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Category Archives: Sephardi Recipes

Moroccan Chraimi Fish Recipe. Fishballs Variation

Posted on 1st of February, 2012 by Lévana

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

Posted on 12th of December, 2011 by Lévana

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

Posted on 27th of November, 2011 by Lévana

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

Posted on 24th of November, 2011 by Lévana

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

Posted on 22nd of September, 2011 by Lévana

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

Posted on 21st of September, 2011 by Lévana

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 Menu, Complete with Recipes

Posted on 20th of September, 2011 by Lévana

Rosh Hashanah Menu

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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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Root Vegetable Recipes, Rosh Hashana Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Whole Foods Cookbook, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Salmon with Pomegranate Sauce Recipe

Posted on 20th of September, 2011 by Lévana

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

Brussels Sprouts and Zucchini in Tomato Sauce Recipe. Pasta Adaptation

Posted on 20th of September, 2011 by Lévana

Brussels Sprouts and Zucchini in Tomato Sauce Recipe. Pasta Adaptation

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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