Vegetarian Recipes

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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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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Persimmon Salad With Butter Lettuce

November 28, 2011
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Some years ago I had the pleasure of eating at a local restaurant here in Los Angeles called Table 8.  Although Table 8 has unfortunately since closed, Chef Govind Armstrong continues with a new restaurant.   One salad I enjoyed was with butter lettuce and persimmons. 

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