The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

My Note to Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier

Posted on 31st of March, 2014 by Lévana

Mrs. Laura Bush participate in holiday press preview on the State Floor

Photo Courtesy georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov Sharing with you a note I sent to Retired 26-year (five Presidencies) White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier, guest speaker at yesterday’s Fabulous Event: Jewish Cuisine Throughout the Ages, at the Omni Hotel New Haven (Sunday March 23rd). He regaled us with endearing anectodes about Presidential quips, pranks,...
Read More

Filed under: Chef Roland Mesnier, Kosher Recipes, Off-Color Jokes, Stories, White House Chef

Moroccan Swiss Chard Carrot Salad Recipe

Posted on 24th of March, 2014 by Lévana

Swiss Chard Carrot Salad

Wonderful match, spicy and colorful! See why we eat our veggies in Morocco? That it is super healthy goes without saying. The salad will keep well a couple of days in the refrigerator. 6 thin long carrots, peeled 1∕3 cup olive oil 4 large cloves garlic 2 ribs celery, peeled...
Read More

Filed under: Carrot Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Salads Recipes, Passover Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Spinach Recipes, Swiss Chard Recipes

Moroccan Artichoke and Lima Bean Tajine Recipe

Posted on 3rd of March, 2014 by Lévana

cb11-29 - Copy

Tajine is the name of the earthenware pot that gave its name to all dishes cooked in it. In our native Moroccan cooking, there is no such thing as a “side dish.” Equal time for vegetable dishes and meat or fish dishes —this is where our respect for veggies comes from. Vegetables...
Read More

Filed under: Artichoke Bottoms Recipes, Artichoke Hearts Recipes, Fava Beans Recipes, Frozen Vegetables Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lemon Recipes, Lima Beans Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Tajines Recipes

Moroccan Salmon in Mustard Caper Lemon Sauce Recipe. Chicken Variation

Posted on 1st of March, 2014 by Lévana

Salmon Lemon Mustard Sauce

Photo courtesy www.newthoughtgeneration.com One of my favorite ways of making salmon, so simple and so delicious. We Sephardis are very fond of the Mustard-Caper-Lemon Trinity. Here is just about all you need to know when you make salmon, beside of course that it has to be perfectly fresh, like all fish:...
Read More

Filed under: Capers Recipes, Fish Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lemon Recipes, Lemon Sauce Recipes, Moroccan Fish Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Salmon Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Posted on 27th of February, 2014 by Lévana

Beef Stroganoff

I love to use London broil for this dish, as it is so lean and tender, and lends itself perfectly to the brief cooking time. Keeping the meat well chilled makes the slicing much easier. The finished dish tastes every bit as rich and creamy as the dairy original (yes, I...
Read More

Filed under: Beef Recipes, Beef Stroganoff Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, French Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Recipes

Jewish Cuisine Though the Ages. March 23rd at the Omni Hotel New Haven

Posted on 25th of February, 2014 by Lévana

Jewish-Cuisine (1)

Y’all, This is a very exciting event, hope you can make it. Come and see us, watch our demos and sample all the delicious foods served, and get a signed copy of my cookbooks. Beside yours truly and a few more talented soul sisters, we have a fabulous White House...
Read More

Filed under: Chabad New Haven, Cookbooks, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Food, Kosher Food Show, Kosher Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Stories

Apple Cabbage Fennel Compote Recipe

Posted on 25th of February, 2014 by Lévana

Apple Cabbage Fennel Compote

Photo Courtesy www.finecooking.com This trio is a real winner, besides being a real nutritional powerhouse, and the sage brings all the flavors together. This will do excellently, alone or as a side dish with poultry or sliced steak. The food processor will do all your slicing and grating in a wink...
Read More

Filed under: Apples Recipes, Cabbage recipes, Fennel Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Recipes, Side Dishes Recipes, Vegetable Dishes Recipes

Tehina Chocolate Spread Recipe. Variations

Posted on 25th of February, 2014 by Lévana

Tehina chocolate spread

Photo courtesy of www.tasteofdivine.com Sesame paste, or Tehina, often plays second fiddle to other, more muscular ingredients,  hummus being the most ubiquitous, followed by sauces and dips. Actually it is the main ingredient in Chalva, but most commercial Chalva (I won’t lump in this category the delicious moist artisanal varieties...
Read More

Filed under: Agave Syrup Recipes, Almond Recipes, Cake Recipes, Chestnut Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Chocolate Truffles Recipes, Coconut Milk Recipes, Coconut Recipes, Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffle Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Ganache Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Low-Carb Recipes, Recipes, Sesame Recipes, Tehina Recipes

Rinku Bhattacharya: Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors

Posted on 17th of February, 2014 by Lévana

Rinku book 2

http://www.amazon.com/Spices-Seasons-Simple-Sustainable-Flavors/dp/078181331X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392663529&sr=1-1&keywords=spices+and+seasons Rinku Bhattacharya’s much-anticipated beautiful new book, will be hitting the shelves in May. Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors. It lives up to its title and subtitle, with flying colors. The operative word here is Sustainable. The book is chock-full of gorgeous pictures with every dish. Seasonings and...
Read More

Filed under: Cookbook Reviews, Cookbooks, Indian Recipes, Recipes

Quick Borscht Recipe. Vegetarian

Posted on 10th of February, 2014 by Lévana

Borscht

Quick and hearty. A triumph of sweet-and-sour match. I call it quick, because I have no intention (and neither do you, I’ll bet!) of spending half the day making the classic high-maintenance beef-based original. I just love the idea of a great vegetarian soup, good with any meal and in all...
Read More

Filed under: Beets Recipes, Borscht Recipes, Cabbage recipes, Cranberries Recipes, Cranberry Sauce, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Soup Recipes