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My Favorite Pizza: Basil Pizza and Wine Bar!

Every time I go to Basil, I -not so- discreetly eye what everyone seated next to me  – and even a little further: Foodies, what do you expect?- is having. Yesterday it was those luscious poached eggs on toast with saute spinach and home fries, which two young men were eating with great relish, dunking […]

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Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday March 28th: Moroccan Street Foods

Moroccan Street Foods: This is as plebeian as our glorious Moroccan food gets, and even then it’s a complete feast, as always! Gluten-free to boot! I’m serving dinner with mint tea, and a delicious off-the-cuff added surprise dessert! I’ll be demonstrating: Chick pea soup Shakshuka on white beans Schwarma Carrot Swiss chard salad Toasted vermicelli […]

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Hammantashen Recipe with Gluten-Free Option

Hammantashen Recipe The signature triangle-shaped fun Purim cookie, with three points pinched around a jam filling. There’s no Purim without them! Delicious Gluten-free too! Ingredients: Dough: 4 cups flour: all-purpose, whole wheat pastry, or spelt (gluten-free: any GF flour) 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ salt 4 eggs ¾ cup sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 […]

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Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday March 14th: Vegetarian Indian

Cooking Demo in NYC Vegetarian Indian: Indian food is naturally wonderful, flavorful and healthy without any need for getting too rich, and nothing ever comes close to homemade! I’ll be demonstrating: Corn hot and sour soup Aloo gobi Vegetable pancakes in ghee Jasmine rice Apricot chutney Yogurt raita Mango lassi Carrot nut pudding Click here to […]

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Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Teriyaki Sauce Recipe I live in the vicinity of several Chinese restaurants (who doesn’t?). Every morning I watch the mountain of trash at their back door, and it always includes enormous jerry cans of teriyaki sauce: No wonder all those dishes look like a container of motor oil has accidentally landed there. This unwelcome sight […]