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Moroccan Quinoa Salad with Mint and Raisins Recipe

There are dozen ways to make a wonderful Quinoa Salad, all exciting and all healthy and delicious, and all gluten-free. Quinoa is the grain I use most often in salads, even in Tabouleh I am going with a decidedly Sephardi Quinoa Salad, with…
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Mock Crab Kale Salad Recipe

In my Mock Crab Kale Salad, mock crab and kale complement each other and make a fabulous match. Crab Kale Salad is equally at home as a first course and a main course. I love to make salads with kale, as kale leaves are hearty and sturdy and…
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Sea Bass in Sake Broth and Vegetables Recipe

The bad news is, sea bass is an expensive treat, but the good news is there is very little you need to do. Sea bass is the best. My dish here is Asian culinary minimalism at its best. The light cooking broth is incredibly flavorful and…
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Indian Pancakes Recipe. Vegan-Friendly

Indian Pancakes turn a traditional comfort food into an exotic and delicious meal with just a few simple tweaks. They are a snap to make and lots of fun to eat, and quite versatile. They are not just a part of my Chanukkah Latkas/Fritters Repertoire;…
vegan hollandaise sauce
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Vegan Hollandaise Sauce Recipe. Vegan Eggs Benedict

Vegan Hollandaise Sauce is the Holy Grail: It feels like a delicious blast from the past for all diners who cannot enjoy dairy products, or can't any more, as well as those trying to restrict their egg intake. Gluten-Free to boot, without…
sweet potato
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Moroccan Sweet Potato Tajine Recipe

Sweet potato lovers, we are talking about you! This Tajine is a wonderful way to expand on your sweet potato repertoire. We don't often think of contrasting sweet potatoes with bold assertive ingredients: Olives, preserved lemon and cilantro:…
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Spinach Lasagna Recipe. Gluten-Free, Low Carb and all Other Variations

Lasagna is a real chore to me, sorry. Dear reader, please don't ask me why until recently I found the preparation of lasagna so daunting. I do love lasagna flavors, and I do appreciate it as a great treat. I can whip up a couscous or a Bourguignon…
chickpea tajine
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Chickpea Tajine Dates and Swiss Chard Recipe

My Chickpea Tajine is chock-full of delicious stuff: Dates, Swiss chard, almonds. Does this sound fabulous and nutritious or what? I just spotted fresh dates! I grin nostalgically at this unusual New York site, as if I had run into a long-lost…
bean soup
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Bean Soup Moroccan Style Recipe

Moroccan Bean Soup: Another delicious all-vegetarian and inexpensive Moroccan soups. 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 aside…
energy bites
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Energy Bites. Quick Halva Recipe. Gluten-Free

Energy bites and Quick Halva: We all love the wonderful taste of halvah, that great Sephardi dessert classic confection starring Tehina paste and sold all over Israeli and Middle Eastern markets. But hardly ever get near it because of the prohibitive…
Crepes Recipe. All Fillings. Gluten-Free Friendly
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Crepes Recipe. All Fillings. Gluten-Free Friendly

You say Pancakes, I say Crepes! One bite and you'll understand why these French gems are so popular with children big and small! How will we ever know how wonderful crêpes can be if all we’ve been doing so far is opening a commercial…