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Renewing Vows, the Virtual Way

Posted on 16th of July, 2010 by Lévana

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Recently I said to Sara, who helps me and tutors me in all things technical, I should have more of a profile on Facebook. My list of friends was expanding, G-d bless, and so it would be a nice idea. So we edited the profile to include my status (married)...
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Filed under: Food Stories, Kitchen Wisdom, Marriage Humor, Nice Stories, Renewing Vows, Stories

NYC Hick Goes out to Queens

Posted on 16th of July, 2010 by Lévana

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I have been living in the United States almost two generations. I have lived in an apartment structure my whole life, in big cities only: Casablanca, Paris New York, etc…. you get the picture. I am a complete city mouse, don’t drive, and cannot conceive of any viable setting where...
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Filed under: Dessert Recipes, Ice Cream Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ice Cream, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Restaurants, Nice Stories, Stories, Vegetarian Recipes

Cooking Demo: Monday July 12th: No Meat Today: The Pareve Feast

Posted on 8th of July, 2010 by Lévana

Do you notice, as I do, some people madly gorging on meat dishes just before the nine days in prevision of the impending culinary “recession”? Since meatless is the way we eat at home most of the time except on Shabbos, let me assure you you will hardly feel deprived;...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos

Mock Crab Pasta Salad Recipe

Posted on 8th of July, 2010 by Lévana

This Mock Crab Pasta Salad includes many of my favorite summer flavors! The only cooking that goes on in this dish is boiling water to soak the pasta. Although it is delicious with rice noodles, if you are a diehard wheat pasta lover, simply substitute your favorite pasta for the rice noodles,...
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Filed under: Artichoke Bottoms Recipes, Artichoke Hearts Recipes, Basil Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free pasta recipes, Kosher Recipes, Mock Crab Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Roasted Peppers Recipes, Salad Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Panzanella Recipe

Posted on 7th of July, 2010 by Lévana

Panzanella Recipe

The cute name Panzanella comes from the Italian word “pan”, which means bread. The ideal leftover dish, as it is made from 2-to-3-day-old bread. Gluten-free bread will work perfectly here. The bread cubes soak up all the flavors, so it will get better as it sits a few hours. The...
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Filed under: Bread Recipes, Bread Salad Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Italian Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Salad Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Gazpacho Recipe

Posted on 7th of July, 2010 by Lévana

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I don’t think you’ll be saying “Huh? Gazpacho? Again” after you taste mine. I have a couple wonderful secret ingredients that do wonders with this perennial favorite: Watercress, and capers. The upgrade will certainly not be lost on you: Liquid salad never tasted so good. Do not be tempted to...
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Filed under: Capers Recipes, Cold Soup Recipes, Gazpacho Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Soup Recipes, Tomato Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Watercress Recipes

We Have a Winner!

Posted on 7th of July, 2010 by Lévana

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Did you know that there is incentive for registering early (at least two days before) my cooking class demos? In fact,  student Lorrie Fein just won a $50 gift certificate to hip Judaica retailer ModernTribe.com from Levana Cooks for doing just that. Mazel Tov Lorrie! Check out all my latest...
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Cooking Demo: Thursday July 8th: Main Course Salads

Posted on 30th of June, 2010 by Lévana

Whatever dinner mood you may be in – French, Latin, Chinese, Italian – there is a complete and exciting main course salad to suit your food preferences and cravings: meat, fish or vegetarian. Since this is the way my husband and I eat almost every day, I can only assure...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos

Chilled Minted Escarole Pea Soup Recipe

Posted on 30th of June, 2010 by Lévana

Chilled Minted Escarole Pea Soup Recipe

Escarole is a member of the lettuce family, rather neglected in America, but a huge Favorite in France.  It has a delightfully bitter edge that makes it a big salad star, and lends itself perfectly to quick cooking, paired as it is here with milder ingredients for this wonderful cold...
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Filed under: Dairy-Free Recipes, Escarole Recipes, French Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Mint Recipes, Natural and Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Lemonade Recipes. All Variations

Posted on 24th of June, 2010 by Lévana

Lemonade Recipes. All Variations

I never drink soda, and I never serve soda, and nobody ever complains. Au contraire! They all clamor for one of my drinks, in pitchers, which I fill and refill in the wink of an eye. For large parties, I serve my drinks in a fun diner-style three-gallon cold drink...
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Filed under: Cold Drinks Recipes, Ginger Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Green Tea Recipes, Iced Tea Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lemonade Recipes, Maple Syrup Recipes, Raspberries Recipes, Recipes, Summer Drinks Recipes, Tea Recipes