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Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Kid Craving Stuffed Morels: Yuppie City Here I Come!

28th of May, 2014

craving stuffed morels

This comment from Arel Mishory on my blog makes my day. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t hear, with undiminished pleasure, how much people miss my eponymous Restaurant. Great to know we left a great legacy! Upscale Kosher Restaurateurs, Pardes  and a few others, the ball is in...
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Filed under: Kosher Recipes, Levana Restaurant, Morels, Recipes, Stories, Wild Mushrooms Recipes

Ask Levana: Is Coconut Yogurt Dairy-Free?

26th of May, 2014

Ask Levana: Is Coconut Yogurt Dairy-Free?

I was recently asked if coconut yogurt is a dairy-free product.  The answer is Yes!  Coconut yogurt is dairy-free, and most importantly its flavor is very unobtrusive and doesn’t compete at all with the other two major flavors I am starring in this dish: Chocolate and peanut butter. You will...
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Ask Lévana: How Do You Get All Your Cooking Done in Such a Short Time?

26th of May, 2014

Ask Lévana: How Do You Get All Your Cooking Done in Such a Short Time?

Ask Lévana: How Do You Get All Your Cooking Done in Such a Short Time? The key to cooking on a schedule is planning. The longer a dish takes to prepare, the earlier you should start preparing it. It helps to have all your ingredients out and prepared before you...
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Ask Lévana: What is a Terrine?

26th of May, 2014

The term terrine can cover a number of different preparations. All of these preparations have one thing in common – they are made in a large loaf pan. Most commonly, a terrine is a baked meat- or fish-loaf item. A dessert terrine can imply a frozen dessert, molded in the...
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Ask Lévana: Can We Use Processed Spices in Our Cooking?

26th of May, 2014

 Ask Lévana: Can We Use Processed Spices in Our Cooking? At a recent demo, one of the guests asked me, “If I ever run out of garlic powder, can I settle for fresh?” Garlic in every form other than fresh (powder, freeze-dried, frozen, peeled and goodness knows what other calamity)...
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Ask Lévana: What does “Salt to Taste” Mean, in a Recipe?

26th of May, 2014

Ask Lévana: What does "Salt to Taste" Mean, in a Recipe?

Ask Lévana: What does “Salt to Taste” Mean, in a Recipe? Exactly that – you need to taste the salt in the finished product. Many people add salt to their full batch that would only suffice for one serving. Don’t be afraid of salt. Think of how many servings you...
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Ask Lévana: Can We Use Canned Food in Our Cooking?

26th of May, 2014

Ask Lévana: Can We Use Canned Food in Our Cooking?

Can We Use Canned Food in Our Cooking? Depends what your recipe is. There are some ingredients that we want processed, and many that aren’t available fresh. Artichoke hearts, hearts of palm and coconut milk are products that you must get canned or jarred. They aren’t available any other way....
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Ask Lévana: What Type of Pots Should I Buy?

26th of May, 2014

What Type of Pots Should I Buy? That is the question I am always asked at demos. Thirty years ago, my mother in law bought me a set of Farberware pots and pans for my shower, commenting they had served her right in all her lean years, and she hoped...
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My All-Time Shavuot Favorites! Menus and Recipes

23rd of May, 2014

Dairy-Free Cheesecake Recipe. All Variations. Gluten-Free Friendly

Every year I add some fantastic new creations to this mega Shavuot Menu and Recipe File. So here it is again, , Bigger Better! I think I will be making my ice cream cake for dessert! Hag Sameach!

Filed under: Dairy Recipes, Ice Cream Cake Recipes, Recipes, Shavuot Recipes, Stories

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

21st of May, 2014

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

I adore lemon and poppy seeds, and when they are together, chock-full of each, I’m just mad about the lemon poppy seed combo.  This lemon poppy seed cake cake tastes fantastic dairy-free, but can easily be made the dairy way by using plain yogurt instead of soy milk. Ingredients: 1...
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