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The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen by Levana *Giveaway*


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It’s finally here.  Chef Levana’s magnum opus.  Her masterpiece.  Levana has worked in the kosher food industry for over 30 years and has published four best-selling cookbooks.   The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen includes more than 350 recipes, 250 of which are gluten free and 250 can be made for Passover.  This cookbook has all the basics of healthy whole food cooking with tips and stories that make it a must have for every kosher home.

Caesar Salad

We have sat down with Levana many times in the Joy of Kosher Kitchen, take a look through our past interviews: .  Today we sit down with her latest and greatest cookbook.

Beet, Kale and Seaweed Salad

The book opens with a story about Rivka, a young woman who after years of health troubles, found a cure through whole foods.   Levana hopes to help and inspire other men and women out there going through similar health challenges.  Levana credits her whole foods approach to her Moroccan mother, whose mantra was “the cure is in the pot”.  Levana knows many of America’s health problems can be solved in the kitchen instead of the doctor’s office.

Soba Noodles with Roasted Roots

I love the first chapter of this book, The Pantry:  Edible Gifts to Yourself and Beyond.  Levana talks about a well-stocked pantry made up of your own artisanal condiments.  She helps us make our own preserved lemons, spice rubs, salad dressings, and even liqueurs.  Having ready made pantry staples makes it easy to add great flavor to simple foods at mealtimes.  There is no need to buy sodium and preservative filled salad dressings, when all you need are a few oils and vinegars to create diverse dressings for any salad and any occasion.

Moroccan Chraimi Fish

In addition to the recipes there are tons of fabulous tips all through the book, such as using soy or rice milk powder in non-dairy dishes  to obtain a rich and dense texture similar to cream.  I tried her own blend of Chai in my tea and as a self proclaimed Chai connoisseur I can tell you it was spot on.  I also tried her versatile muffin recipe with rave reviews from all.

Chocolate Oats Pots de Creme

Levana shows how to use a hammer to make cutting large dense vegetables like winter squash a snap.  She has tons of recipes of all kinds and even recommendations for gluten free baking.  Whole foods doesn’t mean you have to skimp on dessert.  Levana has creative recipes for brownies, biscotti and macaroons, even chocolate salami (I’ll have some of that).  This book has it all!

***Giveaway**** Levana is giving away a copy of her book to one lucky reader!!! She would love for you all to go “like” her on Facebook and to enter the giveaway please share this post on facebook, google plus or twitter and let us know you did it in the comments below. For a bonus entry make and review any of Levana’s 37 recipes on the JOK site and review them.

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older, and must be US residents. Contest ends  May 29th at 12pm  EST.  The winner will be picked randomly from qualifying comments.

Here are a few recipes to give a you a taste of what’s inside:

Caesar Salad

Soba Noodles with Roasted Roots

Moroccan Chraimi Fish

Mock Crab Summer Rolls with Thai Dipping Sauce

Chocolate Oats Pots de Creme

Kale Beet and Seaweed Salad

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




18 Responses to The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen by Levana *Giveaway*

  1. I liked the book on Facebook!

  2. I liked Levanas page and shared the giveaway on facebook.

  3. avatar says: comfycook

    I liked Levana’s page on FaceBook as Bizzy Bakes.

  4. avatar says: comfycook

    I advertised the giveaway on my Face Book Time Line.

  5. I liked Levana’s page and shared this post on Fb.

  6. I liked Levana’s page and shared this post on Facebook.

  7. avatar says: arleneyb

    Liked the Facebook page.

  8. I have both liked Levana’s page on facebook and shared this giveaway on my FB wall.

  9. avatar says: al33za

    I like the page on Facebook and share this post on my wall.

  10. avatar says: Shosh

    liked and shared

  11. avatar says: FAL

    I have done the requirements of “like” and ‘share’ on Facebook and now i would love to be entered for a chance to win this wonderful cookbook. Thank you in advance for your consideration and the opportunity. Shabbat Shalom and Shavuot Sameach to everyone.

  12. I liked the facebook page, shared the give away, and want to make the chocolate oats dish. – so yummy looking!

  13. avatar says: RGLevy

    I liked Levana’s page on facebook (I already receive her emails, and love her recipes!), and shared the giveaway post! I’d love to win this cookbook!

  14. I liked her on facebook and are making the caesar salad. This is going to be a great addition to my kitchen.

  15. The contest is now closed, congratulations to ComfyCook – the winner of the cookbook, we will be in touch shortly, stay tuned for our next contest shortly.

  16. sounds yummy – hope to win the giveaway

  17. avatar says: Elliott E

    Hope I win

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