Delectable Emuna


Delectable Emuna

June 29, 2014
Kayla Krauss




For crust bottom:
  • 100 grams cold butter cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp. cold water
  • 1 ½ cups of white flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
Mix all ingredients for crust in mixer, if possible.  Flatten onto the bottom of 9×13 pan. Poke holes with fork to allow steam to escape.    Bake for 10 minutes in 170 degrees Celsius/350 degrees fahrenheit oven until the crust is golden brown and a bit firm.  Allow to cool before pouring cheese mix onto crust. Lower oven temperature to 150 degree Celsius/300 degrees fahrenheit..
For cheesecake mix:
  • 750 grams of G’vina Levana (Israeli Spreadable cheese)
  • 1 ¼ cup of white sugar
  • 5 eggs separated (separate while cold, whip while room temp.)
  • 1/3 cup corn flour
  • 2/3 cup vanilla instant pudding mix powder
  • 2  tsp. vanilla extract
  • 200 grams sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. white sugar
Mix corn flour & vanilla pudding together. Mix cheese, egg yolks and vanilla extract until thoroughly blended (by hand or mixer).       Whip egg whites with sugar until stiff.  Delicately fold the egg whites into the cheese blend in small amounts by using a plastic spatula. When you have mixed in approx. ½ the egg white quantity, start to alternate into the cheese blend the corn flour/vanilla mix.  Pour onto the pre-baked crust and bake for approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.  Suggestion:  Lightly cover the cake with aluminum foil for the first hour and then continue to bake without cover for remaining 50 minutes.  Remove from oven.  Mix sour cream with 1 Tbsp. of white sugar and spread over cake.  Bake for an additional 10 minutes.  Cover in saran wrap and let cool in refrigerator for a minimum of 24 hours.  Can cover top with cookie/biscuit crumbs, jelly mixed with fruit, whipped cream, fruit…
You can never add too much positive spiritual energy into your endeavors … even into your cooking.  It simply makes everything you prepare in your kitchen taste better; taste Heavenly!Cheesecake is not a ‘must’ (well, maybe for some :)) in our diet.  However it is a chance to say to others who enjoy it: I LOVE YOU – you are so sweet. They will feel your love when you bake with loving intentions. This and all food will then become a messenger of love and blessing to those who dine on it.  Please send me your comments and thoughts.  I would love to get your feedback.





wheatberry salad



2 cups cooked wheat berries, (approx. 1 cup uncooked) Soak overnight.  Rinse in the morning. Cook in slightly salted water until al dente’ (firm to the bite) around 1- 1 1/2 hours.

1/2 cup scallions, chopped

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup golden toasted almonds

1/4 cup golden toasted sunflower seeds

1/4 cup dried cranberries

2 granny smith apples, unpeeled finely chopped

1 cup sprouts (sunflower preferably, alfafa or other kind), coarsely chopped


Mix all ingredients together in no particular order.


For the dressing:

3 tbsp. raspberry jelly (preferably without seeds), I use the one sweetened with juice and not sugar, but either can be used

2 tbsp. orange juice, as naturally squeezed as possible

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup canola oil (or light olive oil)

salt, to taste

black pepper, to taste

sugar, just enough to sweeten a bit


Mix all ingredients together and pour over salad about 2 hours before serving.

Can eat cold or slightly warmed.



Wheat is considered one of the most mineral-dense grains, able to absorb a wider range of minerals from the soil than any other grain in existence. It is also known to be the most nourishing grain for children, because according to Traditional Chinese Medicine as rooted in the kabbalah, it’s considered an ideal food for human growth and development.

It is one of the very few foods attributed to directly calming and focusing the mind. And as one of the 7 blessings of Eretz Yisrael, wheat is characterized extensively in the Torah as a high-quality super food loaded with nutrients for body, mind, and soul.

For forty years Hashem fed and watered B’nai Yisrael with their livestock, throughout their wanderings in the desert, where no food could be grown, and no rain could be expected to fall. In a most extraordinary and miraculous way Hashem showed them day in and day out, that “not by bread alone does man live, but by that which issues from G-d’s mouth (by G-d’s “word”) does man live” (Deut. 8:3).

This was one of the basic lessons which was taught during the forty years of “schooling,” before Ahm Yisrael were ready to settle down on their own land. They had to learn that when they planted their land and reaped their harvests, it was not their sweat and toil that gave them bread, but Hashem’s word. Without Hashem’s blessing, all their toil would be wasted.

Therefore while preparing this tasty and healthy wheat berry dish think about how Hashem provides us with all of our needs.  Food is not bought from ‘our money’; but from money given to us through ‘natural’ means.  Stir in your blessings while preparing the salad:  “Hashem, may whoever eat from this salad be nourished spiritually, emotionally and physically.  May it satisfy their appetite and may they be enveloped with wellness and health.”


  1. Eva Gruenebaum June 29, 2014at 5:09 pm Reply

    Any chance you could give measurements in american units also? I have no idea how much 100 g of butter is.

    • Orit Esther Riter June 29, 2014at 5:09 pm Reply

      Yes, thank you for bringing this to my attention. All future recipes will be equivalent to both US and European measurements… 100 grams is equal to a little less than a 4 oz. stick of butter, around 7/8 of a stick. Enjoy!

  2. Yudis June 29, 2014at 5:09 pm Reply

    Would you be able to include recipes for people who do not use sugar, sugar substitutes or artificial sugar in their diets? Many thanks. I love the spiritual component that you include with each recipe.
    Stay well and kol tuv!

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