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Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe

17th of November, 2010

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe

A much lighter, less cloying and more natural but no less delicious version of the classic! Kiss your corn syrup goodbye (I have long since banished it) and enjoy making this filling and many other goodies with agave syrup. This recipe  yields a 12 inch pie, or 2 9 inch...
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Filed under: Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Pecan Recipes, Pie recipes, Pumpkin Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Exciting New Kosher Restaurant in Brooklyn: Pardes

14th of November, 2010

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Image via Crown Heights My friend Chaim Szmidt, of the Kosher Scene and I just love to talk about food, and of course consume it and then excitedly discuss it, as other people discuss their recent cruises or their recent shopping sprees (I must say I become totally – and...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Kosher Food, Kosher Restaurants, Nobo Teaneck, Pardes Restaurant, Stories, THe Kosher Scene

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday November 15th: Thanksgiving.

11th of November, 2010

You know me: nothing is ever an excuse to lose my head and throw balance and nutrition to the winds when preparing a meal, even one as lavish as this Thanksgiving feast. So yes, it is a lot of wonderful food, but all sensible. You won’t have to go on...
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Cabbage Sauerkraut Potato Soup Recipe

10th of November, 2010

Cabbage Sauerkraut Potato Soup Recipe

I look for every excuse to use the humble cabbage. Talk about gastronomie sans argent, with nutrition worth its weight in gold. Cabbage and caraway have a natural affinity, and team up with the potatoes to produce this delightfully funky soup. The addition of the fermented sauerkraut makes it a...
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Filed under: Cabbage recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday November 8th: The Winter Soup Kitchen

3rd of November, 2010

Very few dinners are served without soup at my house: Could it be it’s just because the soup is always so good, and so easily whipped up? Some are indeed complete meals. I’ll be demonstrating: Coconut miso fish soup Lamb spinach bean soup Clear chicken vegetable soup Mushroom barley soup...
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Quick Pumpkin Peanut Butter Soup Recipe

3rd of November, 2010

Quick Pumpkin Peanut Butter Soup Recipe

This flavor lineup is unbeatable, and makes such a strong statement you have nothing more to  do than to bring all ingredients to a boil, and blend. Be sure to use pumpkin puree, NOT pumpkin pie mix or goodness knows what other processed calamity! You might even consider making it...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Peanut Butter Recipes, Pumpkin Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Apricot Oat Bar Recipe

26th of October, 2010

Apricot Oat Bar Recipe

Image courtesy Annie City Kitchen Incredibly easy and wonderful! There is nothing I don’t do with oats, even mudpacks and hair rinses (which of course I don’t eat, or drink, respectively: Relax!) No problem whatsoever adapting this recipe to gluten-free! Apricot Oat Bar  Ingredients: 3/4 cup natural margarine (health food...
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Filed under: Cookie Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Desserts Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Exhibiting my New Line of Natural Desserts at Kosherfest!

26th of October, 2010

Would you all believe this giant project I have been working on for so long is finally coming out of … the oven? Levana Natural Spelt Desserts! Booth # 727 (Toobro). As you all know, I am a very spoiled cook and baker, used to being constantly told about my...
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Filed under: Low Gluten Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Desserts Recipes

Coming Soon! My New Cookbook!

26th of October, 2010

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How exciting is this?  Still tinkering with the cover (including correcting Lisa Young’s title): You like? Feedback please! Some wonderful parts of this book, beside close to 400 delicious,  streamlined, nutritious and inexpensive dishes include: Over fifty gorgeous pictures, taken by my talented photographer son-in-law Meir Pliskin 3 distinct indexes:...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Whole Foods Cookbook

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday November 1st. Just the Two of US: Quick Elegant Meals

20th of October, 2010

Where has all the courting time gone since the children came? Put the kids to bed, stay in tonight and enjoy a wonderful intimate dinner-and-movie that will make you look like a pro, save loads on a restaurant trip, babysitting and whatnot. You can do it, excellently and in no...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes