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The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

Date Power Bars Recipe

Posted on 15th of September, 2010 by Lévana

You will love these date power bars before and after the fast, as they are a real nutritional powerhouse!

Have you ever taken the time to read the ingredient list in some commercial brands of power bars? I am sorry to say they are not the healthy snacks they are cracked up to be. By contrast, just look at this lineup of  ingredients: Why even bother shopping for snacks, if...
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Filed under: Breaking The Fast Recipes, Date Bar Recipes, Date Nut Bar Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Orange Flower Water Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Power Bar Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Strange Fruit, Indeed!

Posted on 15th of September, 2010 by Lévana

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This past Rosh Hashanah, as every year, my husband and I didn’t host the second dinner. Shul services ending mighty late, and a huge lunch ending at about 6.45pm, we figure, how could we possibly face the prospect of dinner? The second night being the night when we make the...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Exotic Fruit Recipes, Food Stories, Horned melon, Kitchen Stories, New Fruit, Nice Stories, Rosh Hashana Recipes, Stories, Strange Fruit

No Name Calling EVER, Stupid!

Posted on 9th of September, 2010 by Lévana

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Mine is a family notorious for bringing every argument to its – hopefully favorable – outcome, no matter what it takes. Sometimes the argument is conducted in installments, court-style. Thank you, we are not considering reality TV. One guest, so dear that he’s considered as family, recently told us what...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Kitchen Help Stories, Kitchen Stories, Nice Stories, Stories

Orange Honey Cake Recipe

Posted on 1st of September, 2010 by Lévana

I actually succeed in turning quite a few people on to my honey cake. Mine is moist and spicy and easy to love; I trust it will make you forget all the indignities of past dried-out and brittle honey cakes

A little kitschy, right? Just this once, please! I actually succeed in turning quite a few people on to my honey cake. Mine is moist and spicy and easy to love; I trust it will make you forget all the indignities of past dried-out and brittle honey cakes. I make...
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Filed under: Cake Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Holiday Dessert Recipes, Honey Cake Recipes, Honey Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Recipes, Orange Marmalade Recipes, Orange Recipes, Pareve Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Rosh Hashana Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Moroccan Fishballs in Lemon Sauce Recipe

Posted on 25th of August, 2010 by Lévana

Moroccan Fishballs

Our Moroccan answer to Gefilte Fish, easy, fragrant, zippy and delicious. No problem making this recipe substituting ground beef, turkey, bison or lamb, and proceeding exactly as instructed below. Ingredients: Cooking liquid: 2 tablespoons oil Good pinch saffron threads 1 teaspoon turmeric 3 cups water Fish mixture: 1 small onion,...
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Filed under: Bread Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher Food, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Saffron Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

Upcoming NYC Cooking Demo: Monday August 30th: Rosh Hashana Feast

Posted on 25th of August, 2010 by Lévana

In this fabulous dinner, you will be hard-pressed to pick your favorite dish: each one is a star! If you have a special occasion in mind, I can’t think of a better place to bring your guests along. I will be demonstrating: Roasted tomato soup Chilled salmon roulade with tehina...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City

Mock Crab Summer Rolls with Thai Sauce Recipe

Posted on 25th of August, 2010 by Lévana

Mock Crab Summer Rolls with Thai Sauce Recipe

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 Teryaki sauce, or even a mixture...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes

Monday August 23rd NYC Cooking Demo: Asian Mini Treats

Posted on 18th of August, 2010 by Lévana

No need to be Chinese to master the art of handling nori, summer or spring roll leaves, wonton skins. Steaming, rolling, frying, crimping, dipping? No problem: All in a day’s work! I’ll be demonstrating: Vegetable sushi Mock crab summer rolls Cabbage mushroom spring rolls Chicken dumplings with dipping sauce Cold...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Recipes

Lamb and Pine Nut-Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe

Posted on 18th of August, 2010 by Lévana

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This treat might cure you of all misguided urges you might have to open a can and find a dozen insipid ready-to-eat grape leave rolls: Instead, spend a few minutes on the preparation of these fabulous gems, and enjoy them with family and friends! You can stuff the leaves with...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Grape Leaves Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Recipes, Lamb recipes, Meat Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

Monday August 16th Demo: Sephardi Finger Foods

Posted on 11th of August, 2010 by Lévana

Do grape leaves, fillo dough and puff pastry dough intimidate you? There’s nothing to it! We Sephardis grew up using them almost daily! Perfect for parties. After this demo you are sure to be the hostess with the mostess who doesn’t stress! We are making a feast, complete with dessert!...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City