choucroute
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French Choucroute Garnie Recipe.

Choucroute is the national Alsatian dish It straddles French and German Cuisine frontiers, and merges them beautifully. Choucroute is the French etymological take on Sauerkraut. Called Choucroute Garnie (garnished), because it always comes…
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Quick Pho Recipe. Gluten-Free

Pho is a popular Vietnamese noodle soup It includes broth, rice noodles, vegetables and meat. Pho has traveled beautifully, and has become a complete meal comfort food in many homes and restaurants around the world. It usually uses…
pasta bolognese
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Pasta Bolognese Recipe. Cabbage Noodles Variation

Pasta Bolognese is the lazy-but-health-minded cook's gastronomic dream actualized. Deconstructed Pasta and Meatballs. To parody Mark Twain, Pasta Bolognese is nothing but Sloppy Joe with a college education. You might just enjoy the dish…
crockpot stew
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Crockpot Stew with Beef, Forbidden Rice and Oyster Mushrooms Recipe

Crockpot Stew: Plug it, and forget it! To make a crockpot stew is to rest assured dinner will be fantastic, at the cost of very low maintenance: This crockpot stew, like every crockpot stew, may look deceptively rustic and monochromatic,…
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Moroccan-Spiced Cold Meatloaf Recipe. Gluten-Free

Cold Meatloaf Sandwiches is what we grew up eating in Morocco We loved it and took it with us to the beach for lunch. Meatloaf is a huge crowd pleaser. But have you tried giving a real chance to Cold Meatloaf? Bake it and slice it like a…
beef stroganoff
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Dairy-Free Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Beef Stroganoff used to be off limits to many of us: The traditional dish is verboten to both Kosher diners and dairy-intolerant diners, as it includes a (dairy) cream sauce. But Vegan Sour Cream makes this treat possible! I love to use London…
stuffed cabbage
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Lazy Not Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

Huh? NOT stuffed cabbage? I would like to say that it is this week's inclement weather which is inspiring me to make this wonderful comfort food, except I love comfort foods anytime anywhere, in all seasons. Cabbage, tomatoes, rice, meat (or…
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Chicken Tajine with Haricots Verts. Beef Variation

Moroccan Chicken Tajine with Haricots Verts: The demure string bean gets elevated to star status in our Moroccan way of cooking. Side dish? Never heard of it! All aboard in a tajine! Is it any wonder we Sephardis and all Moroccans love our…
beef tongue
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Beef Tongue Tajine with Swiss Chard Recipe

Beef Tongue: Yum! Thank G-d for an appreciative crowd who welcomes tongue: Growing up, beef tongue was a great treat. I only make it twice a year, like this past week for a large Sukkot Family Dinner, but would make it more often if it were…
beef date tajine
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Moroccan Beef Date Tajine Recipe

Beef Date Tajine: Enough to make your tongue smile! But that's not all: I mean fresh dates here! On a recent visit to Israel, I found fresh dates at the Shuk in Jerusalem. There are few things more heavenly than fresh dates. My niece Mushkie…
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Steak Salad Recipe. All Variations

A great Steak Salad starts with a great cut of meat. There are quite a few steak salad recipes out there you could play with (Asian, Latin, French etc), all delicious. The following Steak Salad is one of my favorite, a sort of take-off…
nappa cabbage
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Asian Beef Shiitake Nappa Cabbage Salad Recipe

Nappa cabbage plays a much larger role than it usually does a salad. In this dish, nappa cabbage gets equal time with the beef and makes a wonderful main course. My children make this beef nappa cabbage salad  quite often for Shabbos, and…