quinoa chili
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Oat Quinoa Chili Recipe. Gluten-Free

Oat Quinoa chili is the answer, when beans don't agree with you. For all of us whose love of beans remains, alas, unrequited, let me say you can make a perfect chili substituting oat, quinoa and rice in any proportion for the feisty beans,…
Roast chicken
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Roast Chicken Recipes Including BBQ Chicken

Roast Chicken Lovers out There   Show of hands! Yeah. Thought so. Falling like flies. My buddies. Mmmm, Seriously. On top of my list of favorite dinners. It is a very simple attainable way to treat yourself to a festive dinner,…
crockpot recipes
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Crockpot Recipes: Plug it and Forget it

Crockpot recipes: I am often asked if I intend to write a cookbook on the immensely popular subject. No I don't - it's not necessary: there's no end of crockpot recipes and cookbooks out there. But I do intend to point out what a wonderful…
Shepherd Pie
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Shepherd Pie Recipe

Shepherd Pie     This is one of my favorite comfort foods, and a big Sephardi Favorite that appears at every holiday table. It goes by several aliases, all very closely related. Shepherd pie in English. Hachis Parmentier…
turkey chocolate sauce
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Roast Turkey Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Turkey Chocolate Sauce? Huh? Much as I would like to take the credit for the funky flavor match in this turkey with chocolate sauce, I still hasten to say I am not the original turkey-and-chocolate matchmaker. But I am proud to say I am the…
dry spice rub roast turkey
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Dry Spice Rub Roast Turkey Recipe

This Dry Spice Rub Roast Turkey This recipe alone would justify why my dry spice rub recipe yields such a large batch. You will, like me, get so attached to it you will never again look at a commercial dry spice rub mix. You will…
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Lamb and Pine Nut-Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe

These stuffed grape leaves are a real treat, and might cure you of all misguided urges you might have to open a can and find a dozen insipid ready-to-eat grape leaves. Instead, spend a few minutes on the preparation of these fabulous gems, and…
blackened chicken
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Blackened Chicken Breasts Recipe. Blackened Fish

Blackened Chicken Mine is ideally moist, so moist I only use chicken breasts for the whole dish, and end up with fork-tender blackened chicken. I beg you, no garlic powder. If for goodness only knows what reason, you don’t want to…
balsamic roasted chicken breasts
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Balsamic Roasted Chicken Breasts Recipe

You will never say your chicken breasts come out dry ever again. These chicken breasts are succulent and fork-tender. The marinating step is important here, so please do not skip it, the reward is a fabulous dish. Smile: My balsamic-roasted…
Lamb Shanks with Artichokes and Mushrooms Recipe
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Lamb Shanks Tajine with Mushrooms and Artichokes Recipes

Lamb shanks are one of the most ideal cuts of the lamb: Lean, tender, low maintenance, and best of all, very well priced! And I love their rustic, unpretentious look making your homemade dish look....homemade. The bones in the lamb shanks contribute…
Beef Tajine
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Moroccan Beef Tajine Lemon Oregano Sauce Recipe

Beef Tajine You wouldn't believe how easy my Moroccan beef tajine is to make. If my latest cookbook is endowed with so many wonderful recipes, you have my daughter Bella to thank almost as well as me: While I was writing this book, she would…
cholent
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Cholent and all Variations Ashkenazi and Sephardi Recipe

Cholent, Dafina, Shkhina, Chamin The name just depends where you grew up. The stuff of nostalgia! And of course one region will always favor one style and one set of flavor over another, but it is still undeniably one big happy cholent family.…