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About a decade ago, I dated someone for a very short time.  Less than a month, in fact.  During that short period, two moments stick out in my mind.  The first is this Hungarian Pasta...

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Vegetarian Lentil Soup

April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

I get asked for my lentil soup often, and for the longest time I could have sworn I had posted the recipe online, but time and time again, I was thinking of split pea soup,...

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Black Forest Coconut Candy

March 3, 2014 | 4 Comments

If you look at my dessert archives you’ll likely realize that I don’t have much of a sweet tooth.  I’d rather enjoy something savory than have a dessert (perhaps that’s why this post was mis-categorized...

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Today’s post comes to you from New York City.  I’m on the East Coast for this year’s Kosher Food and Wine Experience and if it’s anything like last year’s event, it really will be a...

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Red Lentil Dhal Recipe

January 6, 2014 | 11 Comments

There’s something about that Gluten Free Naan bread that I shared last week that I can’t stay away from and lots of naan means lots of curry.  For our third curry night in two weeks,...

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Sweet Potato Curry & Gluten Free Naan Bread

January 2, 2014 | 8 Comments

My mother makes delicious Indian food.  She credits the authenticity with which she  blooms the spices to the Indian neighbor she befriended in the early 80s.  When we were first married, my wife asked my...

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{Giveaway} Mushroom Parsnip Soup

December 3, 2013 | 118 Comments

 If I recall one thing from the kitchen of my childhood, it’s the red bold red Le Creuset dutch oven that graced the table more than anything else.  Whether a perfectly roasted chicken or a heartwarming pot...

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Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Medley

November 18, 2013 | 6 Comments

There’s been a whole lot of Thanksgivukkah in the air.  We are on the verge of eight nights of lights, liberty and latkes and culinary minds of North America have been dreaming of food and...

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Savory Cocktails – The Pickleback

November 14, 2013 | 9 Comments

Photo credit: THOR. On the eve of Chanukah last year, I set upon a mad dash to share eight cocktails with you, one for each night of the holiday.  In preparing for this years convergence of...

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Vegan Quinoa Pizza Casserole with Daiya Cheese

Quinoa Pizza Casserole

November 5, 2013 | 8 Comments

If you’re looking for something as quick and easy as pizza, but don’t want to load up on the carbs or the diary, then this quinoa pizza casserole is something you’re going to love.  It’s...

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Figs stuffed with garlic & My visit to Seattle

October 27, 2013 | 6 Comments

Oh Seattle.  I miss you.  In July, I had the pleasure of returning to Seattle.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting this corner of the world, you should.  It’s peaceful, serene and beautiful...

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Chocolate Mole Sauce

October 7, 2013 | 7 Comments

Our summer was a little busy.  My wife’s quick-trip to LA for a cousins wedding turned into a three week stay as a number of birthday celebrations and milestones fell into place.  While home-alone, I...

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Southern Chickpeas and Grits (Polenta)

Chickpeas and Grits

October 2, 2013 | 33 Comments

I love chickpeas… and I love polenta… so when Kathy Hester asked me to take part in the blog tour for her third new book in as many years, I decided to make a version...

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I have long been a fan of  Jalapeño peppers, and never done much more with them and roast them in some olive oil and garlic.  They are good as a quick and easy extra thing...

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Grilled Avocado Hummus

Grilled Avocado Hummus

July 22, 2013 | 10 Comments

Yup, the latest addition to my hummus obsession is a grilled avocado hummus.  I can’t take full credit for the dish, after all, this month’s Kosher Connection link up theme lead me to this crazy awesome flavor...

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Naan Pizza with Zaatar and Eggplant

June 25, 2013 | 10 Comments

There has been a lot going on at This American Bite recently – you’ll noticed the new look of the site. I love it… and I am pleased with the new design, but this was a...

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