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Gluten-Free Apple Almond Cake or Coffee Cake

This is one of those super-easy, delicious cakes you can whip up in 20 minutes. And it’s gluten free! Put everything in the food processor and blend, in this order: Start with the fruit chunks, blending them to tiny pieces. Add the coconut oil and vanilla, then add the eggs one at a time. Add...

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Gluten-Free Apple-Almond Coffee Cake

Make this gluten-free coffee cake in 20 minutes: It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Just put everything in the food processor and blend, in this order: Start with the fruit chunks, blending them to tiny pieces. Add the coconut oil and vanilla, then add the eggs one at a time. Add the dry ingredients. Wet...

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Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate Soufflé

Be BOLD! Do not be afraid of the word soufflé! Meals with lamb, spring greens, eggs are where my recipes bring Passover and Easter together in acknowledging both traditions. The Jews serve unleavened bread, and in our house, I simply avoid gluten altogether. Soufflés are fun and easy. Don’t be intimidated by them as...

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Garlic, Leek and Shallot Greens

The key to these greens is that everything is sautéed separately. This is really more about technique than cooking. Use everything including the stems, and cook them separately from the leaves. A large variety of greens is best and the key is to take your time in sautéeing the onions, leeks and garlic slowly...

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Baharat: Make Your Own All-Purpose Middle Eastern Spice Blend

Baharat is the Arabic word for “spices.” Used throughout the Arab world as well as in Turkey and Greece, this mix of warm spices and cooling mint adds distinctive Middle Eastern flavor to all kinds of meat and vegetable dishes. Try it on chicken! It has no salt, pepper or chilis, so you can...

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Garlic, Leek and Shallot Greens

Garlic, Leek and Shallot Greens

I was recently in Washington, D.C. with Joan Nathan and cooked these greens for a brunch she hosted with 40 chefs at her home. Many requested the recipe—here I share it with you as well: The key to these greens is that everything is sautéed separately. This is really more about technique than cooking. •...

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Zesty Za’atar

Zesty Za’atar

I first discovered za’atar on a trip to Southern France, visiting a spice market with my dear friend Joan Nathan. Every spice merchant has their own version of this Israeli blend: Ours is made with dried thyme and sumac—both of which are easy to grow on the Vineyard—and white sesame seeds. We began packaging...

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Oyster Stew

Oyster Stew

In late November, 2018, chef Ismail and volunteers from Island Grown Gleaning shucked 700 Martha’s Vineyard oysters in our kitchen! The frozen oysters will be distributed to Islanders in need, along with this easy recipe:

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Tasty Holiday Meals for Challenging Diets

Tasty Holiday Meals for Challenging Diets

Happy Holidays to all of you! I wish you a blessed and joyous season, gathered around the table with family and friends and cooking delicious, healthy food. I sent out an email last week about the challenges of serving those who follow diets that used to fall far outside the mainstream. Vegan, gluten free, dairy...

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Wild Rice and Mushroom Stuffing (Dairy Free & Gluten Free)

My son Oren asks for this every Thanksgiving. Make your gluten-free corn bread a few days before. Cut into small squares (croutons) and allow to harden. You can speed up the process by placing in a 200 degree oven for 1 hour. This will easily serve 14-16. 2 cups extra virgin olive oil 4...

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Holiday Tips for Dietary Challenges

Holiday Tips for Dietary Challenges

This is the time when family and friends gather to share a traditional meal—and some of them bring their not-so-traditional diets along. I am often asked by friends or clients what they should do when they have a guest with a certain dietary restriction: vegan, gluten free or dairy free. I find any meal can be adapted for...

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Late October Treats to Harvest and Preserve from the Garden

Late October Treats to Harvest and Preserve from the Garden

If you don’t have a garden, there are plenty of farms that are harvesting an abundance of turnips, carrots, parsnips, beets, rhubarb, chard and a wide variety of radishes. Radishes are very good for the liver and they act as a powerful detoxifier as well. They are of the Brassica family with a great...

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