The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

Herb White Bean Soup Recipe

Posted on 18th of October, 2012 by Lévana

herb bean soup

Straight from my latest Cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen. I am mighty proud of this rustic creation—a low-cost and low-maintenance feast, and a meal in itself. Since so many of my recipes are  so elastic, I might surprise you by asking you: No substitutions whatsoever in this soup, please....
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Filed under: Bean Soup Recipes, Beans Recipes, Cabbage recipes, French Recipes, Fresh Herb Recipes, Recipes, Smoked Turkey Recipes, Soup Recipes

For my French Speaking Friends Only: Le Francais: Une Langue Animale

Posted on 16th of October, 2012 by Lévana

la fontaine

To be sure, every language borrows from the animal kingdom to describe actions, feelings and character traits: shrewd as a weasle, foxy lady, stubborn as a mule, gay as a pinson, sing like a canary, the trojan horse, the black sheep, and so on. Dear French speaking friends, I think...
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Filed under: Animal Language, Animation

FANS ONLY: FREE SHIPPING on Levana’s Latest Cookbook

Posted on 15th of October, 2012 by Lévana

Just to say thanks to our loyal fans for all of your wonderful support,  Levana’s latest masterpiece, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen, in now available with FREE SHIPPING! ($8.00 Savings!)   The Perfect Gift to Yourself and Beyond, Kosher or not! Second Edition: Hardcover | March 2012 | Publisher: Lévana...
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Filed under: Kosher Recipes

Lidia’s Favorite Recipes. Book Review

Posted on 10th of October, 2012 by Lévana

Lidia

I recently received Lidia Bastianich’s latest Cookbook, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes, which her publishers sent me for review. Lidia’s cooking show has always been one of the very few cooking shows I actually enjoy watching, for many no-brainer reasons: It is real food, not a fantasy; it has none of that...
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Filed under: Italian Cookbooks, Italian Recipes, Lidia Bastianich, Lidia's Favorite Recipes

Chicken Curry with Tomatoes and Plantains Recipe

Posted on 10th of October, 2012 by Lévana

Chicken Plantains

Fresh tomatoes are the star of this wonderful dish: Please do not substitute canned tomatoes—there will be a huge difference! To seed them, simply halve them and squeeze the seeds gently out. Plantains come in two varieties: green to medium ripe and even riper. The former are used as vegetables...
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Filed under: Agave Syrup Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Curry Recipes, Jalapeno Recipes, Latin Cooking, Plantain Recipes, Recipes, Tomato Recipes

Taking the Demo Show on the Road: the Portable Feast!

Posted on 10th of October, 2012 by Lévana

Me and Esther

Never Too Young (or Too Old) to Cook! Dear friends, For the past thirty years I have been fortunate to  host weekly cooking demos, at the 92nd Street Y, at Lincoln Square and in my very home. We’ve had some incredible times together: good food and good company have always...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Levana, Levana Kirschenbaum, Natural and Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Recipes, Whole Foods Cookbook, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Paté de Campagne Recipe

Posted on 23rd of September, 2012 by Lévana

Pate de Campagne NectraFoods

Photo Courtesy of www.nectrafoods.com Although this Paté is fabulous as is posted below, there are so many variations on the great French favorite, you can let your imagination run wild, to suit your personal preferences and tastes. Here are some basics that must be present in a Paté: broiled chicken livers,...
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Filed under: Anise Recipes, Chicken Breast Recipes, Chicken Livers Recipes, Fennel Recipes, French Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Lamb recipes, Recipes

Arugala, Grapefruit, and Beet Salad with Raspberry Vinegar Recipe

Posted on 23rd of September, 2012 by Lévana

Arugala grapefruit fennel salad

Salads are always a great showcase for me, as they are where I sneak in all my goodies, classics and latest stars. This past Rosh Hashanah, I decided my first course would be a substantial and luxurious one, allowing for a lighter main course: a fruity salad with a fruity...
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Filed under: Arugala Recipes, Avocado Recipes, Beets Recipes, Fennel Recipes, Grapefruit Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Raspberry Vinegar Recipes, Recipes, Salad Dressing Recipes

Beef Cheek Stew with Mushrooms Recipe

Posted on 19th of September, 2012 by Lévana

beef cheeks rte.ie

I just spent hours picking some fellow bloggers’ brains, about how to rename beef cheeks. The name bothers me no end. when I say cheeks, I imagine something inviting, rosy and kissable. But to a cow? It ain’t happening! Now that we had this little talk, let me tell you...
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Filed under: Beef Cheeks Recipes, Beef Recipes, Boeuf Bourguignon Recipes, French Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Recipes

Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia Fillets with Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Posted on 13th of September, 2012 by Lévana

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I always wonder if tilapia might suffer from underrating and mild neglect in the States. Economical, versatile and flavorful, there’s nothing I don’t do with it! This is one of the few recipes I fry, and it is a real treat. For a crust, I find cornmeal gives matzah meal...
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Filed under: Cocktail Sauce Recipes, Cornmeal Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Fish Recipes, Fried Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Tilapia Recipes