On any given day, if I were to ask my husband what he would like to eat for dinner, 9 out of 10 times, he would say Pizza. Nowadays you can easily get good quality takeout from restaurants and grocery stores. But if you don’t want to wait for delivery, you can also buy pre-made pizza dough from stores like central market, and customize it to your own taste.
Arugula is one if my favourite greens. I love it’s peppery-ness in a salad. In this ravioli recipe, the bite of the arugula, along with some lemon zest, balances out the creamy goat cheese filling.
It’s certainly a dish full of delicate flavors, and the browned butter pine nut sauce adds a nice texture without overpowering the pasta.
To finish off the thanksgiving for two meal, I made a light and pretty maple mousse pie topped with candied fresh cranberries. It was the perfect end to a great and not too heavy meal. Read the rest of this entry »
To complete the Thanksgiving menu for two, I made a Kale and Apple salad with crunchy pancetta bits and candied pecans. This was such a fun salad to make and really beautiful to look at. You can skip the pancetta and cheese, substitute olive oil for pancetta drippings, and make this a delicious vegan salad as well. Read the rest of this entry »
Cornish game hens are a great substitute for Turkey on thanksgiving. I made these stuffed hens because I didn’t want to make a whole turkey just for the two of us. After trying this recipe, I may make these hens for thanksgiving again for a bigger crowd. Read the rest of this entry »
Our friends Adri and Tedd invited us to their new house for dinner, and to make it easy on the chef, I made dessert. In one of the recent Food and Wine magazines, I saw an amazing cake that had 7 layers with chocolate buttercream filling, and a beautiful caramelized meringue frosting. Every time I see some crazy dessert, I always get an itch to make it. This time I can dedicate my full attention to it, instead if having a whole dinner to cook like I usually do.
The Dobos torte is a famous Hungarian dessert which originated as a 5 layer cake with chocolate buttercream frosting, and thin caramel layer between each layer. This is one of those “Wow!” desserts that taste amazing as well. the cake is time consuming, but it can be made ahead of time and definitely worth the effort. Read the rest of this entry »
People have fond memories of friends and families, trips they’ve taken, places they’ve been, I do the same with food. Every place I’ve been, I recall reservable food items I’ve had there. I think food memory adds an extra dimension of remembrance about a place or event. My first memory of Dolsot Bibimbap, a Korean dish consisting of rice mixed with seasoned vegetables, egg, and beef over a hot stone pot, was in Dallas. Read the rest of this entry »
Holiday season is here, and while a lot of people give into total indulge around this time, for me I try to eat healthy as much as I can so I don’t feel bad about eating at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the holiday parties.
We were helping some friends do Holiday photos and decided to cook dinner at the house afterwards. I made chicken satay and a grilled shrimp and apple salad, both easy on the calories. To finish off dinner, I prepared a honeyed yogurt tart with fresh blueberries and a ginger and graham cracker crust.