Mexican Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken and Guacamole

  We usually have salads for our weekday lunches and although it’s fast and easy to put together, sometimes it’s hard to come up with something creative and new.  If you’ve read my other posts, you’d likely know that I get into a rut a lot when it comes to lunch ideas.  For a while,… Continue reading Mexican Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken and Guacamole

Tofu and Spinach Salad with Asian Sesame Dressing

I’ve been seeing a lot of #meatlessmondays on Instagram lately and for while there, I’ve been ignoring the whole trend since we love meat! It’s not like we regularly have meat on meat (okay, okay on occasion we’ll add bacon on our hamburgers), but we usually have meat or fish for two of our meals… Continue reading Tofu and Spinach Salad with Asian Sesame Dressing

Pita Pizza with Prosciutto, Mushrooms and Arugula

  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,… Continue reading Pita Pizza with Prosciutto, Mushrooms and Arugula

Smoked Salmon Wrap with Boursin and Pea Shoots

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… Continue reading Smoked Salmon Wrap with Boursin and Pea Shoots

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… Continue reading Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad)

Potato and Leek Soup Topped with Crispy Bacon

We were watching one of our favorite shows recently and one of the characters, a footman, had to do a culinary test and he was asked by the head chef about Vichyssoise.  So this soup, we found out, is very similar to potato and leek soup except for the fact that Vichyssoise is usually eaten… Continue reading Potato and Leek Soup Topped with Crispy Bacon

Arroz Caldo with Chicken and Garlic Chips

Filipino cuisine is a mix of of many different flavors – most especially that of Chinese and Spanish and arroz caldo is definitely proof of that.   Arroz caldo or rice broth (I think it sounds more appetizing in Spanish so we are going to stick with Spanish here) is pretty much like congee, but… Continue reading Arroz Caldo with Chicken and Garlic Chips

Open Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich Smothered with Turkey and Bacon Gravy

Sandwiches are not my thing and as for Arkadi he said he used to eat deli sandwiches for breakfast! But two things we agree on when it comes to sandwiches are these: we both like hot sandwiches and we both like gravy! So, combine those two likes along with some left over turkey and we… Continue reading Open Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich Smothered with Turkey and Bacon Gravy

Asian Rainbow Salad

We try to eat healthy during the week and make our lunches at home and for a little while there  I got stuck on tuna everything – tuna salad, tuna sandwiches, tuna fried rice, tuna this and tuna that. I may have overdosed us on tuna and now we need to lay off of it… Continue reading Asian Rainbow Salad