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Sarina’s Sephardic Cuisine app includes over 160 easy to follow recipes, photos and video links to demonstrations. 

Saturday, August 31 2013

Krafseeya in Arabic means to throw out or remove. This is another food we eat before the main meal on Rosh Hashanah in the hope that our enemies will be removed from our midst. For this brachot, the Swiss chard, can be replaced with spinach or kale. The celery and chick peas add a nice touch and were always a favorite. Like the Lubya recipe, this can be eaten with white rice or by itself.

Krafseeya (Swiss Chard)


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 lb. stew meat or veal cubes
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped and steamed or 1 pkg. frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 large can chick peas
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • pepper



  1. Fry onion and celery.
  2. Add meat and brown. cover with water and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Add chickpeas and cook together on low fire.
  4. Add swiss chard or frozen chopped spinach, salt and pepper.
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