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Tu b’Shevat

Better-for-You Granola

Recipe by Stacey Viera

Better-for-You Granola

For a better granola bar option, try making one at home. This granola is “better” thanks to the additional protein and a crunchy texture from the sunflower seeds and nuts as well as whole grains and fiber from the oats. Olive oil lends mono- and polyunsaturated fats, which are a more nutritious choice and better

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Muhammara

Recipe by Judith Rontal

<i>Muhammara</i>

Tu b’Shevat is a celebration of the trees and a time to feast on dried fruits, nuts and the seven species of the land of Israel. Serve this spread at your seder (or brunch) and knock off two of the seven in one dish (pomegranates and olives). Dirtying only one dish, you can even make

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Barley Muffins

Recipe by Stacey Viera

Barley Muffins

For an even-better-than-granola recipe that’s portable and includes six of the seven species (you could add pomegranate arils, too), try these muffins. Barley is a whole grain and an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Look for hulled barley to get more of the nutrient-rich outer bran layer, but pearl barley is also

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Roasted Duck with Apples and Prunes

Recipe by Darra Goldstein

Roasted Duck with Apples and Prunes

From Sheilah Kaufman: Darra had this terrific duck at Bodil and Harry Wilson’s Berkshires house. Bodil served the roast duck with fruits, caramelized potatoes and sweet and sour red cabbage. I’ve played with Bodil’s recipe a little bit, using apple cider instead of water as the duck roasts to feature the apples so distinctive of

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Shirazi Cucumber and Pomegranate Salad

Recipe by Najmieh Batmanglij

Shirazi Cucumber and Pomegranate Salad

Shiraz is the Persian city of poets and the closest to the tribal regions of Iran, where my inspiration for this salad originated. This salad is a favorite throughout the Silk Road region and can be found, with slight variations, in almost every country there. Editor’s note: Shiraz was one of the three main cities

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Stovetop Flatbread

Recipe by Efrat Petel, Shirley Ben-David and Ofrit Barnea

Stovetop Flatbread

Love bread, but looking for a more wholesome option? We’re right there with you. This recipe calls for spelt, one of the ancient grains mentioned in the bible. Nutritionally, spelt far surpasses wheat. A low-glycemic grain that’s high in soluble fiber, spelt is easy to digest and makes you feel full. It is also rich

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