rice biryani
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Vegetable Rice Biryani Recipe

Rice Biryani is a great and complete vegetarian main course. Rice Biryani is so fragrant, with all the deliciously aromatic ingredients that go in. And fun too! Although Rice Biryani needs no help from meat or poultry to be delicious, don't…
ricotta almond pie
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Ricotta Almond Pie Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Ricotta Almond Pie is a nice departure from the traditional all-American Cheesecake! It's light and ethereal, with a wonderful almond crust and scented with lemon peel. I just made Ricotta Almond Pie for a fundraiser demo and watched it disappear…
pots de creme
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Chocolate Oats Pots de Creme Recipe. Apple Variation

Pots de creme are a wonderful and super healthy comfort food It takes minutes to whip up, and costs pennies. The dessert of my lean years, when I learned all about Quick and Healthy Cooking Long before the whole-grain fashion began (I am…
mushroom leek quiche
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Leek Mushroom Quiche Recipe

My Mushroom quiche is just as I remember it from my lean student years, and one of my favorite French dishes. Back then, Mushroom quiche was one of the great treats we splurged on. Mushroom quiche, like all quiches, are a rich indulgence,…
pasta swiss chard
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Vegan Pasta with Swiss Chard and Shitaki Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

I love to use soba noodles for this Vegan pasta with Swiss chard and Shitaki. My powerhouse pasta main course! Soba noodles are delightful, low in gluten and high in flavor. They pack in lots of flavor and nutrition, are delicious and a snap…
Minted Tabouleh Recipe. Passover-Friendly
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Minted Tabouleh Recipe. Passover-Friendly

Fresh Minted Tabouleh is far superior than store bought alternatives! I have included here a gluten-free adaptation, perfect for Passover as well.  I am giving you instructions for regular tabouleh as well: In this case no cooking necessary…
endives walnut salad
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Endives, Pear, Avocado and Walnut Salad Recipe

Endives are wonderful in this salad. The dish is very easily adapted for  Passover, and is equally at home as a salad or a side dish with grilled fish or chicken. We all notice walnut oil, which is an expensive treat year-round, is plentiful…
Eggplant Salad Japanese Style Recipe
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Eggplant Salad Japanese Style Recipe

Eggplant salad is rich with asian flavors and aromas. If you've never used Japanese eggplants, I implore you to give them a try. They are smaller, softer, and sweeter than the ones used in Italian cuisine. This eggplant salad is equally at…
Heirloom Tomato, Basil and Haricots Verts Salad Recipe
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Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil and Haricots Verts Salad Recipe

Heirloom Tomatoes Mmm.... Expensive, that they are! But one juicy bite of these magnificent and whimsically-shaped and -colored gems will explain why. An Glorious Occasional Treat! Splurge on gorgeous heirloom tomatoes: slice 'em, drizzle…
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Zucchini and Fennel Soup Recipe

Fennel Soup is pure seduction. Many Americans have yet to get turned on to fennel. Any chance I get to sneak in those veggies that are somewhat neglected in America, and beloved beyond, I am there: So for today, that will be Fennel! Fennel…
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,…
Vegan chocolate mousse
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Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe. Gluten-Free

Chocolate Mousse The little black dress of the dessert repertoire, ready in no time and always makes you look your best! Ridiculously simple and incredibly delicious: I whip up this Vegan Chocolate Mousse in minutes. Who would believe my…