Tag Archives: Beef

Sunday Pot Roast

Winter storm Toby is barreling our way, bringing over a foot of heavy snow, the potential for more power outages, and causing headaches across the Northeast as routines are once again disrupted. Meanwhile, our Toby continues to make great progress and I’m sure he will be thrilled when the world is once again blanketed in […]

Cauliflower Topped Shepard’s Pie

Happy Pi Day! In honor of this amazing nerdy holiday (and St. Patricks day right around the corner) I’ve made a healthy shepherd’s pie that uses cauliflower instead of potatoes and is filled with beef and lentils.  I first made this beef and lentil shepherd’s pie with the traditional potato topping and it quickly became […]

The Beef and Broccoli Experiment

As you may know, us living on the East Coast were just clobbered by a massive storm that was characterized as “bomb cyclone” Grayson.  Boston simultaneously experienced the highest recorded tide at the height of this storm which led to water flowing down subway stairs and inches of standing ocean water filling downtown streets where […]

Baba’s Borscht

Christmas is a time when we make many of my grandmother’s (Baba) recipes as explained by the story that I wrote in this post about her homemade pirohi. Typically for this weekend we prepare a European Cream of Barley Soup which is a soup filled with leeks, carrots, celery and barley swimming in a thin […]

Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

It seems fitting that I post a meatloaf recipe on the eve of my mom’s birthday as it was one of her specialties and a dish that never disappointed.  Unfortunately, we don’t have an official record of her recipe as this was one that she always threw together with some meat, ketchup, bread crumbs, and […]

Beef and Lentil Shepard’s Pie

For as many years as I can remember, my Baba’s favorite Christmas gift was a ‘food box’ from my parents containing her favorite grocery and pantry items. Each year the same old sturdy tomato box was dug out of the garage with the top pre-wrapped for easy opening and re-use.  This tradition initially started as […]

Beef and Broccoli

While takeout is a truly magical (and often necessary) invention, it certainly impacts the wallet and the waistline.  So, I’ve recently begun playing around with some of my favorite take home dishes at home.  I went went with this recipe as the base and added some stir fry veggies such as water chestnuts, and baby […]

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese (Post #50!)

  Wow. I am so proud and excited to be writing my 50th entry here on my Pantry Portfolio!  This has been a space for me to reflect, to document, and to meet many other wonderful folks from around the globe who share a love of food creation and experimentation. This afternoon we came home […]

Beef, Barley, and Mushroom Stew

Well, it is finally cold here in New England. Our heat is on, the cats have found cozy nooks in blankets, and I get to pull out my scarves!  This stew was one of those “what do I have around the house that I need to use” sort of meals. With extra stewing beef in […]

Basic Beef Stew

Enchiladas. Turkey Pesto Meatballs. Lasagna Roll Ups. Caccia Pepe. Stuffed Peppers. Chana Masala. Pulled Pork. Bouillabaisse. Corn Chowder. Pho. Stuffed Delicata Squash. Black Bean Burgers. Me oh my there is just SO much I want to make!  Where to begin? Throughout the week I am constantly building my ‘things I want to cook’ list. Then, […]