Ribboned Asparagus & Macadamia Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

Let’s talk about asparagus.  Anyone else think that it’s a weird sounding word? No? Okay, maybe it’s just me.  Anyway, it’s one of our favourite veggies because asparagus makes an easy side dish.  All you have to do is sprinkle some salt, pepper and lemon juice (if we want to get all fancy, we add… Continue reading Ribboned Asparagus & Macadamia Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

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,… Continue reading Marinara Sauce

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Lemon Zest

My husband grew up eating brussels sprouts but I did not.  The first time I have ever had them, I have to admit, I hated them.  I hated them but politely ate them anyway.  Arkadi on the other hand gobbled them up and proceeded to tell me how they used to eat brussels sprouts all… Continue reading Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Lemon Zest

Arugula Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

Arugula is one of our favorite salad greens because it’s so versatile -it’s great with just lemon and olive oil or to top off a sandwich or you can toss it with some shrimps or fish and make it a full meal!  Arugula has a slightly bitter, mustardy, peppery flavour and it’s just so fresh… Continue reading Arugula Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

Eggplant and Tomato Stacks

  We LOVE eggplants around here! Eggplants are so versatile and you can prepare them any way you like – grilled, baked, fried, stuffed, etc.  Eggplants can be your main dish or your side dish.  For today’s recipe, we used eggplants as our side dish for our Mediterranean theme dinner.  This recipe was so easy… Continue reading Eggplant and Tomato Stacks