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French Choucroute Garnie Recipe.

Choucroute is the national Alsatian dish It straddles French and German Cuisine frontiers, and merges them beautifully. Choucroute is the French etymological take on Sauerkraut. Called Choucroute Garnie (garnished), because it always comes…
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Vegetable Chicken Tajine Recipe

This Vegetable Chicken Tajine stars two humble roots: Carrots and Turnips When combined, carrots and turnips make a wonderful pairing, the robust turnip playing off the carrot's natural sweetness. This contrast is further underscored by the…
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Crockpot Boneless Lamb Roast Tajine Recipe

Lamb roast is the stuff of dreams to me, and to my Moroccan landsmen. There are no holiday meals without a lamb dish: Lamb chops, lamb shanks or boneless shoulder lamb roast. Forgive this Moroccan a passing vanity: We Sephardis/Moroccans…
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Baked Kibbeh Recipe: Nice and Easy

Kibbeh is a bulgur meat pie. It is a great Middle Eastern favorite that has been adopted around the world.  Traditionally, the little torpedo-shaped kibbeh are balls of dough marked with a finger-shaped indentation, filled and tightly pinched…
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Crockpot Stew with Beef, Forbidden Rice and Oyster Mushrooms Recipe

Crockpot Stew: Plug it, and forget it! To make a crockpot stew is to rest assured dinner will be fantastic, at the cost of very low maintenance: This crockpot stew, like every crockpot stew, may look deceptively rustic and monochromatic,…
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Moroccan-Spiced Cold Meatloaf Recipe. Gluten-Free

Cold Meatloaf Sandwiches is what we grew up eating in Morocco We loved it and took it with us to the beach for lunch. Meatloaf is a huge crowd pleaser. But have you tried giving a real chance to Cold Meatloaf? Bake it and slice it like a…
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Chicken Marengo Recipe

Chicken Marengo is named after one of Napoleon’s victories So big of the little King to have immortalized such delicious dishes, the other being his eponymous pastry: All these armies were not decimated in vain... The trademarks of Chicken…
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Seared Duck Breast With Maple Citrus Sauce Recipe

The best duck breast dinners were served at Levana Restaurant, alas closed now. Show of hands, dear loyal Levana Customers: Am I right about this? Our chef made unforgettable duck breast. When I wrote my first Cookbook, Levana's Table: Kosher…
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Tomato Eggplant Lamb Curry Recipe. Gluten-Free

This lamb curry, like all lamb dishes, might well be my weakness. Lamb and Eggplant: A love story. The addition of tomatoes and eggplant in lamb curry is seriously spectacular. The best part is, this lamb curry dish is so simple. Once you…
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Steamed Vegetable Dumplings Recipe. All Variations

Dumplings are so much fun to make and to serve! And the bamboo steamer garners no end of kudos when you bring it in. These dumplings cook in no time, and steaming the dumplings makes them a lean choice. Since everything is minced and…
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Chicken with Granny Smith Apples Recipe

Granny smith apple is the star of this rustic and delicious Classic French dish. You will love the crunch and tang of granny smith apples, and the great pairing with chicken! Be sure to use (green) granny smith apples, as their crisp texture…
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Lamb Moussaka Recipe

Moussaka is a great Greek Classic casserole dish It combines lamb and eggplant to best advantage. And with all the Mediterranean flavors Moussaka is overlaid with, how can you miss? The preparation of Moussaka has a reputation for being…