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Ashkephardic Charoset

Ashkephardic Charoset

Charoset pureed with dates, apples, walnuts, raisins, banana, sweet wine, cinnamon. Blending of Ashkenazi, Sephardic traditions. Kosher, Pesach

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Oven Roasted Asparagus

How to roast asparagus in the oven, fast and easy recipe with delicious results. Best way to prepare asparagus. Kosher, Vegan, Gluten Free.

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Shiksa Lamb Shanks

Last week I talked a bit about the differences between what Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews consider kosher for Passover. One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that some of our Sephardic friends serve lamb for the Seder, while our Ashkenazi friends do not. Recently I asked Rabbi Olitsky at the Jewish Outreach Institute why …

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Passover Apple Pecan Pie

Recipe for Passover Pecan Pie made with chopped apples, sugar, matzo crackers, spices and chopped pecans. Kosher for Passover, dairy or pareve.

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We all know that matzo is kosher for Passover. But what about kitniyot?

Chametz vs. Kitniyot

Learn the difference between chametz and kitniyot. Discover what foods Sephardic, Ashkenazi Jews prohibit and which foods are Kosher for Passover

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Passover Potato Kugel

Simple, easy recipe for potato kugel spiced up with Middle Eastern flavors. Step-by-step photos. Pareve, Vegetarian, Kosher for Passover.

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Maman’s Moroccan Fish

Healthy, tasty, and authentic recipe for Moroccan Paprika Fish. Paprika, olive oil, garlic, cilantro, and peppers. Kosher, pareve.

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Spinach matzo mina

Spinach Matzo Mina

This week, we are focusing on Seder entrées. I have many vegetarian friends, so I thought I’d offer a veggie option—the matzo mina. A matzo mina is a Sephardic layered pie, somewhat like lasagna, in which matzos are substituted for noodles. Some are made with ground meat, some with eggplant. Today’s recipe is a vegetarian …

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Farah Chicken

Farah’s Roast Chicken

Today’s chicken recipe was taught to me by our Persian Jewish friend Farah, though she stressed that it’s not a Persian dish. She learned this simple roasting method when she was living in Israel many years ago. I like to double the recipe and roast two chickens; place them side-by-side on a platter and garnish …

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1,000 Fans on Facebook!

The Shiksa Blog has surpassed 1,000 fans on Facebook! Thank you to all of my readers and subscribers for your support. In lieu of a blog today, let’s celebrate by talking about our favorite Jewish dishes– the foods that make you kvell! Comment me and let me know what you’d like to see more of here …

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