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Trader Joe Chocolate Chips Going Dairy. A Gastronomic Uproar

Posted on 17th of May, 2012 by Lévana

Trader Joe Chocolate Chips

This week I received dozens of messages about these national news that are causing a total uproar: Trader Joe chocolate chips are going to be made in dairy equipment from now on To name just one example, here’s an alarmed message  from Rachel: Worst news ever!  Please take action. Spread...
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Filed under: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Chocolate Sauce Recipes, Chocolate Truffles Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Menachem Lubinsky, Orthodox Kosher Supervision, Recipes, Stories, Trader Joe's

Thought I’d Share this Rave Review of my Chocolate Demo with You!

Posted on 2nd of May, 2012 by Lévana

Chocolate Demo

From Sharon, one of our chocolate demo guests last night: This lovely comment makes my day! And I’ll bet it will make all chocolate lovers’ tongues smile! So: Are You getting yourself a hammer for your kitchen? Levana, I went to last night’s cooking class: chocolate demo night. Beef stew...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Levana, Levana Kirschenbaum, Recipes, Stories, Whole Foods Cookbook, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

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

Posted on 18th of April, 2012 by Lévana

Passover Kitchen

 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 Kitchen is a...
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Filed under: Kollel Store, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Levana Kirschenbaum, Passover Holidays, Passover Kitchen, Passover Planning, Passover Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Whole Foods Cookbook, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

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 a cooking demo 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 hot cereal breakfast that would be...
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Filed under: Barley Recipes, Breakfast recipes, Buckwheat Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Hot Cereal Recipes, Hot Cereal Recipes, Kasha Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Millet Recipes, Oatmeal Recipes, Protein Bars, Quinoa Recipes, Recipes, Soy Protein Isolates, Steel-Cut Oats Recipes, Stories, Storing grains

What Price Protein? Beware of those Protein Bars

Posted on 26th of January, 2012 by Lévana

Protein Bars

The Dark Side of Soy By- protein Bars 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...
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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

Wolf and Lamb

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 good chocolate danishes. You just can’t go to Montreal without having...
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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

My No-Sweat Thanksgiving Feast: Complete Menu and Recipes!

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