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Yemenite Meat Halbah Soup Recipe

Posted on 15th of August, 2011 by Lévana

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A meal onto itself, a wonderful comfort food.  All you need to round it out is some good bread and salad. All of you avoiding red meat, use a turkey thigh. A word about Halbah, fenugreek, which is the trademark ingredient of Yemenite cooking, and which gives the soup its...
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Filed under: Fenugreek Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Halbah Recipes, Hawayidj, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Lamb recipes, Meat Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Soup Recipes, Yemenite Soup

Chinese Meatloaf Recipe. All-American Variation

Posted on 8th of August, 2011 by Lévana

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The easiest and tastiest ever! The meat is extended by several vegetables—so you end up with a leaner and lighter meat loaf—and the potato flakes make it particularly smooth. Children love it! It will be delicious served cold in sandwiches as well as hot. If you decide to use ground...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Bison Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Ground Turkey Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Meat Recipes, Meatloaf Recipes, Recipes

New Children Book in Town! Anita and Juanito

Posted on 6th of August, 2011 by Lévana

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    It is so true to life I can still hear little Nina say No! no! no!  to everything, and then running to give you a huge hug anyway. I hope you book Jackie for a portrait, and have fun reading her book to your children, your grandchildren and...
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Filed under: Animation, Cartoons, Children Books, Portraits

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday August 15th. Dining à la Française

Posted on 5th of August, 2011 by Lévana

Stay home with some French Classics, a good bottle of wine and some baguette: What could possibly beat this treat? I am including my award-winning Bourguignon! I’ll be demonstrating: Cream of Asparagus Boeuf Bourguignon Herb-roasted potatoes Bibb lettuce and shallot salad Coffee macarons with chocolate filling Click here to register!

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Eating Out: Good Example of Bad Service

Posted on 5th of August, 2011 by Lévana

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  What my order most decidedly didn’t look like! The other day I and a couple ladies I was meeting to discuss a cookbook project had dinner at a restaurant in Surfside, where I was spending a week. I placed my order, at the waiter’s recommendation: Seared tuna with grilled...
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Filed under: Eating Out, Fresh Tuna Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Restaurants, Restaurant Service, Stories, Surfside Kosher Restaurants

Mock Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Coulis Recipe

Posted on 4th of August, 2011 by Lévana

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Crab cakes and other seafood goodies were always verboten in the world of kosher dining as well as that of all diners who frown at eating seafood, until some inspired professional foodie recreated the texture and flavor with a plain-vanilla-type fish called pollock. It is processed minimally, so I have...
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Filed under: Dairy-Free Recipes, Fish Recipes, French Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Mock Crab Cakes Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Red Pepper Sauce Recipes

Arborio Risotto with Spinach and Asparagus Recipe. All Variations

Posted on 4th of August, 2011 by Lévana

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Risotto is our high-maintenance kitchen friend, demanding constant attention as the liquids must be added in stages. The good news, though, is it is very versatile and can easily make a complete meal; besides, the cooking doesn’t take too long. I am including here several interesting combinations, so feel free...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Italian Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, main dishes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Rice Recipes, Risotto Recipes, Saffron Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Moroccan Steel-Cut Oat Soup (Lahshou) Recipe

Posted on 4th of August, 2011 by Lévana

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Is it any wonder I adore Moroccan Food, my first and most enduring culinary love? Who would believe a soup made with water, some grain and spices can turn up such a fabulous dish? such is the magic of our beloved Moroccan Seasonings. Just like that French Leo Ferre?Louis Aragon...
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Filed under: Fenugreek Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Soup Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Sephardi Soup Recipes, Soup Recipes, Stee-Cut Oats, Whole Grain Soups Recipes

A Dinner to Remember: Pardes

Posted on 22nd of July, 2011 by Lévana

For almost twenty years,  we at Levana Restaurant hosted, indeed pioneered, annual wine pairing dinners. Magnificent dishes, with wines to match them in full measure. The memory I keep from the first of those glorious feasts is something very inconvenient I have yet to live down and turn into a...
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Filed under: Hatzalah, Kosher Recipes, Levana Restaurant, New York Kosher Restaurant, Pardes Restaurant, Rave Reviews, Recipes, THe Kosher Scene

Spicy Lettuce Chick Pea Salad Recipe

Posted on 19th of July, 2011 by Lévana

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One of my favorites! All of you out there always asking how we turn a same old, same old salad into an exciting main course salad: You can glorify it even further by throwing in some leftover diced fish or chicken, or make it dairy, and throw in some crumbled...
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Filed under: Beans Recipes, Chickpeas Recipes, Croutons Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Feta Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Goat Cheese Recipes, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Jalapeno Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Salads Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Salad Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes