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…
Vegetable couscous
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Summer Vegetable Couscous Recipe. All Variations

Vegetable Couscous is a summery version of the all-time classic: We make it light and summery by using quick-cooking and fragrant light summer vegetables, like fennel, artichokes, zucchini, tomatoes. Would you like to make vegetable couscous…
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,…
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…
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Vegetarian Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms Recipe. Fish and Meat Variations

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…
bourbon sauce
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Brisket in Bourbon Sauce Recipe

My brisket in bourbon sauce is another winner (scroll down for my original brisket). Another brisket of mine with wacky ingredients that comes out to die for! Just ask all the guests that were at my Seder Demo last night: They were falling like…
fishballs
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Moroccan Fishballs in Lemon Sauce Recipe. All Variations

Fishballs Moroccan Style: They are our Moroccan/Sephardi answer to Gefilte Fish, easy, fragrant, zippy and delicious. No problem using this exact fishballs recipe using meat or poultry: Simply substitute ground beef, chicken, turkey, or…
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…
brisket sweet sour sauce
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Brisket in Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Brisket Sweet Sour Sauce is one of my most famous dishes! Want to know just how famous it is? Every year, the expert cooking staff at Levana Restaurant showcases Passover programs in four prestigious hotels. A few years ago my son Maimon worked…