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The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

Tsimmis Recipe

7th of September, 2014

Tsimmis-Levana-Cooks

There seems to be no Rosh Hashana without Tsimmis, as it is the perfect quintessence of all our prayers in a dinner plate: Sweet, strong, deep, spicy, nourishing, delicious. My Tsimmis Recipe is included in my giant Rosh Hashana Recipe and Menu File, with an amazing selection. Tsimmis falls in...
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Filed under: Apples Recipes, Apricot Recipes, Carrot Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Jewish Food Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Rosh Hashana Recipes, Tsimmis Recipes, Vegetable Dishes Recipes, Vegetable Terrine Recipes

Food, Family and Tradition. Hungarian Kosher Recipes. Lynn Kirsche Shapiro. My Book Review

4th of September, 2014

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Gee thanks  Sammy’s Romanian, dubbed Heartburn City, for serving Treif  Shmaltz all these years, right in the Lower East Side, the original American scene of the religious Jewish settlers, to emancipated immigrants who want authentic Eastern European food (Romanian, Hungarian, Polish: all quite closely related) with no kosher strings attached. I can only contemplate...
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Filed under: Book Reviews, Family and Tradition, Hungarian Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Lynn Kirsche Shapiro, Recipes, Sammy's Romanian, Stories

Tilapia Fillets with Shitaki Miso Sauce Recipe. Other Fish Variations

5th of August, 2014

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I love cooking with tilapia as it is delicious, inexpensive, resilient, and reliable. This dish is ready in minutes! The Asian flavors work beautifully to make a perfect sauce, thanks to the miso, naturally and without any further steps than the baking of the whole dish. When you are in a...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Fish Recipes, Miso Paste Recipes, Recipes, Salmon Recipes, Shitaki Recipes, Tilapia Recipes

Maia: New and Best Greek Yogurt. My Product Review

23rd of July, 2014

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In a memorable scene of the movie As Good As It Gets, bigoted, homophobic, irascible pet-fiend Jack Nicholson is actually seen crying about a neighbor’s dog he had previously stuffed into a trash chute and who was pulled out miraculously, saying something like “Can you imagine this? I am crying! about...
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Filed under: Greek Yogurt, Kosher Recipes, Product Review, Recipes, Stories, Yogurt Recipes

My Latest Summer Feast Menu and Recipes

18th of July, 2014

  Every year I host a Summer Feast for a few wonderful lady friends at my home. Ladies who lunch: highly recommend! Mine is a wonderful group of about thirty amazingly generous, creative and accomplished ladies. What unites us is, we are mostly current or former Upper West Siders. Do not let...
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Filed under: Asian Pickles Recipes, Beets Recipes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Dips Recipes, Eggplant Recipes, Fennel Recipes, Gazpacho Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Nut Pastries Recipes, Olives Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Seaweed Recipes, Summer Feast, Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipes

Olive Sun-Dried Tomato Dip Recipe

18th of July, 2014

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This sun-dried tomato dip is own take on tapenade. I just love sun-dried tomato dishes, and never miss a chance to include them in dishes where I think they will fit. In this dip, pairing the  glorious sun-dried tomato with basil and olives is a surefire hit. From this fabulous mixture,...
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Filed under: Basil Recipes, Dips Recipes, Olives Recipes, Pasta Sauce Recipes, Recipes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipes

Fresh Seaweed Noodles in Miso Sauce Recipe. Sashimi Salad Variation. Gluten-Free Friendly

18th of July, 2014

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You will be as pleased as I am to see that fresh seaweed is getting increasingly more available, in many supermarkets and in sushi restaurants. It is true I haven’t seen fresh seaweed in any  form other than salad, in other words, prepared, but the salad is natural and its components do...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Gluten-free pasta recipes, Pasta Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Sake Recipes, Seaweed Recipes, Spelt Noodles Recipes

Crockpot Turkey and Wild Rice Cholent Recipe

17th of July, 2014

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Photo via kenblair.com For this fabulous and incredibly easy dish, I gamely share the credit with two brands that devote their expertize to wrapping food in bags. I will explain, keep reading. This dish is called cholent only because it spent the night in a crockpot and was served on Shabbos....
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Filed under: Cholent Recipes, Crockpot recipes, Gluten-Free Grain Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Turkey Recipes

California Vegan Chocolate Chips Are Here!

17th of July, 2014

Vegan Chocolate chips

Trader Joe recently caused an uproar both in the Kosher Community and the Dairy-Intolerant Community by switching their chocolate chips from Pareve to dairy. When I wrote about the Gastronomic Uproar at Trader Joe’s , I positively clamored for our community to urge chocolate manufacturers to fill the void. My war cry...
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Filed under: BenZ's Store, Brownies Recipes, California Vegan Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Chocolate Sauce Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Vegan Chocolate Vegan Recipes, Vegan Desserts Recipes

365 Vegan Smoothies Book Review

17th of July, 2014

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Kudos to Kathy Patalsky for her beautiful new book, 365 Vegan Smoothies.  I suspect the 365 allusion is fully intentional, and expresses you would do well with a smoothie a day, a different smoothie every day of the year. How exciting is that? Not for nothing does Kathy run a blog...
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Filed under: Book Reviews, Kathy Patalsky, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Smoothie Recipes, Stories