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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Cholent and all Variations Ashkenazi and Sephardi Recipe

Posted on 24th of February, 2010 by Lévana

Cholent and all Variations Ashkenazi and Sephardi Recipe

Cholent, Dafina, Shkhina, Chamin: It just depends where you grew up. The stuff of nostalgia! I get countless requests for a “totally gasless” cholent recipe, and my answer always is, while I think this would be pure utopia (come on guys, get real!), I have many ideas for a cholent that is...
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Filed under: Beans Recipes, Cholent Recipes, Crockpot recipes, Dafina Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Meat Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo: Spelt Baking

Posted on 24th of February, 2010 by Lévana

Spelt Baking Tuesday March 2nd (please note this is a Tuesday class) 7pm-9pm, Lincoln Square Synagogue Although I always experiment with – and get wonderful results  with  – gluten-free ingredients, there’s no need to put the whole nation on a gluten-free diet  (thank goodness we are not all afflicted!) I...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Low Gluten Recipes

Moroccan Pea Soup Recipe

Posted on 21st of February, 2010 by Lévana

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A model of Moroccan food simplicity. Another soup that costs pennies, takes minutes, and tastes like a million bucks. Vegetarian without even trying, and so much richer than the sum of its plebeian parts. This is practically my granddaughter Tsofia’s first solid food. And guess who fed her: Who better...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Soup Recipes, Pea Soup Recipes, Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Vegetarian Soup Recipes

Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe: Gluten-Free Friendly, and Kids-Friendly!

Posted on 21st of February, 2010 by Lévana

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Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe We all used to pile into my mother-in-law’s small apartment for her famed dish and always lied to her that somehow ours didn’t come out as good as hers: Anything to have her make a vat of it, which would disappear in minutes. All the children...
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Filed under: Cranberry Sauce, Gluten-free pasta recipes, Good Junk Recipes, Kid-friendly Dishes Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Recipes, Meat Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipes

Brisket in Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Posted on 21st of February, 2010 by Lévana

Brisket sweet sour

Photo courtesy www.bonappetit.com Every year, the expert cooking staff at Levana Restaurant showcases Passover programs in four prestigious hotels. A few years ago my son Maimon worked as one of the supervisors at the Scottsdale Resort. At one of the dinners, the guests were served brisket. One guest was heard...
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Filed under: Beef Recipes, Brisket Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Meat Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Meat Recipes, Passover Recipes, Recipes, Seder Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Class Demo: The Shabbos Meal

Posted on 20th of February, 2010 by Lévana

PART 4: SHABBOS MEAL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND Health salad, cholent, poached salmon, roast chicken, kugel, carrot cake. 7pm to 9:30 pm I am running this series yet again, in response to countless requests.  You will learn to make an entire dinner meal including health salad, cholent, poached salmon, roast chicken,...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes

Quick Minestrone Recipe

Posted on 18th of February, 2010 by Lévana

Quick Minestrone Recipe

I trust you should have no trouble whatsoever finding dozens of delicious minestrone recipes, made the loving unhurried way. My idea for this quick and incredibly satisfying version of the classic was: How can I play with the same ingredients and get a great soup in a fraction of the...
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Filed under: Frozen Vegetables Recipes, Italian Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Minestrone Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Ask Levana: Spices and Kosher Supervision

Posted on 18th of February, 2010 by Lévana

Here is a question I received from Sara M: Lévana, do spices need a hechsher in order to be considered Kosher? Answer: When spices are pure, meaning unblended, they need no Kosher supervision. They do need one when they are mixed, as in curry, gram masala, Ras El-Hanout, Hawaidge etc…....
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Filed under: Ask Lévana

Corn Bread Recipe. All Variations. Gluten-Free Option

Posted on 15th of February, 2010 by Lévana

Corn Bread Recipe. All Variations. Gluten-Free Option

Corn bread is ready in a snap: So nice to know we have corn bread options that are dairy-free, low-gluten, and gluten-free. The secret of good corn bread is to stick your empty greased pan in the oven while you whip up the batter to get it really good and hot; this...
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Filed under: Bread Recipes, Corn Bread Recipes, Corn Recipes, Cornmeal Recipes, Dairy Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Bread Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Yogurt Recipes

Upcoming: Cooking for Beginners Class Continues…

Posted on 12th of February, 2010 by Lévana

COOKING FOR BEGINNERS – FROM NEWLYWEDS TO EMPTY NESTERS 4 Part Series  (Resister for 1, or the remaining 2 classes classes) PART 3: DINNER! TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH (please make note that this class is on Tuesday) I am running this series yet again, in response to countless requests.  You will...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes