Carrot and Beet Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

Today, I spent the day with my friend T.  T and I go way back. Back to when we were wee teenagers finding out our true selves.  We were never one of those party girls growing up and even now in our adult years, we prefer to do things together that’s more casual and low… Continue reading Carrot and Beet Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

Carrot and Daikon Pickle (Do Chua)

The more I browse through Instagram food posts, the more I realize that you can pretty much pickle anything.  For real! You can pickle blueberries,  garlic scape, green beans, tomatoes, okra and grapes just to name a few.  And pickled vegetables are really handy to have because you can eat them with anything – sandwiches,… Continue reading Carrot and Daikon Pickle (Do Chua)

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

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… Continue reading Guinness Beef Stew

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

Beef and Barley Soup

    Fall season is upon us again and you know that means – soup time! Soups are amazingly easy to make and so so comforting specially on those chilly days when all you want is to stay inside and be warm! This recipe is super easy to make specially because you can make it… Continue reading Beef and Barley Soup