swiss chard pasta
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Swiss Chard Pasta Recipe. Variations

Swiss Chard Pasta We make a lot of noise about kale, and rightly so. Kale is indeed good and good for you. But Swiss chard is what we grew up with. Don't get me wrong: I love kale and use it every chance I get. I just wish we would give Swiss…
Cheese Beer Sauce
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Fettuccini in Cheese Beer Sauce Recipe

Cheese Beer Sauce: I am playing on riffs on the perennial classic: My own take here is like an Alfredo Sauce on steroids. You say cream and milk, I say stout! I got inspired by a rustic and funky cheese dip we used to feast on in our lean student…
pasta bolognese
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Pasta Bolognese Recipe. Cabbage Noodles Variation

Pasta Bolognese: The lazy-but-health-minded cook's gastronomic dream actualized. Deconstructed Pasta and Meatballs. To parody Mark Twain, Pasta Bolognese and Sloppy Joe are nothing but spaghetti and meatballs with a college education. You…
Fresh seaweed
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Fresh Seaweed Noodles Sashimi Salad Recipe

Fresh Seaweed It is getting increasingly available. You will be as pleased as I am to see that , in many supermarkets and in sushi restaurants, fresh seaweed turns up more often. It is true I haven't seen fresh seaweed in any  form other…
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Spinach Lasagna Recipe. Gluten-Free and all 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…
pesto
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Pasta with Pesto Sauce Recipe. All Variations

Pesto The great classic wears many exciting hats. It is traditionally based on most often based on basil, olive oil, and toasted walnuts. But we have seen it recast with a different herb or nut, and tasting just as delicious and interesting.…
cauliflower pasta
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Roasted Cauliflower Pasta. Gluten-Free Friendly

Cauliflower pasta: Yum! You will love the robust flavor of  cauliflower, and the roasting intensifies the flavors even further.  I use frozen cauliflower, as it is already cut, cleaned, and every bit as delicious and nutritious as fresh…
pasta wild mushrooms
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Pasta Wild Mushrooms Recipe

Pasta wild mushrooms is magic. Once you include wild mushrooms in pasta or any dish, you are just about all set! Guys, here's all I do in this pasta wild mushrooms. And this is really all it takes. On second thought, I want to discuss the…
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…
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.…
yerushalmi kugel
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Yerushalmi Kugel Recipe

Yerushalmi Kugel is a great Jewish favorite It is also a real showcase in Israeli synagogues at Kiddush time: I have seen two burly men flip an enormous pot of Yerushalmi Kugel onto a gigantic counter, then slice it across its whole diameter…
Fava Bean Soup (Bessara) Recipe. Iced Variation
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Fava Bean Soup (Bessara) Recipe. Iced Variation

Fava Bean Soup This is a funky and much beloved Moroccan classic, called Bessara. Fava Bean Soup soup costs pennies It also takes no time to make, but it tastes like a million bucks, much more seductive than the sum of its modest parts.…