Archive of ‘Main Dishes’ category

Persimmon, Manchego & Kale Pizza


I’ve always loved persimmons, but generally end up snacking on them, just as they are, or enjoying them simply diced over steel-cut oats. @persimonsays, a brand of persimmons grown in the Ribera del Xúquer region of Spain, grows these beautiful, sweet fruit. They challenged me to cook them in a savoury way, using a few […] Read more…


Homemade Gravlax with Dill and Clementine


Certain dishes have that innate quality of making any meal feel like a special occasion. Gravlax fits that bill, no matter how it’s served. Simply cured with salt and a few seasonings gravalx really is an easy recipe to make at home. The only requirement is making sure that the salmon that you use is […] Read more…


Sesame Crusted Tuna and Soba Noodle Bowls

sesame crusted tuna

Weekend cooking is all about treating yourself. Sometimes, that indulgence comes in the form of an intensely chocolatey dessert, but often, for me, it’s about purchasing ingredients I don’t usually use for every day cooking. Fresh, sushi-grade tuna definitely fits that category. It’s relatively expensive, but a lovely splurge to enjoy every now and then […] Read more…


Five-Spice Pork Lettuce Cups with Pickled Heirloom Carrots

pork lettuce cups

There’s something of a natural pairing between crisp veggies and the warm summer months. There’s a lot a good crunch can make better, and after a long day biting into something with character tends to energize me. Does that sound crazy? Maybe. But give it a try and let me know what you think! These […] Read more…


Chilled Strawberry Mint Soup


I absolutely love cold soups in the summertime. Whether it’s a classic, cold gazpacho, a chilled cucumber soup, a refreshing vichyssoise (the traditional French soup with potato and leeks) or a dessert soup, there’s no better way to enjoy the season and stay cool. Strawberry soup has become a new favourite of mine this year […] Read more…


Peach, Avocado and Scallop Salad

peach salad

Every time the weather starts to perk up, a new signature salad generally makes its way to my table. Last year, I think my favourite was this Spring Potato Salad (featuring capers, radishes, blue cheese and baby potatoes) but this year, even though it’s still early in the season, I think it’s going to be […] Read more…


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