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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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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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Baked Kibbeh Recipe: Nice and Easy

Kibbeh is a bulgur meat pie. It is a great Middle Eastern favorite that has been adopted around the world.  Traditionally, the little torpedo-shaped kibbeh are balls of dough marked with a finger-shaped indentation, filled and tightly pinched…
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Tomato Eggplant Lamb Curry Recipe. Gluten-Free

This lamb curry, like all lamb dishes, might well be my weakness. Lamb and Eggplant: A love story. The addition of tomatoes and eggplant in lamb curry is seriously spectacular. The best part is, this lamb curry dish is so simple. Once you…
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Artichoke Tajine with Fennel, Olive and Tomatoes Recipe

Artichoke Tajine is wonderful, and not only in summer You can indeed make it year-round, as frozen artichoke bottoms or hearts are easy to find anytime. Artichokes: A great Sephardi favorite We grew up in Morocco eating them in every shape…
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Moroccan Beef-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Orange Sauce

This Moroccan favorite is a wonderful way to cook Chicken Breasts. Cooking the chicken Breasts on a stovetop makes them ideally moist and tender. These chicken breasts are elegant enough even for a very festive occasion. This is a perfect…
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Baklava Recipe

Although Baklava likely originated in Greece or Turkey, all Mediterranean cultures have adopted it and tweaked it to their own tastes. Baklava is a Mediterranean confection that sounds really decadent, loaded as it is with honey and nuts. The…
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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,…
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Crockpot Turkey and Wild Rice Cholent Recipe

Crockpot turkey is the best For this fabulous and incredibly easy dish, I gamely share the credit with two brands that devote their expertize to wrapping food in bags. I will explain, keep reading. Crockpot turkey lends itself perfectly…
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Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe

These fabulous fillo pastries 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…
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Large Batch Spelt No Knead Challah Recipe. All Variations

No knead Challah I have been endlessly tinkering with. Ever since I had the good fortune of coming across Zoe François and Dr Jeff Hertzberg's latest beautiful book, The New Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day, I have been baking bread more…
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Moroccan Potato Pie (Amhammar) Recipe. Chicken Variation

Moroccan Potato Pie: A great favorite in our Moroccan cuisine. This rustic dish (Amhammar) is a good example of how we make something rich (eggs) or starchy (potatoes) go a long way. Do not be alarmed by the number of eggs used: When you…