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Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Torte Recipe

4th of February, 2011

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Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Torte I have made hundreds of these for parties. A few years ago, a couple whose wedding I was catering wanted this very cake, but luxuriously decorated to their specifications on their wedding day (don’t worry, the above picture is not the wedding cake!). I remember we...
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Filed under: Cake Recipes, Chocolate Cake Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipes, Vegan Chocolate Mousse, Vegan Hazelnut Mousse Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday February 7th: Low Budget Entertaining

3rd of February, 2011

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Attention y’all: This coming Monday the demo will take place at my house (conveniently located on the Upper West Side),  as all classrooms in LSS are booked. So sorry about any inconvenience, but on the upside I trust you will find my house a welcome change!We will have a good...
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Roast Chicken Five Ways (Make that Six!) Recipe

3rd of February, 2011

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If memory serves, Roast Chicken was one Julia Child’s favorite dishes, and it is mine too! For all roast chicken lovers out there, here are very simple ways to treat yourself, getting a different and delicious dish each time. Make sure you never run out of my dry spice rub—it’s...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Julia Child, Kosher Poultry Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Recipes, Roast Chicken Recipes

Crockpot Recipes: Plug it and forget it

30th of January, 2011

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I am often asked if I intend to write a Crockpot Recipes cookbook. No I don’t – it’s not necessary: there’s no end of crockpot  recipes and cookbooks – but I do intend to point out what a wonderful utensil the crockpot is: The crockpot requires very little liquid and...
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Filed under: Crockpot recipes, Recipes, Turkey Recipes

Beer-Braised Mushroom Tempeh Stew

30th of January, 2011

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Beer-Braised Mushroom Tempeh Stew Recipe: I am afraid tempeh looks as uninspiring as it sounds. But if you do go past its appearance and unromantic name, you are in for a real treat: Tempeh is made from cooked and slightly fermented soybeans and compressed into patties; it is then diced...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Cooking with beer, Crockpot recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Tempeh Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

In Search of Chef Moshe Segev’s Bread’s Recipe

27th of January, 2011

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During our recent trip to Israel, my husband and I were delighted with the quality and caliber of the food, that is, just as long as we stayed clear of all forgettable poultry and meat items. Which suited us just fine: All salads, fish dishes, desserts (even store-bought!), ice cream,...
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Filed under: Bread Recipes, Chef Moshe Segev, Stories

Cooking Demo in NYC: Roast Chicken from Around the World

27th of January, 2011

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Even with all the cooking wizardy everyone seems to endow me with (thank you all very much!) one of my most enduring classics is roast chicken. You will be simply amazed how many gorgeous hats roast chicken can wear! Don’t worry, you won’t be chickened out: This is real dinner,...
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Filed under: Chicken Recipes, Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes

Shirataki: The Miracle Noodle that lives up to its name

27th of January, 2011

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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

27th of January, 2011

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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

27th of January, 2011

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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