Posted on 14th of April, 2011 by Lévana
I am always asked whether I have received formal cooking training, and the answer – Machane Imma: I learned mostly from my mother – at first seems somewhat ambiguous, until I introduce her in earnest: My mother, known as Maman to the whole family and even to all our friends,...
Posted on 6th of April, 2011 by Lévana
Grape leaves are delightful, not only for stuffing but for wrapping fish or chicken, leaving you with a moist and fragrant dish. I love to serve this fish as a main course on Passover lunches, and give my family and guests a break from the rich meat dinner fare, but...
Filed under: Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Passover Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Trout Recipes
Posted on 4th of April, 2011 by Lévana
Artichokes are a Sephardi favorite. In Morocco they are a staple, and I remember a variety I haven’t seen anywhere else: tiny, with pointed leaves as sharp as thorns, which we used to eat by the dozen at the end of a meal as dessert, much as the Japanese eat...
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Posted on 30th of March, 2011 by Lévana
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 for orange flower water,...
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Posted on 25th of March, 2011 by Lévana
When life gives you jalapenos, make charif! One Saturday night, Erev Purim, my daughter Bella complained that she had placed her Shabbos produce order online, and that something got lost in cyber-translation, turning 4 jalapenos and 6 tomatoes into 4 pounds jalapenos and 6 pounds plum tomatoes. But since she...
Filed under: Charif Recipes, Condiments Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Halbah Recipes, Harissa Recipes, Hot Pepper Jelly Recipes, Jalapeno Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Salsa Recipes, Schug Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Stories, Vegetarian Recipes, Yemenite Recipes
Posted on 6th of October, 2010 by Lévana
In my native Morocco this is often breakfast. It takes minutes from beginning to end, costs pennies, and it is so satisfying. I have whipped it up countless times when I needed to round out a meal in a jiffy. You can save even more time by grinding the garlic...
Posted on 15th of September, 2010 by Lévana
Not nearly as complicated as the finished dish would suggest. My mother likes to joke that the gauze-wrapped fish looks like it just came out of the operating room, but there will be no hint of this alarming association at the table, as you will have removed all the patient’s...
Posted on 15th of September, 2010 by Lévana
Have you ever taken the time to read the ingredient list in some commercial brands of granola bars? I am sorry to say they are not the healthy snacks they are cracked up to be. By contrast, just look at this lineup of ingredients: Why even bother shopping for snacks,...
Posted on 25th of August, 2010 by Lévana
Picture Courtesy of Masterfile.com Our Moroccan answer to Gefilte Fish, easy, fragrant, zippy and delicious. No problem making this recipe substituting ground beef, turkey, bison or lamb, and proceeding exactly as instructed below. Ingredients: Cooking liquid: 2 tablespoons oil Good pinch saffron threads 1 teaspoon turmeric 3 cups water Fish...
Posted on 18th of August, 2010 by Lévana
This treat might cure you of all misguided urges you might have to open a can and find a dozen insipid ready-to-eat grape leave rolls: Instead, spend a few minutes on the preparation of these fabulous gems, and enjoy them with family and friends! You can stuff the leaves with...
Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Grape Leaves Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Recipes, Lamb recipes, Meat Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes