THE SHAATRA FILES

SHAATRA DOES ITJanuary 2018

Shaatra weighs in on:Soup Smarts – Great tips for cooking up that nourishing winter comfort food. This month’s expert:Danielle Renov, founder of peaslovencarrots.com. Looking for a pretty presentation for your soup? Danielle Renov of peaslovencarrots.com, has the answers! If applicable, suggests Danielle, let meat and chicken boil in the soup pot, but separately in a mesh bag. Read More »

By Miriam Sasson

SHAATRA DOES ITDecember 2017

Shaatra weighs in on:Gifting with Glamor– How to present that present with a pop of pizzazz. This month’s expert:Gitty Israel, owner of The Swag Bag, Custom Favor Bags for All Occasions and All Things Party. Want your Hanukah gift to have the perfect presentation this holiday? “If it’s the unexpected, go for it!” says Gitty Read More »

By Miriam Sasson

SHAATRA DOES ITNovember 2017

Shaatra weighs in on:You – only thinner! This month’s expert:Beth Warren, MS, RDN, CDN; Founder and CEO of Beth Warren Nutrition; Author Living Real Life with Real Food (Skyhorse 2014) and Secrets of the Kosher Girl (Pending Spring 2018). Beth Warren, nutritionist and founder of Beth Warren Nutrition, is passionate about embracing healthful and whole Read More »

By Miriam Sasson

SHAATRA DOES ITOctober 2017

Shaatra weighs in on:Enhance It! – Easy but Elegant Tips to Beautify Your Sukkah. This month’s expert:Mrs. Jennifer Sasson, Party Planner, JSCO Events Thought you’d have to pass on using your beautiful holiday tablecloth outdoors? Jennifer presents an exciting option that will have you (or rather, your table) covered: Your local fabric store (as well Read More »

By Miriam Sasson

SHAATRA DOES ITSeptember 2017

Shaatra weighs in on:Morah to the Max – Making the Most of Your Child’s Tutoring Session. This month’s expert:Mrs. Jaime Chams, MSEd; Director of Always a Step Ahead P3/SETSS (Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Special Education Teacher Support Services) Agency. Aim to master, not to finish. Jaime Chams, the mastermind behind a successful tutoring agency, advises parents Read More »

By Miriam Sasson

THE SHAATRA FILES WILL NOW FEATURE ADVICE FROM THE WISE, WITH AWESOME TIPS FOR THE SHAATRA MOM BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE KITCHEN…August 2017

Shaatra weighs in on:Fun in the Sun? This month’s expert:Certified Lifeguard Kelly Z., head lifeguard at the Special Children’s Center. No matter the season, no matter the weather, protection from the sun is a must, says Kelly, our certified lifeguard on call. When’s a good time to apply block? First thing in the morning, of Read More »

By Miriam Sasson

SHAATRA DOES ITJuly 2017

Forget About It Don’t discard that baby bottle brush just yet! You may be past the bottle and Sippy cup-washing stage, but that brush has more uses than you realize! Have a vase, salad dressing bottle, or thermos to clean? Your bottle scrubber will do the trick just great. Oh – and no need to Read More »

By Miriam Sasson

SHAATRA DOES ITJune 2017

Forget About It Here’s a topsy-turvy tip that’ll extend the shelf life of your cottage cheese: Store it upside-down! That’s right – if you can forget about storing it the “proper” way, your cottage cheese will last seven to ten days longer. This is because spores (bacterial organisms) live off the empty space in the Read More »

By Miriam Sasson

SHAATRA DOES ITMay 2017

Forget About It People with cardiovascular diseases should avoid drinking ice-cold water. Body tissue temperatures can drop suddenly, resulting in a shock to the body’s system. Water at room temperature is the way to go. In general, our bodies digest lukewarm water more efficiently than ice-cold or boiling water. Speaking of digesting lukewarm water, it Read More »

By Miriam Sasson

SHAATRA DOES ITApril 2017

Forget About It Forget about… salting your dishes before they’re baked. Have you ever removed a delicious dish from the oven, only to find it tough or dried out? Who would have imagined that it was the salt at fault? But that’s the truth. Salt tends to dry out and toughen foods as they bake. Read More »

By Miriam Sasson