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Lychee Kanten Recipe.

Posted on 15th of February, 2012 by Lévana

Lychee Kanten

Consider kanten the Jell-O of champions. You can make it with any kind of fruit and juice, or tea. Kuzu, the starch of the kuzu plant, is a wonderful thickener, and is easy to get in health food stores. Kanten, the dessert made with kuzu, is quick and delicious, and...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Green Tea Recipes, Kanten Recipes, Kuzu Recipes, Lychee Recipes, Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday February 20th:

Posted on 14th of February, 2012 by Lévana

No time to cook? All the more reason to learn how to whip up sensible and delicious meals in good health in a jiffy! Here come not one but two perfect meals, complete with delicious desserts, prepared in minutes. After years of cooking up a storm, the quick-and-healthy theme emerges...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Levana, Levana Kirschenbaum

Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower and Bread Crumbs Topping Recipe. Gluten-Free Variation

Posted on 13th of February, 2012 by Lévana

Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower and Bread Crumbs Topping Recipe. Gluten-Free Variation

I love the robust flavor of  cauliflower, and the roasting intensifies it even further.  I use frozen cauliflower, as it is already cut, cleaned, and every bit as delicious and nutritious! Attention Gluten-Free readers: This is for you too! Although this dish needs no help from the usual pasta suspects...
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Filed under: Anchovies Recipes, Capers Recipes, Cauliflower Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free pasta recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Levana, Low Gluten Recipes, Low-Carb Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Sardine Recipes, Whole Foods Cookbook, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Hot Cereal Recipe for Champions, Future Moms and Everyone in Between. Gluten-Free Variations

Posted on 11th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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Recently my very pregnant daughter Bella mentioned that her ob-gyn recommended she include more fiber and more vegetable protein in her diet. Always tinkering with the whole gamut of grains, I welcomed the opportunity to experiment, this time setting as my goal, making a hot cereal breakfast that would be...
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Filed under: Barley Recipes, Breakfast recipes, Buckwheat Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Hot Cereal Recipes, Hot Cereal Recipes, Kasha Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Millet Recipes, Oatmeal Recipes, Protein Bars, Quinoa Recipes, Recipes, Soy Protein Isolates, Steel-Cut Oats Recipes, Stories, Storing grains

Hammentaschen Recipe. Gluten-Free Variation

Posted on 9th of February, 2012 by Lévana

Hammentaschen

Hammentaschen the signature triangle-shaped fun Purim cookie, shrouded in legend and folklore (ear-shaped? purse-shaped? Read on!) with three points pinched around a jam filling. It matters not at all if you don’t celebrate Purim—you will love ’em! Attention Gluten-Free Diners: This is for you too! The day you get really...
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Filed under: Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free Cookie Recipes, Hammentaschen Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Purim Baskets, Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday February 13th: Glorious Asian Flavors. Gluten-Free

Posted on 8th of February, 2012 by Lévana

Small costs of labor and money, but tastes like a great feast. Nothing like a great Pad Thai, the famous Thai National Dish served at every street corner. Gluten-free without even trying, and so wholesome! I’ll be demonstrating: Edamame, seaweed and sprout salad with toasted nori dressing Peanut butter pumpkin...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free pasta recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Recipes

Apple Parsnip Soup Recipe

Posted on 8th of February, 2012 by Lévana

Apple Parsnip Soup Recipe

Parsnips: One of my favorite roots. In this delicious soup, not only does the parsnip not get discarded after cooking, it is indeed the co-star of the show, all the way up there with the apple: What a match!Short, sweet and dazzling ingredient list. Sage and apples: A real celebration...
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Filed under: Apples Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Low-Carb Recipes, Parsnips Recipes, Recipes, Root Vegetable Recipes, Soup Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday February 6th. Tu Bishvat: Cooking with Fruit

Posted on 1st of February, 2012 by Lévana

  Fruit is not just dessert or snack, but a valuable part of many wonderful easy dishes. Fruits pack lots of flavor and nutrition, and are fun to cook with. I’ll be demonstrating: Moroccan chicken dried fruit tajine with jasmine rice Curried parsnip apple soup Mixed greens with mango dressing...
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Moroccan Chraimi Fish Recipe. Fishballs Variation

Posted on 1st of February, 2012 by Lévana

Moroccan Chraimi Fish Recipe. Fishballs Variation

Excerpted from my latest cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen. Israelis affectionately called this dish chraimi, insisting that’s what Moroccans call it. (Hello! Never heard of the word in Morocco! Something probably got lost in translation . . .) This is precisely the kind of dish where preserved lemon makes...
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Filed under: Chraimi Recipes, Fish Recipes, Fishballs Recipe, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lemon Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

Preserved Lemons Recipe

Posted on 1st of February, 2012 by Lévana

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Picture via http://foodlanerecipes.blogspot.com There is no Moroccan cooking without preserved lemons, and the store-bought variety doesn’t even begin to compare with homemade. They take minutes to prepare and two weeks to “incubate,” totally unassisted, and the result is a few months’ supply of the single element that will convert many of...
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Filed under: Condiments Recipes, Lemon Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Salads Recipes, Recipes, Tajines Recipes