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Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Kosher Food and Wine Experience: A Remarkable Journey

27th of February, 2011

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Recently I had been trying to firm up a kosher supervision for retail use of Dashi powder. In my catering days I used to order it from Daniel Berlin at Sushi Metsuyan, so when it came time to write my upcoming cookbook, where I wanted to include recipes using dashi, I...
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Filed under: Jamie Geller, Jeff Nathan, Joan Nathan, Kedem Wines, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Wines, Levana Restaurant, NoBo Restaurant, Nobo Teaneck, Noidue Restaurant, Pardes Restaurant, Pier 60, Stories, Susie Fishbein

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday February 28th: the Lean Latin Feast

21st of February, 2011

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Cooking Demo in NYC: With this lineup of fabulous Latin flavors, lean food is really easy to enjoy in style. The added bonus is, all the dishes will be naturally gluten-free, without even trying! Come ready to party: Beside the fun and delicious dinner, My sangria is the best! I’ll...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Cooking for two, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Latin Cooking

Frittata Recipe with All the Fixin’s

21st of February, 2011

Frittata Recipe with All the Fixin’s

A frittata is the Latin answer to our classic omelets: It is an open-faced omelet, about an inch high, with other ingredients mixed into the egg mixture rather than used as a filling. The batter is poured into a large skillet and placed on a stovetop, just a few minutes...
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Filed under: Eggs Recipes, Frittata Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

My Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. With Gluten-Free Adaptation

20th of February, 2011

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This recipe is in all my cookbooks, including my upcoming one.  I can never make enough of these; and apparently, neither can thousands and thousands of people. A few years ago, I was involved with a few friends in a massive fund-raising project and made a million cookies (yes, a...
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Filed under: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Spelt Baking

Planning a Party? Read This First, Then Have Fun Entertaining!

20th of February, 2011

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Photo Courtesy of www.thekitchn.com The following chapter is included in my first book, Levana’s Table: Kosher Cooking for Everyone, and is all about planning a party. My readers have always found it very useful,  and I gave lectures on the subject several times. Recently I participated in the food preparations of...
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Filed under: Cooking Tips, Entertaining Made Easy, Entertaining Tips, Party Planning, Party Planning Tips, Party Tips, Stories

Your Quick and Healthy Cooking-Without-Cooking Survival Guide

16th of February, 2011

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The Instant Dorm Feast, as I call it We all find ourselves, occasionally and sometimes not so occasionally, in situations that bring us apart from the comfort of our kitchens and the amenities that surround us daily: a vacation week, a business convention, a year away in college, even a...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Hot Cereal Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Quick Cooking Recipes, Smoothie Recipes, Soup Recipes, Stories, Survival Skills, Vegetarian Recipes

Our Cooking Demo Venue in NYC has Changed! Please Take Good Note of it!

12th of February, 2011

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My demos are getting more cozy! See you at the demo! It’s dinner and a show! Dear friends, As you may know, for many years I have conducted my cooking demos weekly at Lincoln Square Synagogue, and have come to consider both the demos and the guests attending them as...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC. Monday February 14th. The student’s – and EVERYONE’S – survival guide!

9th of February, 2011

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Dear students and all other solitary people faced with mediocre fare out there, hunkering for a taste of home, unite! There are so many inexpensive, quick and nutritious ways to whip up a meal in a jiffy. Only please treat yourselves to these one-time purchases that will make a world...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Cooking for two, Cooking with beer, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

New Gluten-Free Product on the block! Pasta and Ice Cream Cones

9th of February, 2011

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Just sampled a very good new gluten-free product: Goldbaums Natural Foods. Their ice cream cones and brown rice spaghetti were super: Check it out!

Filed under: Kosher Recipes

Oat Quinoa Turkey Chili Recipe

9th of February, 2011

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Oat Quinoa Turkey Chili For all of us whose love of beans remains, alas, unrequited, let me say you can make a perfect chili substituting oat, quinoa, and lentils in any proportion for the feisty beans, so you can have your chili and eat it too! Ground turkey is an...
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Filed under: Chili Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Turkey Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes