Meet Liat

Hi! I’m Liat Buckman, born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. As a ballerina and gym rat in high school, my health food craze meant that the workers at my local Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s knew me by name. While my classmates were using their lunch breaks to drive to Cleveland’s finest kosher pizza stores, I chose to drive to the Whole Foods right down the road from my school. My friends used to tease me by calling all my food bird food. Today, as a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and RD to be, I am in constant search of the cleanest, most wholesome foods and recipes that not only keep my diet clean, but taste qualitatively delicious. If you were to ask my husband what my biggest compliment to food is, he’d tell you that it has to taste “fresh.”

When I made Aliyah in the summer of 2010, my whole lifestyle drastically changed. I hadn’t a clue which Israeli products could replace my go to ingredients for my kale and fruit smoothies, or my spelt pizza dough. I felt lost when it came to navigating food labels and certifications. Organic, free range, pasture raised etc. I didn’t know where to look or what to trust.  =

So here I am, over 10 years later,  with professional training in one hand, and a deeply rooted passion in functional nutrition in the other. I’m not such a “fresh” sabra anymore, but eating healthier than ever in Israel! I have navigated my way through virtually every health food chain that exists in Israel, sourced out the best quality dairy, cattle and chicken farms across the country (and still sourcing), and I have tried and compared just about every specialty/healthy product you can think of. Eager to help my fellow olim out, I’d like to share my—Israel compatible—real food eating and recipes with you. Join me as I navigate through clean eating in Israel. Hopefully I can ensure that on your next visit to America you’ll only have to stock up on your Ziplock supply 😉