Category Archives: Recipes

Passover, Hardboiled Eggs and…Pickling?

If I were wondering the dessert for forty years, I’d want pickled eggs. And since vinegar changes the egg without the egg losing all it’s glory, it seems a good symbol to add to my Passover Seder. Continue reading

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Cocoa Coffee Braised Brisket

My favorite part of creating a cuisine for a fictional world is how it pushes Alan and me to create something new from something familiar. And for a Jew, what is more familiar than brisket for Passover? This recipe bears … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Almond Chocolate Chip Hamantaschen

What are Hamantaschen? The short answer: they’re triangular-shaped, stuffed cookies. The long answer: they are the traditional dessert for Purim, one of the lesser known and most festive of Jewish holidays. Chanukah may have its presents, but it’s not nearly … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

A longer time ago than I’m willing to admit, I first learned how to bake with my father. And the first thing I baked—Toll House® chocolate chip cookies. They were thin, crisp, and probably too sweet for my taste today, … Continue reading

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Ginger and Chocolate Fritters with Goat Cheese (Gluten-free)

Chanukah is about oil, and what better way to celebrate it than by frying food in oil! This year my family made this gluten-free fritter for the holiday, which was inspired by my fantasy world of Awan. Continue reading

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Turkey Soup

Unlike last week’s recipe for cranberry hazelnut tart, which is a blend of tribal influences, this recipe is very Asa. In lieu of chicken soup, the Jewish penicillin, the Asa serve this turkey soup to patients. It uses spices known … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Cranberry Hazelnut Tart

Not only do I have a new gluten-free dessert for Thanksgiving, I also have a great story to tell. Normally, after I introduce a new tribe on this blog, I have several recipes that represent the typical cuisine of that … Continue reading

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