no knead challah
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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…
swiss chard salad
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Moroccan Carrot Swiss Chard Salad Recipe

Swiss Chard Salad is cooked and spicy! The added carrots are a wonderful match, and make the salad so colorful! See why we eat our veggies in Morocco? That it is super healthy goes without saying. The salad will keep well a couple of days…
salmon tajine
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Salmon Tajine in Mustard Caper Sauce Recipe.

Salmon Tajine in Mustard Caper Sauce is one of my favorite salmon dishes: It is so simple, so zippy and so delicious. We Sephardis are suckers for Mustard-Caper-Lemon Trinity. Here is just about all you need to know when you make salmon…
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Chicken Tajine with Haricots Verts. Beef Variation

Moroccan Chicken Tajine with Haricots Verts: The demure string bean gets elevated to star status in our Moroccan way of cooking. Side dish? Never heard of it! All aboard in a tajine! Is it any wonder we Sephardis and all Moroccans love our…
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Babaghanoush Recipe

Eggplant lovers,  you'll be happy! We all know Babaghanoush is a huge favorite, with Sephardi expats and beyond. (We Moroccans eat semi-industrial amounts of eggplant!) But somehow not all babaghanoush recipes are created equal. I suspect…
beef tongue
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Beef Tongue Tajine with Swiss Chard Recipe

Beef Tongue: Thank G-d for an appreciative crowd who welcomes tongue! And I do have just such a crowd, right in my backyard. Growing up, tongue was a great treat. I only make it three or four times a year, like this past week for a large…
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.…
Swiss Chard Mustard Greens Chicken Lamb Tajine Recipe
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Swiss Chard Mustard Greens Chicken Lamb Tajine Recipe

Swiss Chard Mustard Greens Chicken Lamb Tajine Recipe: When I went food shopping this week, I saw gigantic and gorgeous bunches of Swiss Chard and Mustard Greens. That decided my main course right there and then: A Tajine! Don't just talk about…
lettuce chickpea salad
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Moroccan Lettuce Chickpea Salad Recipe

Lettuce Chickpea Salad is one of my favorites It is overlaid with Moroccan flavors, bright and fragrant. To all of you out there always asking how we turn a same old, same old salad into an exciting Sephardi main course: You can take lettuce…
potato tajine
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Moroccan Potato Tajine Recipe. All Variations

Potato Tajine is Sephardi food at its simplest and most fragrant. Straight from the Moroccan kitchen of my childhood. Potato Tajine is ridiculously simple: Easy ingredients, easy maintenance. I have included several variations of this potato…
Matbukha
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Moroccan Matbukha Recipe. Gluten-Free

Matbukha is one of our Moroccan favorite dishes. It is a sort of comfort food for expats and honorary Sephardis alike: See how they mop those tomato chunks with their bread! I just cannot tell you how ubiquitous it is at our Moroccan tables.…