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Monthly Archives: March 2011

In Search of the Perfect Schnitzel Recipe

30th of March, 2011

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Too many diners complain that they love schnitzel but are disappointed that they are so easily dried out. My daughter-in-law Ruthie makes the best schnitzels but always keeps insisting she does nothing in particular, so I decided to spy on her once when she made the dish, from beginning to...
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Filed under: Chicken Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes

Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday April 4th. Seder Feast!

30th of March, 2011

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The Killer Banquet for Seder Feast The menu speaks for itself: I hope you don’t miss it! Gluten-free to boot! I’ll be demonstrating: Poached salmon in tomato basil sauce Roasted garlic artichoke soup Brisket in coffee brandy sauce Herbed diced vegetables Quinoa with chestnuts and onions Chocolate dipped coconut meringues...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes

Moroccan Sweet Vermicelli Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

30th of March, 2011

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Moroccan Sweet Vermicelli is comfort food at its best and easiest. And healthiest: In Morocco we grew up on this kind of dessert my mother, an ingenious cook if I ever met one, used to whip  up at the drop of a hat, for children big and small. Do look...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Gluten-Free Grain Recipes, Gluten-free pasta recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Pudding Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Vermicelli Recipes

Maple Roasted Salmon Recipe

27th of March, 2011

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Maple Roasted Salmon Recipe The short and dazzling favor lineup does its magic with practically no work.  No problem doubling the recipe  when you have a larger group, it will all get prepared in the same record time. You will never say you are bored of salmon again! Bluefish will...
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Filed under: Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Maple Syrup Recipes, Natural and Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Recipes, Salmon Recipes

New York Beggar, Three Ways

26th of March, 2011

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Growing up in Morocco, each family had their own “beggar” they looked after. Our beggar, a courteous middle-aged man dressed poorly but with elaborate dignity, would sit silently on our steps every Thursday night, waiting for my mother to  resurface from her kitchen and come out to him. And every...
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Filed under: Beggars Stories, Levana Kirschenbaum Stories, New York Beggars, Rudyard Kipling, Stories

My Favorite Pizza: Basil Pizza and Wine Bar!

25th of March, 2011

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Every time I go to Basil, I -not so- discreetly eye what everyone seated next to me  – and even a little further: Foodies, what do you expect?- is having. Yesterday it was those luscious poached eggs on toast with saute spinach and home fries, which two young men were...
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Filed under: Basil Restaurant Brooklyn, Good Junk Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Restaurants, Stories

The Hot Sauce Happy Family. Charif Recipe.

25th of March, 2011

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 Harissa, Schug, Salsa, Chutney, Hot Pepper Jelly When life gives you jalapenos, make charif! One Saturday night, Erev Purim, my daughter Bella complained that she had placed her Shabbos produce order online, and that something got lost in cyber-translation, turning 4 jalapenos and 6 tomatoes into 4 pounds jalapenos and...
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Filed under: Charif Recipes, Condiments Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Halbah Recipes, Harissa Recipes, Hot Pepper Jelly Recipes, Jalapeno Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Salsa Recipes, Schug Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Stories, Vegetarian Recipes, Yemenite Recipes

Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday March 28th: Moroccan Street Foods

16th of March, 2011

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Moroccan Street Foods: This is as plebeian as our glorious Moroccan food gets, and even then it’s a complete feast, as always! Gluten-free to boot! I’m serving dinner with mint tea, and a delicious off-the-cuff added surprise dessert! I’ll be demonstrating: Chick pea soup Shakshuka on white beans Schwarma Carrot...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Cooking for two, Cooking with beer, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Natural Foods, Moroccan Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes

Minted Cucumber Raita

16th of March, 2011

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Minted Cucumber Raita Think of Raita not only as a cool and delicious way to put out the fire of curries, but even on its own: mint, cucumber, yogurt: What could be more fun and more yum? Ingredients: 3 cups plain low-fat yogurt (soy or coconut yogurt for non-dairy) Salt...
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Filed under: Condiments Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Pareve Recipes, Raita Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Aloo Gobi Recipe with Apricot Chutney and Cucumber Raita

16th of March, 2011

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Aloo Gobi Recipe with Apricot Chutney and Cucumber Raita With this beautiful lineup of flavors, and accessorized as it is here with minted cucumber raita and apricot chutney (I am giving here a large chutney recipe, since it is as easy to whip up as a small batch: Plenty for...
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Filed under: Aloo Gobi Recipes, Asian Recipes, Chutney Recipes, Condiments Recipes, Curry Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Potatoes Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes