Fresh Lima Bean and Dill Basmati Rice

by Linda Capeloto Sendowski on August 22, 2013

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Last week at the Santa Monica Farmers Market I noticed Fresh Lima Beans available already peeled in bags for sale.  I purchased two bags with two different recipes to try in mind.  At home I had a nice fresh bunch of dill in the refrigerator [click to continue…]



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White Beans, Kuftes, and Rice Thursday Night Dinner

December 20, 2009
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If you speak with anyone from the Sephardic community in Seattle, Washington, you will find that virtually everyone, me included, ate avicas con arroz or beans and rice on Thursday nights for dinner.  Usually this dinner also included some kuftes (beef meatballs with parsley, on a bed of sauteed onions, all simmering in a tomato sauce).  Thursday night dinner was accompanied by a chopped salad […]

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Dinner in New York City

November 3, 2009
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New York City is invigorating, even on a cold rainy day in the end of October.  I am on the East Coast this week for a family wedding and all the other parties that go with that life affirming occasion. After arriving at JFK, late Wednesday afternoon, we immediately headed for Manhattan’s Lower East Side […]

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Pastelicos (meat and rice borekas)

September 8, 2009
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Pastelicos are triangular borekas with a savory meat and rice filling.  As with other Sephardic pastry, you can find versions in different shapes, with different dough and different spice blends.  This is the recipe my mother always made, but with the addition of the cinnamon and allspice.  A Pastel is a pie in Ladino or […]

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