pan bagnat
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Provençal Pan Bagnat Recipe

Pan Bagnat was the frequent lunch of my lean student years. It literally means "wet bread". A provençale street food, it is prepared using crusty bread, and soaking both sides of the bread with olive oil and vinegar, then layering the sandwich…
choucroute
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French Choucroute Garnie Recipe.

Choucroute is the national Alsatian dish It straddles French and German Cuisine frontiers, and merges them beautifully. Choucroute is the French etymological take on Sauerkraut. Called Choucroute Garnie (garnished), because it always comes…
tomato fennel salmon
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Tomato Fennel Salmon Recipe. Pasta Variation

My Fennel Salmon was a huge hit! It was born of my perennial attempts to make my fans fall in love with fennel.Why is Fennel so hard to love this side of the Pond? We are making some inroads, I'm glad to report! I figured, I will camouflage…
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Quick Pho Recipe. Gluten-Free

Pho is a popular Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, vegetables and meat. Pho has traveled beautifully, and has become a complete meal comfort food in many homes and restaurants around the world. It usually uses as…
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Flax Oat Gluten-Free Banana Bread

My newborn gluten-free banana bread just hit a home run! Perfect for breakfast, as it is minimally and naturally sweetened: it relies on the natural sweetness of the bananas. I have just developed the recipe a few hours ago, and couldn't…
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Vegetable Chicken Tajine Recipe

This Vegetable Chicken Tajine stars two humble roots: Carrots and Turnips When combined, carrots and turnips make a wonderful pairing, the robust turnip playing off the carrot's natural sweetness. This contrast is further underscored by the…
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Vegan Black Bean Burgers Recipe

My Black Bean Burgers are Vegan AND Gluten-Free! If you are carb-conscious, you'll be happy to know my BBB are so satisfying, nourishing and filling you will enjoy them even sans bun, so as not to pile on too many carbs at one seating. I…
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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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Crockpot Boneless Lamb Roast Tajine Recipe

Lamb roast is the stuff of dreams to me, and to my Moroccan landsmen. There are no holiday meals without a lamb dish: Lamb chops, lamb shanks or boneless shoulder lamb roast. Forgive this Moroccan a passing vanity: We Sephardis/Moroccans…
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Potato Salad Recipe. Main Course Variations

A Potato Salad Recipe? Seriously, what's the big deal about potato salad, and why even dignify such a mundane dish with a formal recipe? Why can't we just, ummm, dice some potatoes, slather them with mayo, throw in some seasonings and chopped…
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Pasta Bolognese Recipe. Sephardi Variations

Pasta Bolognese is the lazy-but-health-minded cook's gastronomic dream actualized. Deconstructed Pasta and Meatballs. To parody Mark Twain, Pasta Bolognese is nothing but Sloppy Joe with a college education. You might just enjoy the dish more…