Albondigas Tradicional (Traditional Moorish Meatballs)

Recipe adapted from the Food of Spain cookbook by Vikki Harris Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Meatballs: 8 oz ground pork 8 oz ground beef 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup breadcrumbs 2 teaspoon coriander seeds (freshly ground) 2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (freshly toasted and ground) Pinch of ground cinnamon […]

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Coconut Curry Sauce with Coconut Jicama Rice

Ingredients For the Coconut-Curry Sauce 2 cups of coconut meat 1½ cups filtered water 1 tablespoon coconut butter 1 thumb size knob of ginger, peeled and minced with micro plan 2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 small chili peppers or other small red chilies, with seeds 1 tablespoons kaffir […]

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Coriander-Chocolate Halva Liquor

Makes 1 liter The toffe, praline, vanilla and dried fruit tones in the initial rush of tasting bourbon elixir and charred oak barrels give the Bourbon and spicy firmness that blends in well with this Middle Eastern inspired elixir! Ingredients 1 tablespoon, coriander seeds, cracked fine 1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked fine 1½ cups bourbon, […]

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Corriander Tomato Gehaktballen

Makes about 20 meatballs Meatballs are one of the most popular dishes in Holland, with traditional and fusion type recipes due to the ever changing population. This version gives a fresh new take on meatballs with the bright additive of cilantro! INGREDIENTS ½ cup breadcrumbs 1 cup fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped fine ¼ cup fresh […]

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Curried Cauliflower Yogurt Chicken

Serves 4-6 The yogurt in this curry creates a mild and cool flavor, very herbaceous and not too spicy! Ingredients Olive Oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped fine 1 serrano chili peppers, deseeded and chopped (optional) 1 medium red onion, chopped coarsely 1 […]

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Falafel

Makes 25 INGREDIENTS ½ lb dried chick peas, soaked for 24 hours 2 teaspoons cumin ½ lb dried fava beans, soaked for 24 hours 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 small onion, quartered 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon salt ½ bunch cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ bunch scallions, roughly […]

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Ger-Nis Mild Curry Seasoning

Makes 1 cup A delicious yet mild curry seasoning that can be made and stored for up to six months in a glass jar for future use! Ingredients 4 tablespoons ground cumin 4 tablespoons ground coriander 5 tablespoons ground turmeric 2 teaspoons ground mild mustard powder 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground mace 1 […]

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Herbed Garlic Pita Toasts with Minty Cucumber and Yogurt

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Pita 4 pita rounds, each cut into 8 triangles 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine Salt For Dip 1 large cucumber, peeled, cut in half, seeded, grated, and strained 2 cups Greek […]

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Herbed Lamb Kabobs with Garlicky Mint Yogurt & Mustard Mint Pesto

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ cup red onion, chopped fine 2 pounds ground lamb 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh […]

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Herbed Lamb Kabobs with Garlicy Mint Yogurt

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ cup red onion, chopped fine 2 pounds lamb, cubed ½ pound pork fat, cubed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground corriander 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 2 tablespoons […]

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Keftedes

A meatball of Middle Eastern style and influence made of bulgur, and a mixture of lamb and beef, spiced according to region but always including fresh mint and coriander leaves.

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Lahori Chicken Curry with Whole Spices & Potatoes

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS A 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 to 10 pieces and skinned 3 medium red boiling potatoes, peeled and quartered ¾ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper Salt 1½ medium onions, roughly diced 5 garlic cloves A 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut in half crosswise 3 tablespoons canola oil A 1-inch […]

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Mexican Spiced Walnut and Tomato Salsa with Collard Green Wrap

Serves 3-4 Walnut meat Ingredients 1½ cups raw walnuts (soaked and dehydrated) 1½ teaspoons ground cumin ¾ teaspoon ground coriander 2 tablespoon nama shoyu ¼ of dried chipotle, soaked 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ jalapeño, seeded and finely diced 1 green onion, sliced in very thin slices ½ cup sun dried tomatoes in oil, finely […]

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Passover Roasted Leg of Lamb

Serves 10-12 Ingredients ½ cup fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon cloves, whole 1 tablespoon cardamom seeds 2 tablespoons coriander, whole 1 tablespoon cumin powder 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 6 pound leg of lamb, trimmed of fat 6 garlic cloves, chopped fine 2 medium yellow onions, divided into 12 wedges or cubes 2 […]

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Rampatini

Makes one cocktail Ingredients 2 ounces gin 1 ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled ramp juice Ice Pickled ramps (recipe follows) Directions Shaken: In a shaker combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice and ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with pickled ramp Stirred: In a large glass filled with ice […]

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Ramptini

Makes one cocktail INGREDIENTS 2 ounces gin 1 ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled ramp juice Ice Pickled ramps (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS Shaken: In a shaker combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice and ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with pickled ramp. Stirred: In a large glass filled with ice, […]

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Smoked Spiced Eggplant

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 large eggplant 3 tablespoons canola oil 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 large red onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 2 garlic cloves, ground to a paste in a mortar and pestle 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut (optional) 1 tablespoon ground coriander ½ […]

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Tofu Vegetable Pho

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the broth 2 medium onions, chopped large 3 cloves garlic 1 shallot, chopped large A 1-inch piece of galangal, peeled and chopped A 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped 2 small carrots, cut into large pieces 1 cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 3 star anise […]

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