cleanse recipes
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Cold Kiwi Honeydew Soup Recipe

My cold honeydew soup is a real triumph. We are really taking honeydew places! Fantastic flavor lineup for this summer treat. The tart kiwi is a perfect counterpoint for the sweeter honeydew. White grape juice acts as a "broth" in this composition;…
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Moroccan Potato Pie (Amhammar) Recipe. Chicken Variation

Moroccan Potato Pie: A great favorite in our Moroccan cuisine. This rustic dish (Amhammar) is a good example of how we make something rich (eggs) or starchy (potatoes) go a long way. Do not be alarmed by the number of eggs used: When you…
borscht
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Vegetarian Quick Borscht Recipe. Beef Variation

My borscht is as quick as it is hearty. It is a real sweet-and-sour match triumph. I call my borscht quick for good reason: Although I love the classic beef borscht and enjoy it occasionally, I have no intention (and neither do you, I’ll bet!)…
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Babaghanoush Recipe

Eggplant lovers,  you'll be happy! We all know Babaghanoush is a huge favorite, with Sephardi expats and beyond. (We Moroccans eat semi-industrial amounts of eggplant!) But somehow not all babaghanoush recipes are created equal. I suspect…
bean soup
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Bean Soup Moroccan Style Recipe

Moroccan Bean Soup: Another delicious all-vegetarian and inexpensive Moroccan soup. You'll be happy to have preserved lemons on hand. They do wonders for bean and many other dishes. And if you don't, settle today for lemon zest, and set…
Swiss Chard Mustard Greens Chicken Lamb Tajine Recipe
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Swiss Chard Mustard Greens Chicken Lamb Tajine Recipe

Swiss Chard Mustard Greens Chicken Lamb Tajine Recipe: When I went food shopping this week, I saw gigantic and gorgeous bunches of Swiss Chard and Mustard Greens. That decided my main course right there and then: A Tajine! Don't just talk about…
gravlax
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Gravlax Recipe.

Gravlax is a great treat, and a snap to make. It just needs a couple days' advance planning, just like all cured, pickled, fermented foods. And the rewards are great. I own six bricks, which I use only for the preparation of gravlax. Once…
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Kasha with Onions and Mushrooms Recipe. Quinoa Variation. Gluten-Free

Kasha, onions, mushrooms: Perfect expat Jewish food. Kasha, known to much of the world as buckwheat, is a staple in many Eastern European countries. Toasting the kasha before cooking it gives it a delicious nutty taste, and rolling it in beaten…
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Moroccan Tomato Salad Recipe. Salsa Variation

Moroccan Tomato Salad is a staple in our diet. We Moroccans cook tomatoes, sun-dry tomatoes, pickle tomatoes, candy tomatoes, we prepare tomatoes in every way possible. Moroccan Tomato Salad is our answer to Salsa. In Mediterranean climates,…
Oatmeal cookies
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Oatmeal Cookies Recipe with All the Fixin’s!

Oatmeal Cookies My all-time favorite! I am obsessed with oats, and jump on every chance to use them, both in sweet and savory recipes. Take a look at my steel-cut oat soup, and at my Oats Pots de Creme, to take but two glowing examples. This…
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Lemon Cake Recipe

Non-Lemon-Lovers need not apply! This lemon cake is perfect for brunch but also for dessert, with fruit or sorbet. The baked lemon cake gets soaked all over with a luscious lemon syrup. You are in for a treat! This is a decidedly dairy cake.…