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The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday, October 4th: Small Meals, Big Skillet

28th of September, 2010

I am always asked if it is indeed worth it to cook for just oneself, or for two, and of course the answer is yes yes and yes: Who better to cook for? Here is a perfect example of not one but two beautiful complete dinners that take minutes to...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Cooking for two, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Recipes

Plan your Elopement: There will Always be a Chabad House!

28th of September, 2010

Chabad-Levana-Cooks

Never mind the popular belief: Elopements are almost always carefully thought out. The only people who deny this simple fact are those who were vexed about not having been consulted, or those who were left behind. This summer has been particularly stressful, working like crazy to meet some deadlines, and...
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Filed under: Chabad Cape Cod, Cold Kugel Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Nice Stories, Potato recipes, Stories, Traveling Stories

Cape Cod Cold Kugel Recipe

28th of September, 2010

What’s going on, have I lost my head? Who needs a cold kugel recipe? Who would even give cold kugel the right time of day? Or was I just playing with alliteration (Cape Cold Cold Kugel: Does sound catchy!)? Seriously: All of us harried people racking their brains about how...
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Filed under: Chabad Cape Cod, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Potato recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Date Power Bars Recipe

15th of September, 2010

granola bar

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!

15th of September, 2010

horned-melon-levana-cooks

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!

9th of September, 2010

Name-calling-levana-cooks

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

Honey Cake Recipe

1st of September, 2010

Orange-Honey-Cake-Recipe-Levana-Cook

A shtikel kitschy, no? But just this once, OK? I actually succeed in turning quite a few people on to my honey cake. My honey cake 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...
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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. Chicken and Beef Variations

25th of August, 2010

Moroccan Fishballs

These Fishballs are our Moroccan/Sephardi answer to Gefilte Fish, easy, fragrant, zippy and delicious. No problem using this exact recipe for fishballs using meat or poultry: Simply substitute ground beef, chicken, turkey, or lamb, and proceeding exactly as instructed below. You will turn your fishballs into turkey balls, meatballs, lamb balls etc…...
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Filed under: Beef Recipes, Bread Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher Food, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Saffron Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

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

25th of August, 2010

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

25th of August, 2010

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