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One Corny Recipe

July 19th, 2006 · 6 Comments

I had promised Kareem a cooking class over a year ago for his birthday and I had long since forgotten about it but Kareem sure hadn't.  A few weeks ago I finally delivered on the long-overdue birthday gift and we visited Chef's Inc. in Los Angeles.  Things have been so busy here that I've yet [...]

Tags: Entertaining · Salads · Sides

One Potato, Two Potato

June 25th, 2006 · 11 Comments

One of the best things that I did upon graduating McGill back in 2001 was make plans to travel by myself around Europe instead of looking for a job.  My travels took me to famous cities and memorable little towns.  One of my favorite spots was a quaint little village in the Tuscan countryside called [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Entertaining · Entree · Sides

Oh Nuts!

June 24th, 2006 · 4 Comments

As a little nibble before dinner or as a mid-day snack nuts provide a nutritious and satisfying treat. I wanted to spice up the usual nut mix (pun intended) by adding the exotic flavors of ginger, cumin, curry, and chili powder. This is a really simple way to add a twist on the regular ol' [...]

Tags: Entertaining · Snack


June 18th, 2006 · 5 Comments

Although it isn’t officially summer according to the calendar, the weather has gotten significantly warmer and I’m seeing all the signs at my grocery store and local market that summer is in fact here. Today I bought a big round emerald striped watermelon for a mere $3.98. They were in a large bin out there [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Entertaining · Salads

Rockin’ Moroccan

June 11th, 2006 · 9 Comments

This Moroccan-style chicken recipe will send the aromas of exotic spices all through your house. If you are looking for a new recipe to “spice up” your old stand-by chicken dish, here’s just the thing. While spicy in flavor, it’s not at all hot – the spicy flavor comes from cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and a [...]

Tags: Chicken · Entertaining · Entree

Muss(els) with No Fuss

June 8th, 2006 · 4 Comments

As you’ve probably been able to gather from the number of seafood recipes on my site so far, I really love seafood! In addition to great flavor, seafood is incredibly easy to prepare and often takes only minutes to cook (it’s super healthy too). Mussels are one of those classics that seem (at least they [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Entertaining · Entree · Fish

A Meal to Remember

June 3rd, 2006 · 1 Comment

There’s nothing I love more about food than its ability to recapture memories of special places in time. Last summer Kareem and I spent a relaxing week in the little town of Positano, Italy along the majestic Amalfi coast. We spent our days under umbrellas on the beach reading, taking walks to find gelato, and [...]

Tags: Entertaining · Entree · Fish


June 1st, 2006 · 1,735 Comments

With the summer weather kicking-in here in Santa Monica I want to take full advantage of the little balcony that we have for some al fresco dining. To inaugurate our summer dinners a-la-balcony I decided to set up an aperitif outside to get things started. The usual suspect to accompany an aperitif is often a [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Dip · Entertaining · Party Food

Wednesday’s Bounty

May 24th, 2006 · 6 Comments

The Santa Monica Farmer’s market that takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays is the highlight of my week. Each visit brings inspiration and renewed energy to my love of food and cooking. There are always new vegetable varieties, fruits, honeys, nuts, and olives to be discovered. I found this week to be an exceptionally great [...]

Tags: Dessert · Entertaining

Rolling into Summer

May 22nd, 2006 · 6 Comments

I absolutely love summer rolls. If they’re on the menu, I will reliably order them. These light and fun to eat appetizers come in many varieties that often involve the following array of ingredients: shrimp, vermicelli rice noodles, some sort of vegetable, bean sprouts or lettuce, fresh mint or cilantro and my favorite part: the [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Entertaining · Party Food