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Vegetable Rice Biryani Recipe

19th of May, 2010

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Rice Biryani is a great and complete vegetarian main course. Rice Biryani is so fragrant, with all the deliciously aromatic ingredients that go in. And fun too! Although Rice Biryani needs no help from meat or poultry to be delicious, don’t hesitate to throw in any leftover chunks of cooked...
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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. Gluten-Free Friendly

16th of May, 2010

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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 Ricotta Almond Pie for a fundraiser demo and watched it disappear with great pleasure! Almond crust ingredients:...
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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

13th of May, 2010

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

13th of May, 2010

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

13th of May, 2010

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

Chocolate Oats Pots de Crème Recipe

13th of May, 2010

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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

Cooking Demo Monday May 10th

5th of May, 2010

International Shavouot Flavors OK guys, we are all allowed cheating once in a great while and pack it in, with dairy as the prime suspect, and today is the day! So don’t go ruin it and say the D word and wipe that smile off anyone’s face: Relax, we get...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos

Leek Mushroom Quiche Recipe

5th of May, 2010

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My Mushroom quiche is just as I remember it from my lean student years, and one of my favorite French dishes. Mushroom quiche was one of the great treats we splurged on.  Mushroom quiche, like all quiches, are a rich indulgence, but what a treat! buttery crust, cheesy filling: Yum!  For...
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Filed under: Dairy Pie Recipes, Dairy Recipes, French Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Quiche Recipes, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

A Table of Contents: A Cold Vegetarian-Fish Shabbos Lunch

3rd of May, 2010

As often when we host lots of singles, this week I went Shabbos-shopping with a totally open mind. Since I was right in the area of Whole Foods on 97th St and Columbus Ave, I thought to myself, surprise me, and decided my lunch menu will be predicated on my...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Soup Recipes, Spelt Baking, Vegetarian Recipes

Levana Wholesome Spelt Desserts

3rd of May, 2010

Promise I don’t want to be coy here: After more than two years of incredibly hard work to get my line of Natural Spelt Desserts in place, it looks like it’s finally happening. They are called, what else, Levana. I made a dry run of the desserts a couple weeks...
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Filed under: Cake Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Spelt Baking, Vegetarian Recipes