The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

My Favorite Pizza: Basil!

Posted on 25th of March, 2011 by Lévana

Every time I go to Basil, I -not so- discreetly eye what everyone seated next to me  – and even a little further: Foodies, what do you expect?- is having. Yesterday it was those luscious poached eggs on toast with saute spinach and home fries, which two young men were...
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Filed under: Basil Restaurant Brooklyn, Good Junk Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Restaurants, Stories

The Hot Sauce Happy Family. Charif Recipe. Harissa, Schug, Salsa, Chutney, Hot Pepper Jelly

Posted on 25th of March, 2011 by Lévana

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When life gives you jalapenos, make charif! One Saturday night, Erev Purim, my daughter Bella complained that she had placed her Shabbos produce order online, and that something got lost in cyber-translation, turning 4 jalapenos and 6 tomatoes into 4 pounds jalapenos and 6 pounds plum tomatoes. But since she...
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Filed under: Charif Recipes, Condiments Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Halbah Recipes, Harissa Recipes, Hot Pepper Jelly Recipes, Jalapeno Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Salsa Recipes, Schug Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Stories, Vegetarian Recipes, Yemenite Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday March 28th: Moroccan Street Foods

Posted on 16th of March, 2011 by Lévana

This is as plebeian as our glorious Moroccan food gets, and even then it’s a complete feast, as always! Gluten-free to boot! I’m serving dinner with mint tea, and a delicious off-the-cuff added surprise dessert! I’ll be demonstrating: Chick pea soup Shakshuka on white beans Schwarma Carrot Swiss chard salad...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Cooking for two, Cooking with beer, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Natural Foods, Moroccan Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes

Minted Cucumber Raita

Posted on 16th of March, 2011 by Lévana

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Think of Raita not only as a cool and delicious way to put out the fire of curries, but even on its own: mint, cucumber, yogurt: What could be more fun and more yum? Ingredients: 3 cups plain low-fat yogurt (soy or coconut yogurt for non-dairy) Salt and pepper to...
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Filed under: Condiments Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Pareve Recipes, Raita Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Aloo Gobi Recipe with Apricot Chutney and Cucumber Raita

Posted on 16th of March, 2011 by Lévana

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With this beautiful lineup of flavors, and accessorized as it is here with minted cucumber raita and apricot chutney (I am giving here a large chutney recipe, since it is as easy to whip up as a small batch: Plenty for you and a few Mishloach Manot gifts!) I guarantee...
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Filed under: Aloo Gobi Recipes, Asian Recipes, Chutney Recipes, Condiments Recipes, Curry Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Potatoes Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Hammantashen Recipe with Gluten-Free Option

Posted on 10th of March, 2011 by Lévana

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The signature triangle-shaped fun Purim cookie, with three points pinched around a jam filling. There’s no Purim without them! Delicious Gluten-free too! Ingredients: Dough: 4 cups flour: all-purpose, whole wheat pastry, or spelt (gluten-free: any GF flour) 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ salt 4 eggs ¾ cup sugar 1 cup...
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Filed under: Cookie Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Purim Baskets

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday March 14th: Vegetarian Indian

Posted on 9th of March, 2011 by Lévana

Indian food is naturally wonderful, flavorful and healthy without any need for getting too rich, and nothing ever comes close to homemade! I’ll be demonstrating: Corn hot and sour soup Aloo gobi Vegetable pancakes in ghee Jasmine rice Apricot chutney Yogurt raita Mango lassi Carrot nut pudding Click here to...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Raspberry Vinegar and Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Posted on 9th of March, 2011 by Lévana

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You will make about 2 quarts in minutes, at a fraction of the price of store-bought. Beautifully colored and intensely flavored, a little goes a long way—mixed with a good olive oil in salad dressings, splashed into a fruit salad or a berry dessert sauce. Ingredients: 1 quart unfiltered apple...
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Filed under: Condiments Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Raspberry Vinegar Recipes, Salad Recipes

Chai Mix Recipe

Posted on 9th of March, 2011 by Lévana

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Delicious in hot or cold tea. Even in hot cider! Even in hot chocolate: Hello! It will take you minutes to put together, and it will last you months. Passover: Skip any spice you can’t find and double up on what you have, just as long as you have the...
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Filed under: Chai Mix Recipes, Chai Recipes, Condiments Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Pareve Recipes, Tea, Vegetarian Recipes

Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Posted on 9th of March, 2011 by Lévana

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I live in the vicinity of several Chinese restaurants (who doesn’t?). Every morning I watch the mountain of trash at their back door, and it always includes enormous jerry cans of teriyaki sauce: No wonder all those dishes look like a container of motor oil has accidentally landed there. This...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Condiments Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Teriyaki Sauce Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes