perfect turkey
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Perfect Turkey. Tips, Recipes and Leftover Ideas

Perfect Turkey: The Whole Scoop! 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…
pastilla
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Pastilla Recipe. Working with Fillo

Pastilla has been voted one of the world’s great dishes. It takes just one delightful bite to understand why. Pastilla epitomizes Moroccan cuisine, spicy and sweet, delicate and intriguing. Pastilla is more labored than the dishes I usually…
roast beef
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Roast Beef with Wild Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Roast beef is at its greatest when made with ribeye. Only for festive occasions, as it is more expensive than I like my dishes to be. But it will be the best roast beef you will ever have! Plus, the wild mushroom sauce is to die for. I find…
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Chicken Paella Recipe. Gluten Free

Chicken Paella Every secret I know about Chicken Paella, and all other variations on Paella (scroll down), I learned with my catering staff. I inherited the secrets from the wonderful staff with whom I worked all my catering years, two…
dried fruit couscous
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Vegetarian Couscous Recipe. Meat and Poultry Variations.

Vegetarian Couscous is wonderful and fun And Couscous is the rock star of Moroccan cuisine. You can make couscous with many exciting vegetable combinations. Here are just two other combos for you, all delicious: Summer vegetable couscous This…
chinese meatloaf
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Chinese Meatloaf Recipe. All-American Variation

Chinese meatloaf is the easiest and tastiest ever! This Chinese meatloaf is extended by several vegetables—so you end up with a leaner and lighter meat loaf—and the potato flakes make it particularly smooth. Children love it! It will…
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Hamburgers Recipe. All Toppings

Hamburgers are a perennial favorite. You can make your own hamburgers, right at home, in minutes. Please don't get impatient! There is simply no recipe for delicious and healthy hamburgers. Boom. Boom. Done. But there sure are lots of good…
burritos
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Black Bean Burritos Recipe with all Fixin’s

My burritos are in my Dairy-Free Cookbook. I whip up my black bean burritos recipe, my BBB as I call it, whenever company is coming on short notice. If I don’t have the burritos or corn tortillas on hand, I simply put the filling in a bowl,…
chicken mole
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Chicken Mole Sauce Recipe

Chicken Mole Sauce! Ole Mole! I can’t tell you how many times I have knocked my guests’ socks off with my chicken mole. Mole (pronounced Mow-Lay) sauce signals the presence of chocolate in the dish. Improbable ingredient combo, simple…
Brisket in coffee bourbon sauce
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Brisket in Coffee Bourbon Sauce Recipe

Brisket in Coffee Bourbon Sauce Another winner (scroll down for my original brisket). My brisket Bechor is my famous Brisket in Sweet and Sour Sauce. A classic!  You will get no end of fabulous Seder Dishes ideas in my big Seder Menu…
levana-cooks-perfect-schnitzel-recipe
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In Search of the Perfect Schnitzel Recipe

Schnitzel often doesn't love us back: Too many diners complain that they love it but are disappointed that they get so easily dried out. My daughter-in-law Ruthie makes the best schnitzel but always keeps insisting she does nothing in particular,…
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Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Mock Cream Sauce. Gluten-Free

I can make a delicious and dairy-free mock cream sauce in meat dishes by stirring in a good quality plain soy or coconut yogurt: Yes: Kosher food has moved up in the world, just the way I like it: Natural! Chipotles are smoked red peppers,…