Cindy Grosz

We’re Back With Namaste Foods & Flexible Chef’s New Book With Cindy’s Corners

After weeks of Passover recipes, decor and more, I will catch up on all the goodies so many of you are sharing with me.

Namaste Foods

Namaste Foods is a women-owned and family-operated maker of exceptionally tasty food that is better for you than the run-of-the mill choices on most grocery store shelves. They have been in business since 2000, making food that everyone in your family can enjoy, including those with food allergies.

Many people ask why they chose Namaste as the company name. The word “Namaste” (pronounced “Naa-Maa-Stay”) is an ancient Sanskrit word associated with yoga, meditation and appreciation of oneself. “The Spirit within me honors and respects the Spirit within you.”

Photo: Namaste

The company has over 55 kosher products, featuring foods in the following categories:
Baking Mixes and Flour
Grab ‘n Go Soup Cups
Organic Baking Mixes

Photo: Namaste

Organic Cake Cups
Pasta Meals
Scratch Baking Ingredients
Seasoned Coating Mixes

The company approach has always been very “grassroots” in nature when producing products. Some of the ways they do it is by making sure the manufacturing facility is free from the Top Eight allergens, making it the safest environment for people challenged by food allergies and sensitivities. It is also certified Gluten Free, Kosher and USDA Organic.

Namaste Foods supports many charities to bring awareness of allergies internationally. One of charities is Jewish World Watch. It educates people about genocide and other man-made human rights disasters in the world. Since its inception in 2004, JWW has focused its educational efforts on the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

Photo: Namaste

The Flexible Chef

Meet Nealy Fischer, founder of The Flexible Chef and author of the brand new cookbook, FOOD YOU WANT: For the Life You Crave (Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Hachette Books. It went on sale April 30th.

The cookbook features over 100 fresh, gluten-free recipes that create crave-able and energizing dishes—all while saving time and banishing meal prep stress. Nealy’s adaptable cooking system gives readers a simpler recipe for success, both in and out of the kitchen.

Based on the lives of those that prepare meals in today’s fast-paced world, Fischer’s book offers solutions for making meals simpler, healthier, and more delicious. Whether you’re a parent feeding a family of four, or cooking for just one or two, you’re probably busy–really busy–juggling all of life’s obligations. And you probably just want to sit down for a meal that didn’t take you all day to prepare that will leave you feeling as good as it tastes.

With Nealy’s Flexible Flips, you can mix, match, and substitute ingredients to make any meal fit your preferences. Some Flips health-ify recipes (think pizza quiche that tastes just like a real slice of pizza); other Flips transform taste, giving you ultimate freedom to be creative, just like a real chef. Have a flop? No worries–there are Flips to salvage those burned brownies or under-baked banana bread.

Nealy’s adaptable system allows you to make each meal–and each day–less harried and more enjoyable. By applying a dose of flexibility, Nealy helps home cooks make their food exquisite, their life efficient, and their healthiest self more attainable.

Photo: Flexible Chef

Fischer is a celebrated wellness entrepreneur and yoga teacher. She has inspired people to live their most extraordinary lives. Her popular cooking videos have attracted a loyal following and her flexible recipes are regularly featured across print and online media. Together with her husband and four kids, she splits her time between Hong Kong, Israel, and Montana.

In 2014, she founded MAYYA, a lifestyle movement that runs luxury wellness events across Asia featuring her broad network of health experts. Nealy also consults for various top brands, such as Estée Lauder, Goldman Sachs, and Lane Crawford (the Bergdorf Goodman of Asia) providing elevated wellness content for their media channels, and she speaks at prominent corporations, promoting a down-to-earth approach to flexible wellbeing in the workplace.

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About the Author
Cindy Grosz is an accomplished activist for pro-Israel and Jewish interests. She writes about “Everything Jewish” and has appeared in multiple media outlets. She is a Contributor on The Jersey Joe Radio Show on WOR710AM, syndicated through iHeartRadio. Grosz is the author of Rubber Room Romance, Everything You Need to Know and Ask About the Education System. She can be reached at
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