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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

Orange Honey Cake Recipe

1st of September, 2010

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A little kitschy, right? Just this once, please! I actually succeed in turning quite a few people on to my honey cake. Mine is moist and spicy and easy to love; I trust it will make you forget all the indignities of past dried-out and brittle honey cakes. I make...
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Filed under: Cake Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Holiday Dessert Recipes, Honey Cake Recipes, Honey Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Recipes, Orange Marmalade Recipes, Orange Recipes, Pareve Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Rosh Hashana Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Moroccan Fishballs in Lemon Sauce Recipe. Chicken and Beef Variations

25th of August, 2010

Moroccan Fishballs

These Fishballs are our Moroccan/Sephardi answer to Gefilte Fish, easy, fragrant, zippy and delicious. No problem using this exact recipe for fishballs using meat or poultry: Simply substitute ground beef, chicken, turkey, or lamb, and proceeding exactly as instructed below. You will turn your fishballs into turkey balls, meatballs, lamb balls etc…...
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Filed under: Beef Recipes, Bread Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher Food, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Saffron Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

Upcoming NYC Cooking Demo: Monday August 30th: Rosh Hashana Feast

25th of August, 2010

In this fabulous dinner, you will be hard-pressed to pick your favorite dish: each one is a star! If you have a special occasion in mind, I can’t think of a better place to bring your guests along. I will be demonstrating: Roasted tomato soup Chilled salmon roulade with tehina...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City

Mock Crab Summer Rolls with Thai Sauce Recipe

25th of August, 2010

Mock Crab Summer Rolls with Thai Sauce Recipe

Summer rolls are those delightful paper-thin rice disks that you dip in warm water to soften (no cooking!), fill with virtually anything you like, roll and dip in the sauce of your choice: I love the suggested Thai dipping sauce, but you could use Teryaki sauce, or even a mixture...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes

Monday August 23rd NYC Cooking Demo: Asian Mini Treats

18th of August, 2010

No need to be Chinese to master the art of handling nori, summer or spring roll leaves, wonton skins. Steaming, rolling, frying, crimping, dipping? No problem: All in a day’s work! I’ll be demonstrating: Vegetable sushi Mock crab summer rolls Cabbage mushroom spring rolls Chicken dumplings with dipping sauce Cold...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Recipes

Lamb and Pine Nut-Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe

18th of August, 2010

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This treat might cure you of all misguided urges you might have to open a can and find a dozen insipid ready-to-eat grape leave rolls: Instead, spend a few minutes on the preparation of these fabulous gems, and enjoy them with family and friends! You can stuff the leaves with...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Grape Leaves Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Recipes, Lamb recipes, Meat Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

Monday August 16th Demo: Sephardi Finger Foods

11th of August, 2010

Do grape leaves, fillo dough and puff pastry dough intimidate you? There’s nothing to it! We Sephardis grew up using them almost daily! Perfect for parties. After this demo you are sure to be the hostess with the mostess who doesn’t stress! We are making a feast, complete with dessert!...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City

Almond Semolina Cake Recipe. With Gluten-Free Variation

11th of August, 2010

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Almond Semolina Cake is a delightful Sephardi/Moroccan dessert classic made from semolina and almonds, and soaked in a lemon syrup. This improbable ingredient combination results in an incredibly moist and fragrant cake. Olive oil in Cake? It works beautifully in this dessert! For this semolina cake it is important to use...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Cake Recipes, Cornmeal Recipes, Dairy-Free Cake recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Cake Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lemon Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Pastries Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Olive Oil Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Pastries Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Red Bean Chestnut Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

5th of August, 2010

Red Bean Chestnut Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

No time to make dessert? I have here what it takes to make 1 dozen ample servings of something absolutely delicious without turning on your oven or your stove. I admit it: I was in a mad scientist mood when I dreamed this up: The ingredient combo is as improbable...
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Filed under: Beans Recipes, Chestnut Recipes, Cinnamon Recipes, Coconut, Comfort Foods Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, No Bake Pie Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Pudding Recipes, Pumpkin Recipes, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes