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Planning a Party? Read This First, Then Have Fun Entertaining!

20th of February, 2011

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Photo Courtesy of www.thekitchn.com The following chapter is included in my first book, Levana’s Table: Kosher Cooking for Everyone, and is all about planning a party. My readers have always found it very useful,  and I gave lectures on the subject several times. Recently I participated in the food preparations of...
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Filed under: Cooking Tips, Entertaining Made Easy, Entertaining Tips, Party Planning, Party Planning Tips, Party Tips, Stories

Your Quick and Healthy Cooking-Without-Cooking Survival Guide

16th of February, 2011

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The Instant Dorm Feast, as I call it We all find ourselves, occasionally and sometimes not so occasionally, in situations that bring us apart from the comfort of our kitchens and the amenities that surround us daily: a vacation week, a business convention, a year away in college, even a...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Hot Cereal Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Quick Cooking Recipes, Smoothie Recipes, Soup Recipes, Stories, Survival Skills, Vegetarian Recipes

In Search of Chef Moshe Segev’s Bread’s Recipe

27th of January, 2011

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During our recent trip to Israel, my husband and I were delighted with the quality and caliber of the food, that is, just as long as we stayed clear of all forgettable poultry and meat items. Which suited us just fine: All salads, fish dishes, desserts (even store-bought!), ice cream,...
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Filed under: Bread Recipes, Chef Moshe Segev, Stories

Shirataki: The Miracle Noodle that lives up to its name

27th of January, 2011

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Shirataki Noodles with Sesame Sauce Every time I come across any food or drink item that boasts zero calories, I remember my mother’s admonition, delivered in French with a scornful snort, heard all my life, from childhood until now: “Zero fois zero egal zero”. which translates as, Zero times zero...
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Filed under: Kosher Recipes, Stories

Fear of Flying: Ruminations of a Former World Traveler

27th of December, 2010

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On the eve of our departure to Israel, I am reminded of an email my friend Eve sent a few friends after her flight from Miami to Australia, which I would like to share with you, along with my response: You will enjoy this, I guarantee it! It might also...
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Filed under: Fear of Flying, Flying to Australia, Stories, Transatlantic flights, Travel

Banish MSG Forever!

13th of December, 2010

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It hadn’t occured to me to include this information, thinking by now it was clear to everyone they should stay away from MSG (no, not Madison Square Garden: I wish; monosodium glutamate) with a vengeance, until my son in law Meir recently reported mysterious and repeated blinding headaches. Concerned, we...
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Filed under: Monosodium Glutamate, MSG, Stories

Noidue Restaurant: Panini, Coffee and Nostalgia a la carte

9th of December, 2010

There are several reasons Noidue Restaurant tugs at my heartstrings. Some questions come up about it quite often:  I thought sharing my thoughts would make me feel somewhat more at peace with seeing a whole chunk of our lives behind us…. Here’s why for my husband and I, going to...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Food Stories, Kosher Food, Kosher Restaurants, Levana Restaurant, Nice Stories, NoBo Restaurant, Noidue Restaurant, Stories

Latkas Recipes: Fear of Frying Therapy! Kugel and all Variations. Gluten-Free Friendly

29th of November, 2010

Latkas Recipes: Fear of Frying Therapy! Kugel and all Variations. Gluten-Free Friendly

Ah Latkas! The food we love to hate! To make matters worse, courtesy of the alarmist low-carb food industry, the humble potato has gone from being a faithful staple at every table to making rare and apologetic appearances, as in Chanukkah, where we fry and eat it with a vengeance....
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Filed under: Apple Sauce Recipes, Apples Recipes, Food Stories, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Latka Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Potato recipes, Potatoes Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Vegetarian Recipes

Exciting New Kosher Restaurant in Brooklyn: Pardes

14th of November, 2010

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Image via Crown Heights My friend Chaim Szmidt, of the Kosher Scene and I just love to talk about food, and of course consume it and then excitedly discuss it, as other people discuss their recent cruises or their recent shopping sprees (I must say I become totally – and...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Kosher Food, Kosher Restaurants, Nobo Teaneck, Pardes Restaurant, Stories, THe Kosher Scene

Plan your Elopement: There will Always be a Chabad House!

28th of September, 2010

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Never mind the popular belief: Elopements are almost always carefully thought out. The only people who deny this simple fact are those who were vexed about not having been consulted, or those who were left behind. This summer has been particularly stressful, working like crazy to meet some deadlines, and...
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Filed under: Chabad Cape Cod, Cold Kugel Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Nice Stories, Potato recipes, Stories, Traveling Stories