brand name viagra

The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

New York Beggar, Three Ways

26th of March, 2011

Beggar-Levana-Cooks

Growing up in Morocco, each family had their own “beggar” they looked after. Our beggar, a courteous middle-aged man dressed poorly but with elaborate dignity, would sit silently on our steps every Thursday night, waiting for my mother to  resurface from her kitchen and come out to him. And every...
Read More

Filed under: Beggars Stories, Levana Kirschenbaum Stories, New York Beggars, Rudyard Kipling, Stories

My Favorite Pizza: Basil Pizza and Wine Bar!

25th of March, 2011

levana-cooks-basil-pizza-and-wine-bar

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...
Read More

Filed under: Basil Restaurant Brooklyn, Good Junk Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Restaurants, Stories

The Hot Sauce Happy Family. Charif Recipe.

25th of March, 2011

levana-cooks-charif-hot-sauce

 Harissa, Schug, Salsa, Chutney, Hot Pepper Jelly 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...
Read More

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

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

16th of March, 2011

levana-cooks-moroccan-street-food

Moroccan Street Foods: 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...
Read More

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

16th of March, 2011

levana-cooks-minted-cucumber-raita

Minted Cucumber Raita 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...
Read More

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

16th of March, 2011

levana-cooks-aloo-gobi-recipe

Aloo Gobi Recipe with Apricot Chutney and Cucumber Raita 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...
Read More

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

10th of March, 2011

levana-cooks-Hammantashen-gluten-free-recipe

Hammantashen Recipe 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...
Read More

Filed under: Cookie Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Purim Baskets

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

9th of March, 2011

De-Gustibus-Demo-Levana-Cooks.jpg

Cooking Demo in NYC Vegetarian Indian: 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...
Read More

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. Cranberry Variation

9th of March, 2011

levana-cooks-raspberry-vinegar

Raspberry Vinegar and Raspberry Vinaigrette You will make about 2 quarts Raspberry Vinegar  in minutes, at a fraction of the price of store-bought. This raspberry vinegar and the vinaigrette made with the raspberry vinegar are beautifully colored and intensely flavored, a little goes a long way—mixed with a good olive...
Read More

Filed under: Condiments Recipes, Cranberries Recipes, Cranberry Vinegar Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Raspberry Vinegar Recipes, Recipes, Salad Recipes, Vinegar Recipes

Chai Mix Recipe

9th of March, 2011

levana-cooks-chai-mix-recipe

Chai Mix Recipe This chai mix is 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,...
Read More

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