Baklava
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Baklava Recipe. Fillo Tips

Baklava Although it likely originated in Greece or Turkey, all Mediterranean cultures have adopted it and tweaked it to their own tastes. Baklava is a Mediterranean confection that sounds really decadent, loaded as it is with honey and…
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Moroccan Shortbread Cookies Recipe. Ghriba

Shortbread Cookies: Ghriba   Ghriba is the delightful Moroccan Shortbread Cookie we grew up with. It is Vegan without even trying! Ghriba is beyond simple to prepare, in fact I've always had a no-fail mnemonic formula for the ridiculously…
vegan cheesecake
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Vegan Cheesecake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Recipe

Vegan Cheesecake? You bet! Not an oxymoron! A new dessert star was born this week as a result of extensive tinkering with variations on cheesecake: Vegan Cheesecake. Forgive me for feeling so smug, but I am mighty proud of my creation: You…
gluten-free savory muffins
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Potato Pie Recipe. Chicken Variation

Moroccan Potato Pie This is a great favorite in our Moroccan cuisine. This rustic dish (called Amhammar in Arabic) is a good example of how we make something rich (eggs) or starchy (potatoes) go a long way. Consider it an eggy cousin of…
beef stroganoff
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Dairy-Free Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Beef Stroganoff used to be off limits to many of us: The traditional dish is verboten to both Kosher diners and dairy-intolerant diners, as it includes a (dairy) cream sauce. But Vegan Sour Cream makes this treat possible! I love to use London…
Tehina chocolate spread
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Bourbon Pecan Apple Cake Recipe

Apple Cake Mine is excerpted from my latest Cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen. The combination of the apples, bourbon, and pecans is a classic. Spicy, fragrant and delicious Mix this cake by hand in minutes. There’s no need…
low carb dessert
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Low Carb Dessert: Pumpkin Almond Torte Recipe

Low carb dessert recipes are very dear to me. And this pumpkin almond cranberry torte is a real winner. Talk about what you should bring them for Thanksgiving! So you see, you can have your cake and eat it too. Recently I made a diabetic…
Chickpea tajine
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Chickpea Tajine Dates and Swiss Chard Recipe

Chickpea Tajine Mine is chock-full of delicious stuff: Dates, Swiss chard, almonds. Does this sound fabulous and nutritious or what? I just spotted fresh dates! I grin nostalgically at this unusual New York site, as if I had run into a long-lost…
energy bites
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Energy Bites. Quick Halva Recipe. Gluten-Free

Energy bites It all starts with tehina, the crushed sesame paste rock star. We all love the wonderful taste of halvah: the great Sephardi dessert classic confection starring Tehina paste and sold all over Israeli and Middle Eastern markets.…