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Category Archives: Recipes

Maia: New and Best Greek Yogurt. My Product Review

Posted on 23rd of July, 2014 by Lévana

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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

Olive Sun-Dried Tomatoes Dip Recipe

Posted on 18th of July, 2014 by Lévana

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My own take on tapenade. I just love sun-dried tomatoes, and never miss a chance to include them in dishes where I think they will fit. In this dip, pairing the sun-dried tomatoes with basil and olives is a surefire hit. From this fabulous mixture, you can go in several...
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Filed under: Basil Recipes, Dips Recipes, Olives Recipes, Pasta Sauce Recipes, Recipes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipes

Fresh Seaweed Noodles in Miso Sauce Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Posted on 18th of July, 2014 by Lévana

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You will be as pleased as I am to see that fresh seaweed is getting increasingly more available, in many supermarkets and in sushi restaurants. It is true I haven’t seen fresh seaweed in any  form other than salad, in other words, prepared, but the salad is natural and its components do...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Gluten-free pasta recipes, Pasta Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Sake Recipes, Seaweed Recipes, Spelt Noodles Recipes

Crockpot Turkey and Wild Rice Cholent Recipe

Posted on 17th of July, 2014 by Lévana

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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

Vegan Chocolate Chips Are Here!

Posted on 17th of July, 2014 by Lévana

Vegan Chocolate chips

Trader Joe recently caused an uproar both in the Kosher Community and the Dairy-Intolerant Community by switching their chocolate chips from Pareve to dairy. When I wrote about the Gastronomic Uproar at Trader Joe’s , I positively clamored for our community to urge chocolate manufacturers to fill the void. My war cry...
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Filed under: BenZ's Store, Brownies Recipes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Chocolate Sauce Recipes, Recipes, Vegan Chocolate Vegan Recipes, Vegan Desserts Recipes

My Latest Moroccan Feast: Menu and All Recipes

Posted on 18th of June, 2014 by Lévana

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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, Tomato Recipes

Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe

Posted on 17th of June, 2014 by Lévana

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There is no Moroccan Dessert display without these fabulous fillo pastries. I have streamlined this great Moroccan favorite confection, doing away not only with the pesky frying step, but with the no-less pesky syrup step (my secret: Pouring the honey on the piping hot pastries), making it in one fell swoop...
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Filed under: Almond Flour Recipes, Fillo Recipes, Honey Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Sesame Recipes

Great Tips on Fillo Dough

Posted on 17th of June, 2014 by Lévana

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Stick with me: I’ll make a Fillo dough pro out of you! The good news is, fillo dough is wonderfully versatile, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and wonderfully crunchy. We Moroccans and other Mediterranean food lovers and beyond couldn’t be without it. Amazing, when you think fillo contains nothing more than flour and...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Fillo Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Tips on Fillo Dough

Cabbage, Cucumber and Jicama Slaw Recipe

Posted on 10th of June, 2014 by Lévana

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Oh gosh look what happened to Cole Slaw! How did Jicama wriggle its way in there? But come to think of it, why not? There could be so many lovely variations on the “slaw” theme, where grated cabbage, as well as a pale color and a crunchy texture,  seem to...
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Filed under: Cabbage recipes, Cole Slaw Recipes, Cucumber Recipes, Jicama Recipes, Recipes, Salad Dressing Recipes, Salad Recipes

Mixed Grilled Vegetables Recipe. Pasta Variation

Posted on 9th of June, 2014 by Lévana

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Everyone loves a plate of grilled vegetables, to eat as is or to use as a filling for sandwiches. I have chosen to share the most ridiculously simple way. First of all, please don’t find me disingenuous: Some of us, including yours truly, were not blessed with a backyard or porch...
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Filed under: Eggplant Recipes, Grilled Vegetables Recipes, Mushroom Recipes, Peppers Recipes, Portobello Recipes, Recipes, Roasted Peppers Recipes, Roasted Vegetables recipes, Zucchini Recipes