Stuffed Potato Pancakes with Meat

Russian cuisine will always be comfort food for me. I get really excited when I come to visit my grandmother and she treats me to a plate of blinis or a borscht. Watching the women in my family spend hours in the kitchen, I assumed that most Russian recipes take forever, are really complicated, and…

Short Rib Hash

I love leftovers. I love being able to just open the fridge, take out a container, heat it up and eat. I also love re-purposing the contents of my fridge for new dishes once I get bored with the original. You can tell that I may have been watching too much Chopped on the Food…

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Long chilly winter evenings lend themselves perfectly to warm, cozy, braised meat dishes. Dishes one would never consider making in the heat of a New York summer.  Dishes like braised short ribs.

Mushroom Quinoa Risotto

Over the last few years I’ve fallen in love with the versatile little grain called quinoa. It can be breakfast, it can be a salad, it can be a pilaf, or a complete meal in and of itself. It has been declared kosher for Passover, and it has a high protein content. Is there anything…