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Dinner Menu: This one is a winner!

I was told the dinner we hosted at our home in honor of some guests in town from Israel this past Monday was totally ridiculous (love the new slang word!).
Because it was a weekday, I looked to distance myself from “Shabbos food”, plus we needed to accommodate some vegetarian guests, so dairy and fun, and no bread, a great time to serve onion soup.
Since the early bird gets the worm, my early guests wiped all the sardine hand rolls, with green tea sake punch to wash it all down.

A good Dinner Menu is half the battle!

I cannot encourage you enough to experiment with non-wheat pasta selections. I love to use spelt pasta, because it is low in gluten, but many choices like gluten-free rice pasta, buckwheat pasta, quinoa pasta and so on, are all delicious and easy to cook, and easy on your system: You  might just be able to enjoy pasta more often!

I tried to whip up a funky Caesar Salad using the exact same dressing as in the traditional Caesar Salad (romaine, Croutons etc) but with thinly sliced Kale, diced roasted beets (I used store-bought), sliced celery and scallions, and it was great! Who knew beets would lend themselves so well to the much heartier Caesar Dressing?

Sharing this Dinner menu and Recipes!

Just about all of them are in my latest cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchenand on my blog. Enjoy!

Onion Soup
Antipasto Platter: Cerignola Olives, Caper Berries, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers
Baby Arugala, Fennel and Avocado Salad with Oil and Vinegar Dressing
Diced Heirloom Tomatoes with Sea Salt, Basil and Olive oil
Roasted Asparagus (just roasted with a little olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt)
Kale and Roasted Beet Salad with Caesar Dressing
Sardine Nori Hand Rolls
Maple-Roasted Salmon
Spelt Noodles with Wild Mushrooms
Green Tea Sake Punch (Green tea, sake, vodka, ginger, lychee juice)
Ricotta Berry Parfait
Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Truffles


5 replies
  1. Marcy Miller
    Marcy Miller says:

    What comes out of Levana’s kitchen is pretty special. Everything I ate was impressive in it’s simplicity and complexity. It really is amazing how much flavor every bite of every dish has.
    I was one of the “early birds” and was delighted to try the green tea sake punch and sardine hand rolls. The sake punch has an incredible ginger”kick”. Just looked up the recipe in The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen cookbook. The sardine hand rolls were light enough to allow me to appreciate the wonderful main courses!

    • sarah marmorstein
      sarah marmorstein says:

      Levana I was there, at this fabulous dinner party. The food was so amazing, so beautifully displayed and such a fabulous choice with very generous amounts . You put such love into all the dishes ,it was so healthy. The premium quality of all the vegetables and food made us all feel so good. The dessert was off the charts, heavenly , the berry parfait and truffles and I did not even gain weight from it , you are the pride in kosher healthy catering . Only Bracha to you and your family xoxo sarah marmorstein

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