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Paula Shoyer

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About the Author

Paula ShoyerFrench-trained pastry chef Paula Shoyer wrote The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-Free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy to start a kosher baking revolution. A former attorney, Paula teaches baking in DC and across the US and Canada. A frequent guest on local and national television and radio, her second book, The Holiday Kosher Baker, was released October 2013.

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

Although my maternal grandmother’s family was Hungarian, I never tried this wonderful chicken dish until I was an adult. The classic recipe is made with sour cream, but I use a homemade cashew cream instead. If you want to skip that step, use the canned thick coconut cream. This recipe yields a lot of sauce

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Georgian Quinoa with Beets and Walnuts

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Georgian Quinoa with Beets and Walnuts

In the summer of 2018, food writer Jessica Halfin took me on a kosher street food tour of Haifa, Israel and we shot a video of the tour. She took me to bakeries, a bureka place and a fruit shop. My favorite savory stop was Baribcek, a small restaurant where I tasted this salad. They

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Marrakesh Beef Tagine with Prunes and Peanuts

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Marrakesh Beef Tagine with Prunes and Peanuts

On our family trip to Morocco for vacation, we ate this tagine at the kosher restaurant in Marrakesh and then learned how to prepare it in a family cooking class. The addition of peanuts was a nice touch, but you can substitute other nuts or just omit them. BUTTONS TO USE: Sauté and Pressure Cook

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Peri-Peri Chicken

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Peri-Peri Chicken

Peri-Peri chicken, also called Piri-Piri, which means “pepper-pepper,” is the iconic chicken dish of South Africa. Nando’s, the popular non-kosher chain in the US, features this chicken. People agree that the recipe was first created by Portuguese settlers in Africa, when they discovered the African bird’s eye red chili. Yet many disagree whether the marinade

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Winter Red Salad

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Winter Red Salad

This salad gives a blast of vivid color and crunch to an otherwise not very colorful main course such as simple chicken or fish. Feel free to use precooked beets, which can now be found in most supermarkets.

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Bouillabaisse

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse is a fish stew that is popular in the South of France and is typically made with shellfish. I have always wanted to develop a kosher version and created a soup, rather than a stew, that is just as filling. It has all the flavors of the original as well—fennel, orange, tomato and anise—but

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Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Chocolate Quinoa Cake

I had heard the myth of chocolate cakes made with cooked quinoa and didn’t quite believe they’d actually be tasty. This cake is surprisingly moist and delicious—great for Passover and all year round.

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