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Levana’s Dairy-Free Gourmet

August 15, 2007, by

My favorite experience with dairy-free cooking came a couple years ago, when WB-11, the popular New York television station, invited me to appear on its morning show. The producers had heard of my wizardry with non-dairy dishes and wanted to do a blind tasting in which three of my dairy-free desserts would face off against

Getting Ready (and Unbread-y) for Pesach

March 15, 2007, by

Everyone is familiar with the Four Questions asked at the Seder, but here is the big question that is on most people’s minds before the Seder: “How do I use up all that chametz in my kitchen so I don’t have to throw it out?” When you realize that Pesach is just around the corner,

Full-Bodied Pareve Vegetable Soup

February 23, 2007, by

If you really want to go all out, here is what I do at home: I buy all the different types of veggies I like (throw in a few potatoes as well) and chop them up into cube size pieces. Next, I lightly saute’ a couple of chopped onions in a soup pot with a

Parve Heavy Cream

February 23, 2007, by

Hadar or Riches makes a Whipped Topping cream which is usually available in your frozen food section. That’s what we would consider Pareve heavy cream. Good luck!

Pareve Milk

February 9, 2007, by

Many people are using soy milk as well, which is also pareve. You might want to try that instead. Good luck!

Potato Latke Pancakes

February 5, 2007, by

In regards to the latkes you were asking about, my guess is that the mix is loaded with matzah meal to bind it. Most probably they are not deep fried in a fryer but in a deep frying pan with lots of oil. Try it yourself. Add matzah meal to your latke mix, enough so

Soups and Stews

As winter approaches it’s that time of year when people want to eat warming comfort foods, such as soups and stews, prepared ahead of time and easily heated or left in the crock pot, to greet you when you arrive home from a cold day out. Soup Soup is a savory liquid food that is

Shabbat Menu

December 15, 2006, by

On Shabbos, most people tend to make special foods, since it is such a special day for us. Examples of traditional types of Shabbos foods are……. Gefilte Fish Chopped Liver Stuffed Cabbage Chulent Chicken Soup with Matzah Balls and much more. The list could go on forever………………….. Perhaps you might want to stop by a

Crock Pots

December 1, 2006, by

Funny you should ask. I have been having the same problem myself. I sometimes wonder if the people that make these crock pots ever thought of testing them out with a good cholent. I guess not! I have made some changes in my use of these crockpots for cholent purposes. First of all, make sure