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Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Melt-in-your-mouth coconut-butter cookies

I’m not really into trying Gluten Free cakes and cookies since I love using flour and I already have enough culinary restrictions as it is (I’m vegetarian, observe Kosher and suffer from IBS…) However, I’ve had this organic cold-pressed extra … Continue reading

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Adding beet to my morning juice and creating another fresh salad

Before cutting the veggies for the salad, I added one fresh beet to my regular,morning, juice: what a beautiful color came out of the juicer !!! and it tasted wonderful as well. I combined it with carrots, fresh fennel, ginger, … Continue reading

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Vegan Creamy Pumpkin Pie

Although I’m vegetarian and not vegan, I do love trying new recipes and vegan ones always tempt me because I’m curious how they will come out. I came across this Vegan Pumpkin Pie and found it interesting because I’ve already … Continue reading

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Couscous Salad with oranges, pomegranates, Dates, Nana/Mint and Nuts

Couscous is usually tied to savory dishes but this morning I made myself a fresh couscous fruit salad instead of eating regular cereal. I used white semolina couscous but feel free to replace it with whole semolina couscous. – 1 … Continue reading

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Tirshi – spicy savory pumpkin salad/spread

Sephardic Jews who come from North African countries, such as Tunisia and Morocco, make this salad as an appetizer, along with many other salads, or as a side dish that accompanies couscous or as a spread inside a Tunisian fried … Continue reading

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Homemade Healthy Sesame Halva

Sesame halva is popular in the Balkans,Middle East, and other areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The primary ingredients in this confection are sesame butter or paste (called “tahini”), and sugar, glucose or honey (Wikipedia). When you make your own Halva, you … Continue reading

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“RAW”, Vegan, Gluten-Free date chocolate Brownies

  I’m not a RAW foodie although I do make a lot of RAW dishes and sweets.  I’ve been following this “raw foods” trend lately and was wondering what the big deal is, I mean I’ve been vegetarian for 22 … Continue reading

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Phyllo “Cigars” filled with dried fruits

500 grams (1.1 pounds) Phyllo pastry (14 pages), defrosted in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours (my sheets’ size is 30X36 cm /12X14 inches) 100 grams (3.5 oz) melted butter + 100 grams (3.5 oz) sunflower oil (for brushing) … Continue reading

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