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Cooking demo: Tuesday June 1st: Italian Festivale: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Posted on 27th of May, 2010 by Lévana

Gluten-free Italian? You can’t be serious! Or can you? What is the problem, with all the fabulous grains on the market? And as if I was not pressing my luck hard enough, I am making this dinner dairy-free! Move over Mozarella!  I warn you: Gluten-free or not, you’ll get hooked...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos

Ricotta Berry Parfait Recipe

Posted on 27th of May, 2010 by Lévana

Ricotta Berry Parfait

Ricotta Berry Parfait is ready in a jiffy, and so fabulous. Don’t hesitate to use frozen berries in ricotta berry parfait: they are available year-round, cleaned, sweet and full of flavor, you just can’t go wrong. No need to thaw. By the time they macerate in the liqueur, just a...
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Filed under: Berry Recipes, Dairy Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Cooking Demo: Monday May 24th: More than Just Tea for Two: Quick, Easy and Elegant!

Posted on 19th of May, 2010 by Lévana

Why not just 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 time! I will be demonstrating: Trio of tuna: Seared, handroll, tartare Sauté spinach...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos

Vegetable Rice Byriani Recipe

Posted on 19th of May, 2010 by Lévana

Vegetable Rice Byriani

I also used to think that rice is rice, until I found dozens of different varieties, at specialty food stores (Fairway, Zabar’s, Kalustyans, etc…) I urge you to make a visit to any one of them, and treat yourself! Or best of all: Go online! Vegetable Rice Byriani Ingredients: 1/4...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Rice Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Ricotta Almond Pie Recipe

Posted on 16th of May, 2010 by Lévana

Ricotta Almond Pie Recipe

Anyone looking for a nice departure from the traditional all-American Cheesecake? This Ricotta Almond Pie is for you! light and ethereal, with a wonderful almond crust and scented with lemon peel. I just made it for a fundraiser demo and watched it disappear with great pleasure! Almond crust ingredients: 1/2...
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Filed under: Cheese Cake Recipes, Dairy Pie Recipes, Dairy Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Ricotta Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

My Last Treat: The Martha Stewart Show

Posted on 13th of May, 2010 by Lévana

A friend recently forwarded me an invitation to the Martha Stewart Show. Should I go, I kept asking myself? The “invitation” was fraught with recommendations written in a style that made them sound more like warnings (what you should wear, when you should arrive, how you will forfeit your turn...
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Filed under: Events, Live Shows

The Pasta Factory Teaneck

Posted on 13th of May, 2010 by Lévana

Linguini Puttanesca

Dinner at the Pasta Factory Teaneck on Mother’s Day was a great experience.  We had one of the Mother’s Day prix fixe  menus, and it was spectacular: Corn Tomatillo soup, baby rack of lamb, and assorted desserts. Every bit as delicious as in our Levana Restaurant days, which is not...
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Filed under: Kosher Restaurants

Upcoming Cooking Demo: Monday May 17th: Indian Feast

Posted on 13th of May, 2010 by Lévana

Indian Feast

INDIAN FEAST GLUTEN-FREE Gluten-free is no challenge at all when planning an Indian feast, as the Indian diet is blessed with such a mind-boggling grain and flour selection. Also, thanks to all the wonderful inroads that have recently been made in the food industry, quality dairy-free yogurt and milk are...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos

French Onion Soup Recipe

Posted on 13th of May, 2010 by Lévana

French onion soup - yummmm!

Every single ingredient in this wonderful onion soup is in on the secret of its success: All the members of the onion family are present; fresh thyme; The mixture of dark miso and dry red wine do wonders to imitate the beef broth that is the trademark of onion soup...
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Filed under: Dairy Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Chocolate Oats Pots de Crème Recipe

Posted on 13th of May, 2010 by Lévana

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Chocolate Oats Pots de Crème Long before the whole-grain fashion began (I am not telling you how long, I heard ladies don’t do that, but I will give you a hint: circa my ultra-lean student years, the very years that inadvertently turned me into a cook, as I was constantly...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes