English Cottage Pie with Flanken Short Ribs

Shepherd’s pie is an old English, Irish and Scottish peasant food. It’s traditionally made with minced lamb and is topped with mashed potatoes. An earlier version of this dish is known as cottage pie. Cottage pie was typically made with ground beef. Whether it’s cottage pie or shepherd’s pie the essentials are potatoes and an […]

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Multicultural Weeknight Family Dinners

Every week my family travels around the world without leaving our dinner table. For some people the flavors of a culturally diverse menu seem unattainable, especially when presented with challenges like keeping kosher, dealing with food allergies or health concerns related to unknown ingredients in restaurant or takeout food. When you cook at home, all […]

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Easy Shabbat Ginger Sesame Roast Chicken

When I say “Shabbat Dinner” what comes to mind? For me, it always connotes roast chicken. While roasting a whole chicken can seem complicated and time consuming, I promise you’ll find that it’s not, and there are easy ways to upgrade Grandma’s recipe for today’s taste buds. My grandmother Sylvia, who I’m named for, was […]

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Sautéed Bok Choy

This bok choy recipe is a companion to my Ginger Sesame Roast Chicken, but pairs well with most meats. Ingredients 3 small heads of bok choy or baby bok choy 1 thinly sliced onion 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp. sesame oil 1 Tbsp soy sauce Salt and pepper 1/2 tsp. chili flakes (optional) Directions […]

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