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Stuffed Mushrooms with Walnuts, Garlic and Parsley

Recipe by Julia Turshen

Stuffed Mushrooms with Walnuts, Garlic and Parsley

I started making these stuffed mushrooms as a Thanksgiving appetizer a few years ago when we had a few vegetarians at our table. I wanted to be able to offer them something rich and warm when they walked in. It turns out that everyone, not just vegetarians, love these. And they’re so simple. If you

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Double-Baked Potatoes with Horseradish and Cheddar

Recipe by Julia Turshen

Double-Baked Potatoes with Horseradish and Cheddar

When I was growing up, my babysitter Jennie used to make double-baked potatoes regularly, which I adored. What I didn’t realize then was that Jennie made them because they were so practical. She would prepare them early in the day and then just warm them later and that was that. If you’d like to do

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Charred Broccoli with Capers and Lemon

Recipe by Julia Turshen

Charred Broccoli with Capers and Lemon

This is one of my most reliable side dishes and goes well with just about everything. You can also toss it with cooked pasta, sprinkle some cheese on top and call it dinner. Speaking of cheese, it’s excellent with some scattered on top (especially Parmesan or pecorino), but I didn’t call for any here because

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Mexican Shakshuka

Recipe by Heather Bien

Mexican Shakshuka

For this take on shakshuka, I decided to do a culinary mashup of the Israeli recipe with classic Mexican flavors. With my recent conversion to Judaism and my Mexican heritage, this seemed like a fitting tribute to my past and present. The ingredients in shakshuka easily merge with Mexican seasonings—the base of the recipe remains

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Simple and Sublime Mushroom Risotto

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Simple and Sublime Mushroom Risotto

Risotto, the famous cooked rice dish from Northern Italy, is labor intensive, but well worth the effort! Arborio rice is the variety most commonly used in this dish; it is a short-grained rice that is very high in starch. When toasted and simmered with an aromatic liquid, the rice becomes creamy, thick and rich. Cozy,

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Mushroom-Walnut Pâté

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Mushroom-Walnut Pâté

Food waste is a major problem in many kitchens. I wanted to find a way to use the mushrooms and onions that I had leftover from making the Aromatic Mushroom Broth, without making a complicated recipe. This spread, or pâté, has a short ingredient list, but is packed with flavor!  Use it as a topping

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Aromatic Mushroom Broth

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Aromatic Mushroom Broth

Making a homemade broth sounds complicated, but it’s actually quite easy! Mushrooms are packed with flavor, but those notes need to be coaxed out of them gently. Simmering dried and cooked mushrooms with pungent onions and woody thyme is a simple way to make a delicious broth. The result is a liquid full of umami

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Cashew-Cacao-Reishi Butter

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Cashew-Cacao-Reishi Butter

Reishi is a powerful adaptogenic mushroom and is often referred to as the “mushroom of immortality.” These medicinal mushrooms have been used in China for centuries as a tonic to aid the body in coping with a variety of stressors. When blended into a barely-sweet butter with raw cashews and raw cacao powder, the result

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Za’atar Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Recipe by Judith Rontal

<em>Za’atar</em> Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Forget the cinnamon and add some Mediterranean flair to your sweet potatoes this fall. Za’atar (available at Middle Eastern and kosher food markets, as well as online) is a blend of hyssop, salt and often oregano and sesame seeds that complements the sweet, earthy flavor of fall’s favorite potato. Serve these with your Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving meal or

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