Posted on 7th of June, 2012 by Lévana
Please do not find me sacrilegious if I start off with an inspiration from Julia Child’s wonderful classic, Vichyssoise, and take it on some less-traveled road. Who knows, you might even welcome my making the recipe so elastic! If you are looking to watch your starch intake, simply substitute 2...
Posted on 10th of April, 2012 by Lévana
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...
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
Posted on 8th of February, 2012 by Lévana
Parsnips: One of my favorite roots. In this delicious soup, not only does the parsnip not get discarded after cooking, it is indeed the co-star of the show, all the way up there with the apple: What a match!Short, sweet and dazzling ingredient list. Sage and apples: A real celebration...
Posted on 10th of January, 2012 by Lévana
I always thought I made a good onion soup, if I may say so myself: My original recipe is in my first cookbook, Levana’s Table. But I recently received from my daughter Bella a magnificent wheel of Manchego, and decided to replace all the cheese I usually put in with...
Filed under: Dairy Recipes, French Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Leeks Recipes, Manchego Recipes, Natural Cheeses Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Onion Soup Recipes, Recipes, Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Onion Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes
Posted on 10th of January, 2012 by Lévana
A fan of my cooking demos recently bought me this very low-tech marvel: Wrap and Boil bags: I love’ em: They are very elastic large expandable cheesecloth tubular pouches, sewn in at one end, so you put anything you like, and tie the bag at the other end. This past...
Posted on 12th of December, 2011 by Lévana
This soup is overlaid with Moroccan flavors, and smells as heavenly as it tastes. For many years, my classroom was in Lincoln Square Synagogue. The teacher himself later told me that he found teaching exquisite torture on Monday nights. I could have told them what I had known all along:...
Filed under: Beans Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Lamb recipes, Meat Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Soup Recipes, Spinach Recipes
Posted on 17th of August, 2011 by Lévana
Making stock for soup? Never heard of it. My choice of vegetables guarantee me a wonderful soup: Asparagus, zucchini, celery root, leeks, tarragon: How can you miss? Celery root gives the soup not only great flavor, but a slight bulk as well, allowing you to make this a creamy and...
Filed under: Asparagus Recipes, Celery Root Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, French Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Leeks Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Soup Recipes, Tarragon Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Zucchini Recipes
Posted on 15th of August, 2011 by Lévana
A meal onto itself, a wonderful comfort food. All you need to round it out is some good bread and salad. All of you avoiding red meat, use a turkey thigh. A word about Halbah, fenugreek, which is the trademark ingredient of Yemenite cooking, and which gives the soup its...
Filed under: Fenugreek Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Halbah Recipes, Hawayidj, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Lamb recipes, Meat Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Soup Recipes, Yemenite Soup
Posted on 4th of August, 2011 by Lévana
Is it any wonder I adore Moroccan Food, my first and most enduring culinary love? Who would believe a soup made with water, some grain and spices can turn up such a fabulous dish? such is the magic of our beloved Moroccan Seasonings. Just like that French Leo Ferre?Louis Aragon...
Filed under: Fenugreek Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Soup Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Sephardi Soup Recipes, Soup Recipes, Stee-Cut Oats, Whole Grain Soups Recipes
Posted on 27th of May, 2011 by Lévana
Cold soups would always be a thrill if only they were made with full-bodied and full-flavored veggies, as they are here. No stock or broth whatsoever! Bouillon cubes? Let’s not even go there! There are several variations you might enjoy on this theme, keeping as always a short and sweet...