energy bites
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Energy Bites. Quick Halva Recipe. Gluten-Free

Energy bites It all starts with tehina, the crushed sesame paste rock star. We all love the wonderful taste of halvah: the great Sephardi dessert classic confection starring Tehina paste and sold all over Israeli and Middle Eastern markets.…
Crepes Recipe. All Fillings. Gluten-Free Friendly
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Crepes Recipe. All Fillings. Gluten-Free Friendly

Crepes 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…
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free Adaptable

Chocolate and peanut butter: A marriage made in cookie heaven! These are so much fun, cracked all over and forming dark ridges on the white-dusted tops: hide them well! Dear Gluten-Free Friends, boy you'll be happy to know these are every…
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…
pasta tomato sauce
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Pasta with Tomato Sauce Recipe. All Variations

Pasta tomato sauce: There’s nothing more delicious than homemade! And so versatile: whatever you might like to throw in will make it only more exciting. It is guaranteed to leave all (repeat: all) its store-bought pasta tomato sauce counterparts…
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Eggplant Roulades Recipe. Stuffed Vegetables Variations.

Eggplant Roulades are a great Sephardi dish. Moroccans are big on eggplant, we just couldn't be without our eggplant. We use it in endless variations, from dips to main course and everything in between. These eggplant roulades are fun and…
avocado cucumber soup
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Cold Avocado Cucumber Soup Recipe

 Avocado cucumber soup: pure seduction! Is chilled and spicy what you are after? OK then, avocado cucumber soup! Nothing to it. Oh, and no cooking whatsoever. Perfect for those days when it is too hot to turn on your oven or to enjoy after…
blueberry cake
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Blueberry Cake with Almond Streusel Recipe

Blueberry cake: You just say the word, and I wax lyrical. Blueberries can do no wrong! All of my friends who used to summer with us in the mountains think of me fondly each time they make this blueberry cake. I can’t remember how many thousands…
coconut poppy seed cake
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Coconut Poppy Seed Cake Recipe. Gluten-Free Adaptation

My coconut poppy seed cake is a winner. I'm just judging by how fast it disappears! Last night, Erev Lag Baomer, I was baking up a storm for my children's Lag Baomer BBQ party, Chabad of Washington Heights. I am always graciously asked,…
carrot salad
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Moroccan Minted Carrot Salad Recipe

Carrot salad with mint and sweet spices! Is so good, so fragrant and so pretty it could almost double as dessert. Not your same old carrot salad, that I can tell you! The magic of Moroccan ingredients: Dates, mint, orange flower water: Yum!…
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Apple Kale Muffins Recipe. All Variations Including Savory

Kale muffins for dessert? Did I just say this? Am I losing it or something? Nonono! Repeat: Kale muffins for dessert! My last (this) tinkering was a triumph! Seriously, think about it: Carrot cake, pumpkin cake, sweet potato cookies, rice…
parsnips
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Parsnips in Moroccan Hot and Sweet Sauce Recipe

Poor parsnips too often serve as crowd actor And then, ultimate indignity, they get discarded, as in chicken soup. Pfffttt, just like that! Not fair! But in this delicious dish, parsnips are IT! You will also love the simplicity of the dish.…