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Medjool dates

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    Chicken Couscous with Dried Fruit

    Dried fruit and nuts are found in many North African dishes. What I love about this simple yet flavorful dish is that the naturally sweet dried fruits take center stage…

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    Glazed Oatmeal Spice Bars

    Ginger and spice and everything nice, that’s what these cookies are made of. They’re best eaten the day they’re baked. But you can bake the bars and glaze them ahead…

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    Golden Smoothie

    This bright smoothie is the perfect morning pick-me-up with help from the turmeric and ginger. Carrot juice can be used in place of the shredded carrots—simply add a few more…

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    Fruity Wheat Berry Salad

    Think of this as a breakfast salad or a side dish to accompany a sandwich or grilled meat at lunch. You can substitute kamut or bulgur, cooked according to package…

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    Spiced Date-Filled Pogaca Rolls

    The spice mix used here, called baharat, is a signature flavoring at Kilpatrick's café Sofra, and it takes the dried-fruit filling of these soft, airy dinner rolls to the savory…

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    Orange, Pear, and Date Salad with Orange-Rosemary Vinaigrette

    Though the jewel-like tones of orange slices scream for attention, the charm of this refreshing salad is its balanced, simple, almost subdued flavors, which beguile with every bite.

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    Banana and Walnut Sticky Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce

    For the final course of his holiday menu, chef Luke Thomas pairs two of his favorite things, bananas and sticky pudding, which is not a pudding in the American sense…

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    Oatmeal Cookie Butter

    This sweet, fruity butter tastes like the most sophisticated cookie dough you’ve ever licked off a spoon. It's amazing on warm, fresh bread, or for a sweet snack spread it…

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    Oatmeal Date Cookies

    These chewy oatmeal cookies get warm, complex flavor from cardamom and caramelly Medjool dates. They won’t spread much and aren’t completely even in shape, which adds to their rustic appeal.

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    Date-and-Walnut-Filled Cookies (Koloocheh)

    These butter cookies are unmistakably Middle Eastern; Persian Jews make them at Purim, while Arabic Christians eat a similar cookie at Easter, as do Muslims during various Eid celebrations. The…

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