chinese cookies
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Chinese Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Chinese Cookies could be made right at home? Who knew that? And who knows why they are called Chinese cookies, for that matter? I don’t think the Chinese have ever even heard of them. It’s a little like French kiss or French laundry or…
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…
plum tart
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Plum Tart Recipe. Apple Tart Variation

For this beautiful plum tart, I have my mother to thank. She provided the inspiration. Another wonderful thing is, my plum tart wears another hat: its close cousin, Apple tart: one and the same recipe. When it comes to baking (and cooking)…
asparagus soup
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Asparagus Soup Recipe. Hot or Cold

My asparagus soup has a lot going for it! My choice of vegetables guarantee me a wonderful soup: Asparagus, zucchini, celery root, leeks, tarragon: How can you miss? Making stock for soup? Never heard of it. Celery root gives the soup not…
Japanese pickles
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Japanese Pickles Recipe. KimChi and All Variations

Japanese pickles are a snap to make. Pickles and KimChi recipe, and much much more, are in my New Cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen. We grew up eating pickles and all fermented foods: Not just what we in the US call pickles, but all…
risotto
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Risotto Recipe. Arborio and all Variations

Risotto is our high-maintenance kitchen friend: It demands constant attention because the liquids is added in stages. The good news, though, risotto is very versatile and can easily make a complete meal; besides, the cooking doesn’t take…
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Anise and Sesame Galettes Recipe

Galettes: My sister Lea's are the best Even my mother agrees! And that is saying a lot. Galettes are a staple at my house in Morocco, and still are at my mother's house, where all children clamor for them, calling them Maman Biscuit (they…
ratatouille
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Ratatouille Recipe. French Style, and Moroccan Style

Ratatouille is not just the delightful movie! I don't think Julia Child would object to a little tweaking of the French Classic Ratatouille, taken in a Moroccan direction. Besides, all things Eggplant are a huge favorite in North African and…
baked beans
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Beer Baked Beans Recipe

Baked beans are a huge crowd pleaser! They get invited, with our buddies, to just about every barbecue and ball game. When my son Yakov was a little schoolboy, he would always gush about Eagle Day Camp baked beans. You must get the camp's…
cole slaw
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Cole Slaw Recipe the Easy and Healthy Way

I adore cole slaw. I have long since stopped apologizing for my plebeian tastes. I love to make it for large parties too. It doesn't hurt that it keeps perfectly for a good few days. You will see that my cole slaw is much leaner than the…
corn salad
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Fresh Dill Corn Salad Recipe

Fresh corn salad is an almost-constant staple at my table Especially in the summer when the corn is so sweet and tender I use it raw. It works perfectly as a salad and as a side dish. It looks like red, yellow and green confetti and is…
fish kale stew
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Fish Kale Stew Recipe

Fish kale stew with kabocha and seaweed: It doesn’t get healthier than this!  Just look at the great lineup of flavors! My fish kale stew goes a long way towards illustrating my philosophy of food in nutrition in full: Start out with serious…