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Shirataki: The Miracle Noodle that lives up to its name

Posted on 27th of January, 2011 by Lévana

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Shirataki Noodles with Sesame Sauce Every time I come across any food or drink item that boasts zero calories, I remember my mother’s admonition, delivered in French with a scornful snort, heard all my life, from childhood until now: “Zero fois zero egal zero”. which translates as, Zero times zero...
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Cold Sesame Noodles Recipe

Posted on 27th of January, 2011 by Lévana

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Cold Sesame Noodles Lapsang Souchong is a Chinese tea with an intriguing pungent, smoky, “tarry” taste. As a drink, you will either love it or hate it, but you will always love it in a dressing or marinade. Settle for Earl Grey if you don’t have it on hand. Children...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Peanut Butter Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Yerushalmi Kugel Recipe

Posted on 27th of January, 2011 by Lévana

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Yerushalmi Kugel A great Jewish favorite, and a real showcase in Israeli synagogues at Kiddush time: I have seen two burly men flip an enormous pot of it onto a gigantic counter, then slice it across its whole diameter in two or three places with a knife about three feet...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Pudding Recipes, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Yerushalmi Kugel Recipes

Cooking Demo in NYC: Pasta Party the Gluten-Free Way!

Posted on 20th of January, 2011 by Lévana

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Cooking Demo from January 24th, 2014: I too used to watch longingly everyone enjoy their pasta, while I watched helplessly, or worse, decided to bite the bullet, have the wheat pasta dishes and pay with a few days of discomfort. No longer, no sir! Here’s a menu that will make...
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Smoked Salmon Salad with Chick Peas, Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts Recipe

Posted on 20th of January, 2011 by Lévana

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Smoked Salmon Salad In this delightful dish I did nothing more than a little flavor matchmaking: Smoked salmon, lemon zest,  chick peas, asparagus, artichoke hearts? Marriages made in salad heaven! Move over Bagels and lox! Ingredients: 1 bunch thin asparagus, tough ends removed, cut in inch sections 2 heads Boston...
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Filed under: Artichoke Hearts Recipes, Fish Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Salad Recipes, Smoked Salmon Recipes

Summer Rolls with Thai Sauce Recipe

Posted on 20th of January, 2011 by Lévana

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Summer Rolls with Thai Sauce Summer rolls are those delightful paper-thin rice disks that you dip in warm water to soften (no cooking!), fill with virtually anything you like, roll and dip in the sauce of your choice: I love the suggested Thai dipping sauce, but you could use teriyaki...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Peanut Butter Recipes, Shitaki Recipes, Summer Rolls Recipes

Fear of Flying: Ruminations of a Former World Traveler

Posted on 27th of December, 2010 by Lévana

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On the eve of our departure to Israel, I am reminded of an email my friend Eve sent a few friends after her flight from Miami to Australia, which I would like to share with you, along with my response: You will enjoy this, I guarantee it! It might also...
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Filed under: Fear of Flying, Flying to Australia, Stories, Transatlantic flights, Travel

Kabocha Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Posted on 23rd of December, 2010 by Lévana

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Kabocha Sweet Potato Soup Recipe: My daughter Bella’s favorite. I brought her a vat of it when she had her baby. Still she doesn’t seem to tire of it and now enjoys it with her baby. I always notice with pleasure that all kids love it! A snap to make:...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Berry Kanten Recipe (Kuzu)

Posted on 22nd of December, 2010 by Lévana

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Berry Kanten Recipe: Consider kanten the Jell-O of champions: kuzu is the starch of the kuzu plant, is a wonderful thickener and is easy to get in health food stores. Kanten, the dessert made with kuzu, is quick and delicious, and does wonders for upset stomachs. You can eat it...
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Filed under: Berry Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kanten Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kuzu Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Quick Black Bean Chocolate Soup Recipe

Posted on 16th of December, 2010 by Lévana

Quick Black Bean Chocolate Soup Recipe

Beans and chocolate? I recently teased my friend Sara into identifying the odd ingredient in this soup, which she loved. I enjoyed watching her racking her brains, and didn’t feel any guilt about it: After all, she was working for food, and was kept guessing through a second bowl. PS,...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Latin Cooking, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes