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Shavouot: Some of my Favorites Dairy Creations. All Recipes Included

Posted on 7th of May, 2013 by Lévana

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My – usually virtuous enough – students and readers have asked me specifically to go all out for my Shavouot Dishes, starring mostly dairy treats, all those foods we love to hate. “With Cheese!!!”, one of them even emailed me in bold print: You asked for the splurge! The good news...
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Filed under: Avocado Recipes, Avocado Soup Recipes, Berry Recipes, Bread Recipes, Caesar's Dressing Recipes, Caesar's Salad Recipes, Cheese Cake Recipes, Corn Bread Recipes, Corn Chowder Recipes, Corn Recipes, Dairy Recipes, Eggplant Recipes, Endive Recipes, Frittata Recipes, Frozen Dessert Recipes, Holiday Dessert Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Ice Cream Cake Recipes, Irish Soda Bread recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lasagna Recipes, Lemon Cake Recipes, Lemon Recipes, Onion Soup Recipes, Panzanella Recipes, Parfait Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Polenta Recipes, Quick Breads Recipes, Recipes, Ricotta Recipes, Risotto Recipes, Shavouot menu, Shavouot Recipes, Stories, Tilapia Recipes, Tiramisu Recipes, Tofu Cheese Cake Recipes, Tomato Recipes, Tomato Sauce Recipes, Waldorf Salad Recipes, Watercress Recipes, Watercress Soup Recipes, Watermelon Recipes

The Passionate Vegetable: Suzanne Landry. Cookbook Review

Posted on 9th of April, 2013 by Lévana

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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

My Pre-Pessach Shabbos Bash. Complete Menu

Posted on 8th of March, 2013 by Lévana

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My whole grain loaves look plebeian and rustic, in the traditional Sephardi/Arabic tradition, but they taste GOOD! I recently received some fabulous meat samples from Naftali Hanau at Grow and Behold Good mother that I am, I decided to enjoy my precious gift in the appreciative company of my foodie...
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Filed under: Blondie Recipes, Bread Recipes, Cake Recipes, Celery Root Recipes, Chestnut Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Cholent Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Fennel Recipes, Gelatin Desserts, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Halva Recipes, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Kale Recipes, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Lamb recipes, Meat Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Salads Recipes, Pickle Press, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Bread Baking, Spelt Desserts Recipes, Stories

Kosher Food and Wine Experience KFWE 2013

Posted on 10th of February, 2013 by Lévana

The perfect foodie dream: All your favorite wines and food, with many new exciting additions each year, are displayed and generously offered in the magnificent Pier 60, which accommodates over a thousand guests each year. This year KFWE 2013 had a good problem: they sold out really fast, and several...
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Filed under: Basil Restaurant Brooklyn, Carlos and Gaby Restaurant, Finchi Desserts, Grown and Behold Meats, Heavenly Events, Jack's Gourmet Sausage Recipes, KFWE 2013, Kosher Food Show, Kosher Recipes, Levana Restaurant, Miami Beach Chocolates, Pardes Restaurant, Stories, Wolf and Lamb Restaurant

Tu Bishvat. Cooking with Fruit Recipes

Posted on 24th of January, 2013 by Lévana

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Photo Courtesy sodahead.com Fruit is not just dessert or snack, but a valuable part of many wonderful easy dishes. Fruits pack lots of flavor and nutrition, and are fun to cook with. have fun with this wonderful menu! I am offering here four different fruit salads, one more amazing than...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Apples Recipes, Apricot Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Cooking with Fruit Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dried Fruit, Fruit Cake Recipes, Fruit Salad Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian Recipes, Kosher Poultry Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Chicken Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Nuts Recipes, One Pot Meal Recipes, Orange Flower Water Recipes, Paella Recipes, Parsnips Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Tajines Recipes, Tu Bishvat Recipes

Will the Kids Eat THIS? You Bet! Recipes We Can ALL Share.

Posted on 24th of January, 2013 by Lévana

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Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words! The adorable child above, caught red-handed, tells the whole story, and answers in full the perennial question: “Will my kids like This?” So, the answer is yes yes yes! And not only for sweets, but for dinner as well, as you will see...
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Filed under: Children Meals Recipes, Feeding Kids Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Stories

Jerusalem Before the Snow: Restaurants and Beyond

Posted on 17th of January, 2013 by Lévana

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With our tour guide, Gidi Kelman, and his beautiful family Enjoy the pictures! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=319914038109141&set=a.319913951442483.58835.100002716433844&type=3&theater We came back exhausted but delighted from our visit to Jerusalem, the last three days of sleet, hail, diluvial rains and fierce winds notwithstanding. What a shame we caught only a dusting of the much-anticipated snow...
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Filed under: Aharon Bezalel, Bait Zayit, Ein Kerem, Feldenkrais, Gidi Kelman, Gush Etsyon, Jerusalem Kosher Restaurants, Jewish Renaissance Center, Kosher Recipes, Machane Yehuda, Milky Way Desserts, Moshav Beit Hanan, Shekel Institute, Stories, Tekoa Farm, Yad Ezra, Zadok Yehuda

Kumquat Recipes: Salsa, Meat Sauce, Chutney, Relish, Marmalade

Posted on 12th of January, 2013 by Lévana

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Courtesy of foodinjars.com Last week we were invited at a Shabbos lunch in Jerusalem, and one of guests mentioned she had a kumquat tree brimming with beautiful and fragrant fruit growing in her backyard, but didn’t know how to use to its fullest. Any ideas, she asked me? Seems like...
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Filed under: Chutney Recipes, Cranberries Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kumquat Recipes, Marmalade Recipes, Recipes, Salsa Recipes, Stories

Making Shabbos in a Jiffy

Posted on 23rd of December, 2012 by Lévana

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This whole past week was taken up at my apartment with emergency repairs, and the first time I had full access to my kitchen was Thursday night. Since we are going away to Israel this coming Thursday, for almost two weeks, we wanted to spend this Shabbos with my children...
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Filed under: Brownies Recipes, Cake Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Fish Recipes, Moroccan Chicken Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Quick Breads Recipes, Quick Cooking Recipes, Recipes, Salmon Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Shabbos Dishes, Soup Recipes, Spelt Desserts Recipes, Stories

My Youngest and Cutest Fan: My Muffins are Working:-)

Posted on 19th of December, 2012 by Lévana

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How young – and how adorable – can a fan of my desserts be? All the way from the Holy Land. Take a look: accompanied by the loveliest note written by Mommy, which I am sharing below: What Nachas! Most important of all: It answers the perennial mommmy question: Will...
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Filed under: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Demo Fans, Muffins Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Spelt Baking, Stories