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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fear of Flying: Ruminations of a Former World Traveler

27th of December, 2010

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On the eve of our departure to Israel, I am reminded of an email my friend Eve sent a few friends after her flight from Miami to Australia, which I would like to share with you, along with my response: You will enjoy this, I guarantee it! It might also...
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Filed under: Fear of Flying, Flying to Australia, Stories, Transatlantic flights, Travel

Kabocha Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

23rd of December, 2010

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Kabocha Sweet Potato Soup Recipe: My daughter Bella’s favorite. I brought her a vat of it when she had her baby. Still she doesn’t seem to tire of it and now enjoys it with her baby. I always notice with pleasure that all kids love it! A snap to make:...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Berry Kanten Recipe (Kuzu)

22nd of December, 2010

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Berry Kanten Recipe: Consider kanten the Jell-O of champions: kuzu is the starch of the kuzu plant, is a wonderful thickener and is easy to get in health food stores. Kanten, the dessert made with kuzu, is quick and delicious, and does wonders for upset stomachs. You can eat it...
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Filed under: Berry Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kanten Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kuzu Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Quick Black Bean Chocolate Soup Recipe

16th of December, 2010

Quick Black Bean Chocolate Soup Recipe

Beans and chocolate? I recently teased my friend Sara into identifying the odd ingredient in this soup, which she loved. I enjoyed watching her racking her brains, and didn’t feel any guilt about it: After all, she was working for food, and was kept guessing through a second bowl. PS,...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Latin Cooking, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday December 20th: Healing Foods: Gluten-Free

15th of December, 2010

Want to eat deliciously the super-healthy way? Trying to get your strength back faster and with less medication after a treatment that left you somewhat depleted? So many foods have such great healing powers you will actually have a good time preparing and eating them. No need to cook separately:...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Muffin Recipes. All Variations Including Vegan

15th of December, 2010

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Cranberry Muffins You say cup cakes, I say muffins! Gosh, I would hate to lose my popularity with the junior cup-cake crowd, but many years of catering kids’ parties and watching their delighted faces as their lick their fingers put my fears at rest. As if that was not enough,...
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Filed under: Apples Recipes, Bread Recipes, Cake Recipes, Carrot Recipes, Cranberries Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Muffins Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Pumpkin Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Desserts Recipes, Vegan Muffin Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Miso Soup with All the Fixin’s Recipe

13th of December, 2010

Miso Soup with All the Fixin's Recipe

Miso Soup Miso soup is a marvel: Quick is not even the word: By the time it comes to a boil, it’s done, a whole pot full. It’s also an incredibly nutritious and versatile low calorie treat. I am giving you here a basic recipe, but I am including as...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Lean Classics Recipes, Monosodium Glutamate, MSG, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Shitaki Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Banish MSG Forever!

13th of December, 2010

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It hadn’t occured to me to include this information, thinking by now it was clear to everyone they should stay away from MSG (no, not Madison Square Garden: I wish; monosodium glutamate) with a vengeance, until my son in law Meir recently reported mysterious and repeated blinding headaches. Concerned, we...
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Filed under: Monosodium Glutamate, MSG, Stories

Noidue Restaurant: Panini, Coffee and Nostalgia a la carte

9th of December, 2010

There are several reasons Noidue Restaurant tugs at my heartstrings. Some questions come up about it quite often:  I thought sharing my thoughts would make me feel somewhat more at peace with seeing a whole chunk of our lives behind us…. Here’s why for my husband and I, going to...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Food Stories, Kosher Food, Kosher Restaurants, Levana Restaurant, Nice Stories, NoBo Restaurant, Noidue Restaurant, Stories

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday December 13th: The Natural Dessert Party

8th of December, 2010

Recently my granddaughter described a birthday party she went to, and added it was so annoying to have to wipe off that green and red and blue gook from those cupcake tops: “Bubbie, why do they need that?” Indeed, why? Here is the PC birthday party fare, the delicious, fun,...
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Filed under: Cake Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Dessert Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Low Gluten Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Spelt Baking