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Moroccan Spicy Nut Truffles Recipe

24th of February, 2012

Moroccan Spicy Nut Truffles

For nut lovers only: the famous Pfeffernusse, Sephardi style.  Moroccan to be exact. Perfect for Passover too, and gluten-free without even trying. Don’t try to bake them on a disposable cookie sheet, or the bottoms will burn. Moroccan Spicy Nut Truffles Ingredients: 12∕3 cups unblanched almonds 12∕3 cups walnuts ¾...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Seder Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Walnuts Recipes

Spicy Moroccan Chicken, Liver and Lamb Meatballs Recipe

19th of February, 2012

Spicy Moroccan Chicken, Liver and Lamb Meatballs Recipe

I always loved this Sephardi dish I grew up with: In the finished dish the chicken breasts were diced, the chicken livers were whole and the lamb was shaped into meatballs. I made it and it was quite delicious but a little messy. When I recently asked my mother how...
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Filed under: Chicken Breast Recipes, Chicken Livers Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Lamb recipes, Meat Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

Moroccan Chraimi Fish Recipe. Fishballs Variation

1st of February, 2012

Moroccan Chraimi Fish Recipe. Fishballs Variation

Excerpted from my latest cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen. Israelis affectionately called this dish chraimi, insisting that’s what Moroccans call it. (Hello! Never heard of the word in Morocco! Something probably got lost in translation . . .) This is precisely the kind of dish where preserved lemon makes...
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Filed under: Chraimi Recipes, Fish Recipes, Fishballs Recipe, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lemon Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi 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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Filed under: Beans Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Lamb recipes, Meat Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Soup Recipes, Spinach Recipes

Vegetable Latkas and Burgers Recipes. All Variations

27th of November, 2011

Vegetable Latkas and Burgers Recipes

Latkas and burgers are wonderful year-round. Great children food too, as it sneaks in all those ingredients they would often scorn, but are totally integrated in burgers, where they do their unseen magic.  Fear of Frying? Start by going over my tips for frying efficiently and safely. Forget about those...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Latka Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetable Burgers Recipes, Vegetable Dishes Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

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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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Pastilla Recipes, Recipes, Saffron Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

Spinach Borekas Recipe

21st of September, 2011

Spinach Borekas Recipe

Spinach 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...
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Filed under: Borekas Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Spinach Recipes

Rosh Hashanah 2014: Recipes and Menus

20th of September, 2011

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Although you will find my menu and recipe suggestions quite eclectic, I confess I couldn’t resist drawing liberally from my Sephardi heritage to make my Rosh Hashanah Recipes and menu selection. Our holiday dishes as I remember them served in my childhood home and beyond still make my tongue smile,...
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Salmon with Pomegranate Sauce Recipe

20th of September, 2011

Salmon with Pomegranate Sauce Recipe

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