Meringues
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Meringues Recipe with All Variations

Meringues are pure nostalgia food to me. They are to me what madeleines are to Proust. We bought them at street corners after school. Seriously! Not so-distant cousins of the beloved French Macarons, meringues are ethereally light and fragrant.…
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Vegetarian Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms Recipe. Fish and Meat Variations

Artichokes: A great Sephardi favorite We grew up in Morocco eating them in every shape and form, even for dessert.  Someone in the food industry, bless him, has done all the pesky job of snapping the leaves off the artichokes, and the even…
grape leaves
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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…
artichokes
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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…
sweet vermicelli
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Moroccan Sweet Vermicelli Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Moroccan Sweet Vermicelli is comfort food at its best and easiest. And healthiest: In Morocco we grew up on this kind of dessert my mother, an ingenious cook if I ever met one, used to whip  up at the drop of a hat, for children big and small.…
semolina soup
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Moroccan Semolina Soup Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

In my native Morocco this semolina soup is often breakfast. Semolina soup takes minutes from beginning to end and costs pennies, and it is so satisfying. I have whipped it up countless times when I needed to round out a meal in a jiffy. You…
date power bars
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Date Power Bars Recipe

Date Power Bars. Homemade Have you ever taken the time to read the ingredient list in most commercial brands of power bars? I am sorry to have to say this: Commercial power bars are not the healthy snacks they are cracked up to be. By…
fishballs
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Moroccan Fishballs in Lemon Sauce Recipe. All Variations

Fishballs Moroccan Style: They are our Moroccan/Sephardi answer to Gefilte Fish, easy, fragrant, zippy and delicious. No problem using this exact fishballs recipe using meat or poultry: Simply substitute ground beef, chicken, turkey, or…
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Lamb and Pine Nut-Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe

These stuffed grape leaves are a real treat, and might cure you of all misguided urges you might have to open a can and find a dozen insipid ready-to-eat grape leaves. Instead, spend a few minutes on the preparation of these fabulous gems, and…
Semolina almond cake
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Semolina Almond Cake Recipe. Gluten-Free Variation

Semolina Almond Cake It is a delightful Sephardi/Moroccan dessert classic made from semolina and almonds, and soaked in a lemon syrup. As rich and dense as a confection. Small servings please. This improbable ingredient combination…
Makrod
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Makrod: Semolina Date Pastry Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Makrod is a great North African Dessert Classic. It showcases some of my absolute flavors: semolina, dates and honey. I have always rather neglected this wonderful treat because the traditional preparation requires frying, my nemesis. Frankly,…
Lamb Shanks with Artichokes and Mushrooms Recipe
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Lamb Shanks Tajine with Mushrooms and Artichokes Recipes

Lamb shanks are one of the most ideal cuts of the lamb: Lean, tender, low maintenance, and best of all, very well priced! And I love their rustic, unpretentious look making your homemade dish look....homemade. The bones in the lamb shanks contribute…