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vegetables & legumes

Malfuf (Grilled Cabbage)

Recipe by Meirav Gavish

<em>Malfuf</em> (Grilled Cabbage)

Barbecues, like the ones usually held all over Israel on Independence Day, are a nightmare for vegetarians, but they don’t have to be. A few cuts, a generous butter or oil bath, coarse salt and some time over the flames transforms the humble cabbage (malfuf in Arabic) into a tender, caramelized delight. You may want to

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Sizzling Tofu or Tempeh Fajitas

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Sizzling Tofu or Tempeh Fajitas

Meals with a do-it-yourself component are always appealing, both for the cook and those at the table. This festive meal makes very little work for the cook, and everyone can tailor their fajitas to their own tastes. For a bigger meal, serve with a simple side of brown rice or quinoa. A platter of sliced

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The Heights’ Muhammara (Roasted Pepper and Walnut Dip)

Recipe by Vered Guttman

The Heights’ <em>Muhammara</em> (Roasted Pepper and Walnut Dip)

This classic Middle Eastern dip of roasted pepper, walnut and pomegranate molasses is great for dipping with pita chips or veggies and is excellent in a sandwich with roasted vegetables. Muhammad (above right) is part of The Heights’ Mediterranean platter, which includes homemade hummus with pine nuts, babaganoush and tabbouleh. Jarred roasted peppers work well for this recipe.

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Slightly Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Recipe by Joan Nathan

Slightly Sweet and Sour Cabbage

This recipe comes from Sara Yaech, a woman whom I met on a trip to Havana the week before Barack Obama visited Cuba. Descended on her father’s side from Turkish Jews who came from Istanbul to this Spanish-speaking country in the 1920s, Sara grew up with Turkish and Ladino food. An amazingly alive woman in

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Passover Carrot-Apple Pudding

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Passover Carrot-Apple Pudding

This sweet side dish of spiced carrots and apples brightens the Passover dinner plate. Baked until crusty, it’s also yummy enough to be an everyday dessert with a dollop of coconut yogurt. Photo by Evan Atlas.

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Vegetable Lasagna

Recipe by Susan Barocas

Vegetable Lasagna

Lasagna doesn’t need to be a time-consuming dish to prepare. In this recipe, store-bought sauce works well with no guilt as all the vegetables and cheese add lots of flavor. Slice or grate your own fresh veggies or buy them already prepped, but make sure they are sliced thinly so they will cook through. And

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