Side Dish

Brown Rice Mejedra

November 30, 2011
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Mejedra, Majadra, or even Enjadra are various spellings for a Middle Eastern, Sephardic comfort food. Warm and earthy, the slightly sweet and toasty flavor of well done caramelized onions with rice containing lentils is very satisfying.  It is often eaten plain, as a side dish, or sometimes with yogurt for a quick lunch. 

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Roasted Fall Root Vegetables

October 26, 2011
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Fall harvest colors of fiery orange, garnet, pale silver green, and creamy yellow tossed together with shiny jewel like grapes and velvety bits of fresh sage make a dish perfect for the season.  A combination of slightly sweet root vegetables roasted to caramel perfection is delicious served with a garlicky drizzle of balsamic syrup.

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Ahi Tuna Roll

October 4, 2011
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Planning menus for dinner parties in the Sukkah has already begun.  On Sunday we put up the metal tubing frame that we re-use every year in construction of our Sukkah.  The Los Angeles area has perfect Sukkot weather, since the days are sunny and bright this time of year

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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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