If you're short of ideas for making yummy pastries and desserts for the holidays, the new cookbook Sweet by Reviva and Celia (in Hebrew) will give you plenty of ideas. The book is divided in four parts, with recipes for the morning, lunch, afternoon and evening; the illustrations are not only beautiful but also helpful for the preparation. The price is NIS 128.
Another cookbook that comes in handy when you want to prepare a healthy meal, but have a limited amount of time is Easy Cooking by Pascale, written by Pascale Perez-Rubin (in Hebrew). Here too, the illustrations are very instructive; the book contains some 120 recipes. The price is NIS 119.
The new fall ice cream flavors at Dr. Lek are marzipan-honey and orange-chocolate chips, containing orange juice and orange liquor. The price for half a kilo is NIS 37, and one scoop is NIS 10.
For those who find it hard to choose from the different yogurts, Yoplait now has a box with 12 small yogurt tubs, so you can sample some of the 48 available flavors. Each tub contains 100 gr; the price for the box is NIS 28.
Elite now has bitter chocolate with a brownie cake filling, available for a limited period of time only. The price for this round brownies-chocolate dessert, divided in eight triangles, is NIS 15.
Kellogg's Just Right is a new morning cereal consisting of whole wheat, corn and rice flakes with raisins, dates and sliced almonds; the cereal can be eaten with milk or with yogurt. A 500-gr. box is NIS 26.
Tsabar salads have a range of Moroccan salads called "Salads by Dolly from Casablanca"; the available salads are Moroccan peppers, eggplant with dried fruits, eggplant with tehina, artichoke and humous with a Moroccan sauce.
Strauss has three new salad mixes that come with a mixture of seeds or salad dressing, wrapped separately. The price is NIS 13-NIS 14.
Mei Eden has new mineral water with added dietary fibers to help you lose weight. Called Shape, it comes in different flavors; a half-liter bottle is NIS 6-NIS 8, and a 1.5-liter bottle is NIS 7-NIS 9.