Category Archives: Mains

YUM Kippur Noodle Kugel

For the month of September, Simon received a PJ Library book about “YUM Kippur.” Obviously the child in the story slightly misunderstood the name of the holiday, or the meaning of a “break-fast” (no, it’s not “breakfast”), but at the … Continue reading

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Korean Sesame Spinach

Have you ever had Korean barbeque, and tried all the small dishes that come along with it? This spinach, which can be served hot or cold, is one of my favorites. I came across this recipe in Koreatown: A Cookbook, … Continue reading

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Baked Eggplant and Orzo Casserole

This recipe originated with Yotam Ottolenghi, was then modified by Smitten Kitchen, and modified a bit more by me here. It’s chock full of veggies and really flavorful. Enjoy! Here’s what you need: 1 large eggplant, cut into 3/4 inch … Continue reading

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Best Broccoli Cheese Soup

Simon has been really into soup, and recently discovered the broccoli cheese soup at Subway. Wanting to eat a lot of veggies myself, I thought I could make some soup at home that was a bit healthier than the Subway … Continue reading

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Peanut Curry Slow Cooker Ribs

If you are looking for something super easy to make, and really delicious (my boys loved this), then try this recipe! Here’s what you need: 1 slab of pork ribs (about 2.5-4 pounds) 2 teaspoons onion powder 1 tablespoon garlic … Continue reading

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Spanakopita Pie (with or without lamb)

Thanks to Costco, I had 2.5 pounds of spinach, and two 16-ounce blocks of feta in my fridge. And all I could think was SPANAKOPITA. But really, who has the time to layer phyllo dough? Instead, I came up with … Continue reading

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Oven-Roasted Tomato and Feta Pasta

I came across this recipe in a roundabout way, even though it took most of the rest of the world by storm. On a quarterly basis, the CEO of our company holds an update meeting. At the end, he and … Continue reading

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Cheesy Leek Rice

Recipe adapted from Taste. Here’s what you need: 3-4 large leeks 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/4 cup paella rice, or, risotto rice (aka Arborio) 1/2 cup white wine 4 cups broth or stock 1/4 cup chopped … Continue reading

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The Best Pesto

When I saw basil at Trader Joe’s, I grabbed two packages knowing I could make some pesto. I found this recipe on Food52, and agree, it is the best pesto recipe. Here’s what you need: 10 tablespoons good olive oil, … Continue reading

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French Onion Beef Soup with Vietnamese Aromatics and Noodles

I didn’t want to like the results of this recipe because it required a fair amount of work. But, it yielded a lot of soup, and it was so tasty, that I decided I had to like it. Adapted from … Continue reading

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