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Carrot Cake Recipe

25th of May, 2011

Carrot Cake CP

Me, my husband and my sister Lea.  Circa 1979, selling our carrot cake at a Central Park Fair. Our Post-Woodstock Pre-Chassidic days. You like? I remember cutting a slice for Bianca Jagger, Chi Chi Williams and many other Celebs! Our award-winning cake, circa 1979. Ideally moist and fragrant. I believe...
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Filed under: Cake Recipes, Carrot Cake Recipes, Carrot Recipes, Coconut, Dessert Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Pareve Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Desserts Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Polenta Casserole au Gratin Recipe

25th of May, 2011

Polenta Casserole au Gratin

Polenta Casserole au Gratin For this polenta casserole and all other polenta dishes, please ignore those insipid cooked polenta rolls you find in the supermarket: Making the polenta base takes minutes, and is the bulk of the work for this delicious dish, which will serve a good dozen guests! Polenta...
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Filed under: Casserole Recipes, Corn Recipes, Cornmeal Recipes, Dairy Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free Pie Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Natural Foods Recipes, Polenta Recipes, Recipes, Tomato Sauce Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Vegetarian Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms Recipe. Fish and Meat Variations

11th of May, 2011

Stuffed-Artichoke-Bottoms

Artichokes: A great Sephardi favorite, we grew up in Morocco eating them in every shape and form, even for dessert.  Someone in the food industry, bless him, has done all the pesky job of snapping the leaves off the artichokes, and the even peskier job of scraping the fuzz off the artichoke...
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Filed under: Artichoke Bottoms Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

The Dark Side of Labeling: Read Before You Shop!

15th of April, 2011

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This bottle was part of a gorgeous Mishloach Manot/birthday present basket I received from my daughter Bella. Reading the ingredient list created an uproar among my guests. Intrigued, I looked online for the price, which created some more consternation….I am hoping this image and the blurb that came with it...
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Filed under: Misleading Food Labels, Porcini Oil Recipes, Porcini Powder, Recipes, Truffle Oil, Wild Mushrooms Recipes

Brisket in Coffee Bourbon Sauce Recipe

6th of April, 2011

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Brisket in Coffee Bourbon Sauce Another brisket of mine with wacky ingredients that comes out to die for! Just ask all the guests that were at my Seder Demo last night: They were falling like flies! So sorry about indulging in some un-ladylike swagger! This star was recently born when...
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Filed under: Beef Recipes, Brisket Recipes, Coffee Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Meat Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Meat Recipes, Passover Recipes, Recipes

Moroccan Sweet Vermicelli Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

30th of March, 2011

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Moroccan Sweet Vermicelli is comfort food at its best and easiest. And healthiest: In Morocco we grew up on this kind of dessert my mother, an ingenious cook if I ever met one, used to whip  up at the drop of a hat, for children big and small. Do look...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Gluten-Free Grain Recipes, Gluten-free pasta recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Pudding Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Vermicelli Recipes

Maple Roasted Salmon Recipe

27th of March, 2011

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Maple Roasted Salmon Recipe The short and dazzling favor lineup does its magic with practically no work.  No problem doubling the recipe  when you have a larger group, it will all get prepared in the same record time. You will never say you are bored of salmon again! Bluefish will...
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Filed under: Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Maple Syrup Recipes, Natural and Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Recipes, Salmon Recipes

Raspberry Vinegar and Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe. Cranberry Variation

9th of March, 2011

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Raspberry Vinegar and Raspberry Vinaigrette You will make about 2 quarts Raspberry Vinegar  in minutes, at a fraction of the price of store-bought. This raspberry vinegar and the vinaigrette made with the raspberry vinegar are beautifully colored and intensely flavored, a little goes a long way—mixed with a good olive...
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Filed under: Condiments Recipes, Cranberries Recipes, Cranberry Vinegar Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Raspberry Vinegar Recipes, Recipes, Salad Recipes, Vinegar Recipes

Apricot Chutney Recipe

9th of March, 2011

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Apricot Chutney Recipe Still looking for a fabulous homemade Mishloach Manot treat, one that will last until Passover and beyond? Chutney! No store-bought chutney comes close to homemade! Chutneys, from the Hindi “to be licked” (an inspired derivation, if you have ever tasted a good one), are relishes that originated...
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Filed under: Apricot Recipes, Chutney Recipes, Condiments Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

My Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. With Gluten-Free Adaptation

20th of February, 2011

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This recipe is in all my cookbooks, including my upcoming one.  I can never make enough of these; and apparently, neither can thousands and thousands of people. A few years ago, I was involved with a few friends in a massive fund-raising project and made a million cookies (yes, a...
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Filed under: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Spelt Baking