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Category Archives: Sephardi Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC. Monday July 11th. Moroccan Feast Part 1: Breakfast and Lunch

1st of July, 2011

We never tire of Moroccan fare: these are wonderful breakfast and lunch dishes, for pennies and in minutes! So little work, so much flavor and nutrition: How do they do it? I’ll be demonstrating: Goat cheese green omelet Milk barley soup Couscous with tomatoes and roasted peppers Fish briks Anise...
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Chocolate Hazelnut Meringues Recipe

28th of May, 2011

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Chocolate Hazelnut Meringues These chocolate hazelnut meringues are the best. Seriously! Not so distant cousins of the French Macaroons, meringues are ethereally light and fragrant. There are no additions to the basic egg white-sugar whipped mixture that would not be perfectly suitable, only, as always, short and sweet selection please! Coconut,...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Eggs Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Nuts Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Passover Desserts Recipes, Pecan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Vegetarian Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms Recipe. Fish and Meat Variations

11th of May, 2011

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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, Beef Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Ground Turkey Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Lamb recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday May 9th: Yom Haatzmaut Israeli Feast

4th of May, 2011

We will celebrate Israeli Independence Day right at the demo! I am including some of the great and fun dishes we were served during a recent trip to Israel, including a delightful and fun rose water-scented dessert. I’ll be demonstrating: Yemenite Halbah meat soup Zaatar-rubbed flat bread Stuffed artichoke bottoms...
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My Mother: Learning to Cook, the Sephardi Way

14th of April, 2011

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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,...
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Filed under: Cooking with Mother, Moroccan Recipes, Sephardi mother, Sephardi Recipes, Stories

Herb-Roasted Trout in Grape Leaves Recipe

6th of April, 2011

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Herb-Roasted Trout in Grape Leaves Grape leaves are delightful, not only for stuffing but for wrapping fish or chicken, leaving you with a moist and fragrant dish. This dish is overlaid with my favorite Moroccan flavors. I love to serve this fish as a main course on Passover lunches and...
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Filed under: Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Grape Leaves 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

Artichokes and Carrots in Lemon Sauce Recipe

4th of April, 2011

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Artichokes and Carrots in Lemon Sauce 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...
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Filed under: Artichoke Hearts Recipes, Carrot Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Lemon Sauce Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Passover Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian 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

The Hot Sauce Happy Family. Charif Recipe

25th of March, 2011

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 Harissa, Schug, Salsa, Chutney, Hot Pepper Jelly When life gives you hot peppers, 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 hot hot peppers and 6 tomatoes into 4 pounds...
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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

Moroccan Semolina Soup Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

6th of October, 2010

Spinach cream soup in white bowl

In my native Morocco this semolina soup is often breakfast. Semolina soup takes minutes from beginning to end and 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...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes