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This recipe is loaded with great flavor, the meat is moist and tender and there is lots of gravy.

April 20, 2016
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Oven Braised Barbecue Brisket

With apologies to my mom, Minerva, the only thing I remember about her brisket was that she used Lipton Onion Soup mix as the secret and only ingredient. I tried her recipe years ago and the brisket was kind of tough, flavorless, and didn’t have enough liquid for gravy. When I explored other recipes, the […]

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March 28, 2016
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Chana Masala

When I was growing up, my Mother never made beans. I only ever ate them when we went out for Mexican food (refried beans) or occasionally with hot dogs (canned baked beans loaded with brown sugar). I was used to seeing garbanzo beans and kidney beans at salad bars but I never chose them. There […]

November 16, 2015
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Raita

YIELDS: Approximately 1 Cup Ingredients 3/4 cup full fat Greek yoghurt 1/2 cup chopped, seeded and peeled cucumber 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin Directions 1. Mix all ingredients on medium bowl. 2. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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October 26, 2015
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Cauliflower Fritters with Cumin & Raita

If you’re planning a party of all appetizers and alcohol, you need at least one fried appetizer. Somewhere there is a written rule about this. Alcohol and fried food are a natural combination. But fried food doesn’t have to be greasy or heavy. You need a combination of the right batter, the correct oil and […]

December 1, 2014
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Spinach Salad

This is a great salad to serve as part of a Moroccan Feast or any party where you want a relatively easy but special salad. I served each guest a portion of spinach and then invited them to add Beet Salad, Artichoke Salad or Fennel Salad on top of the spinach. I usually allow a […]

Lamb Tagine with Apricots & Prunes and Moroccan Couscous (Moroccan Feast)

November 24, 2014
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Lamb Tagine with Apricots & Prunes

This is one of those typical Moroccan dishes that combine meat (lamb) with dried fruit. If you’ve never eaten this type of stew, it is far more sophisticated than simply lamb with fruit. The fork tender lamb is cooked in a sauce loaded with spices, and each bite reveals a glorious blend of sweet and […]

Chicken with Preserved Lemons & Olives (Moroccan Feast)

November 21, 2014
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Chicken with Preserved Lemons & Olives

Before I even thought about making a Moroccan feast, I was intrigued with preserved lemons. I made this recipe and asked a few friends to sample it. My newly converted vegan friend waited until everyone had served themselves and then he scraped the sauce off the chicken, piled it on his plate and declared, “This […]

October 24, 2014
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Beet Salad with Oranges and Feta

Before beets were trendy, I always loved them. I used to be in the minority and now my friends have figured it out. This salad is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. The natural sweetness of the beets is complimented by the saltiness of the feta and the slight acidic note […]