The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday May 23rd: Shavouot

Posted on 18th of May, 2011 by Lévana

My – usually virtuous enough – students have asked me specifically to go all out for this rare dairy demo: “With Cheese!!!”, one of them emailed me in bold print: You asked for the splurge! I’ll be demonstrating: Cream of watercress Mushroom-stuffed tilapia rolls Polenta casserole au gratin Endive, walnut and...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Dairy Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Zucchini Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe

Posted on 18th of May, 2011 by Lévana

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I love the idea of quickbreads, whipped up at the drop of a hat, ready for guests and us on short notice, no kneading and no rising time. The added bonus is that they are only moderately sweet, placing them in the category of real foods rather than desserts, even...
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Filed under: Bread Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Quick Breads Recipes, Walnuts Recipes, Zucchini Recipes

Have Mug, will Travel!

Posted on 18th of May, 2011 by Lévana

My-mug-and-I

Recently I bought myself a great overnight bag, and decided my spiffy and capacious new purchase would be the  bag to end all bags: I would give away all others, but I decided to check into all the pockets first, to make sure nothing valuable was being discarded before the...
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Filed under: Kosher Recipes, Moroccan teapot, Opera, Placido Domingo, Samovar, Stories, Tea mug

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday May 16th: Chocolate a Toute Heure!

Posted on 11th of May, 2011 by Lévana

Chocolate for dinner and dessert, or for snack, and why not, it’s fabulous and so good for you! I’ll be demonstrating: Black bean burritos Chicken breasts with cranberry chocolate sauce Chocolate zucchini bread Chocolate jasmine marble cake Chocolate espresso bark Chocolate hazelnut meringues Click here to register!

Filed under: Chocolate Cake Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes

Vegetarian Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms Recipe. Meat and Fish Variations

Posted on 11th of May, 2011 by Lévana

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Artichokes: A great Sephardi favorite, we grew up in Morocco, eating them in every shape and form, even for dessert.  Someone in the food industry, bless him, has done all the pesky job of snapping the leaves off the artichokes, and the even peskier job of scraping the fuzz off the artichoke...
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Filed under: Artichoke Bottoms Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday May 9th: Yom Haatzmaut Israeli Feast

Posted on 4th of May, 2011 by Lévana

We will celebrate Israeli Independence Day right at the demo! I am including some of the great and fun dishes we were served during a recent trip to Israel, including a delightful and fun rose water-scented dessert. I’ll be demonstrating: Yemenite Halbah meat soup Zaatar-rubbed flat bread Stuffed artichoke bottoms...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Israeli Independence Day Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Sephardi Recipes, Yom Haatzmaut

Onion Goat Cheese Tart Recipe

Posted on 4th of May, 2011 by Lévana

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Delicious, fun and easy! A dairy take on the rustic French Tarte a l’oignon. Will work perfectly with gluten-free flour. Get the good goat cheese, the one in the log. INGREDIENTS: Crust: 2 cups flour, any flour 1/2 cup natural margarine (health food stores) 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 ice water,...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Goat Cheese Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Onion Tart Recipes, Pie recipes, Tarte a l'oignon, Vegetarian Recipes

Our Passover Honeymoon

Posted on 1st of May, 2011 by Lévana

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Lawrence, Lynda and I at a Wild West BBQ at the Fairmont In nearly thirty five years we have been married (that’s right, my marriage predates my electronic Facebook marriage announcement by about thirty-three years, but thank you all anyway for your recent and misguided avalanche of heartfelt good wedding...
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Filed under: Fairmont Hotel, FRank Lloyd Wright, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Levana Restaurant, NoBo Restaurant, Nobo Teaneck, Passover Holidays, Pessach catering, Presidential Kosher Holiday, Stories, Tlaquepaque

The Dark Side of Labeling: Read Before You Shop!

Posted on 15th of April, 2011 by Lévana

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This bottle was part of a gorgeous Mishloach Manot/birthday present basket I received from my daughter Bella. Reading the ingredient list created an uproar among my guests. Intrigued, I looked online for the price, which created some more consternation….I am hoping this image and the blurb that came with it...
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Filed under: Misleading Food Labels, Porcini Oil Recipes, Porcini Powder, Recipes, Truffle Oil, Wild Mushrooms Recipes

If I had a Hammer…. I Would Eat my Veggies More Often!

Posted on 15th of April, 2011 by Lévana

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In answer to the very frequent question: “how did you get the idea to use a hammer in the kitchen?” You may find the use of a hammer in the kitchen somewhat odd and unbecoming, but you will quickly change your mind when you see how many thankless tasks it...
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Filed under: Hammer for Cutting Vegetables, Stories