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Moroccan Potatoes, Tomato and Olive Tajine Recipe. All Variations

19th of April, 2013

Moroccan Potato, Tomato and Olive Tajine Recipe. All Variations

Sephardi food at its best and most fragrant. Straight from the Moroccan kitchen of my childhood. Ridiculously simple ingredients and hardly any labor. I have included several variations to make it a full one-pot dish, but you can choose to go without and make this a wonderful all-vegetable main course...
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Moroccan Lentil Soup (Harira) Recipe. All Variations

8th of April, 2013

Moroccan Lentil Soup

I believe I couldn’t live without lentils. I love’em, In any shape or form. This Moroccan Lentil Soup, and my Indian Red Lentil Soup, are among my favorite. This Moroccan Lentil Soup is indelibly engraved in my memory as part of my childhood, and its name alone conjures up lovely scenes....
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Tu Bishvat. Cooking with Fruit Recipes

24th of January, 2013

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Fruit is not just dessert or snack, but a valuable part of many wonderful easy dishes. Fruits pack lots of flavor and nutrition, and are fun to cook with. have fun with this wonderful Tu Bishvat menu! I am offering here four different fruit salads, one more amazing than the...
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Cooking on the Nine Days. The Meatless/Vegetarian Gourmet. Three Complete Menus

23rd of July, 2012

Cooking on the Nine Days. The Meatless/Vegetarian Gourmet. Three Complete Menus

We all observe a sort of frenzy that sets in right before (and right after) a holiday that is marked by some food restrictions. Like hoarding in prevision of a period of austerity. Let’s start with the most egregious example: Pessach. I recently attended a cook-off event for a famous...
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Filed under: Apple Pie Recipes, Cauliflower Recipes, Chocolate Truffles Recipes, Corn Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Eggplant Recipes, Fennel Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten-free pasta recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Nine Days Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Tehina Sauce Recipes, Tilapia Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday July 23rd. Moroccan Vegetarian Treats

17th of July, 2012

Moroccan food never needs help from fish or meat, all our flavors being so assertive and bold. Starring the humble and wonderful whole grains! I’ll be demonstrating: Swiss chard tajine with chick peas and raisins Summer vegetable couscous with harissa Semolina soup Fennel, radish and orange salad Anise sesame cookiesClick...
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Moroccan Butternut Squash Chick Pea Soup Recipe

8th of July, 2012

We Moroccans love squash in every way shape of form, and goodness knows it comes in countless shapes and sizes.

We Moroccans love squash in every way shape of form, and goodness knows it comes in countless shapes and sizes. They turn up in many Moroccan dishes (Couscous on top of the list). Their spicy sweetness is equally at home  in savory dishes (I love Pumpkin Corn Pudding) and in...
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Preserved Lemons Recipe

1st of February, 2012

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Picture via http://foodlanerecipes.blogspot.com There is no Moroccan cooking without preserved lemons, and the store-bought variety doesn’t even begin to compare with homemade. They take minutes to prepare and two weeks to “incubate,” totally unassisted, and the result is a few months’ supply of the single element that will convert many of...
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Filed under: Condiments Recipes, Lemon Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Salads Recipes, Recipes, Tajines Recipes

Moroccan Lamb, Lima Beans and Spinach Soup

12th of December, 2011

Moroccan Lamb, Lima Beans and Spinach Soup

This soup is overlaid with Moroccan flavors, and smells as heavenly as it tastes. For many years, my classroom was in Lincoln Square Synagogue. The teacher himself later told me that he found teaching exquisite torture on Monday nights. I could have told them what I had known all along:...
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Upcoming Cooking demo in NYC: Glorious Tajines. Gluten-Free

24th of November, 2011

The appeal of Moroccan food is universal. The aromas and flavors of the dishes do their magic every bit as much as the simplicity of their preparation. There’s just one more secret: What we call somewhat dismissively “side dishes” and which gets shuffled around on our dinner plate simply doesn’t...
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Pastilla Recipe

22nd of September, 2011

Pastilla Recipe

Photo courtesy Jamie Oliver Pastilla is one of the world’s great dishes, and it takes just one delightful bite to understand why. It epitomizes Moroccan cuisine, spicy and sweet, delicate and intriguing.  More labored than the dishes I usually share, but then this is a very special treat. I admit...
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