Side Dish

Tabouleh

July 19, 2011
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Tabouleh is the perfect summer salad, refreshing, healthy, and easy to make.  Served cold or room temperature, it is a fine accompaniment to grilled kufte, kabob, and chicken along with some pita and hummus.  Tabouleh is also wonderful on a buffet line up for barbecues.  The green herbaceous flavor along with the lemon juice zip cools you down on a hot […]

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Lahmaçun or Lahmajun

June 11, 2011
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I served Lahmaςun hot from the oven to rave reviews from the boys the other night.  A fantastic appetizer for summer parties, or anytime, Turkish spiced lamb pizza topped with tomatoes is delicious. In Turkey and throughout the Mediterranean countries there are many versions of flat breads, pizza, Laffa, focaccia

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Fava Bean Hummus

May 25, 2011
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Wednesday’s Santa Monica Farmers’ Market had so many treasures on display including huge piles of fresh, puffy, bright green fava beans.  Luckily, McGrath’s Family Farm stand sells fresh shelled fava beans in ½ pound and 1 pound bags. Fava beans or Ava Frescas, or some call them Ful, are a Sephardic and Mediterranean favorite.  

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Grilled Dinner

May 14, 2011
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Isn’t it amazing how much longer the days have become these last few weeks?  I love May; it gives me time to grill the food for dinner, even for Shabbat dinner on Friday nights.  Last week I grilled carne asada and sumac flavored chicken thighs.  To compliment the grilled meats

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Pissaldiere

May 1, 2011
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This is one of my favorite, comfort foods if you wish.  26 years ago when my oldest son was a baby I used to cart him around in his infant seat during the day and attend cooking class at the now defunct Montana Mercantile  store and cooking school in Los Angeles. The cooking school fostered […]

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