priligy quanto dura

The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

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

4th of May, 2011

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...
Read More

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

4th of May, 2011

Onion-goat-cheese-tart

Onion Goat Cheese Tart 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...
Read More

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 Vacation: Honeymoon at the Fairmont Scottsdale

1st of May, 2011

Scottsdale-Passover-Levana-Cooks

 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 wishes:...
Read More

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

Truffle Oil: The Dark Side of Labeling

15th of April, 2011

SCAN M1HI

This bottle of “Truffle Oil” 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. Not a single drop of truffle oil. Intrigued, I looked online for the price, which created some more consternation….I am...
Read More

Filed under: Misleading Food Labels, Pasta Recipes, Porcini Oil Recipes, Porcini Powder, Recipes, Stories, Truffle Oil, Wild Mushrooms Recipes

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

15th of April, 2011

cb11-8rs

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...
Read More

Filed under: Hammer for Cutting Vegetables, Stories

My Mother: Learning to Cook, the Sephardi Way

14th of April, 2011

Maman-Levana-Cooks

I am always asked whether I have received formal cooking training, and the answer – Machane Imma: I learned mostly from my mother – at first seems somewhat ambiguous, until I introduce her in earnest: My mother, known as Maman to the whole family and even to all our friends,...
Read More

Filed under: Cooking with Mother, Moroccan Recipes, Sephardi mother, Sephardi Recipes, Stories

Levana Cooks with Osem’s Matzah Products

13th of April, 2011

I have always chuckled at the old joke that in Israel, every child’s first words are “Ima, Abba, Bamba”. Bamba is a peanut-butter snack manufactured by Osem that children in Israel and beyond seem to be connected to almost surgically: Can’t leave home without it! Osem is the oldest and...
Read More

Filed under: Dessert Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Osem, Passover Recipes

LEVANA COOKS WITH OSEM MATZAH PRODUCTS: CHOCOLATE BEET COCONUT CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING RECIPE

13th of April, 2011

Levana-cooks-Chocolate-Beet-Coconut-Cake-Recipe

It is unfortunate that in America, beets invariably conjure up loaded remarks about, uhmmm, never mind . . . I am always looking for ways to sneak them in, as in this cake, where they do their magic even while they totally escape detection: The result is this dense, moist,...
Read More

Filed under: Beets Recipes, Cake Recipes, Chocolate Cake Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Coconut, Dessert Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Osem, Pareve Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Passover Desserts Recipes, Passover Recipes

LEVANA COOKS WITH OSEM MATZAH PRODUCTS: FARFEL WITH ONIONS AND MUSHROOMS RECIPE

13th of April, 2011

farfel

Farfel is nothing more than matzah cut up small and calibrated for quick cooking. I use the Osem whole wheat version, with wonderful results. You will love the robustness of the whole-grain flavor. No need to wait for Passover to make this treat! Oh I know it doesn’t exactly look...
Read More

Filed under: Farfel Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Osem, Pareve Recipes, Passover Recipes, Side Dishes Recipes

LEVANA COOKS WITH OSEM MATZAH PRODUCTS: APPLE RAISIN FARFEL RECIPE

13th of April, 2011

FARFEL-HOT-CEREAL

This delicious and super-nutritious dish is sure to be equally at home as a side dish and as a breakfast or even dessert! Kind of a new-age Matzah Brei but without the eggs. I created it years ago for my then-small daughter Bella, a cereal eater who at first asked...
Read More

Filed under: Farfel Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Osem, Pareve Recipes, Passover Hot Cereal Recipes, Passover Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes