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

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

Haddock Topped with Crab and Wild Rice

Tuesdays in our household mean seafood for dinner.  We adhered to this weekly routine for years –  every Tuesday we had salmon or fillet of sole or shrimps or red snapper or scallops or fish sticks, you get the drift.   One fine Tuesday, we took a pass on fish and then it was followed… Continue reading Haddock Topped with Crab and Wild Rice

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

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

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