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

Risotto with Scallops, Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes

  I am new to garlic scapes. And I am definitely kicking myself now for nothing getting acquainted sooner! We were visiting my brother and sister in law in New Brunswick this summer to meet our most special, beautiful baby nephew. Let me tell you, we fell fast and hard in love with little R.… Continue reading Risotto with Scallops, Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes

Seafood Chowder (Maritime Seafood Chowder)

Spring fever is definitely here for us Torontonians.  Yesterday, we hit 17C and it was amazing! The sky was blue, the sun shining, the air warm (well, warmish) and everyone is out and about just enjoying the beautiful day.  We were expecting to see some in shorts and t-shirt, but we didn’t.  But we did see… Continue reading Seafood Chowder (Maritime Seafood Chowder)

Paleo Fried Chicken

My love affair with Pinterest started about three years ago.  My sister in law was getting married and casually mentioned how she found some wedding ideas on this Pinterest website.  So I looked it up to see what it was all about and I was hooked! The first few months of me discovering Pinterest was… Continue reading Paleo Fried Chicken

Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Cream Sauce

The other night, the husband and I were watching The Mind of a Chef on Netflix and David Chang said something about tiny grandma style of cooking and I thought that’s exactly what I want to achieve! No, no, I don’t want to be a tiny grandma, but I want to be that tiny grandma who… Continue reading Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Cream Sauce

Pad See Ew

  When we visited Thailand a few years ago, we were really eager to try authentic pad thai.  The first order of business shortly after arriving in Phuket was to go to a local restaurant and 0rder pad Thai.  Well, that’s exactly what we did.  Well, almost.  We got a menu from the owner and… Continue reading Pad See Ew