I try to keep a look-out for a clean bathroom in Jerusalem. That’s not to say that the many hotels will turn you down. Here’s the best hotel near the Central Bus Station: The Crown Plaza, tucked away behind Ninyanei Ha Uman, and recently renovated.
It comes in handy because we often wait for a tour bus outside Binyanei HaUman.
If only I ate Kitnios on Passover:
Healthy Spinach Cauliflower Soup (Macrobiotic)
Ingredients: Small bunch of spinach or 10 oz frozen, 1 medium onion chopped, 3 cloves sliced garlic, Cleaned and cut cauliflower, mustard or thyme to taste
Remove the green leaves from the cauliflower, remove the stem and chop the florets coarsely.
Wash the spinach well, dry in a towel or salad spinner and chop coarsely.
In a stock pot, heat the oil over medium heat and add the garlic, cook for just 30 seconds.
Add the cauliflower, vegetable broth and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the half defrosted spinach and cook another 5 minutes, until the spinach is wilted, integrated into the soup and the cauliflower tender. Mix in the mustard and thyme.
Using a hand-held immersion blender, puree the soup in the pot until smooth.
Add pepper and additional salt to taste.