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Category Archives: Sephardi Recipes

Pastilla Recipe

Posted on 22nd of September, 2011 by Lévana

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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 I toast the almonds...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Pastilla Recipes, Recipes, Saffron Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

Spinach Borekas Recipe

Posted on 21st of September, 2011 by Lévana

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Borekas are the perfect occasional treat: Ethereally light and crunchy, and so easy to make. There are no fillings you can’t use, savory or sweet. Here I make my filling without even sauteing anything: I just add a finely grated raw potato to my spinach filling to be sure any...
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Rosh Hashanah Menu, Complete with Recipes

Posted on 20th of September, 2011 by Lévana

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I couldn’t resist drawing liberally from my Sephardi heritage to make my Rosh Hashanah menu selection. Our holiday dishes as I remember them served in my childhood home and beyond still make my tongue smile, even after all these years. And if all the pre-Rosh Hashanah cooking demos I have...
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Salmon with Pomegranate Sauce Recipe

Posted on 20th of September, 2011 by Lévana

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Sweet-and-sour combinations are a great Sephardi favorite, and work beautifully with salmon. The onions caramelize and contribute a sweet counterpoint to the vinegar. Another quick and delicious dish, just the way I like it—one pan, one step. Ingredients: 1 whole side salmon, no skin, no bones, about 3½ pounds, trimmed,...
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Filed under: Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Salmon Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

Brussels Sprouts and Zucchini in Tomato Sauce Recipe. Pasta Adaptation

Posted on 20th of September, 2011 by Lévana

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Mediterranean flavors at their best. A frequent Passover treat at my table. I find brussels sprouts somewhat underrated and underused in our country.  They are much more exciting than they sound, and much less innocent than they look; and their pungent bite provides a nice counterpoint to the mildness of...
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Filed under: Artichoke Bottoms Recipes, Brussels Sprouts Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Passover Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetable Dishes Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Zucchini Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday September 19th: Opening Act Sephardi Style

Posted on 14th of September, 2011 by Lévana

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and you will hardly ever get a chance to start on a higher note than when offering one of the following sumptuous Sephardi first courses. Don’t worry, I am making sure you get dessert too, as long as we...
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Dried Fruit Couscous Recipe. Meat and Poultry Variations.

Posted on 24th of August, 2011 by Lévana

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Couscous is wonderful and fun, the rock star of Moroccan cuisine. Couscous is native to Morocco, and the word refers to both the grain and the traditional dish made with the grain. It is semolina, or durum (the heart of the wheat kernel), ground to the consistency of coarse cornmeal...
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Yemenite Meat Halbah Soup Recipe

Posted on 15th of August, 2011 by Lévana

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A meal onto itself, a wonderful comfort food.  All you need to round it out is some good bread and salad. All of you avoiding red meat, use a turkey thigh. A word about Halbah, fenugreek, which is the trademark ingredient of Yemenite cooking, and which gives the soup its...
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Filed under: Fenugreek Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Halbah Recipes, Hawayidj, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Lamb recipes, Meat Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Soup Recipes, Yemenite Soup

Moroccan Steel-Cut Oat Soup (Lahshou) Recipe

Posted on 4th of August, 2011 by Lévana

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Is it any wonder I adore Moroccan Food, my first and most enduring culinary love? Who would believe a soup made with water, some grain and spices can turn up such a fabulous dish? such is the magic of our beloved Moroccan Seasonings. Just like that French Leo Ferre?Louis Aragon...
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Filed under: Fenugreek Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Soup Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Sephardi Soup Recipes, Soup Recipes, Stee-Cut Oats, Whole Grain Soups Recipes

Spicy Lettuce Chick Pea Salad Recipe

Posted on 19th of July, 2011 by Lévana

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One of my favorites! All of you out there always asking how we turn a same old, same old salad into an exciting main course salad: You can glorify it even further by throwing in some leftover diced fish or chicken, or make it dairy, and throw in some crumbled...
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