Morels-LevanaCooks

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

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 your court!  A seven year […]

Ask Levana: Is Coconut Yogurt Dairy-Free?

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 also see in health food […]

Ask Lévana: What is a Terrine?

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 pan and inverted and sliced […]

Ask Lévana: Can We Use Processed Spices in Our Cooking?

 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) is awful and will ruin […]

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

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 will be getting out of […]