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Truffle Oil: The Dark Side of Labeling

This bottle of "Truffle Oil" was part of a gorgeous Mishloach Manot/birthday present basket I received from my daughter Bella. Reading the ingredient list created an uproar among my guests. Not a single drop of truffle oil. Intrigued, I looked…

Recipes

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Herb-Roasted Trout in Grape Leaves Recipe

Herb-Roasted Trout in Grape Leaves Grape leaves are delightful, not only for stuffing but for wrapping fish or chicken, leaving you with a moist and fragrant dish. This dish is overlaid with my favorite Moroccan flavors. I love to serve this…
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Brisket in Bourbon Sauce Recipe

My brisket in bourbon sauce is another winner (scroll down for my original brisket). Another brisket of mine with wacky ingredients that comes out to die for! Just ask all the guests that were at my Seder Demo last night: They were falling like…
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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Meringues Recipe

Coconut Meringues: Chocolate-dipped! This is serious delicious trouble! Kids, please: Don't let's get into a turf war with the distinguished and wonderful French Macarons, or with the somewhat less distinguished and ubiquitous canned Passover…
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Artichokes and Carrots in Lemon Sauce Recipe

Artichokes are a Sephardi favorite. In Morocco they are a staple, and I remember a variety I haven’t seen anywhere else: tiny, with pointed leaves as sharp as thorns, which we used to eat by the dozen at the end of a meal as dessert, much…
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Raita Recipe with Mint and Cucumber

Raita is a cool and delicious way to put out fires in curries, But It is delicious even on its own Mint, cucumber, yogurt: What could be more fun and more yum than this flavor lineup? And you will love the chunky texture. No problem making…
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Teriyaki Sauce Recipe the Homemade way

Homemade Teriyaki sauce: There is no commercial version that comes close. I live in the vicinity of several Chinese restaurants (who doesn’t?). Every morning I watch the mountain of trash at their back door, and it always includes enormous…
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Apricot Chutney Recipe

  No store-bought apricot chutney comes close to homemade! This is true of all chutneys. Still looking for a fabulous homemade Mishloach Manot treat, one that will last until Passover and beyond? Apricot Chutney! Chutneys, from the…
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Chocolate Sauce Recipe

No commercial chocolate sauce comes anywhere close to this one. So simple to make, and so versatile. Plus: Dairy-free, and all natural. How can you miss? Serve it on cake or ice cream, dip strawberries and orange slices in it as soon as it…

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Seder Feast!

Poached salmon in tomato basil sauce Roasted garlic artichoke soup Brisket in coffee brandy sauce Herbed diced vegetables Quinoa with chestnuts and onions Chocolate dipped coconut meringues Strawberry rhubarb molds
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Moroccan Street Foods

Chick pea soup Shakshuka on white beans Schwarma Carrot Swiss chard salad Toasted vermicelli with olive oil, almonds and honey
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Vegetarian Indian

Corn hot and sour soup Aloo gobi Vegetable pancakes in ghee Jasmine rice Apricot chutney Yogurt raita Mango lassi Carrot nut pudding