Category Archives: Sides

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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Sesame Oil French Bread (with a bread maker)

Sorry, another bread recipe. Dough made in the bread machine, the rest in the oven. This is so delicious! Here’s what you need: 1.5 cups room temperature water 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon white sugar 1.5 teaspoons salt 3 … Continue reading

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Banana Sandwich Bread – In the Bread Maker/Machine

Recently, I thought making bread would be fun. The first recipe I tried, a no-knead focaccia, turned out great. The second, a maple buttermilk loaf, was a heavy, gummy mess that went straight from the oven to the trash can. … 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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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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Roasted Miso Eggplant (aka Dengaku)

I bought three eggplants last week, and everytime I looked at them, I thought about this amazing roasted eggplant with a thick, miso sauce I ate with my uncle at least 20 years ago. I slightly altered the miso sauce … Continue reading

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Apple Cake that is sweet yet spicy, zesty yet bland, tart yet un-tart

Last Rosh Hashanah, Simon’s NY cousins sent him this great chapter book called “Once Upon An Apple Cake: A Rosh Hashanah Story.” It’s about a 10-year old girl trying to figure out the secret ingredient in her Zadie’s famous Rosh … Continue reading

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Jap Chae

If you’ve ever eaten Korean food, you’ve probably enjoyed the delicious side of glass noodles, slippery and sesame-flavored, studded with sautéed veggies. It’s one of my favorites, and after I bought the “Lucky Peach Presents: 101 Easy Asian Recipes” cookbook, … Continue reading

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