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Nuts About Almonds! My Favorite Almond Recipes

Almond Recipes For Almond Lovers! That's my special gift to you! Although I am always tinkering with almond recipes and almond flour, I owe the real impetus for writing a whole post about almonds and multiple almond-based recipes to Nuts.Com. I…
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Misleading Food Labels and The Food Industry

Food labels often look like the latest literary genre I get into occasional tiffs about my undisguised contempt of many food labels put out daily by the food industry.  The gist of the blame aimed at me by a few readers is: if I really cared,…
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I Remember Bubbie: Her First Yartzheit

Bubbie: It’s been a year! Hard to believe it's been a year since my husband Maurice’s mother Fanya - passed away. Bubbie was Fan for her four boys, Maurice, Avrum, Sol and Sam, the ultimate Em Habanim (the Sons’ Mother). My sisters and…
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Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe

Fillo pastries They are a staple in our Moroccan Pastry repertoire. There is no Moroccan Dessert display without fillo pastries, first cousins of  Baklava. Although I am showcasing the glorious almond in the filling of these Fillo Pastries,…
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Great Tips on Working with Fillo Dough

I'll make a Fillo dough pro out of you. Stick with me! The good news is, fillo dough is wonderfully versatile, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and wonderfully crunchy. We Moroccans and other Mediterranean food lovers and beyond couldn't be without…
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Baked in the White House and Glazed with Antisemitism

Antisemitism near and around High Places: Shame on you! Photo Courtesy georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov My Note to Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier Sharing with you a note I sent to Retired 26-year Veteran (five Presidencies)…
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Low Carb Diet: Thoughts, Menus and Recipes

Low Carb Diet, even with High-Carb Cravings Low Carb Diet = austerity and the end of the high-carb good times. Right? Wrong! please read on: you may remain on your newfound High Fat Low Carb diet, and never look back! When my son Maimon…
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Moroccan Tajines One Two and Turmeric Recipes.

Moroccan Tajine Stovetop  Recipes. One, Two and Turmeric. Meat and Fish Variations This giant chapter on low-maintenance Moroccan Tajines is taken almost verbatim from my latest cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen. Read it cover to cover,…
Special Diet needs
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Un-MET Special Diet Needs: Day at the Museum

Special Diet Needs: Yikes! The following story concerns (not) accommodating all people with special diet needs, and as importantly, is about customer service. The following thread, with the added compelling New Yorker Magazine  cartoon above,…
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Say it with Apple Recipes for a Great New Year

Apple Recipes: What better way to express it? Wishing You All a  Wonderful Happy Healthy Delicious Fun Prosperous Productive Peaceful New Year! The following Apple Recipes are my Rosh Hashanah gift to everyone, beside of course my Complete…
The Children Real Food Revolution has Begun
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The Children Real Food Revolution

The Children Real Food Revolution Has Begun! And I Started it! Summer Camp Menu and Recipes! Enjoy our pictures! http://on.fb.me/1t3s01h My summer was off to a very poor start this year, with some emergency repairs in my apartment which left…

School Lunch: Dearest Little Musia, You've Got Mail!

A few months ago, my granddaughter Musia sent a letter to the Mayor's Office, pouring her heart out about the deplorable state of the School Lunch Programs, and sent her letter with a petition signed by all the girls in her school. Her idea…