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LEVANA COOKS WITH OSEM MATZAH PRODUCTS: FARFEL WITH ONIONS AND MUSHROOMS RECIPE

Farfel is nothing more than matzah cut up small and calibrated for quick cooking. I use the Osem whole wheat version, with wonderful results. You will love the robustness of the whole-grain flavor. No need to wait for Passover to make this…
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LEVANA COOKS WITH OSEM MATZAH PRODUCTS: APPLE RAISIN FARFEL RECIPE

Apple Raisin farfel is a wonderful Passover and year round comfort food. This delicious and super-nutritious dish is sure to be equally at home as a side dish and as a breakfast or even dessert! Kind of a new-age Matzah Brei but without the…
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LEVANA COOKS WITH OSEM MATZAH PRODUCTS: PASSOVER BROWNIE RECIPE

Passover brownies are virtually undiscernable from year-round brownies, because there is so little flour in the whole preparation that making Passover brownies substituting tapioca starch or potato starch for the flour is a painless transition.…
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Quinoa with Fried Onions and Chestnuts Recipe

Quinoa with Fried Onions and Chestnuts Recipe I love quinoa, on Passover and year-round. A staple in South America, it's a nutritional powerhouse, and delicious too, and so versatile! Quinoa comes in white, red and black, as I did here, so…
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Baked Salmon in Basil Tomato Sauce Recipe

This baked salmon is one of the best salmon dishes you will ever taste. Two simple secrets to perfect baked salmon: The first is hardly a secret by now, but I can’t emphasize it enough: do not cook a second longer than instructed. The second:…
grape leaves
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Herb-Roasted Trout in Grape Leaves Recipe

Herb-Roasted Trout in Grape Leaves Grape leaves are delightful, not only for stuffing but for wrapping fish or chicken, leaving you with a moist and fragrant dish. This dish is overlaid with my favorite Moroccan flavors. I love to serve this…
bourbon sauce
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Brisket in Bourbon Sauce Recipe

My brisket in bourbon sauce is another winner (scroll down for my original brisket). Another brisket of mine with wacky ingredients that comes out to die for! Just ask all the guests that were at my Seder Demo last night: They were falling like…
coconut meringues
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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Meringues Recipe

Coconut Meringues: Chocolate-dipped! This is serious delicious trouble! Kids, please: Don't let's get into a turf war with the distinguished and wonderful French Macarons, or with the somewhat less distinguished and ubiquitous canned Passover…
artichokes
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Artichokes and Carrots in Lemon Sauce Recipe

Artichokes are a Sephardi favorite. In Morocco they are a staple, and I remember a variety I haven’t seen anywhere else: tiny, with pointed leaves as sharp as thorns, which we used to eat by the dozen at the end of a meal as dessert, much…
Minted Tabouleh Recipe. Passover-Friendly
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Minted Tabouleh Recipe. Passover-Friendly

Fresh Minted Tabouleh is far superior than store bought alternatives! I have included here a gluten-free adaptation, perfect for Passover as well.  I am giving you instructions for regular tabouleh as well: In this case no cooking necessary…
strawberry rhubarb sauce
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Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

This strawberry rhubarb sauce is thick and dense, a self-contained dessert, more like a new-age jell-o (whatever you do, don't call it that! Just sayin'!) Dare I share the name we give this delightful strawberry Rhubarb sauce in my house?…
molten chocolate cake
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Molten Chocolate Cake Recipe. Dairy-Free Friendly

If there is anyone who doesn’t go gaga over these little molten chocolate cake gems with the runny gooey centers, I have never met them! Alas, no baking the molten chocolate cake in advance. And no reheating, or they won’t be, well, molten…