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Recipes for Sephardi Passover

These foods are kosher for Passover in keeping with Sephardi traditions, and include kitniyot (legumes, rice, etc.). For a list that does not include recipes with kitniyot, please go here.

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Coconut mango sorbet

Making ice cream in an ice cream maker is incredibly easy. All you need is a creamy, sweetened liquid in the flavor of your choice, and you’re one step away from having ice cream. I’m enjoying the combination of mangoes and limes, both newly in season, with coconut cream as …

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Wilted cabbage-carrot salad with pickled lemon

Wilted cabbage salad is nearly ubiquitous at Israeli street food joints and in mezze spreads, and my 4-year-old son is a cabbage salad addict. You should see him greedily shoving bowlful after bowlful of tart, oily cabbage into his mouth at the neighborhood falafel and shwarma joints. Quite a few …

chickpea-salad

Simple chickpea salad with celery

This simple chickpea salad is super convenient – it comes together quickly and makes a nice, filling addition to lunch. Plus, it requires no seasonal ingredients so can be made year round. (Is celery seasonal? Probably, but it’s sold year-round at my herb stand.) I like to keep cooked chickpeas …

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Truffles in the Negev, and a Moroccan Passover delicacy

Desiccated donkey dung. How’s that for a description of food? Does it make you want to taste it? Eat it? I have to say, when I first heard that description – in reference to the truffles that grow in sands around the Middle East, including Israel’s Negev desert, it caught …

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Deviled eggs with horseradish filling

Everyone is ready for Passover, right? Because, like, it starts tomorrow. Well, just in case you’re looking for a little something to upgrade your seder table, you can check out these deviled eggs with horseradish filling – an attractive little dish that combines a few of the Passover symbols into …

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Broccoli with balsamic onions and pine nuts

Does broccoli have an “image problem”? So declared the New York Times in a fascinating piece two months ago, examining what it would take for an ad agency to turn broccoli into a trend. The article makes a convincing argument to the effect that many people simply don’t like broccoli, …

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Moroccan-inspired tzimmes (stewed carrot salad)

Tzimmes is one of those staple Ashkenazi holiday dishes — generally made with carrots stewed with honey and raisins. The dish is sweet as are many Rosh Hashanah dishes, and the carrots are diced into rings, making this one of many round foods customarily served for the holiday. But in …

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Fig pomegranate-wine jam

It’s not every day that I make fig jam. But it’s also not every day that someone gifts me a kilo of figs and I drop them in the street. I’d gotten to the market late. Really, really late. Like, 5:45 P.M. on a Friday afternoon late. An hour before …

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Green rice with chickpeas

Like many people I like to shop in bulk, which means that once so often I find myself lugging my toddler’s weight in rice home from Levinsky market. Sure, I could be buying rice around the corner from my house in the convenient air conditioning of Eden Teva Market — …

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Caramelized okra with tahini mashed potatoes

If you’re going to eat okra, you’ll be eating it stewed in a tomato sauce. For some reason that dictate is observed as if it were religiously mandated. Why is that? It tastes good, of course. But right now is okra season, these itty bitty green nibs are being sold …