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Moroccan Fava Bean Soup (Bessara) Recipe. Iced Variation

6th of October, 2010

Moroccan Fava Bean Soup (Bessara) Recipe. Iced Variation

Photo Courtesy of moroccoworldnews.com A beloved Moroccan classic, called Bessara. This soup costs pennies, and tastes like a million bucks. I make it in summer too, and served it iced (see variation below). You might choose to serve this dish not as a soup but as a side dish. In...
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Filed under: Bessara Recipes, Fava Beans Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Soup Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Washington Heights Jewish Fair

6th of October, 2010

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Come visit me at the Washington Heights Jewish Fair where I will have a booth this Sunday!  

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Moroccan Semolina (or Cornmeal) Soup Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

6th of October, 2010

Moroccan Semolina (or Cornmeal) Soup Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

In my native Morocco this is often breakfast. It takes minutes from beginning to end, costs pennies, and it is so satisfying. I have whipped it up countless times when I needed to round out a meal in a jiffy. You can save even more time by grinding the garlic...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday, October 4th: Small Meals, Big Skillet

28th of September, 2010

I am always asked if it is indeed worth it to cook for just oneself, or for two, and of course the answer is yes yes and yes: Who better to cook for? Here is a perfect example of not one but two beautiful complete dinners that take minutes to...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Cooking for two, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Recipes

Plan your Elopement: There will Always be a Chabad House!

28th of September, 2010

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Never mind the popular belief: Elopements are almost always carefully thought out. The only people who deny this simple fact are those who were vexed about not having been consulted, or those who were left behind. This summer has been particularly stressful, working like crazy to meet some deadlines, and...
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Filed under: Chabad Cape Cod, Cold Kugel Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Nice Stories, Potato recipes, Stories, Traveling Stories

Cape Cod Cold Kugel Recipe

28th of September, 2010

What’s going on, have I lost my head? Who needs a cold kugel recipe? Who would even give cold kugel the right time of day? Or was I just playing with alliteration (Cape Cold Cold Kugel: Does sound catchy!)? Seriously: All of us harried people racking their brains about how...
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Filed under: Chabad Cape Cod, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Potato recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Salmon Roulade with Tehina Sauce Recipe

15th of September, 2010

Salmon Roulade with Tehina Sauce Recipe

Not nearly as complicated as the finished dish would suggest. My mother likes to joke that the gauze-wrapped fish looks like it just came out of the operating room, but there will be no hint of this alarming association at the table, as you will have removed all the patient’s...
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Filed under: Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Tehina Recipes, Tehina Sauce Recipes

Date Power Bars Recipe

15th of September, 2010

You will love these date power bars before and after the fast, as they are a real nutritional powerhouse!

Have you ever taken the time to read the ingredient list in some commercial brands of power bars? I am sorry to say they are not the healthy snacks they are cracked up to be. By contrast, just look at this lineup of  ingredients: Why even bother shopping for snacks, if...
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Filed under: Breaking The Fast Recipes, Date Bar Recipes, Date Nut Bar Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Orange Flower Water Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Power Bar Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Strange Fruit, Indeed!

15th of September, 2010

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This past Rosh Hashanah, as every year, my husband and I didn’t host the second dinner. Shul services ending mighty late, and a huge lunch ending at about 6.45pm, we figure, how could we possibly face the prospect of dinner? The second night being the night when we make the...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Exotic Fruit Recipes, Food Stories, Horned melon, Kitchen Stories, New Fruit, Nice Stories, Rosh Hashana Recipes, Stories, Strange Fruit

No Name Calling EVER, Stupid!

9th of September, 2010

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Mine is a family notorious for bringing every argument to its – hopefully favorable – outcome, no matter what it takes. Sometimes the argument is conducted in installments, court-style. Thank you, we are not considering reality TV. One guest, so dear that he’s considered as family, recently told us what...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Kitchen Help Stories, Kitchen Stories, Nice Stories, Stories