Kasha with onions and mushrooms
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Kasha with Onions and Mushrooms Recipe. Gluten-Free

Kasha with Onions and Mushrooms Kasha, onions, mushrooms: Perfect expat Jewish food. Mine is a super modern and healthy take on an Old World Classic. Not Love at First Bite Good Sephardi that I am, it took me quite some time to love the…
potato tajine
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Moroccan Potato Tajine Recipe. All Variations

Potato Tajine is Sephardi food at its simplest and most fragrant. Straight from the Moroccan kitchen of my childhood. Potato Tajine is ridiculously simple: Easy ingredients, easy maintenance. I have included several variations of this potato…
herring salad
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Herring Salad Recipe. White Fish Salad Variation

My herring salad is a new-age take on herring. I suspect many of you have the same problem I do with the regular herring salad offerings we are used to: We all love herring and all briny smoked salty cured foods. But the amount of salt can…
Cheese Babka
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Cheese Babka Recipe. Optional Topping

Cheese babka like this one? You won't find it in any commercial bakery, let me tell you flat out. In this cheese babka, the ricotta filling is wonderful, but you might prefer to use it in combination with farmer cheese and/ or cream cheese,…
Chestnut Mushroom Soup
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Cholent Jazzed up: Chestnut Mushroom Soup Recipe

Chestnut Mushroom Soup sounds a lot more refined than cholent, doesn't it? And yet, that's pretty much all it is! This shabbos looked like it was going to be another unseasonably chilly day, soup weather. And I had several non-meat eaters…
chickpea soup
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Moroccan Chickpea Soup Recipe. Gluten-Free

Chickpea Soup Much dreamier than the sum of its modest parts. Nowhere near as plebeian as its ingredients suggests. Especially when you make chickpea soup, as I do, with all our wonderful Moroccan seasonings. The French term for chickpea is…
parsnips
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Parsnips in Moroccan Hot and Sweet Sauce Recipe

Poor parsnips too often serve as crowd actor And then, ultimate indignity, they get discarded, as in chicken soup. Pfffttt, just like that! Not fair! But in this delicious dish, parsnips are IT! You will also love the simplicity of the dish.…
borekas
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Spinach Borekas Recipe. Filling Variations

Borekas are the perfect occasional treat: Ethereally light and crunchy, and so easy to make. Borekas are a great Israeli Favorite They are sold as street foods practically as often as they are served in restaurants. There are no fillings…
cottage cheese salad
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Cottage Cheese Salad Recipe

I just had me a little cottage cheese salad party! My granddaughter Musia and I demolished a whole bowl of it this past shabbos. Just in case cottage cheese eaten alone sounds too plain, here's how to jazz it up! My Russian mother in law…
dried fruit couscous
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Vegetarian Couscous Recipe. Meat and Poultry Variations.

Vegetarian Couscous is wonderful and fun And Couscous is the rock star of Moroccan cuisine. You can make couscous with many exciting vegetable combinations. Here are just two other combos for you, all delicious: Summer vegetable couscous This…
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LEVANA COOKS WITH OSEM MATZAH PRODUCTS: FARFEL WITH ONIONS AND MUSHROOMS RECIPE

Farfel is nothing more than matzah cut up small and calibrated for quick cooking. I use the Osem whole wheat version, with wonderful results. You will love the robustness of the whole-grain flavor. No need to wait for Passover to make this…
Brisket in coffee bourbon sauce
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Brisket in Coffee Bourbon Sauce Recipe

Brisket in Coffee Bourbon Sauce Another winner (scroll down for my original brisket). My brisket Bechor is my famous Brisket in Sweet and Sour Sauce. A classic!  You will get no end of fabulous Seder Dishes ideas in my big Seder Menu…