A few weeks ago, I visited my best friend in Montreal for my Fall break. For the second year in a row, I fell head over heels for this city (minus the cold). For the second year in a row, I was amazed by all that it has to offer (food included!).
For starters, I was conveniently there for Canadian thanksgiving. Since I had only ever celebrated the American one, it was exciting to compare the two. We got together and cooked ourselves a delicious Friendsgiving, and let me tell you it was one for the books! First difference was the bird: no turkey on our menu… Instead, we went for Peruvian-style chicken from rotisserie Romados, which is apparently a Montreal institution. We roasted potatoes on the side and served them with a maple vinaigrette salad (Montreal-style!). Finally we ended on a sweet note for dessert, with warm homemade apple crumble. Speak of my kind of holiday! Continue reading “Wild Salmon Ceviche Salad, Meyer Lemon-Ginger Dressing”
I’ve been watching a really great documentary series on Netflix called “The Mind of a Chef.” Anthony Bourdain narrates each 20 minute-episode, which follows the lives of outstanding chefs from around the world. It’s an amazing “behind-the-scenes look” into the creative processes that drive them on a daily basis. They talk about their inspirations, backgrounds, and common burning passion for cooking.
Continue reading “Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Tenders, Sweet Pea Puree, Blistered Tomatoes”
If I could snap my fingers and be instantly transported to another country, I’d visit Japan. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with this country and its incredibly rich culture. Be it art, architecture, food, landscapes and gardens… everything is aesthetically pleasing! From the outside, it is refinement at its finest. It is perfection and sophistication in every detail, and it is incredibly interesting to me. Continue reading “Sesame-Crusted Tuna Sushi Bowl”
Summer’s not over. Not yet. I’m not ready for that and in order to celebrate, I decided to revisit an old favorite of mine, a.k.a. my go-to summer breakfast. I last posted a recipe for overnight oats over a year ago (Banana-Mixed Berries anyone?), and while the base recipe basically hasn’t changed, I made three major changes to it, by adding:
- chia seeds
- frozen berries
- quick cooking oats instead of old fashioned
Although these changes might seem minimal, they transformed my morning overnight oats experience. Continue reading “Raspberry Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds”
There’s something so good about late summer produce. A simple stroll down the stands of a Farmers’ Market is a feast for every shopper’s senses. Rows of colorful fruits and vegetables are arranged along the tables, showcasing a variety of options that will inevitably start to fade in the fall. Perhaps most notably, baskets upon baskets of heirloom tomatoes are displayed on the stands, catching the shoppers’ eyes like light attracts moths, and eventually forcing them to give in and purchase a diverse selection. Continue reading “Late Summer Pasta with a Raw Heirloom Tomato Sauce”