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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free Adaptable

Posted on 17th of June, 2013 by Lévana

PB Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate and peanut butter: A marriage made in cookie heaven! These are so much fun, cracked all over and forming dark ridges on the white-dusted tops: hide them well! Dear Gluten-Free Friends, boy you’ll be happy to know these are every bit as delicious made with Gluten-Free flour! Ingredients: 1 cup...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten-free Cookie Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Peanut Butter Recipes, Recipes

Oatmeal Cookies Recipe with all the Fixin’s! Gluten-Free-Friendly and Vegan-Friendly

Posted on 5th of June, 2013 by Lévana

Oatmeal Cookies

Photo courtesy of This gem of a recipe does all my bidding: added nuts and seeds, gluten-free, vegan, different kinds of oil, you name it! I use the recipe in a dozen permutations and get a different cookie each time, all fun and exciting. They are so crunchy you can crumble...
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Filed under: Cookie Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free Cookie Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Granola Recipes, Healthy Cookie Recipes, Heathy Cookies Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Oatmeal Cookies Recipes, Oatmeal Recipes, Recipes, Vegan Cookie Recipes, Vegan Desserts Recipes

Penne with Tomato Sauce Recipe. All Variations

Posted on 6th of May, 2013 by Lévana

Penne Tomato Sauce

There’s nothing more versatile than homemade tomato sauce and whatever you might like to throw in. It is guaranteed to leave all (repeat: all) its store-bought counterparts in the dust. So go for it and try all my suggestions! In tomato-based sauces, it’s OK to use tubular hollow-shaped pasta and let the...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free pasta recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Olives Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Penne Recipes, Recipes, Tomato Recipes, Tomato Sauce Recipes

Eggplant Roulades Recipes. All Variations. GF Adaptations

Posted on 6th of May, 2013 by Lévana

Eggplant roulades

Fun and delicious, and a great choice for a vegetarian entree. As always, I ignore the eggplant’s insatiable appetite for oil, skip the frying and the slices, just enough to make them pliable and ready to roll! No problem making these rolls with gluten-free bread crumbs. These roulades will reheat...
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Filed under: Eggplant Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Mushroom Recipes, Natural and Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Zucchini Recipes

Cold Avocado Cucumber Soup Recipe

Posted on 6th of May, 2013 by Lévana

Avocado Cucumber Soup

Is chilled and spicy what you are after? Nothing to it, and no cooking! Just one recommendation: Try your best to make it on the day you intend to serve it, or make it in advance without the avocadoes, and mash the avocadoes and stir them in just before serving. Ingredients: 4...
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Filed under: Avocado Recipes, Cold Soup Recipes, Cucumber Recipes, Dairy-Free Cold Soup Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jalapeno Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Natural Foods Recipes, Recipes

Blueberry Cake with Almond Streusel Recipe

Posted on 5th of May, 2013 by Lévana

blueberry cake

Blueberries: You just say the word, and I wax lyrical. Blueberries can do no wrong! All of my friends who used to summer with us in the mountains think of me fondly each time they make this cake. I can’t remember how many thousands I have made; I still have pictures of...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Blueberry Recipes, Cake Recipes, Dairy-Free Cake recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Natural and Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Recipes, Streusel Recipes

Banana Coconut Poppy Seed Cake Recipe. Gluten-Free Adaptation included.

Posted on 29th of April, 2013 by Lévana

banana poppy seed cake

Last night, Erev Lag Baomer, I was baking up a storm for my children’s Lag Baomer BBQ party, Chabad of Washington Heights. I am always graciously asked, don’t you dare show up without my chocolate chip cookies so of course, I made a mountain of these. I had lots of bananas...
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Filed under: Banana Cake Recipes, Banana Popsicle Recipes, Banana Recipes, Cake Recipes, Coconut Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Healthy Snacks Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Poppy Seeds Recipes, Recipes

The Passionate Vegetable: Suzanne Landry. Cookbook Review

Posted on 9th of April, 2013 by Lévana

Passionate Vegetable

Well-deserved Living Now award for Suzanne Landry and her beautiful new Cookbook, The Passionate Vegetable! A book writer after my own heart, Suzanne goes well beyond the recipes, and lets the reader get a full view of the philosophy that informs all her cooking. Her approach is empowering, her language...
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Filed under: Cookbook Reviews, Cookbooks, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Passionate Vegetable, Recipes, Stories, Suzanne Landry, Whole Foods Cookbook

Taking the Demo Show on the Road: the Portable Feast!

Posted on 10th of October, 2012 by Lévana

Me and Esther

Never Too Young (or Too Old) to Cook! Dear friends, For the past thirty years I have been fortunate to  host weekly cooking demos, at the 92nd Street Y, at Lincoln Square and in my very home. We’ve had some incredible times together: good food and good company have always...
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Moroccan Minted Carrot Date Salad Recipe

Posted on 31st of August, 2012 by Lévana


This salad is good and so pretty it could almost double as dessert! The magic of Moroccan ingredients! No wonder we ate our veggies growing up! Ingredients: 1/2 cup pitted dates, packed, chopped fine ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup orange juice 1 tablespoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons orange flower water...
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Filed under: Carrot Recipes, Dates Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Salads Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes