roasted garlic
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Pasta with Roasted Garlic Dill Sauce Recipe

Roasted Garlic lovers: We are talking about you! Delicious, and a snap to make! You could easily make this dish gluten-free: Rice or buckwheat noodles will taste just as delicious: that's what I use, and not only because I like to limit my…
marble cake
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Marble Cake Chocolate Jasmine Recipe

This marble cake is the ultimate! If you haven't made a chocolate-jasmine match yet, it's long overdue! Check out my Roast Turkey Chocolate Jasmine Sauce Submit to the seduction of chocolate and jasmine! Jasmine tea is easy to find and adds…
chicken mole
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Chicken Mole Sauce Recipe

Chicken Mole Sauce! Ole Mole! I can’t tell you how many times I have knocked my guests’ socks off with my chicken mole. Mole (pronounced Mow-Lay) sauce signals the presence of chocolate in the dish. Improbable ingredient combo, simple…
carrot cake
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Carrot Cake: Our Award Winning Recipe

Carrot Cake: Our award winning Recipe: Me, my sister Lea and my husband Maurice.  Circa 1979, selling our famous carrot cake at a Central Park Fair. We sliced until we dropped. Our Post-Woodstock Pre-Chassidic days. You like? I remember cutting…
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Tuna Burgers Recipe. All garnishes

The star of yesterday's shabbos lunch was these delicious tuna burgers, which I served with my famous Apricot Chutney. What I love about tuna burgers is, you can eat them at any temperature, without running the risk of having some congealed…
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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe

You must try my Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread. I love the idea of quickbreads, whipped up at the drop of a hat, ready for guests and us on short notice, no kneading and no rising time. The added bonus is that they are only moderately sweet,…
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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…
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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…
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Quinoa with Fried Onions and Chestnuts Recipe

Quinoa with Fried Onions and Chestnuts Recipe I love quinoa, on Passover and year-round. A staple in South America, it's a nutritional powerhouse, and delicious too, and so versatile! Quinoa comes in white, red and black, as I did here, so…
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Baked Salmon in Basil Tomato Sauce Recipe

This baked salmon is one of the best salmon dishes you will ever taste. Two simple secrets to perfect baked salmon: The first is hardly a secret by now, but I can’t emphasize it enough: do not cook a second longer than instructed. The second:…
grape leaves
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Herb-Roasted Trout in Grape Leaves Recipe

Herb-Roasted Trout in Grape Leaves Grape leaves are delightful, not only for stuffing but for wrapping fish or chicken, leaving you with a moist and fragrant dish. This dish is overlaid with my favorite Moroccan flavors. I love to serve this…
coconut meringues
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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Meringues Recipe

Coconut Meringues: Chocolate-dipped! This is serious delicious trouble! Kids, please: Don't let's get into a turf war with the distinguished and wonderful French Macarons, or with the somewhat less distinguished and ubiquitous canned Passover…