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Olive Sun-Dried Tomato Dip Recipe

18th of July, 2014

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This sun-dried tomato dip is own take on tapenade. I just love sun-dried tomato dishes, and never miss a chance to include them in dishes where I think they will fit. In this dip, pairing the  glorious sun-dried tomato with basil and olives is a surefire hit. From this fabulous mixture,...
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Filed under: Basil Recipes, Dips Recipes, Olives Recipes, Pasta Sauce Recipes, Recipes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipes

Fresh Seaweed Noodles in Miso Sauce Recipe. Sashimi Salad Variation. Gluten-Free Friendly

18th of July, 2014

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You will be as pleased as I am to see that fresh seaweed is getting increasingly more available, in many supermarkets and in sushi restaurants. It is true I haven’t seen fresh seaweed in any  form other than salad, in other words, prepared, but the salad is natural and its components do...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Gluten-free pasta recipes, Kani Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Sake Recipes, Seaweed Recipes, Spelt Noodles Recipes

Crockpot Turkey and Wild Rice Cholent Recipe

17th of July, 2014

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Photo via kenblair.com For this fabulous and incredibly easy dish, I gamely share the credit with two brands that devote their expertize to wrapping food in bags. I will explain, keep reading. This dish is called cholent only because it spent the night in a crockpot and was served on Shabbos....
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Filed under: Cholent Recipes, Crockpot recipes, Gluten-Free Grain Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Turkey Recipes

California Gourmet Vegan Chocolate Chips Are Here!

17th of July, 2014

Vegan Chocolate chips

Trader Joe recently caused an uproar both in the Kosher Community and the Dairy-Intolerant Community by switching their chocolate chips from Pareve to dairy. When I wrote about the Gastronomic Uproar at Trader Joe’s , I positively clamored for our community to urge chocolate manufacturers to fill the void. My war cry...
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Filed under: BenZ's Store, Brownies Recipes, California Vegan Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Chocolate Sauce Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Vegan Chocolate Vegan Recipes, Vegan Desserts Recipes

365 Vegan Smoothies Book Review

17th of July, 2014

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Kudos to Kathy Patalsky for her beautiful new book, 365 Vegan Smoothies.  I suspect the 365 allusion is fully intentional, and expresses you would do well with a smoothie a day, a different smoothie every day of the year. How exciting is that? Not for nothing does Kathy run a blog...
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Filed under: Book Reviews, Kathy Patalsky, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Smoothie Recipes, Stories

I Remember Bubbie

4th of July, 2014

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It’s been just a year since my husband Maurice’s mother Fanya – Bubbie – passed away. Bubbie was Fan for her four boys, Maurice, Avrum, Sol and Sam, the ultimate Em Habanim (sons’ mother). My sisters and I gave her name an affectionate old-fashioned Sephardi twist and called her Freha. I never referred to her...
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Filed under: Bubbie Stories, Jewish Food Recipes, Jewish Mothers, Jewish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Russian Recipes, Stories

My Latest Moroccan Feast: Menu and All Recipes

18th of June, 2014

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As you know I cook up a storm, along every imaginable (of course always healthy) guideline, playing on every imaginable theme. But making an All Moroccan Feast makes me especially happy, not only because it is my personal favorite, but it makes my guests positively swoon with anticipation and delight....
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Artichoke Bottoms Recipes, Artichoke Hearts Recipes, Beef Cheeks Recipes, Beef Recipes, Bread Recipes, Dry Fruit Recipes, Dry Spice Rub Recipes, Fennel Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Bread Recipes, Moroccan Chicken Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Salads Recipes, Orange Recipes, Preserved Lemons Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Stories, Tomato Recipes

Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe

17th of June, 2014

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There is no Moroccan Dessert display without these fabulous fillo pastries, first cousins of  Baklava. Although I am showcasing the glorious almond in the filling of these Fillo Pastries, You certainly could use the walnut or pistachio filling listed in my Baklava recipe link. I have streamlined this great Moroccan favorite...
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Filed under: Almond Flour Recipes, Almond Paste Recipes, Fillo Recipes, Honey Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Sesame Recipes

Great Tips on Fillo Dough

17th of June, 2014

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Stick with me: I’ll make a Fillo dough pro (you like the way it all rhymes?) out of you! The good news is, fillo dough is wonderfully versatile, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and wonderfully crunchy. We Moroccans and other Mediterranean food lovers and beyond couldn’t be without it. Amazing, when you think...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Fillo Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Tips on Fillo Dough

Cabbage, Cucumber and Jicama Slaw Recipe

10th of June, 2014

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Oh gosh look what happened to Cole Slaw! How did Jicama wriggle its way in there? But come to think of it, why not? There could be so many lovely variations on the “slaw” theme, where grated cabbage, as well as a pale color and a crunchy texture,  seem to...
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Filed under: Cabbage recipes, Cole Slaw Recipes, Cucumber Recipes, Jicama Recipes, Recipes, Salad Dressing Recipes, Salad Recipes