Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Tapenade

These cauliflower steaks are tender and caramelized and so satisfying - dolloped with an irresistible salty-savory olive tapenade.

Many, many years ago (I think 25 in fact) we were celebrating my grandfather’s 90th birthday. The celebration was held at the Great Neck, Long Island outpost of the old and venerable steakhouse Peter Luger’s, near my grandpa’s apartment. He thought we were just going out for a family dinner, my parents, my sister and myself, at one of his favorite restaurants. But in fact, it was a surprise party. Who the hell throws a surprise party for a 90 year old man, you ask? Why, we do! How do you throw a surprise party for a 90 year old …

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Beet Berry Smoothie Bowl

Refreshing, clean, and rejuvenating.

This smoothie bowl is one of my favorite breakfast choices in a long time. We found it completely refreshing and clean and rejuvenating. Exactly how you want to start your day. The jarred beets are a little bit of the secret. First of all, the color of this is breathtaking. As you can see. If you have any doubt that you eat with your eyes, this bowl might change that thinking. Beets are naturally sweet, and the fact that the beets are pickled adds acidity to the bowls, and acidity is always nice in pretty much every recipe you can …

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Fattoush

In the month of Ramadan, observant Muslims perform daily fasts from dawn to dusk every day, only breaking the fast with a meal (usually a light one) after the sun sets.   During the daylight hours other affirmative customs are also practiced, such as a renewed attention to charity work, and additional prayer.   Fasting is intended to cleanse the soul, allowing Muslims to take time to turn their attention inward, away from material things. At the end of the month, there is a celebration as they end the month of abstinence. One of the dishes that appears on the table during …

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