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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hannah Kaminsky: Vegan Desserts

Posted on 25th of May, 2011 by Lévana

TripleGingerCheesecake

You will all love Hannah Kaminsky’s luscious new Vegan Dessert Book: The girl can not only bake, she can also take fabulous pix, as you can plainly see above. I had the pleasure of working with her when she did the food styling for the pictures of my new cookbook. Oh...
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Filed under: Dessert Recipes, Hannah Kaminsky, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Vegan Desserts Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Carrot Cake Recipe

Posted on 25th of May, 2011 by Lévana

Carrot Cake CP

Me, my husband and my sister Lea.  Circa 1979, selling our carrot cake at a Central Park Fair. Our Post-Woodstock Pre-Chassidic days. You like? I remember cutting a slice for Bianca Jagger, Chi Chi Williams and many other Celebs! Our award-winning cake, circa 1979. Ideally moist and fragrant. I believe...
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Filed under: Cake Recipes, Carrot Cake Recipes, Carrot Recipes, Coconut, Dessert Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Pareve Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Desserts Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Blueberry Scone Recipe

Posted on 25th of May, 2011 by Lévana

blueberry-scones

Scones are wonderful! Whipped up in minutes and full of flavor. I make them with spelt, my grain of choice for baking absolutely everything, but you will find them totally adaptable to Gluten-Free. You will easiloy find Xanthan Gum in health food stores. If you happen, as I always do,...
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Filed under: Berry Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Scones Recipes, Spelt Baking, Vegetarian Recipes

Polenta Casserole au Gratin Recipe

Posted on 25th of May, 2011 by Lévana

polenta-casserole

Please ignore those insipid cooked polenta rolls you find in the supermarket: Making the polenta base takes minutes, and is the bulk of the work for this delicious dish, which will serve a good dozen guests! Au Gratin just means it is topped with a crust: Yum! This is only...
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Filed under: Casserole Recipes, Corn Recipes, Cornmeal Recipes, Dairy Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free Pie Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Natural Foods Recipes, Polenta Recipes, Recipes, Tomato Sauce Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

My Lag Baomer Pre-BBQ Super Brunch: Perfect for Shavouot too!

Posted on 24th of May, 2011 by Lévana

Tanner-brunch

We had a great brunch with our friends yesterday, a sort of antidote to Lag Baomer BBQs, only in reverse: Here is what I served, and it’s ALL in my new cookbook, coming out any day. I hope it gives you some ideas: When I described the menu to my...
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Filed under: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Frittata Recipes, Herbal Teas Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lemonade Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Scones Recipes, Spelt Baking, Vegetarian Recipes

Lemonade’s Great, Only Not Before Bedtime!

Posted on 24th of May, 2011 by Lévana

Sweet-and-spicy-Thai-iced-tea_lg1

Last night after my children’s Lag Baomer Party at the Lighthouse Washington Heights, my husband and I walked all the way from there back home. Not only were we not daunted by the four-plus mile treck, which we are totally used to doing, but we cheated and checked out some...
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Filed under: Herbal Teas Recipes, Iced Tea Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lemonade Recipes, Tea

Tuna Burgers Recipe

Posted on 23rd of May, 2011 by Lévana

tuna-burgers-chutney

The star of yesterday’s shabbos lunch was a delicious tuna burger, which I served with my famous Apricot Chutney. What I love about tuna burgers is, you can eat them at any temperature, without running the risk of having some congealed fat form on the edges, as it does on...
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Filed under: Apricot Recipes, Chutney Recipes, Fish Recipes, Fresh Tuna Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Tuna Burgers Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday May 23rd: Shavouot

Posted on 18th of May, 2011 by Lévana

My – usually virtuous enough – students have asked me specifically to go all out for this rare dairy demo: “With Cheese!!!”, one of them emailed me in bold print: You asked for the splurge! I’ll be demonstrating: Cream of watercress Mushroom-stuffed tilapia rolls Polenta casserole au gratin Endive, walnut and...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Dairy Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Zucchini Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe

Posted on 18th of May, 2011 by Lévana

Zucchini-Chocolate-Walnut-muffins-and-bread

I love the idea of quickbreads, whipped up at the drop of a hat, ready for guests and us on short notice, no kneading and no rising time. The added bonus is that they are only moderately sweet, placing them in the category of real foods rather than desserts, even...
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Filed under: Bread Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Quick Breads Recipes, Walnuts Recipes, Zucchini Recipes

Have Mug, will Travel!

Posted on 18th of May, 2011 by Lévana

My-mug-and-I

Recently I bought myself a great overnight bag, and decided my spiffy and capacious new purchase would be the  bag to end all bags: I would give away all others, but I decided to check into all the pockets first, to make sure nothing valuable was being discarded before the...
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Filed under: Kosher Recipes, Moroccan teapot, Opera, Placido Domingo, Samovar, Stories, Tea mug