nut truffles
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Moroccan Spicy Nut Truffles Recipe

Nut Truffles They are for nut lovers only. All others need not apply. Sort of like the famous Pfeffernusse, only Sephardi style. Moroccan, to be exact. They make a perfect gift too. Move over chocolate, and enjoy your day off: you’re…
Spicy meatballs
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Moroccan Spicy Meatballs Tajine Recipe

Spicy Meatballs Meatballs are our Sephardi answer to hamburgers. You didn’t think we would let ourselves get outdone, did you? In this dish, chicken livers, chicken breasts and lamb get equal time; the finished dish is above and beyond…
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Moroccan Chraimi Fish Recipe. Fishballs Variation

My Chraimi is excerpted from my latest cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen. Israelis affectionately call this dish chraimi, insisting that’s what Moroccans call it. (Hello! Never heard of the word Chraimi in Morocco! Something probably…
Lamb soup
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Moroccan Spinach Lamb Soup Recipe

Lamb Soup is overlaid with Moroccan flavors. Mine smells as heavenly as it tastes. We know our lamb! For many years, my classroom was in Lincoln Square Synagogue. The teacher himself later told me that he found teaching exquisite torture…
Vegetarian burgers
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Vegetarian Burgers and Latkas Recipes. All Variations

Vegetarian Burgers and Latkas: Wonderful not just on Chanukkah, but year-round. To me, latkas and burgers are interchangeable. Just as you can make latkas with virtually any vegetable (and fruit), so can you make burgers with any vegetable…
pastilla
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Pastilla Recipe. Working with Fillo

Pastilla has been voted one of the world’s great dishes. It takes just one delightful bite to understand why. Pastilla epitomizes Moroccan cuisine, spicy and sweet, delicate and intriguing. Pastilla is more labored than the dishes I usually…
borekas
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Spinach Borekas Recipe. Filling Variations

Borekas are the perfect occasional treat: Ethereally light and crunchy, and so easy to make. Borekas are a great Israeli Favorite They are sold as street foods practically as often as they are served in restaurants. There are no fillings…
pomegranate sauce
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Salmon with Pomegranate Sauce Recipe

Pomegranate sauce works beautifully with salmon Sweet-and-sour combinations are a great Sephardi favorite. The onions caramelize play off the vinegar. Another quick and delicious dish, just the way I like it—one pan, one step. I hope…
brussels sprouts
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Brussels Sprouts Tomato Sauce Recipe. Pasta Adaptation

Brussels sprouts, zucchini and tomatoes: Mediterranean flavors at their best! Brussels Sprouts dishes are a frequent Passover and year-round treat at my table. I find Brussels sprouts somewhat underrated and underused in our country. They…
dried fruit couscous
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Vegetarian Couscous Recipe. Meat and Poultry Variations.

Vegetarian Couscous is wonderful and fun And Couscous is the rock star of Moroccan cuisine. You can make couscous with many exciting vegetable combinations. Here are just two other combos for you, all delicious: Summer vegetable couscous This…
Yemenite soup
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Meat Yemenite Soup Recipe.

Yemenite Soup is a meal onto itself. It is also a wonderful comfort food. Vegetables, meat, spices, it's all there.  All you need with Yemenite Soup to round out the meal is some good bread and salad. All of you avoiding red meat, use a…
steel-cut oats
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Moroccan Steel-Cut Oats Soup (Lahshou) Recipe

Steel-cut oats: I couldn't live without them! Is it any wonder I adore Moroccan Food, my first and most enduring culinary love? Who would believe something like this steel-cut oats soup made with water, some grain and spices can turn up such…