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

Kinton Ramen–Toronto, Canada

Ramen is so popular in Japan that the country is saturated with all kinds of ramen restaurants – from a specialty restaurants, to mom and pop eateries and  street carts! So far, here in Toronto we’re all about this Japanese noodle right now! Rightly so, since we have experienced the longest, coldest, iciest and snowiest winter… Continue reading Kinton Ramen–Toronto, Canada

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)

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

Congee Queen–Toronto, Canada

  Congee Queen–one of our favorite go-to Chinese restaurants in Toronto! We present you with our usual menu order: 1) Chicken and Chinese Mushroom Rice Noodle Roll or “Chiong Fun” which means intestine shaped noodles. 2) Spice and Pepper Salt Squid–crispy, salty, peppery, spicy but never rubbery. 3) General Tao Chicken–everybody’s favorite! 4) Empress Fried… Continue reading Congee Queen–Toronto, Canada

Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes

    The change of weather brings many beautiful things – no more heat and humidity, sweater weather, fall foliage, etc.  On the other hand, the change of weather also brings unpleasant things for some of us – the start of cold and flu season!   I was pretty pleased with myself the other day… Continue reading Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes