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Banish MSG Forever!

13th of December, 2010

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It hadn’t occured to me to include this information, thinking by now it was clear to everyone they should stay away from MSG (no, not Madison Square Garden: I wish; monosodium glutamate) with a vengeance, until my son in law Meir recently reported mysterious and repeated blinding headaches. Concerned, we...
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Filed under: Monosodium Glutamate, MSG, Stories

Noidue Restaurant: Panini, Coffee and Nostalgia a la carte

9th of December, 2010

There are several reasons Noidue Restaurant tugs at my heartstrings. Some questions come up about it quite often:  I thought sharing my thoughts would make me feel somewhat more at peace with seeing a whole chunk of our lives behind us…. Here’s why for my husband and I, going to...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Food Stories, Kosher Food, Kosher Restaurants, Levana Restaurant, Nice Stories, NoBo Restaurant, Noidue Restaurant, Stories

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday December 13th: The Natural Dessert Party

8th of December, 2010

Recently my granddaughter described a birthday party she went to, and added it was so annoying to have to wipe off that green and red and blue gook from those cupcake tops: “Bubbie, why do they need that?” Indeed, why? Here is the PC birthday party fare, the delicious, fun,...
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Filed under: Cake Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Dessert Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Low Gluten Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Spelt Baking

Potato Portobello Soup Recipe

8th of December, 2010

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I like to keep my soups meatless at all costs (unless of course the meat or poultry is the star, as in beef soup or chicken soup). I recreate a very realistic natural meatless chicken broth in this wonderful soup by using white miso paste and dry sherry or sake....
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Filed under: Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Lean Classics Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Portobello Recipes, Potato recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Shepherd Pie Recipe

7th of December, 2010

Bison Shepherd Pie Recipe

Shepherd Pie is one of my favorite comfort food, I love to make it with bison, tomorrow’s meat I hope, even predict! If you find it by all means use it. Otherwise ground beef or poultry will work perfectly, even ground fish. Although the classic Shepherd Pie features mashed potatoes,...
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Filed under: Bison Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Meat Recipes, Potato recipes, Shepherd Pie Recipes

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Sauce Recipe

7th of December, 2010

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Sauce Recipe

At a recent shabbos dinner my table was crammed with chocolate addicts: since this is an addiction we can easily admit to, and with no need to get apologetic, I decided to make an all-chocolate dessert course. A chocolate orgy, you might think, and who could blame you, but believe...
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Filed under: Cake Recipes, Chocolate Cake Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Chocolate Sauce Recipes, Dairy-Free Chocolate Sauce Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Apple Sauce Recipe

3rd of December, 2010

Apple Sauce Recipe

While you indulge in frying – and eating – latkas, it’s a perfect time to tell you there is a huge difference between store-bought apple sauce and homemade. This subject will always remind me of the time, a few weeks after my son Maimon and Ruthie got married, and I...
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Filed under: Apples Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Latkas Recipes: Fear of Frying Therapy! Kugel and all Variations. Gluten-Free Friendly

29th of November, 2010

Latkas Recipes: Fear of Frying Therapy! Kugel and all Variations. Gluten-Free Friendly

Ah Latkas! The food we love to hate! To make matters worse, courtesy of the alarmist low-carb food industry, the humble potato has gone from being a faithful staple at every table to making rare and apologetic appearances, as in Chanukkah, where we fry and eat it with a vengeance....
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Filed under: Apple Sauce Recipes, Apples Recipes, Food Stories, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Latka Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Potato recipes, Potatoes Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Vegetarian Recipes

Roast Turkey with Jasmine Chocolate Sauce Recipe

25th of November, 2010

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No, I am not the original turkey-and-chocolate matchmaker. But I am proud to say I am the one who thought of pairing jasmine and chocolate in this fabulous recipe. Don’t change anything: It’s perfect as is! You’ll knock their socks off! I use a kosher turkey, naturally, because I keep...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jasmine Tea Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Thanksgiving Recipes, Recipes, Tea Recipes, Thanksgiving Recipes, Turkey Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday November 29th: Chanukkah Party. Gluten-Free

24th of November, 2010

Courtesy of the alarmist low-carb food industry, the humble potato has gone from being a faithful staple at every table to making rare and apologetic appearances, as in Chanukkah, where we fry and eat it with a vengeance. In this feast, you will incorporate it wisely and deliciously at every...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Potatoes Recipes