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Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower with Couscous

Have you seen any of Rotam Ottolenghi’s cookbooks? He is an Israeli chef based in London who has written several books (also runs several restaurants and also a take-out deli in some of the swankiest parts of London) but my favorite are the two vegetarian cookbooks called Plenty and Plenty more. What I really love about his style of...
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Slow-cooked Beef Spareribs with Pink Peppercorn

Have you ever tried using Pink Peppercorns? It is a spice that is not commonly used in the US but it is quite popular in French cuisine. Contrary to what the name indicates, it’s actually not a pepper at all (that is, it is not related to the Black, White or Green Peppercorns). It is the berry of a...
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Roasted Cauliflower with Tahina Sauce and Balsamic Drizzle

Over the past couple of years I’ve been leaning towards going vegetarian. I guess, I could never entirely stop eating meat (or seafood or chicken) but due to health reasons, I have been trying to cut back on animal proteins. However, it is often hard to feel full after a meal of only vegetables but I there are some...
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Skirt Steak and Strawberry Salad

Even though we are in the middle of winter (with Boston getting 3-4 feet of snow in the past week), we enjoyed a wonderful spring-like day in Washington DC today. Of course that called for a dinner of perfectly grilled steak. I marinated a pound and a half of glorious grass-fed skirt steak from a local farmer’s market in...
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Boneless Leg of Lamb with a Ras El Hanout Marinade

I made this whole roasted leg of lamb almost a month ago but until now I just didn’t get a chance to write the recipe down. The winter break this time was overly busy in my household – the kids were back from college and that meant quite a bit more action at home. We had lots of friends...
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