Pita Pizza with Prosciutto, Mushrooms and Arugula

Pita Pizza

  What do you do when you need to clean up your fridge?  Well, you make pizza of course!  We had little bits of everything leftover sitting in the fridge and so we decided to make a quick pita pizza topped with prosciutto, mushrooms and arugula.  It not only helped clear our fridge of leftovers, it also made for a perfect lunch! So if you've got some leftover meat, marinara sauce, cheese and greens, here's how you can use them: [easyrecipe id="889" n="0"]   … [Continue reading...]

Meatball Sandwich with Marinara Sauce and Smoked Mozzarella

Meatball Sandwich

There was a point in time when Arkadi and I frequented the Italian sandwich shops in our area  to satisfy our veal or chicken or meatball sandwich cravings.  These cravings lasted a while and so once a week, for several consecutive weeks, we'd go to our local Italian sandwich shop and  get the usual order: 2 orders of veal sandwich smothered in tomato sauce and topped with fried mushrooms and onions.  And if we were extra hungry that day then we'd get their meatball sandwich. Their meatball … [Continue reading...]

Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce

My husband and I both grew up not eating  a lot of pasta dishes.  For me, we had rice three times a day and for Arkadi, they always had bread on the table for every meal.  The one time I’d eat pasta is for snack and I remember the spaghetti sauce being sweet. For Arkadi, […]

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Kinton Ramen–Toronto, Canada

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Ramen is so popular in Japan that the country is saturated with all kinds of ramen restaurants – from a specialty restaurants, to mom and pop eateries and  street carts! So far, here in Toronto we’re all about this Japanese noodle right now! Rightly so, since we have experienced the longest, coldest, iciest and snowiest winter […]

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Smoked Salmon Wrap with Boursin and Pea Shoots

Smoked Salmon Wrap with Boursin and Pea Shoots1

We love love love smoked salmon (can you tell?)!  We used to live real close to a lot of fantastic Jewish delis and our most favorite lunch is bagel and lox! And one day while thinking of what to make for lunch (I spend a lot of time coming up with our weekly meal plan […]

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Greek Yogurt with Persimmon and Chia Seeds, Buckwheat and Hemp Cereal

Greek Yogurt with Persimmon

There are many varieties of persimmon, but the most common we have here in Toronto are the fuyu and hachiya persimmons.  Persimmons are also known as “fruit of the gods” by ancient Greeks and rightly so since this small tomato shaped, deep orange fruit is not only packed with nutrients, but it has this rich, […]

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

I found this recipe from foodnessgracious.com and I have to say this recipe is a definite keeper! Thanks Gerry! This cake is real simple to make, requires ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry and the end result, well the end result is excellent! Okay, if I have to be honest, the first […]

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Pork and Veal Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Pork and Veal Meatballs To

During the week, after a long work day, it can be very difficult to summon energy to make dinner. Well, at least for me anyway. When I first got married, I went on overdrive with our week night meals.  I mean real overdrive.  I cooked all of our meals during the week and I made […]

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Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew

I distinctly  remember the first time I ever tried beef stew.  I was about 13 years old and new to Canada.  One night for dinner, I was given a plate of white rice topped with this wonderful, rich, home made beef stew.   I remember what a fantastic meal it was – rich broth, creamy […]

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Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad)

Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad)

We tend to eat salads for lunch during the week to make up for all the rich foods we end up eating on the weekends! And recently, I’ve been switching from cobb to Greek salads for our lunches.   Arkadi, being the good husband that he is, gladly eats whatever I serve him.  As for […]

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