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Hi! Thank you for stopping by to watch me, Leah, cook kosher. I've been the owner operator of my boutique catering firm in Seattle, Leah's Catering, for the past 14 years.
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Vegetables in Beer Batter Tempura
Tempura, when light and crisp and hot out of the oil, is one of my favorite things. This recipe covers all bases. It takes very little of any given vegetable to make an assorted tempura platter. A lar...
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Easy Yam Fries
At the end of my day of testing recipes using my new Waring Pro deep fryer and lots of oil, I find myself with half of a giant red garnet yam. Peeled, long and begging to be cooked, I cut long 1/2&quo...
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Classic Potato Latkes - Oven baked (REVISED*)
*Check out the new video on how to make oven baked latkes! Less time, fuss and oil - more time to party! Scroll below to watch video now.I made these last night for an event. We have a saying in the k...
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Garnet Yam Kugel with Maple Sugar Streusel
Making Shabbat dinner last week, a full homemade challah to dessert production for a family getting up from shiva, I want to make yams. While making a recipe last month, I knew exactly how I...
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Crusted Acorn Squash
Chanukah begins tonight. Taking a break from taste testing deep fried doughnuts of various cultures, I want to make something savory that is simple with less oil. Picking up my newest cookbook, Yotam ...
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Oven Baked Yam Fries
Yam fries are very easy to make in the oven. Would have made my life easier knowing that before I did an event last summer; I fried them on the stove top. Took forever and the demand was constant. To ...
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Potato Leek Green Latkes
Fiddling around in the kitchen, I come up with a recipe for my 'dream latke'.....leeks, spinach, zucchini and mashed potatoes fried to golden perfection. More Sephardic than Eastern European, ...
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Oven Roasted Heirloom Carrots
On Thursday nights at Hillel, a CSA display is setup for subscribers to pickup their share of the week's crop. Community Supported Agriculture is a great way to support the farmers in the area pro...
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Fresh Green Beans with Lemon Zest
Catering a meeting tonight, I want a simple vegetable dish. Northwest green beans are in abundance right now. I like them tossed in olive oil in a hot wok and left ever so slightly crisp. The hot oil ...
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Parve Roasted Vegetable Tarts
I make lots of tarts, savory and sweet, pareve or dairy. My Basic Pie Crust recipe is so simple and versatile that throwing together a crust is no big deal. Last fall, posting a roasted vegetable tart...
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Parve Golden Potato Kugel (that is really purple)
Years ago, back when the bakery was the little space next to the Tree of Life Judaica shop, a woman pulls up curbside and jumps out of the car. Running into the bakery, she stops short staring into th...
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Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes (or chef's choice of vegetable)
We served 350 lunches at Hillel on Thursday. Friday's crowd was slightly less at about 300 guests. Having 6 hours before serving 125 for Shabbat dinner, I send my exhausted crew home. Dinner is pr...
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Oven Roasted Asparagus
Okay, so I'm uploading this picture after saying this would be a week of chocolate. Scroll to the next recipes...and, more chocolate tomorrow! The sun came out today with a whopping 60 degree...
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Deep Fried Smashed Fingerling Potatoes
The idea of smashing boiled potatoes and then deep frying them has been around for a bit. Susie Fishbein has a recipe in her newest book, Kosher By Design Teens and 20-somethings where she sprink...
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Yukon Gold Potato and Leek Latkes
These are my favorite potato latkes. I love the sweetness of the Yukon Gold potato with the mildly pungent leeks. Both the potatoes and the sauteed leeks are naturally moist. We found draining them in...
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Red Garnet Yam Latke ~ Gluten Free!
Grated red garnet yams flavored with genuine maple syrup and then fried in the oven. These are so good ~ earthy but light, a hint of maple...yum! We served them today with sour cream (n...
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