Best Short Ribs

These short ribs are the best! They’re the perfect marriage between a classic boeuf bourgignon and something you might find in a modern restaurant (at least you’d find them in my restaurant if I had one). They are so tender that the bones fall right out of them, and if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, they make the PERFECT sandwich filling. Just thinking about it is making me want to cook up another batch at this very moment! To … Continue reading

Hummus at Home

We recently bought a can of chickpeas. I don’t know why because I dislike chickpeas’ gritty texture. They have been banned from my salads! But I’m glad we bought them because it motivated me to finally try making hummus at home. And it’s delicious!! Unfortunately, I did not have any tahini (sesame seed paste), and Trader Joe’s (the only supermarket within walking distance of my apartment) did not carry it. No surprise there. So I decided to make my own. … Continue reading

Homemade Chicken Stock and Soup

After I started cooking whole chickens, I wondered whether there was something to do with all of the bones that were left behind. It turns out there is, and doing it will result in some very satisfying chicken soup! Whenever I cook a whole chicken, I save the carcass in the freezer to make stock (David is so¬†happy it’s finally out of there). Just a few hours and extra ingredients later, I get to slurp down a very flavorful bowl … Continue reading