Fried Cabbage Wontons

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Fried Cabbage Wontons: crunchy on the outside, a savory cabbage filling, and a delicious honey-soy dipping sauce! I first made these a couple of years ago. I don't remember exactly how long it's been, but it was long enough that when I was at my sister's house for Rosh Hashanah, she pulled out a plate of cabbage wontons and mentioned it was my recipe. I was like, what? Then I remembered this delicious appetizer, and knew I had to share it with you guys! Also, my sister said she didn't think I'd mention her if something she served me over the holiday would inspire a post on my blog. Well it did, and here I am. You can all say hi to my sister - who's an excellent hostess but happened to … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash and Apple Latkes

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I'm super stoked to tell you about these Butternut Squash Latkes, but first we need to discuss this ginormous announcement I've been waiting to make! Before we move onto the fun stuff: due to some techy stuff, there were some posts/emails you may have missed. Make sure to check out the two fabulous posts from earlier in this week: Over 50 Donuts and Fried Desserts Recipes - the perfect list of links for your Hanukkah menu planning. Fried Ice Cream - The most delicious thing I ever ate. And it's easier than you think! The perfect Chanukah treat. Now. Finally. If you've viewing this on the blog, you may have already noticed something different. If you're viewing this in the feed or … [Read more...]

Thai Peanut Chicken Satay and a Review and Giveaway of The Prime Grill Cookbook

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If you keep kosher and live in the New York area, chances are, you've heard of The Prime Grill. This iconic kosher restaurant has been at the forefront of upscale kosher cuisine for over 10 years. And for those of us, like me, who have never been to this restaurant, they've released a beautiful new cookbook full of delicious recipes, including some signature dishes from Chef David Kolotkin. I'm super excited to review The Prime Grill Cookbook today! Scroll past my review for a sample recipe and a chance to WIN a copy! At a first glance:  Wow, now I really want to go eat in the prime grill! The food looks delicious and it's beautifully presented. Most importantly, the chef's desire to … [Read more...]

Pastrami Stuffed Shells with Honey Mustard Onion Sauce

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I feel like this dish should have been created ages before it was. Stuffed shells are a total staple of my cooking repertoire. I've done dairy stuffed shells, made with a cheesy filling. I've done meat stuffed shells with a ground meat filling. I've added vegetables to give it a healthy twist, and played around with spices. And suddenly when my sister and I were planning our recent holiday meals, another type of stuffed shells hit me. Why not stuff the shells with a delicious pastrami filling? And instead of the classic tomato sauce to bake it in, I knew I'd pare this with pastrami's friend honey mustard. And it worked so well! Not only did it serve up beautifully, but everyone licked … [Read more...]

Savory Meat Pie Hamantaschen

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It's 1:30 am and I am sitting at my computer thinking about hamantashen. But it isn't my fault, really. Blame it on... Oh forget it. It's totally my fault. I can't help myself. Not only do I imagine myself to have hoards of anxious fans waiting for my brilliant purim ideas yeah right but I also need to impress people at my own purim seudah (feast/party). It's hard, let me tell you. No matter how much pressure you might feel at parties, think about what it's like when you are a food writer. Exactly. Well I kinda wish I could invite each and every one of you to my purim party, because I am serving these meat pie hamantaschen as the appetizer and they are seriously delicious. But sadly I … [Read more...]

Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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Let's talk about a pet peeve of mine. I probably mentioned this here before, but it's my blog, and I'll kvetch if I want to. Why in the world to people have this idea that healthy food and good food are mutually exclusive? Listen to me folks. Let me say it loud and clear (or type it nice and bold. Work with me here): Good food can and should taste good! I think I have proven this a bunch of times here. Take my Spicy Zucchini Sticks, for example. They are healthy, but they are also boldly flavored, insanely delicious and kinda addictive. Or what about my Healthy Breaded Cauliflower? Ok, so they have some whole wheat bread crumbs, so some of you might not find them healthy enough, but for … [Read more...]

Pesto Potato Pinwheels

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Let me preface this post by telling you that I'm typing it up on my (barely functional and very old) iPhone 4 (because my iPhone 5 isn't expected for another two weeks- boo!) on the bus, headed home from work. And by "work" I don't mean my usual "very tame" 9 hour work day. I mean an Advil-sustained, coffee and diet-coke guzzling absolutely intense ten and a half hour work-athon. Yeah. Cause that's what happens when your company closes ten days straight in celebration of a holiday. Not fun. Wait. I should clarify. Vacation is fun. Coming back isn't. Wait, was that obvious? Also, I'm probably not coherent. Consider yourselves warned. Oh, and I'm not finished complaining about my work day. … [Read more...]