Pre-Pessach Shabbos Bash

My Pre-Pessach Chametz Shabbos Menu and Recipes

My whole grain loaves look plebeian and rustic, in the traditional Sephardi/Arabic tradition, but they taste awfully GOOD! Pre-Pessach Shabbos Menu, everyone’s mind is racing about how to make the most of our stash of goodies, the ones we dig up in our freezer, refrigerator and pantry. I had some fabulous stuff from Grow and Behold and decided […]

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Kosher Food and Wine Experience KFWE 2013

Kosher Food and Wine Experience is the perfect foodie dream: All your favorite Kosher Food and wine, with many new exciting Kosher Food additions each year, are displayed and generously offered in the magnificent Pier 60, which accommodates over a thousand guests each year. This year KFWE 2013 had a good problem: they sold out really […]

Salad as Main Course

Salad as Main Course Recipes: Two of my Favorites.

For all of you always asking what fabulous treats I make my husband for dinner when we are alone, weekdays or shabbos, the answer is: Salad as Main Course. I do hope you are not disappointed, and do not feel sorry for him, especially because salad is his express wish. Nope: In my house, no […]

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Tu Bishvat: Cooking with Fruit. Menu and Recipes

Cooking with fruit is not just something seasonal we do in honor of Tu Bishvat, the celebration of Fruit Trees. In our Moroccan Cuisine, Cooking with Fruit occurs just as often as baking with fruit, as in this Moroccan Rice Chicken Dried Fruit Tajine, and  produces countless wonderful easy soups, salads and tajines. Cooking with Fruit is […]

Recipes kids will EAT!

Kids Food: Will They Eat THIS? You Bet! Recipes We Can ALL Share.

The perennial kids food question: “Will my kids like This?” So, the answer is yes yes yes! And not only for sweets, but for dinner as well, as you will see in a moment. This baby is among my youngest fans (what? do I have even younger ones? I do! Seriously!), the daughter of a wonderful baker […]