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Having a Ball

December 12th, 2006 · 4 Comments

Some of my favorite dishes are those that were inspired by leftovers.  This may be in part to the satisfaction that comes with being able to inventively transform one dish into another thus saving time and eliminating waste, both virtuous by-products of this transformation.  But perhaps another reason is that this process is sort of [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Sides · Snack

Make Room For Mushrooms

December 8th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Several months ago I brought home some packages of dried Italian mushrooms from Trader Joe's with the intention of making something with them.  Well, the day finally arrived that I put them to good use and restored them to their fragrant splendor.  These assorted mushrooms had been dormant for at least a month in my [...]

Tags: Entertaining · Entree · Sides

A New Side

October 29th, 2006 · 6 Comments

The Swiss version of homemade pasta is spaetzle (pronounced SHPATES-luh or in Swiss German SHPATES-Li) – these are little dumpling-like noodles that are a delicious departure from the usual potato, pasta, or rice side dish.  Spaetzle are so versatile pairing easily with just about anything and there are a few different ways to present them. [...]

Tags: Sides

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

Menage a Trois

July 11th, 2006 · 7 Comments

You're getting a three-for-one post here as each element of this dinner is blog worthy in my opinion.  One of my staple meals is this simple salmon with lentils dish which I like to serve with the tzatziki sauce that I recently posted about.  Alongside I prepared my spinach salad with everyday honey balsamic dressing [...]

Tags: Entree · Fish · 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

Spring in the City

June 4th, 2006 · 10 Comments

Every time I am in New York City I find myself revisiting my favorite old spots. One such spot is a little restaurant in my old ‘hood called Bread. I used to frequent this place regularly for their fantastic atmosphere and delicious and simply prepared fare. I always left inspired to recreate what I’d ordered. [...]

Tags: Entree · Sides

I’ve Bean Inspired

May 23rd, 2006 · 3 Comments

My inspiration for dinner this evening came in several parts. First, I happened across some beautifully ripe mangos at the store. How could I resist when they were also on sale??? Then, my boyfriend Kareem expressed to me his craving for some beans. My vision was complete when I opened up my refrigerator and found [...]

Tags: Salads · Sides

The Day After…

May 11th, 2006 · Comments Off

I’m not sure if I got my inspiration from Cafe Gitane’s delicious couscous dish or if the idea just popped into my head once when I found myself with lots of leftover roasted vegetables but either way I ended up with one great couscous salad! I get really excited to make roasted vegetables because I [...]

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California Roastin’

May 10th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Looking back over this past winter I realize that I never made a lot of my favorite winter meals. Having only moved to Santa Monica, CA last October I went from summer to more summer and completely by-passed the cold winter weather I’d grown accustomed to over my 27 years. There were occasional cool rainy [...]

Tags: Comfort Food · Entertaining · Sides