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The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

Heirloom Tomato, Basil and Haricots Verts Salad Recipe

Posted on 3rd of May, 2010 by Lévana

Heirloom Tomato, Basil and Haricots Verts Salad Recipe

Heirloom tomatoes are expensive, but one taste of these magnificent and whimsically-shaped and -colored gems will explain why: For an occasional treat, slice ‘em, drizzle ‘em with some great olive oil, sprinkle ‘em with delicious sea salt, and you’re good to go, all the way up there with chocolate and ice cream! In...
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Filed under: Artichoke Hearts Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Olives Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Salad Recipes, Tomato Recipes, Vegetable Dishes Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Dairy-Free Cheesecake Recipe. Dairy and All Variations. Gluten-Free Friendly

Posted on 29th of April, 2010 by Lévana

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Image via Food Lover’s Odyssey Dairy-Free Cheesecake I love all my “babies”, but this cheesecake is one of my greatest triumphs. Whenever I need to get to anyone’s heart with no time to waste, I whip up this cheesecake for them. My daughter Bella recently asked me with great urgency...
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Filed under: Cake Recipes, Cheese Cake Recipes, Chocolate Cheesecake Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Dairy Recipes, Dairy-Free Cheesecake Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Pie Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Shabbos Dishes, Shavuot Recipes, Tofu Cheese Cake Recipes, Vegan Cream Cheese Recipes

The Seduction of Dashi

Posted on 29th of April, 2010 by Lévana

The Seduction of Dashi

This morning I received something which for years I used to perceive as a berating lecture,  but which I have long since identified as an unmitigated compliment, indeed a tribute: It has to do with being dogged, and never taking no for an answer. From one of the owners of...
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Filed under: Condiments Recipes, Fish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes

Monday May 3rd: The Art of the Brunch: Mother’s Day

Posted on 29th of April, 2010 by Lévana

Surprise Mom (or that special lady in your life) with your new culinary skills. Show her how it’s done the simple, quick and nutritious way. I’ll bet you thought there was no way to make a delicious Hollandaise Sauce without all the usual kitchen’s culprits (eggs, butter, cream), so wait...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos

Cream of Fennel and Zucchini Recipe

Posted on 29th of April, 2010 by Lévana

Cream of Fennel and Zucchini Recipe

Photo Courtesy nytimes.com Any chance I get to sneak in those veggies that are somewhat neglected in America, and beloved beyond, I am there: So for today, that will be Fennel! Fennel and anise seeds are a constant in many of our Moroccan dishes, both sweet and savory, and make...
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Filed under: Anise Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Fennel Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Italian Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Zucchini Recipes

Lévana on The Kosher Scene

Posted on 27th of April, 2010 by Lévana

Check out this terrific write up about my weekly cooking class demos (as well as some of my recipes) on The Kosher Scene!

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Monday April 26th Cooking Demo: Seasonal Spring Bounty

Posted on 22nd of April, 2010 by Lévana

Don’t miss next week’s special Seasonal Spring Bounty Cooking Class Demo at Lincoln Square Synagogue on Monday, April 26th.  Winter is over and wonderful vibrant food colors and fragrances are upon us in every food display: cheer up and enjoy them while they last! Another part many of you will...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes

Makrod: Semolina Date Pastry Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Posted on 22nd of April, 2010 by Lévana

Makrod: Semolina Date Pastry Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

I have always rather neglected this wonderful treat, as the traditional preparation requires frying, my nemesis: I don’t think I have more than a handful of fried dishes in my whole repertoire. But I tweaked the recipe to do my bidding as a baked, not fried, treat, and the result...
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Filed under: Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

Posted on 16th of April, 2010 by Lévana

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

Children adore it, and of course so will you. Bananas got too ripe? Don’t even think of chucking them, as they make the greatest smoothies, muffins and cakes, their flavor reaching their sweetest and most intense peak! The riper the better: freeze them, and when ready to use run them...
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Filed under: Banana Recipes, Cake Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Pareve Recipes

Caterer, Meet The Mother of the Bride!

Posted on 14th of April, 2010 by Lévana

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I was a caterer many years,  and catered countless simchas.  When my time came to plan for my children’s wedding and be a plain-clothes customer, Mother of the Bride, I had a “choice” between striking fear in the hearts of those caterers and bullying them around, and writing up for...
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Filed under: Catering Tips, Dealing with caterers, Mother of the Bride, Stories