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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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Chocolate Nut Cake - Passover - non-gebrokts
Video Now Available! Scroll down to watch.Thinking I have plenty of time before Passover, I agree to do a baking demo for Rebbetzin Devorah Kornfeld's women's group. Two funerals with the...
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Chocolate Mousse Tart (non-gebrokts, gluten-free)
I found this recipe in Susie Fishbein's "Passover by Design". The series of cookbooks is quite lovely; I envy the cast of contributors who make the books so attractive. The photo of the ...
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Quinoa Treats (gluten-free and non-gebrokts)
For my Passover baking demonstration a couple weeks back, I have this idea that I want to make some sort of quinoa cookie. Thinking of my toasted oatmeal cookie recipe, I figure I can wing it and star...
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Marzipan (uncooked method)
Marzipan is especially popular in our Sephardic community. Making some for a recent wedding, I hunt for my pan of tiny majestic shapes. For years, the pan has been moved from right to left in sto...
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Chocolate Coconut Balls
Part of our Swedish offering consists of this surprisingly tasty morsel of chocolate and coconut; pretty much my favorite combination. Hesitant about the uncooked oatmeal, I shrug and toss it into the...
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Chinese Sesame Balls ~ Gluten-free
I've only made sesame balls twice in my life. Yesterday and today. I watched a video online, found a recipe in my Maui Extension Cookbook and pulled a recipe from About.com. Yeah, wish me luck jus...
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Easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (Dairy or Pareve)
There is a large group of customers from the old bakery who love this basic, easy to make frosting. Back then, needing a pareve frosting for Shabbat cakes and wedding cakes, we make this by ...
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Sootloch con Arroz
Sootloch con arroz is a Sephardic rice flour pudding. It is light, delicate and wonderfully delicious. I love the fact that it doesn't have eggs or gluten; gives my allergies a break. First t...
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Rice Krispie Treats with Marshmallows and Sprinkles
Lag B'Omer is a picnic day, an upshurin day, a day to be casual and get the kids outside to play. BBQ's, hot dogs, hamburgers ~ nothing too fancy. Desserts are simple, too. Rice Krispie treats...
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
A customer gives me this recipe for a party. I want to go the natural peanut butter route and use one free of the added oils. I have a tough time getting these bars to get firm enough to slice until I...
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Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free Flan or Flop?
Designing the Mexican dinner as a 'MEAT' meal, I need a parve dessert. I want to do a flan and happen across this recipe online by Mark Bittman. Look at it ~ such promise for being free of glu...
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Flourless Chocolate Cake
This is a must make for Passover. Similar to the Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake in appearance, this cake is much lighter. Many flourless chocolate cake recipes are similar so what makes one better t...
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Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-free or Not)
What does 'or not' mean? I have many requests to share gluten-free recipes. This means I have to develop some recipes. Fine with me as I love to learn new stuff. My basic philosophy is&nb...
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Pareve Chocolate Mousse (Kosher for Passover)
Years ago, before I started catering, some friends and I decide to do a series of fundraiser dinners for Chabad. Utilizing the cooking skills of women in the community, we develop menus based on ...
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Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake (Kosher for Passover)
The Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake is to Passover what the Apple Crown Cake is to Rosh Hashana. We make it yearly for individual seder packages and by the 1/2 sheet pan for the Hillel lunches. It is...
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Gluten-free Hamentachen
I did not need to find out how wonderful these are....absolutely did not need to know. If I take one more bite I'm going to have to say it again. I made these hamentachen pareve but they taste lik...
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Wendy Wark's Gluten Free Flour Mix Tweaked
This recipe is from Wendy Wark's book, "Living Healthy with Celiac Disease" (AnAffect 1998). I lifted it from "Cooking Gluten-Free!" by Karen Robertson. Since I couldn't fi...
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Hamentachen Filling - Poppy Seed
I received an email today asking if I have a recipe for poppy seed filling. I'm thinking two things; 1) someone noticed I didn't put up a recipe for poppy seed filling and 2) I have a can open...
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