Vegetarian Recipes

Quinoa Vegetable Cakes for Passover

March 23, 2012
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Quinoa is a very popular ingredient year round for health conscious individuals, those seeking gluten free alternatives to wheat, and vegetarians.  As it turns out quinoa is considered kosher for Passover

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Quinoa With Arugula

January 30, 2012
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Going back to the January theme of becoming fit and healthy, the subject of brown rice and quinoa dishes comes to mind.  I made these two dishes last week when my 43 year old marathon running niece was visiting.  We were thinking of healthy side dishes, but both of these would make wonderful main courses […]

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Baked Yams With Cashew Crunch

December 13, 2011
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The other day at my local Whole Foods market they had these huge ugly yet somehow intriguing Japanese sweet potatoes.  With the flavors of Thanksgiving still fresh in my memory I made this easy little side dish.  It went over very well with the tasting panel (my husband and my two boys, 22 and 27).  […]

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Celery Root Latkes

December 10, 2011
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My friend Sheilah Kaufman asked me the other day if I had a Sephardic latke recipe for Hanukah.

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Braised Artichoke Hearts

December 5, 2011
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Artichokes are an essential Sephardic vegetable.  When I was a child, artichokes were only available in the spring.  Basically the California coast harvest period was from April to June, and then, you had to wait until next year. 

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