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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Purim: Mishloach Manot. The Healthy and Delicious Gift Basket with Recipes

Posted on 29th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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Since I only have eyes for kosher, homemade and natural, I find Purim an unbeatable chance to send a select few some fabulous homemade, fun and useful goodies (did you say fun and useful? Of course! Absolutely not an oxymoron). Do you think you have just found the perfect chocolate...
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Filed under: Apples Recipes, Asian Pickles Recipes, Caramel Sauce Recipes, Chai Mix Recipes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Chocolate Sauce Recipes, Chutney Recipes, Date Bar Recipes, Date Nut Bar Recipes, Dates Recipes, Food Baskets, Ginger Liqueur Recipes, Ginger Recipes, Healthy Food Baskets, Hot Pepper Jelly Recipes, Kim Chi Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Mishloach Manot Recipes, Natural and Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pesto Recipes, Pickle Press, Purim Baskets, Quick Breads Recipes, Raspberry Vinegar Recipes, Recipes, Tehina Recipes, Tehina Sauce Recipes, Walnuts Recipes, Zucchini Bread Recipes, Zucchini Recipes

Pesto Sauce Recipe. All Variations

Posted on 29th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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The perennial favorite is based on basil, olive oil, and toasted walnuts; but we have seen it recast with a different herb or nut, and tasting just as delicious and interesting. Use not only as a pasta sauce but as topping for cooked chicken or fish, or a dip. I...
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Filed under: Condiments Recipes, Italian Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Pesto Recipes, Recipes

Teryaki Sauce Recipe

Posted on 29th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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I live in the vicinity of several Chinese restaurants (who doesn’t?). Every morning I watch the mountain of trash at their back door, and it always includes enormous jerry cans of teriyaki sauce: No wonder all those dishes look like a container of motor oil has accidentally landed there. This...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Condiments Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Recipes, Teriyaki Sauce Recipes

Moroccan Eggplant Salad with Preserved Lemons and Olives Recipe

Posted on 24th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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Eggplant is a huge favorite in our Sephardi Cooking. This dish is all roasted, so  it is pretty streamlined, and pretty lean. Anything not to have to fry eggplant, which gobbles up oil like crazy! The preserved lemons do make a big difference, so please don’t skip them unless it...
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Filed under: Eggplant Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Salads Recipes, Passover Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

Moroccan Spicy Nut Truffles Recipe

Posted on 24th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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For nut lovers only: the famous Pfeffernusse, Sephardi style.  Moroccan to be exact. Perfect for Passover too, and gluten-free without even trying. Don’t try to bake them on a disposable cookie sheet, or the bottoms will burn. Ingredients: 12∕3 cups unblanched almonds 12∕3 cups walnuts ¾ cup sugar 2 teaspoons...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Seder Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Walnuts Recipes

The Unflappable Itinerant Cook: Taking the Cooking Demo Show on the Road!

Posted on 22nd of February, 2012 by Lévana

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Most of us watch cooking shows from the comfort of our homes, from the luxury of pristine professional studio kitchens onto our screen: Everything camera-ready, affable and efficient help buzzing around the chef, flowers and dynamic background music everywhere, warm-up guy leading spectators to general applause announcing the star chef’s...
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Filed under: Kitchen Stories, Kitchen Wisdom, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Recipes, Stories

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday February 27th. The Heatlhy and Delicious Purim Basket

Posted on 22nd of February, 2012 by Lévana

Why do Purim baskets often get so silly? Here are just a few useful, simple and delicious edible gift ideas which will not get shuffled around: These goodies are for keeps, and we are showcasing them with a whole meal! I’ll be demonstrating: Mango dressing (served with salad) Ginger liqueur...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Healthy Food Baskets, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Purim Baskets

Spicy Moroccan Chicken, Liver and Lamb Meatballs Recipe

Posted on 19th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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I always loved this Sephardi dish I grew up with: In the finished dish the chicken breasts were diced, the chicken livers were whole and the lamb was shaped into meatballs. I made it and it was quite delicious but a little messy. When I recently asked my mother how...
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Filed under: Chicken Breast Recipes, Chicken Livers Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Lamb recipes, Meat Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

Beer-Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe

Posted on 19th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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There are times where we want to enjoy turkey without the whole production: Long roasting, boning, slicing, dealing with leftovers etc. Boneless turkey breast to the rescue!The following combination of flavors produced a succulent roast, easy to slice and easy to serve, and gone at just one seating! It served...
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Filed under: Beer Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Turkey Breast Recipes, Turkey Recipes

Lychee Kanten Recipe.

Posted on 15th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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Consider kanten the Jell-O of champions. You can make it with any kind of fruit and juice, or tea. Kuzu, 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...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Green Tea Recipes, Kanten Recipes, Kuzu Recipes, Lychee Recipes, Recipes