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Moroccan Shortbread Cookies (Ghriba) All Variations

Ghriba is the delightful Moroccan Shortbread Cookie we grew up. Vegan without even trying! Ghriba is beyond simple to prepare, in fact I've always had a no-fail mnemonic formula for the ridiculously simple ingredients: 4-1-1. Respectively: 4=flour,…
fillo pastries
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Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe

Fillo pastries They are a staple in our Moroccan Pastry repertoire. There is no Moroccan Dessert display without fillo pastries, first cousins of  Baklava. Although I am showcasing the glorious almond in the filling of these Fillo Pastries,…
almond cookies
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Moroccan Almond Cookies Recipe. Ghriba. Vegan.

Almond Cookies are a  great Moroccan favorite, called ghriba. Traditionally we make them round and top them with a little cinnamon. I am including the Traditional Basic Ghriba recipe here as well, so this Moroccan Almond Cookies variation,…
nut truffles
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Moroccan Spicy Nut Truffles Recipe

My Moroccan Nut Truffles are for nut lovers only: Sort of like the famous Pfeffernusse, Sephardi style.  Moroccan to be exact. Their trademark scent is cloves, lots of it. My nut truffles are perfect for Passover too, and gluten-free without…
sweet vermicelli
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Moroccan Sweet Vermicelli Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Moroccan Sweet Vermicelli is comfort food at its best and easiest. And healthiest: In Morocco we grew up on this kind of dessert my mother, an ingenious cook if I ever met one, used to whip  up at the drop of a hat, for children big and small.…
date power bars
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Date Power Bars Recipe

Date Power Bars. Homemade Have you ever taken the time to read the ingredient list in most commercial brands of power bars? I am sorry to have to say this: Commercial power bars are not the healthy snacks they are cracked up to be. By…
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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?…
biscotti
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Biscotti Recipe. Gluten-Free and All Variations.

Biscotti! YES!!! If there was only one cookie recipe left for me to make, biscotti would be it, hands down! And not only because it is so simple and delicious but because it is so versatile. From the basic dough, you can go in so many exciting…