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Hanukkah Survival Guide

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Don't ever feel bad. It is just part of the process, not a permanent state. Report
I have a few issues with this article. Most vegetable oils are too high in omega-6's (most of the American population have very high omega-6 levels due to vegetable oil consumption). Also, not all saturated fat is bad, for instance, coconut oil is VERY good for your health, plus it can withstand high heat without breaking down (aka going rancid). Olive oil is a good choice, but palm, canola, and general vegetable oil should be avoided. Peanut oil is debatable, but a no-no for anyone with nut allergies (like my little guy). Report
Eat and enjoy something, you can go back to misery soon enough!! Report
Thanks for a great bunch of suggestions! Hanukkah starts on 12/16/14 Report
Happy greetings to all Sparkers!
(Ohhh just looking at those jelly doughnuts makes me drool ) !!! Report
Hanukkah starts this year on December 8th! Report
this is a better article than last years. Thanks for the post Report
Grate your own Yukon Gold potatoes by hand and use good old peanut oil...the best! Report
I think what a lot of folks love ignoring at this time of year is the fact that the mandated oil (yes, it's the oil that's the traditional food, hence folks eat sufganiot instead of latkes, if you're Sephardic) can be consumed in the form of .... drumroll please ... salad dressing. :) Report
Thanx for this article! Lots of good advice!
Happy holidays to one and all! Report
I have made latkes with grated zucchini and there were very colorful and tasty. Many of these suggestions are ocmmon sense substitutions but I disagree with not using coonut oil. Doctors are now touting its benefits right alonngside olive oil and healthier than safflower and some of the other cousins to it. Plus it adds great flavor to many desserts and sweets. Report
Thank you for posting this article. It came right on time. Report
We used a canola/olive oil blend and the latkes tasted great! Yay for the miracle of (healthy) oil! Report
Great article! I love the idea of including eggplant and zucchini in latkes--and I think I may try sweet potato latkes tonight! Report
Excellent article. I am not Jewish either but appreciate the calorie counts. Since getting Sparked, I have found that I love to cook. I had potato latkes this week and I even made some homemade borscht to go with it. I am taking it this weekend when I go camping. Report

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