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The Passover Kitchen Diaries: Anatomy of a Week in the Home Kitchen Trenches

Posted on 18th of April, 2012 by Lévana

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 I have been asked countless times by fans, family and friends the perennial Passover question: “How do you do it?” And each time I suspect the person asking is fervently hoping I’ll snap my fingers and brag I do it in my sleep. The reality is, Passover is a titanic...
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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

Moroccan Spicy Nut Truffles Recipe

Posted on 24th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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For nut lovers only: the famous Pfeffernusse, Sephardi style.  Moroccan to be exact. Perfect for Passover too, and gluten-free without even trying. Don’t try to bake them on a disposable cookie sheet, or the bottoms will burn. Ingredients: 12∕3 cups unblanched almonds 12∕3 cups walnuts ¾ cup sugar 2 teaspoons...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Seder Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Walnuts Recipes

Are we friends yet?

Posted on 19th of October, 2011 by Lévana

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Today is a big day for me! I’ve reached 4,900 fans on Facebook  – I even got to watch the dial change from 4,899 to 4,900! Are you a fan of my page yet? If not, please hit the “like” button on our page – you’ll be pleased to see and...
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My New Cookbook: New Reprint Very Soon Please G-d!

Posted on 16th of June, 2011 by Lévana

MY COOKBOOK IS HERE! I will feel much better after I share this: Instead of the celebration I was envisioning upon its release, it has become my torment for almost 2 weeks now. I am terribly sorry (and deeply embarrassed) to say there were major technical glitches in the production...
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Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Levana Kirschenbaum, Whole Foods Cookbook, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Our Passover Honeymoon

Posted on 1st of May, 2011 by Lévana

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Lawrence, Lynda and I at a Wild West BBQ at the Fairmont In nearly thirty five years we have been married (that’s right, my marriage predates my electronic Facebook marriage announcement by about thirty-three years, but thank you all anyway for your recent and misguided avalanche of heartfelt good wedding...
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Filed under: Fairmont Hotel, FRank Lloyd Wright, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Levana Restaurant, NoBo Restaurant, Nobo Teaneck, Passover Holidays, Pessach catering, Presidential Kosher Holiday, Stories, Tlaquepaque

Levana Cooks with Osem’s Matzah Products

Posted on 13th of April, 2011 by Lévana

I have always chuckled at the old joke that in Israel, every child’s first words are “Ima, Abba, Bamba”. Bamba is a peanut-butter snack manufactured by Osem that children in Israel and beyond seem to be connected to almost surgically: Can’t leave home without it! Osem is the oldest and...
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Filed under: Dessert Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Osem, Passover Recipes

LEVANA COOKS WITH OSEM’S MATZAH PRODUCTS: CHOCOLATE BEET COCONUT CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING RECIPE

Posted on 13th of April, 2011 by Lévana

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It is unfortunate that in America, beets invariably conjure up loaded remarks about, uhmmm, never mind . . . I am always looking for ways to sneak them in, as in this cake, where they do their magic even while they totally escape detection: The result is this dense, moist,...
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Filed under: Beets Recipes, Cake Recipes, Chocolate Cake Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Coconut, Dessert Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Osem, Pareve Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Passover Desserts Recipes, Passover Recipes

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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LEVANA COOKS WITH OSEM MATZAH PRODUCTS: PECAN BROWNIE RECIPE

Posted on 13th of April, 2011 by Lévana

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The Passover version of this timeless classic is virtually identical to the year-round one: Osem Matzah cake meal is that good! Secret of delicious brownies, beside of course delicious chocolate: Do not be tempted to bake a minute more or they will harden. Ingredients: 8 ounces best-quality dark chocolate, chopped,...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Recipes, Osem, Pareve Recipes, Passover Desserts Recipes, Passover Recipes, Pecan Recipes, Seder Recipes