watermelon and basil salad

I have a love/hate relationship with summer.  I hate the hot, humid days of summer, but I love all the fresh produce summer offers like plump, sweet Ontario strawberries, luscious, ripe peaches and of course, juicy, sweet watermelons! You know it’s summer in Toronto when you see bins of watermelon in your local grocery store… Continue reading watermelon and basil salad

juice cleanse – why, how and what to expect

Has this ever happened to any of you – your gut tells you that what you’re eating is a bit dodgy, but your mouth doesn’t seem to get the hint and just keeps opening and chewing and a few hours later, your gut decides to take revenge on you for not listening in the first… Continue reading juice cleanse – why, how and what to expect

Penang, Malaysia- what to do and where to eat and stay

We have heard so much about the food scene in Penang that we decided to check it out for ourselves.  As foreigners living in Thailand, the government requires us to leave and re-enter the country every 90 days.  What can be a taxing, inconvenient experience can easily be turned into something adventurous by visiting surrounding… Continue reading Penang, Malaysia- what to do and where to eat and stay

grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce

I have a confession to make. I used to be very afraid of large chunks of meat.  No, not because I’m a vegetarian.  I like meat and I eat it often.  But I was afraid of large cuts of meat because I didn’t know how to prepare them.  Arkadi on the other hand has no such… Continue reading grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce

cashew nut chicken

Have you ever been to El Nido in the Philippines? If you have not, we recommend that you add visiting El Nido in your bucket list.  If you have, then you likely share the same love for it that we do.  We were totally blown away by the beauty El Nido has to offer.  But… Continue reading cashew nut chicken

thai red curry chicken lettuce wraps

Thai food has so many flavours combined to make a simple dish complex in taste. And because we were eating Thai food twice a day while living in Thailand, we now really crave those complex flavours.   One dish we tried to make in Chiang Mai was  Thai red curry chicken lettuce wraps and it’s perfect… Continue reading thai red curry chicken lettuce wraps

mango & passionfruit crepe cake

Ever feel like your life is just passing you by and you look back and all you see is your daily and weekly routine of home, work, sleep, repeat? Well, we find ourselves thinking that way from time to time.  Truth is, life can be like that for everyone, even for the most creative, dynamic… Continue reading mango & passionfruit crepe cake

Khao Soi – Northern Thailand’s Famous Noodles

If you were to ask us what to eat in Chiang Mai, our number one recommendation would be khao soi! You cannot visit Chiang Mai and miss having a bowl of Northern Thailand’s signature noodles.  What is khao soi you ask? Well, khao ข้าว means rice and soi ซอย means to cut.  It is believed to have been… Continue reading Khao Soi – Northern Thailand’s Famous Noodles