Month: December 2019

Chanuka, Main courses

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Red Wine Reduction: The Right Sort of Roast for Chanukah

braised beef short ribs with mashed potatoes

Everyone knows about having latkes for Chanukah, how these potato pancakes symbolize the miracle of the oil lasting for 8 days, just long enough to get some more of the right kind of oil to rededicate the Temple in Jerusalem. But there is a further custom among many to eat fatty meat for the same …

Soup

Recipe: Hearty Winter Minestrone Soup

bowl of minestrone soup on wooden table

Winter has arrived and that means lots and lots of soup. Which makes us very happy. Especially when it’s this awesome minestrone that makes a lot and gets better and better as the days go by. Minestrone Yield: 12 or more servings Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 red bell pepper, seeded, chopped 1 onion, …

Main courses, Parve

Recipe: Swiss Potato Pancake (Rösti)

Rosti

With the cold comes that natural instinct to bulk up on heartier food, which somehow seems more warming. In our home, sometimes nothing else seems to hit the spot quite so well as the Swiss potato pancake known as Rösti. It’s basically a large, skillet-sized potato pancake with a texture and taste similar to hash …

Healthy, Parve, Shabbos

Recipe: Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms make an elegant starter or even a side for any Shabbat or festive meal. They are a lot easier to make than you might suspect. I like to use frozen chopped spinach to save time. I just thaw and squeeze out the excess liquid before continuing with the recipe. If you have leftover …