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Moroccan Chickpea Soup Recipe

Posted on 10th of April, 2012 by Lévana

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The French term for chickpeas is “pois chiches,” meaning something like pea’s poor relatives. Wow, if poor and modest could always taste like this (I for one think it always does), just give it to me! So many hummus joints have recently sprouted all over the city: chickpea spreads with...
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Filed under: Chickpeas Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Levana Kirschenbaum, Moroccan Soup Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Soup Recipes, Whole Foods Cookbook, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Moroccan Hot and Sweet Parsnips Recipe

Posted on 3rd of April, 2012 by Lévana

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Poor parsnips too often serve as crowd actor, and then get discarded (as in chicken soup), but here they are “it”. Who knew they could be so fabulous? hot and sweet is a great treatment for them, and the easiest. They are delicious at room temperature as well. Sephardi Tsimmis?...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Parsnips Recipes, Passover Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Hammentaschen Recipe. Gluten-Free Variation

Posted on 9th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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The signature triangle-shaped fun Purim cookie, shrouded in legend and folklore (ear-shaped? purse-shaped? Read on!) with three points pinched around a jam filling. It matters not at all if you don’t celebrate Purim—you will love ’em! Attention Gluten-Free Diners: This is for you too! The day you get really adventurous,...
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Filed under: Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free Cookie Recipes, Hammentaschen Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Purim Baskets, Recipes

Spinach Borekas Recipe

Posted on 21st of September, 2011 by Lévana

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Borekas are the perfect occasional treat: Ethereally light and crunchy, and so easy to make. There are no fillings you can’t use, savory or sweet. Here I make my filling without even sauteing anything: I just add a finely grated raw potato to my spinach filling to be sure any...
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Filed under: Borekas Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Spinach Recipes

Cottage Cheese Salad Recipe

Posted on 31st of August, 2011 by Lévana

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My granddaughter Musia and I had ourselves a little cottage cheese party this past shabbos. Just in case cottage cheese eaten alone sounds too plain, here’s how to jazz it up! My mother in law used to make it for us all the time, and called it – mysteriously –...
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Filed under: Cucumber Recipes, Dairy Recipes, Dill Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lean Classics Recipes, Radishes Recipes, Recipes

Dried Fruit Couscous Recipe. Meat and Poultry Variations.

Posted on 24th of August, 2011 by Lévana

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Couscous is wonderful and fun, the rock star of Moroccan cuisine. Couscous is native to Morocco, and the word refers to both the grain and the traditional dish made with the grain. It is semolina, or durum (the heart of the wheat kernel), ground to the consistency of coarse cornmeal...
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Filed under: Bison Recipes, Couscous Recipes, Dried Fruit, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Couscous Recipes, Harissa Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Saffron Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

LEVANA COOKS WITH OSEM MATZAH PRODUCTS: FARFEL WITH ONIONS AND MUSHROOMS RECIPE

Posted on 13th of April, 2011 by Lévana

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Farfel is nothing more than matzah cut up small and calibrated for quick cooking. I use the Osem whole wheat version, with wonderful results. You will love the robustness of the whole-grain flavor. No need to wait for Passover to make this treat! Oh I know it doesn’t exactly look...
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Filed under: Farfel Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Osem, Pareve Recipes, Passover Recipes, Side Dishes Recipes

Brisket in Coffee Bourbon Sauce Recipe

Posted on 6th of April, 2011 by Lévana

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Another brisket of mine with wacky ingredients that comes out to die for! Just ask all the guests that were at my Seder Demo last night: They were falling like flies! So sorry about indulging in some un-ladylike swagger! This star was recently born when I was tinkering with coffee,...
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Filed under: Beef Recipes, Brisket Recipes, Coffee Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Meat Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Meat Recipes, Passover Recipes, Recipes

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Meringues Recipe

Posted on 6th of April, 2011 by Lévana

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Kids, please: Don’t let’s get into a turf war with the distinguished and wonderful French Macarons, or with the  somewhat  less distinguished and ubiquitous canned Passover Macaroons that linger for months after Passover, or anything in between: Here come Meringues!  So move over sweeties, and let’s all play in the...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Coconut, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Meringue Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Passover Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

In Search of the Perfect Schnitzel Recipe

Posted on 30th of March, 2011 by Lévana

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Too many diners complain that they love schnitzel but are disappointed that they are so easily dried out. My daughter-in-law Ruthie makes the best schnitzels but always keeps insisting she does nothing in particular, so I decided to spy on her once when she made the dish, from beginning to...
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Filed under: Chicken Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes