The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

Chocolate Chestnut Coconut Cake Recipe

Posted on 13th of September, 2012 by Lévana

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Picture Courtesy of I am constantly asked how I go about developing all my recipes, and although it is hard to make a non-food professional visualize all the steps involved, let me still name one no-brainer vital initial step, which I think my fellow food professionals will second readily:...
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Filed under: Cake Recipes, Chestnut Recipes, Chocolate Cake Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Coconut, Coconut Milk Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Spelt Baking

Rosh Hashana Menu: Apple Pudding

Posted on 12th of September, 2012 by Lévana

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Big News! We’ve Gone Digital!

Posted on 10th of September, 2012 by Lévana


I’m so excited to announce that we are carrying all my cookbooks in digital form: Levana’s Table, Levana Cooks Dairy Free! and The Whole Foods Kosher Cookbook. While you can enjoy the hardcover copy in the comfort of your home, you can now enjoy them on your iPad, iPhone, tablet or PC on the road!...
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Filed under: Dairy-Free Recipes, e-book, Gluten Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Jewish e-books, Jewish Recipes, Kirschenbaum, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Levana, Levana Kirschenbaum, Natural and Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Whole Foods Cookbook, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Dearie: A Biography of Julia Child, by Bob Spitz. My Review

Posted on 9th of September, 2012 by Lévana

Julia Child

Just finished reading Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, written by author and biographer extraordinaire Bob Spitz. Let me start with my – very few – gripes, then we’ll move on to the good stuff. I did say Ouf! when I was done, not because I didn’t love it....
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Filed under: Biography Books, Bob Spitz books, Book Reviews, French Recipes, Julia Child, Kosher Recipes, Stories

Apple Noodle Kugel Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Posted on 9th of September, 2012 by Lévana

apple noodle kugel

Kugel is a huge favorite in Jewish cooking. Unfortunately, it can often err on the rich and eggy side. I have tinkered with the ingredients, and ended up with a lean, easy eggless (suitable for our vegan friends) and delicious kugel. Delicious enough even to be dessert, and not too...
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Filed under: Apples Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free pasta recipes, Gluten-free Pie Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kugel Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Vegan Kugel Recipes

Coming to a City Near You!

Posted on 31st of August, 2012 by Lévana

I will be busy taking my demo-and-book-signing show on the road. If you let me know well in advance, I might add a demo in your town right around the listed dates. Take a look at the dates that are already confirmed! October 14th: Cleveland November 4th: Rockville, MD November...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City

Moroccan Minted Carrot Date Salad Recipe

Posted on 31st of August, 2012 by Lévana


This salad is good and so pretty it could almost double as dessert! The magic of Moroccan ingredients! No wonder we ate our veggies growing up! Ingredients: 1/2 cup pitted dates, packed, chopped fine ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup orange juice 1 tablespoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons orange flower water...
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Filed under: Carrot Recipes, Dates Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Salads Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday September 10th. Rosh Hashanah Feast

Posted on 31st of August, 2012 by Lévana

Simple, healthy and so elegant! I am “unveiling” a brand new cake I have been tinkering with….. I’m not saying what it is, only that it is a snap to make, festive and outrageous! I’ll be demonstrating: Roasted tomato soup Cornmeal-crusted tilapia fillets with cocktail sauce Dried fruit-stuffed chicken breasts...
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I Was a Happy Camper this Summer! (and I Learned a New Word)

Posted on 23rd of August, 2012 by Lévana


Me and my scrunchies: This is the new word I learned. I made one for each kid and each counselor, and gave them out on end of camp party night. Don’t I look like Mr T here? Before summer rolled in, I asked my granddaughter Musia what her summer plans...
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Filed under: Art Camp, Basil Restaurant Brooklyn, Chabad, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Crown Heights, Kosher Recipes, Michael's Crafts, Stories, Summer Camp

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday August 27th: Moroccan Street Foods

Posted on 21st of August, 2012 by Lévana

Ready for more Moroccan treats? My long experience tells me: Always: Just say the word! What’s great about this menu is how plebeian the ingredients are, and what fantastic natural dishes they produce, and this includes dessert! I’ll be demonstrating: Vegetable soup Fish chraimi Meatballs with zucchini and thyme sauce...
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Filed under: Kosher Recipes