Sunday, August 22, 2010

Smoked Salmon, Leek, Tomato Omelette

I learned how to make an omelette two weeks ago. I know that probably sounds crazy. It is one of the few basic things that I had never attempted. So today I made brunch for Drea! Blueberry muffins, freshly squeezed organic orange juice, and omelettes were in order.

Salmon with Beet-Arugula Salad and a creme fraiche-horseradish sauce

I mentioned I was going to be working my way through part of Jamie Oliver's Happy Days with the Naked Chef. This recipe was adapted from that cookbook. It is supremely delicious, healthy, and so fast!

British Dining: Mushy Peas and Fried Fish Sandwiches

When Marc and I went to London in March, our bodies almost fell apart. I don't think that either of us ate a vegetable the entire week we were there. I don't understand what it is about that place that noone eats vegetables. There was one night we attempted to order a salad and it came literally with 2 pieces of iceberg lettuce, canned corn and canned olives, drenched in oil! It was kind of funny, being that we usually only buy organic produce and in London we couldn't even find restaurants that were serving anything remotely vegetable-like.

But then there was this one day, where we ate the best fried fish sandwiches with mushy peas on the side. Since then I told him I would attempt to recreate the dish one day. So here it is!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Chicken Peanut Curry

I had a craving for curry and the drea was coming over for dinner. This was my first experience actually attempting to follow a recipe for chicken curry. I must say, it was a pretty good one. It was inspired from the following site.
It is relatively, easy. I will definitely make it again and next time might even try substituting half the chicken broth for coconut milk.

The blog's 3rd Trip! Olive-spice-stuffed Halibut in a spinach tomato sauce


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Chocolate Zucchini Spice Cupcakes

 I have had this zucchini in my fridge and lately i feel like I have been making everything zucchini to use it up! Zucchini omlets, zucchini stir fry, the list goes on....and it seems like it just won't ever disappear.