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Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe

17th of June, 2014

Almond-Pastries-Levana-Cooks

There is no Moroccan Dessert display without these fabulous fillo pastries. I have streamlined this great Moroccan favorite confection, doing away not only with the pesky frying step, but with the no-less pesky syrup step (my secret: Pouring the honey on the piping hot pastries), making it in one fell swoop...
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Filed under: Almond Flour Recipes, Fillo Recipes, Honey Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Sesame Recipes

Great Tips on Fillo Dough

17th of June, 2014

Great-Tips-on-Fillo-Levana-Cooks

Stick with me: I’ll make a Fillo dough pro (you like the way it all rhymes?) out of you! The good news is, fillo dough is wonderfully versatile, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and wonderfully crunchy. We Moroccans and other Mediterranean food lovers and beyond couldn’t be without it. Amazing, when you think...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Fillo Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Tips on Fillo Dough

Cabbage, Cucumber and Jicama Slaw Recipe

10th of June, 2014

cabbage-cucumber-jicama-slaw-levana-cooks

Oh gosh look what happened to Cole Slaw! How did Jicama wriggle its way in there? But come to think of it, why not? There could be so many lovely variations on the “slaw” theme, where grated cabbage, as well as a pale color and a crunchy texture,  seem to...
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Filed under: Cabbage recipes, Cole Slaw Recipes, Cucumber Recipes, Jicama Recipes, Recipes, Salad Dressing Recipes, Salad Recipes

Mixed Grilled Vegetables Recipe. Pasta Variation

9th of June, 2014

Grilled-Vegetables-Levana-Cooks

Everyone loves a plate of grilled vegetables, to eat as is or to use as a filling for sandwiches. I have chosen to share the most ridiculously simple way. First of all, please don’t find me disingenuous: Some of us, including yours truly, were not blessed with a backyard or porch...
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Filed under: Eggplant Recipes, Grilled Vegetables Recipes, Mushroom Recipes, Peppers Recipes, Portobello Recipes, Recipes, Roasted Peppers Recipes, Roasted Vegetables recipes, Zucchini Recipes

Shavuot Lunch Complete Menu and Recipes

3rd of June, 2014

Wild Mushroom Soup Recipe

We are hosting just one meal, Shavuot lunch. Here’s my menu: All at Room Temperature, except what needs to be served chilled cold feasts Homemade Spelt Challah with Anise Seeds (I would certainly not include bread unless it is homemade and, you know, well worth mentioning.) Dips: Babaghanoush, sun-dried tomato, olive, seaweed butter...
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Filed under: Baba Ghanoush Recipes, Challah Recipes, Haricots Verts Recipes, Heirloom Tomato Recipes, Lemon Cake Recipes, Mushroom Recipes, Roasted Peppers Recipes, Salmon Recipes, Shavouot menu, Shavuot Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Bread Baking, Spelt Challah Recipes, Stories, Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipes, Tuna Tartare Recipes, Wild Mushrooms Recipes

Large Batch Spelt No Knead Challah Recipe. Moroccan Seasonings

1st of June, 2014

Large Batch Spelt No Knead Challah Recipe. Moroccan Seasonings

I have been tinkering with no knead Challah ever since I had the good fortune of coming across Zoe François and Dr Jeff Hertzberg’s latest beautiful book, The New Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day. My whole story is in this link. The purpose of this post is to share...
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Filed under: Agave Syrup Recipes, Artisan Bread, Bread Recipes, Challah Recipes, Moroccan Bread Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sesame Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Bread Baking, Spelt Challah Recipes

A Kid Craving Stuffed Morels: Yuppie City Here I Come!

28th of May, 2014

craving stuffed morels

This comment from Arel Mishory on my blog makes my day. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t hear, with undiminished pleasure, how much people miss my eponymous Restaurant. Great to know we left a great legacy! Upscale Kosher Restaurateurs, Pardes  and a few others, the ball is in...
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Filed under: Kosher Recipes, Levana Restaurant, Morels, Recipes, Stories, Wild Mushrooms Recipes

Ask Levana: Is Coconut Yogurt Dairy-Free?

26th of May, 2014

Ask Levana: Is Coconut Yogurt Dairy-Free?

I was recently asked if coconut yogurt is a dairy-free product.  The answer is Yes!  Coconut yogurt is dairy-free, and most importantly its flavor is very unobtrusive and doesn’t compete at all with the other two major flavors I am starring in this dish: Chocolate and peanut butter. You will...
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Filed under: Kosher Recipes

Ask Lévana: How Do You Get All Your Cooking Done in Such a Short Time?

26th of May, 2014

Ask Lévana: How Do You Get All Your Cooking Done in Such a Short Time?

Ask Lévana: How Do You Get All Your Cooking Done in Such a Short Time? The key to cooking on a schedule is planning. The longer a dish takes to prepare, the earlier you should start preparing it. It helps to have all your ingredients out and prepared before you...
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Ask Lévana: What is a Terrine?

26th of May, 2014

The term terrine can cover a number of different preparations. All of these preparations have one thing in common – they are made in a large loaf pan. Most commonly, a terrine is a baked meat- or fish-loaf item. A dessert terrine can imply a frozen dessert, molded in the...
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Filed under: Ask Lévana