chicken curry
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Chicken Curry with Tomatoes and Plantains Recipe

My chicken curry stars tomatoes and plantains. Please do not substitute canned tomatoes—there will be a huge difference! Plantains come in two varieties: Green to medium ripe, and very ripe. The former are used as vegetables in stews…
Pate de Campagne
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Paté de Campagne Recipe. All Garnishes

Pate de Campagne is the ultimate French delicacy. Consider it the best homemade Charcuterie dish. Rustic luxury at its best. Although this Paté de Campagne is fabulous as is posted below, there are so many variations on the great French…
beef cheeks
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Beef Cheeks Stew with Mushrooms Recipe

Beef Cheeks: Sounds weird, doesn't it? For the sake of these beef cheeks with mushrooms, I just spent hours picking some fellow bloggers' brains, about how to rename beef cheeks. The name bothers me no end. When I say cheeks, I imagine something…
satsivi
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Georgian Satsivi Recipe

Satsivi is a delightful Georgian Classic. Satsivi is a cold chicken dish steeped in a rich walnut sauce. Walnuts are a staple of Georgian cooking, you will find them not just in Satsivi but in quite a few Georgian dishes. Satsivi is richer…
black currant sauce
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Beef in Black Currant Sauce Recipe

Black currant sauce, with chocolate. Wow! Outrageous! Sorry I can't contain myself! Is this combo even safe, you might wonder? It is much better than safe: It's wonderful! The chocolate, cassis (a Black Currant Liquor, available at all…
lamb meatballs
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Lamb Meatballs in Apple Chutney Sauce Recipe

Lamb meatballs are a great ethnic favorite. I had just made a batch of  Apple Tomato Chutney. It just looked too delicious to be used only as a condiment; I went all out and incorporated it in these Indian lamb meatballs. Needless to add,…
spicy meatballs
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Moroccan Spicy Meatballs Recipe

Spicy Meatballs are the Sephardi answer to hamburgers. In this dish, chicken livers, chicken breasts and lamb get equal time, and the finished dish is above and beyond the sum of its parts. The spices in the cooking liquid reduce to a delightful…
turkey breast
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Beer Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe

Turkey Breast is easy and quick! It's wonderful for those times where we want to enjoy turkey, but without the whole-bird production: Long roasting, boning, slicing, dealing with leftovers etc. Boneless turkey breast to the rescue! The following…
pot au feu
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Crockpot Pot Au Feu Recipe

My recipe for Pot Au Feu is included in my first cookbook, Levana's Table: Kosher Cooking For Everyone. Pot au Feu is the perfect crockpot recipe! Pure poetry in a pot. The ingredients going into Pot au Feu being so perfect and making such…
dried fruit tajine
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Moroccan Lamb Dried Fruit Tajine Recipe

Dried Fruit Tajine: Talk about a glowing example of how a just little work can lead to a glorious feast! Such is the magic of Moroccan cooking. Stovetop Cooking is THE BEST! You will make a sensation on Passover and all year-round with…
roasted turkey
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Maple Roasted Turkey with Apples, Fennel and Parsnips Recipe

My Roasted Turkey will make a turkey lover out of you! I guarantee it! The veggies all go in too, in the same roasting pan, and getting deliciously flavored by the roasted turkey cooking liquids. Roasted turkey with apples, fennel and parsnips?…
spaghetti and meatballs
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Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe: Gluten-Free Friendly

Spaghetti and meatballs in my house is always associated with a whole outing: Sort of like Dinner and a Show. Party food and comfort food all rolled into one. We all used to pile into my mother-in-law’s small apartment for her famous spaghetti…