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The Unflappable Itinerant Cook: Taking the Cooking Demo Show on the Road!

Posted on 22nd of February, 2012 by Lévana

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Most of us watch cooking shows from the comfort of our homes, from the luxury of pristine professional studio kitchens onto our screen: Everything camera-ready, affable and efficient help buzzing around the chef, flowers and dynamic background music everywhere, warm-up guy leading spectators to general applause announcing the star chef’s...
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Filed under: Kitchen Stories, Kitchen Wisdom, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Recipes, Stories

Hot Cereal Recipe for Champions, Future Moms and Everyone in Between. Gluten-Free Variations

Posted on 11th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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Recently my very pregnant daughter Bella mentioned that her ob-gyn recommended she include more fiber and more vegetable protein in her diet. Always tinkering with the whole gamut of grains, I welcomed the opportunity to experiment, this time setting as my goal, making a breakfast that would be at once...
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Filed under: Barley Recipes, Breakfast recipes, Buckwheat Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Hot Cereal Recipes, Kasha Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Millet Recipes, Oatmeal Recipes, Quinoa Recipes, Recipes, Steel-Cut Oats Recipes, Stories, Storing grains

What Price Protein? Beware of Those Energy Bars: The Dark Side of Soy By-Products

Posted on 26th of January, 2012 by Lévana

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It is really fascinating, when we are on the road, or too harried, or trying to loose a few unwanted pounds, that we can find a whole meal snugly fitting in a tiny packet, which we can enjoy with great abandon, whipping it out on a moment’s notice, taking no...
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Filed under: Buckwheat Recipes, Energy Bars, Gluten Free Recipes, Hot Cereal Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Millet Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Oatmeal Recipes, Quinoa Recipes, Recipes, Soy Protein Isolates, Stories, Teff Recipes

A Date at Wolf and Lamb Restaurant

Posted on 6th of January, 2012 by Lévana

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I am guilty, in my typical reverse-chic way, when it comes to serious dining out, of hardly ever considering any of the midtown New York restaurants, preferring the more intriguing adventure of being surprised by some talented young up-and-coming chefs who showcase their creations at some affordable distance from the...
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Filed under: Kosher Restaurants, New York Kosher Restaurant, Stories, Wold and Lamb Restaurant

More Good Chocolate, Mom, Please!

Posted on 27th of November, 2011 by Lévana

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Recently I mentioned to my daughter Bella I was going to Montreal soon for a demo, and she said with great urgency: “Mommy, whatever you do, make sure you go back to the store where we had those heavenly chocolate danishes. You just can’t go to Montreal without having one!”...
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Filed under: Chocolate Cake Recipes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Kosher Chocolate Products, Kosher Recipes, Stories, Trader Joe's

Kosherfest 2011!

Posted on 14th of November, 2011 by Lévana

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Would it make me sound like a dinosaur if I said I remember early Kosherfest shows taking place, ages ago, with flocks of young mothers pushing strollers and turning the show into a giant lunch break in an industrial playground? Then the show moved to Javitz Center sans strollers, then...
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Filed under: Chocolate Bark Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jack's Gourmet Sausage Recipes, Kosher Cheeses, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Ice Cream, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Levana Kirschenbaum, Natural Kosher Cheeses Recipes, Pardes Restaurant, Stories, THe Kosher Scene

Let’s Talk Turkey: The Whole Scoop. In Search of the Perfect Roasted Bird! Roasting Tips.Turkey Leftovers Ideas and Recipes

Posted on 4th of November, 2011 by Lévana

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Thanksgiving was our busiest day all the years we had our Restaurant, Levana. I suspect the reason was, beside bringing many families together and offering complete  and delicious Thanksgiving meals with bells and whistles, quite simply, some people are afraid of turkey. And who could blame them? I often see...
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Filed under: Kosher Poultry Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Thanksgiving Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Thanksgiving Recipes, Turkey Burgers Recipes, Turkey Leftover Recipes, Turkey Recipes, Turkey Salad Recipes

Secrets of Good Whole Grain Baking with Recipes

Posted on 2nd of November, 2011 by Lévana

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Since I use spelt flour for all my baked goods (except the gluten-free ones), both sweet and savory, let me start with a word about spelt: While I see no reason to put the whole nation on a gluten-free diet (you will see throughout my latest cookbook that I make...
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Filed under: Bread Recipes, Challah Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Bread Baking, Spelt Challah Recipes, Stories

Going to Nobo Teaneck soon? Do not order: Trust Chef Josh!

Posted on 7th of October, 2011 by Lévana

Once in a while when I know the restaurant is great, and the chef perfectly knowledgeable and perfectly at home with his creations, I call the restaurant and tell the chef, make us what you like. I do give him some guidelines, such as, no frying; no starches as main...
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Filed under: Chef Josh Massin, Kosher Restaurants, NoBo Restaurant, Nobo Teaneck, Sous Vide, Stories

Shopping in “Heimish” Stores: What Fun!

Posted on 15th of August, 2011 by Lévana

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I got such a kick out of this one! We New Yorkers shop mostly local, and sometime the bill kills. For the most part, we tell ourselves that the convenience of living in NYC has its tradeoffs, and we must suck up some unpleasant experiences of overpaying, at some restaurants...
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Filed under: High Food Costs in NYC, Kollel Store, Manahattan Food Markets, Stories, Wesley Kosher