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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

Easy Summer Shabbos Entertaining

Posted on 14th of April, 2010 by Lévana

The preoccupation with dreaming up wonderful and easy summer dishes started very early this year for me. Recently I found myself listening, rather incredulously, to the weather report on the news, one Thursday morning, and the forecast was: Temperature in the high eighties. We were in the last Shabbos of...
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Filed under: Chicken Recipes, Fish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Soup Recipes

Vegan Chocolate Espresso Mousse Recipe

Posted on 9th of April, 2010 by Lévana

Vegan Chocolate Espresso Mousse Recipe

Ridiculously simple and incredibly delicious: I whip it up in minutes. Who would believe it has no eggs and no cream and tastes so rich? No trace of the tofu’s controversial heritage, it’s all eclipsed by the other wonderful flavors! Tofu contributes only its bulk and great texture. My daughter...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Vegan Chocolate Mousse, Vegan Chocolate Vegan Recipes, Vegan Desserts Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Blackened Chicken Breasts over Mixed Greens Recipe

Posted on 9th of April, 2010 by Lévana

Blackened Chicken Breasts over Mixed Greens Recipe

I beg you, no garlic powder. If for Goodness only knows what reason, you don’t want to use fresh garlic, then don’t use any garlic at all, rather than ruin this fabulous dish with some mediocre ersatz! It talks so little to prepare, why not spend the full 2-3 minutes...
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Filed under: Chicken Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Salad Recipes

Cold Pasta with Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil Recipe

Posted on 9th of April, 2010 by Lévana

Farfalle with Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil Recipe

Cold Pasta dishes are wonderful for summer and all buffet displays. And the best part is, beside for boiling the pasta, this cold pasta dish doesn’t require any cooking. If you are watching your starch intake, or if you are simply, as I always am, looking for better grains, this...
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Filed under: Artichoke Bottoms Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes

Seared Tuna with Black Bean Corn Salsa Recipe

Posted on 9th of April, 2010 by Lévana

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Cash in on the great abundance of summer corn and tomatoes. Fresh corn please, it will make the whole difference and it is a snap to prepare. Make sure the tuna is nice and thick, or you will risk overcooking it. Do not cook it a minute over medium rare....
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Filed under: Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Cold Yogurt Green Fruit Soup Recipe

Posted on 9th of April, 2010 by Lévana

Cold Yogurt Green Fruit Soup Recipe

The mixture of soy milk and citrus juice results in that curdled texture and tangy flavor we look for in yogurt and buttermilk, and best of all, it is pareve, which means it’s a surefire hit in dairy-free meals (it goes without saying that if you would like to make...
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Filed under: Apples Recipes, Cold Soup Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Green Fruit Recipes, Honeydew Recipes, Kiwi Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Mint Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Soup Recipes, Summer Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Yogurt Recipes

Planning the Perfect Passover Seder Menu: Complete with Recipes. Non-Gebroks

Posted on 20th of March, 2010 by Lévana

Planning the Perfect Passover Seder Menu: Complete with Recipes. Non-Gebroks -

If you would like to start with my induction  Boot Camp Course to Passover, read my Passover Kitchen Diaries: Anatomy of a Week in the Home Kitchen Trenches. I grew up in a very modest household, but I remember fabulous food at every meal at my home, especially on Pessach....
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Filed under: Artichoke Bottoms Recipes, Beef Recipes, Beets Recipes, Brussels Sprouts Recipes, Cabbage recipes, Cake Recipes, Celery Root Recipes, Chestnut Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Chocolate Cake Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Coconut Recipes, Fennel Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Lamb recipes, Macaron Recipes, main dishes, Meat Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Non Gebroks Recipes, Pareve Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Passover Desserts Recipes, Passover menus, Passover Planning, Passover Recipes, Portobello Recipes, Quinoa Recipes, Recipes, Saffron Recipes, Salad Recipes, Seder Menus, Seder Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Sephardi Soup Recipes, Soup Recipes, Stories, Tajines Recipes, Terrine Recipes, Vegetable Terrine Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Walnuts Recipes

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

Posted on 19th of March, 2010 by Lévana

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

This sauce is thick and dense, a self-contained dessert, more like a new-age jell-o (whatever you do, don’t call it that!) Dare I share the name we give this delightful sauce in my house? OK, but please don’t tell on me: I don’t want anyone saying Bubbie has a naughty...
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Filed under: Berry Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Passover Recipes, Rhubarb Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Molten Chocolate Cake Recipe

Posted on 19th of March, 2010 by Lévana

Molten Chocolate Cake Recipe

If there is anyone who doesn’t go gaga over these little gems with the runny gooey centers, I have never met them! Alas, no baking in advance and no reheating, or they won’t be, well, molten chocolate cake: runny and gooey! The great news is, (a) they are nothing to...
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Filed under: Chocolate Cake Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Molten Chocolate Cakes, Pareve Recipes, Passover Recipes