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Fig, Cherry and Walnut Biscotti

Fig, Cherry and Walnut Biscotti

Prep time: 10–15 minutes
Cook time: 40–50 minutes
Yield: About 24 biscotti

Perfect for dunking into tea or coffee or enjoyed as an afternoon snack, these biscotti are flecked with…

Barley Salad–Topped Eggplant Boats with Crisped Chickpeas and Feta

Barley Salad–Topped Eggplant Boats with Crisped Chickpeas and Feta

Prep time: 15–20 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Yield: 6–8 servings, depending on size of eggplants

These eggplant boats are a showstopper vegetarian entrée. Not only are they versatile and adaptable to what you…

Goat Cheese–Stuffed Dates

Goat Cheese–Stuffed Dates

Prep time: 15–20 minutes
Cook time: None
Yield: 24 dates

These little bites have the power of magically disappearing once you put them out on the table. The…

Vegan <em>Cholent</em>

Vegan Cholent

Prep time: 15–20 minutes
Cook time: 2 hours
Yield: 8–10 servings

Cholent is a Jewish classic that can be considered an early predecessor to slow-cooker recipes. In its original…

<em>Mujaddarah</em>

Mujaddarah

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes–1 hour
Yield: 4–6 servings

Mujaddarah is often made with cracked wheat (bulgur), and sometimes with rice. Either way, the grain is combined…

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting

Prep time: 10–15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 1 8-inch layer cake, 1 9-by-13-inch sheet cake or 24 mini cakes

Not many things in life are better than a rich, moist chocolate cake covered in buttercream and doled…

Cauliflower <em>Shawarma</em> Tacos

Cauliflower Shawarma Tacos

Prep time: 10–15 minutes
Cook time: 30–40 minutes
Yield: 8 tacos

At least once a week, Eggboy tells me that he wishes he were Mexican. “Why’s that?” I ask…

<em>Salat Olivier</em> (Olivier Salad)

Salat Olivier (Olivier Salad)

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 10 servings (as part of a spread)

The most prized possession of the Russian New Year zakuski (appetizer) spread, Salat Olivier is both a reflection of…

No-Fuss Napoleon Cake

No-Fuss Napoleon Cake

Prep time: 15 minutes + 24-48 hours refrigeration
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 12–18 servings

The Napoleon cake is the glory of the Russian New Year’s meal. Traditionally made entirely by hand, it…