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Since I shared my Lamb Wellington in January, I have been thinking of the perfect way to use this KOL Foods Kishke and although I came up with the idea of making kishke-croutons a while...

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The Jewish festival of Shavuot (festival of weeks) comes around seven weeks after passover.  In Israel, I always felt like this one-day holiday was lost in the blink of an eye and in the US the two-day...

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For years, I didn’t eat lettuce.  Nor would I touch cinnamon or cilantro.  I still don’t eat bananas, yet all of these flavors are on our three year old’s top ten list.  We can hardly...

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Chili Con Carne (Photo: CC Flickr Cyclone Bill)

[Recipe Redo] Chili Con Carne

May 2, 2013 | 11 Comments

In making chili con carne this week, I took a look at the recipe I posted when I was just three months into writing This American Bite. I read the recipe and I realized how...

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Papaya and Red Onion Relish

April 29, 2013 | 11 Comments

We all have those “what’s for dinner?” nights when we open the almost-bare fridge, make a mental note to do groceries after work the next day.  On closing the door, we still have no idea...

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How to Make Homemade Preserved Lemons

April 25, 2013 | 16 Comments

There are dozens of recipes in the book Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi that I want to make.  Each and every page of that book inspires me to get cooking and the photography in...

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Hummus Salad

Deconstructed Hummus Salad

March 4, 2013 | 16 Comments

Sometimes you want something quick and easy, a short cut that will get you most of the way there.  Last night, in the midst of my hummus prep, I ran out of steam and with my...

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Thirteen years ago, Malcolm Gladwell’s popular science book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference  hit the shelves.  I first heard of the book when I was new to life in...

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Purple Pickled Eggs

Home Pickled Eggs

February 4, 2013 | 41 Comments

When I was first introduced to pickled eggs at the home of The Sephardic Table, I think I was perplexed.  Forgetting for a moment that pickling preserves as well as, if not better than, refrigeration, I hesitantly tried one...

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Falafel Recipe

January 31, 2013 | 12 Comments

If you’ve spent any time in Israel, you’ll have an opinion on where to get the best falafel in the county.  In Jerusalem alone I had a favorite falafel vendor in four different neighborhoods, all...

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About a month ago, Jamie Geller, Author of the Quick & Kosher series and a fellow Kosher Connection member, shared her photos and thoughts as she went about an average day in Jerusalem.  She shopped the shuk (outdoor...

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When I think of the local kosher deli, my mind wonders to the world of black and white photography where I find an elderly couple, so deep in love and wise from their years together,...

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Maple, Balsamic & Lemon Brussels Sprouts

December 19, 2012 | 25 Comments

Although the first written reference of brussels sprouts is found in 16th Century Roman literature, it’s thought that these mini-cabbage-like veggies were first grown in the 13th Century in a country that is now Belgium....

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When Chef Michael Symon featured Farmer's Ground Polenta on "Symon's Suppers" a few weeks back, I knew I had to make polenta from scratch.  In the show, Symon buys the freshly ground corn meal from...

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Sweet Potato Latkes

Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Latkes

December 12, 2012 | 7 Comments

Food is incredibly influential.  At the best of times, cuisine can unite families, communities and even nations, keeping memories and traditions alive for hundreds of years.  At other times, the things we do (or don’t)...

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Onion Bhajis and Cilantro Chutney

December 1, 2012 | 16 Comments

Chanukah is around the corner. Eight oily nights of fried latkes and donuts are plentiful, waiting to tempt the healthiest of eaters. If you’re looking for a low-carb alternative to these fatty delights, check out...

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