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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.…
lettuce chickpea salad
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Moroccan Lettuce Chickpea Salad Recipe

Lettuce Chickpea Salad is one of my favorites It is overlaid with Moroccan flavors, bright and fragrant. To all of you out there always asking how we turn a same old, same old salad into an exciting Sephardi main course: You can take lettuce…
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…
tilapia fillets
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Tilapia Fillets with Tomatoes Lemon Sauce Recipe. All Variations

I love tilapia fillets: versatile, widely available and inexpensive. I always use the large tilapia fillets,  (7 to 9 ounces): they never let me down or go to pieces on me during the cooking process, and they are much more presentable than…
Lemon Coconut Mousse
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Lemon Coconut Mousse. Pie Variation

Lemon Coconut Mousse: Another treat born of good flavor matchmaking! You just need to be a lemon lover, and a coconut lover. Sounds good to me! Lemon Coconut Mousse is gluten-free too boot! In my catering days I have used unflavored kosher…
coffee cake
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Almond Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

This coffee cake could be breakfast tomorrow! Lemon, cinnamon and almonds: Outrageous match! This coffee cake is a wonderful brunch choice, as it has the look and texture of a yeasted pastry, thanks to the yogurt. And it has a fun cinnamon swirl…
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Moroccan Chraimi Fish Recipe. Fishballs Variation

My Chraimi is excerpted from my latest cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen. Israelis affectionately call this dish chraimi, insisting that’s what Moroccans call it. (Hello! Never heard of the word Chraimi in Morocco! Something probably…
preserved lemons
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Moroccan Preserved Lemons Recipe

Preserved lemons are a must in our Moroccan Cuisine The store-bought variety doesn’t even begin to compare with its homemade counterpart. Preserved lemons take minutes to prepare and two weeks to "incubate" totally unassisted. And the…
Almond Macarons with Chocolate Coffee Filling Recipe. All Variations
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Almond Macarons Recipe. All Variations

Much ado about Macarons! You will never think of macarons as institutional fare after you taste these elegant and easy treats, close cousins of the amaretto cookies, and distinct from the often institutional coconut-based macaroons. Gluten-free…
lemon curd
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Lemon Curd Recipe. Lemon Bars Recipe

Lemon curd is pure lemon seduction: Once you have lemon curd, lemon bars are a little step away! I love to make these, not only because they are outrageous, but also because they are so low maintenance. Lemon non-lovers need not apply! but…
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Almond Semolina Cake Recipe. With Gluten-Free Variation

Almond Semolina Cake is a delightful Sephardi/Moroccan dessert classic made from semolina and almonds, and soaked in a lemon syrup. This improbable ingredient combination results in an incredibly moist and fragrant cake. Olive oil in Cake?…