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Category Archives: Kosher Recipes

Food, Family and Tradition. Hungarian Kosher Recipes. Lynn Kirsche Shapiro. My Book Review

4th of September, 2014

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Gee thanks  Sammy’s Romanian, dubbed Heartburn City, for serving Treif  Shmaltz all these years, right in the Lower East Side, the original American scene of the religious Jewish settlers, to emancipated immigrants who want authentic Eastern European food (Romanian, Hungarian, Polish: all quite closely related) with no kosher strings attached. I can only contemplate...
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Filed under: Book Reviews, Family and Tradition, Hungarian Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Lynn Kirsche Shapiro, Recipes, Sammy's Romanian, Stories

Maia: New and Best Greek Yogurt. My Product Review

23rd of July, 2014

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In a memorable scene of the movie As Good As It Gets, bigoted, homophobic, irascible pet-fiend Jack Nicholson is actually seen crying about a neighbor’s dog he had previously stuffed into a trash chute and who was pulled out miraculously, saying something like “Can you imagine this? I am crying! about...
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Filed under: Greek Yogurt, Kosher Recipes, Product Review, Recipes, Stories, Yogurt Recipes

My Latest Summer Feast Menu and Recipes

18th of July, 2014

  Every year I host a Summer Feast for a few wonderful lady friends at my home. Ladies who lunch: highly recommend! Mine is a wonderful group of about thirty amazingly generous, creative and accomplished ladies. What unites us is, we are mostly current or former Upper West Siders. Do not let...
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Filed under: Asian Pickles Recipes, Beets Recipes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Dips Recipes, Eggplant Recipes, Fennel Recipes, Gazpacho Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Nut Pastries Recipes, Olives Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Seaweed Recipes, Summer Feast, Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipes

Crockpot Turkey and Wild Rice Cholent Recipe

17th of July, 2014

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Photo via kenblair.com For this fabulous and incredibly easy dish, I gamely share the credit with two brands that devote their expertize to wrapping food in bags. I will explain, keep reading. This dish is called cholent only because it spent the night in a crockpot and was served on Shabbos....
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Filed under: Cholent Recipes, Crockpot recipes, Gluten-Free Grain Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Turkey Recipes

365 Vegan Smoothies Book Review

17th of July, 2014

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Kudos to Kathy Patalsky for her beautiful new book, 365 Vegan Smoothies.  I suspect the 365 allusion is fully intentional, and expresses you would do well with a smoothie a day, a different smoothie every day of the year. How exciting is that? Not for nothing does Kathy run a blog...
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Filed under: Book Reviews, Kathy Patalsky, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Smoothie Recipes, Stories

I Remember Bubbie

4th of July, 2014

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It’s been just a year since my husband Maurice’s mother Fanya – Bubbie – passed away. Bubbie was Fan for her four boys, Maurice, Avrum, Sol and Sam, the ultimate Em Habanim (sons’ mother). My sisters and I gave her name an affectionate old-fashioned Sephardi twist and called her Freha. I never referred to her...
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Filed under: Bubbie Stories, Jewish Food Recipes, Jewish Mothers, Jewish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Russian Recipes, Stories

My Latest Moroccan Feast: Menu and All Recipes

18th of June, 2014

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As you know I cook up a storm, along every imaginable (of course always healthy) guideline, playing on every imaginable theme. But making an All Moroccan Feast makes me especially happy, not only because it is my personal favorite, but it makes my guests positively swoon with anticipation and delight....
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Artichoke Bottoms Recipes, Artichoke Hearts Recipes, Beef Cheeks Recipes, Beef Recipes, Bread Recipes, Dry Fruit Recipes, Dry Spice Rub Recipes, Fennel Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Bread Recipes, Moroccan Chicken Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Salads Recipes, Orange Recipes, Preserved Lemons Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Stories, Tomato Recipes

A Kid Craving Stuffed Morels: Yuppie City Here I Come!

28th of May, 2014

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This comment from Arel Mishory on my blog makes my day. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t hear, with undiminished pleasure, how much people miss my eponymous Restaurant. Great to know we left a great legacy! Upscale Kosher Restaurateurs, Pardes  and a few others, the ball is in...
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Filed under: Kosher Recipes, Levana Restaurant, Morels, Recipes, Stories, Wild Mushrooms Recipes

Ask Levana: Is Coconut Yogurt Dairy-Free?

26th of May, 2014

Ask Levana: Is Coconut Yogurt Dairy-Free?

I was recently asked if coconut yogurt is a dairy-free product.  The answer is Yes!  Coconut yogurt is dairy-free, and most importantly its flavor is very unobtrusive and doesn’t compete at all with the other two major flavors I am starring in this dish: Chocolate and peanut butter. You will...
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Filed under: Kosher Recipes

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

21st of May, 2014

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

I adore lemon and poppy seeds, and when they are together, chock-full of each, I’m just mad about the lemon poppy seed combo.  This lemon poppy seed cake cake tastes fantastic dairy-free, but can easily be made the dairy way by using plain yogurt instead of soy milk. Ingredients: 1...
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Filed under: Cake Recipes, Dairy Recipes, Dairy-Free Cake recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lemon Recipes, Poppy Seeds Recipes, Recipes