’s probably what your family doesn’t like. I do pickled beets as part of kimchi, but that’s a whole enterprise, having red cabbage checked for bugs, so I don’t do it that often.

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 28, 2016 at 12:31 PM

        I have to try it without the vinegar.

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  8. minusthecynic July 30, 2016 at 11:35 PM Reply

    Thanks for your support. Please let me know if you want me to blog about anything specific. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  9. healthyindiankitchen August 1, 2016 at 12:05 PM Reply

    I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Kindly visit the link for more details.


  10. koolkosherkitchen August 8, 2016 at 4:08 PM Reply

    Dear Carol, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I love your blog, and I sincerely hope you accept the nomination. You can see the rules in my post Sunshine Blogger Award #2 https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/sunshine-blogger-award-2/

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  11. Anuradha Mukherjee August 11, 2016 at 10:34 AM Reply

    You have a lovely blog .I would love to try your recipes. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes August 14, 2016 at 7:33 PM Reply

    Hi Carol

    Just to let you know I have given your blog a shout out.

    Have a good week

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Kewrites August 18, 2016 at 3:19 PM Reply

    I love easy recipes, life can be challenging sometimes to spend too much time making food! lovely blog

    Liked by 2 people

  14. leadership2mommyship August 19, 2016 at 1:10 PM Reply

    I love cooking. Simple is better…thank you!

    Liked by 2 people

  15. jenniferrecipes August 21, 2016 at 12:45 PM Reply

    Love your blog… Great recipes with great detailed information

    Liked by 2 people

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