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  • Spiced Nut and Cheese Hamantashen - Gluten Free Option [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    March 11, 2014 | 9:00 am

    I think I might have created the best Hamantashen ever. Really.

    Basically these hamantashen are like a cheese and prune danish meets a nutty cinnamon rugelach

    Hamantashen cookies are so often not “wowers.” Plain dough filled with jam shaped in a triangle to mimic the... read on

  • Sweet Potato Wedges with Spicy Harissa Ketchup [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    March 5, 2014 | 9:00 am

    These are so easy to make that sometimes when famished and craving rich food, I eat them as my lunch. The good news is I am not weighed down by an actual rich meal since ultimately these are light and the spicy harissa ketchup perks me up.

    Of course, they make an ideal side dish... read on

  • Sgroppino [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    February 27, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Dessert tends to be the ultimate buzz-kill. Of course everyone is always excited for dessert, but the happiness peaks while it is brought the table and it is only minutes after, while the empty dish stares us in the face, that a downhill spiral of feelings of sickness and thoughts... read on

  • Coconut Milk Yogurt Cups with Chiantishire Blackberries [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    February 21, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Think mostly Tuscans live in Tuscany? Think again. The Brits fell in love with Tuscany years ago and with the strong value of the pound, they began gobbling up the best parts of of this region. It is through their books and films that we have the romantic imagery of this most... read on

  • Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    February 12, 2014 | 9:00 am

    I’m going to keep this spiel short.

    Here are the facts: If you heat up your favorite unsweetened non-dairy milk and put excellent good quality 100% cocoa powder in it and sweeten it with stevia or agave, it’s delicious. That’s all you need to know.

    Never feel guilty about hot... read on

  • The Real Way To Make Tomato Bruschetta [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    January 29, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Tomato bruschetta, like all Italian staples, comes along with a set of rules. Unfortunately many of these rules are broken regularly even in top establishments. I am going to set it straight. Right here. Right now.

    1. Bruschetta is pronounced broo-SKETTA, not broo-SHETTA.

    2.... read on

  • Grilled Steak with Arugula and Parmigiano [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    January 24, 2014 | 9:00 am

    This dish requires little introduction except that it is super delicious and as long as he would buy the right few ingredients, EVEN A SHLAMAZEL could make it.

    Based on one of my favorite typical trattoria recipes in Rome, you will find that red meat, the spicy bite of raw... read on

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Elana Horwich is the founder of Meal and a Spiel, a boutique Beverly Hills cooking school and online recipe resource based on the philosophy that anyone can learn to cook. Her...

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