Food: Dinner Tonight – Beans and Toasted Italian Bread

In Rome, I’ve observed, that most tourists normally opt for pasta or pizza while seated at curbside at any restaurant, aiming for a quick bite in between touring the amazing ancient city. And this is often the case for my travel partner, but not me. I scan the menu for Canoli beans (Fagoli) hopeful it […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Korean Grilled Steak

For fourth of July or anytime, this recipe is an amazing variation to a grilled steak dinner. INGREDIENTS 1 cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari 2 tablespoons honey 1-2 tablespoons Gochujang (Korean chili paste) 1 inch fresh ginger, grated 4 cloves garlic, grated 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 2 pounds skirt or flank steak […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight Chicken and Roasted Potatoes

Ah the simple pleasures of chicken and potato and although the chicken Coq au Riesling recipe I found here is a meal in itself, I felt the need to make a roasted potato side dish. What? I need comfort food with the lingering wintery weather. So here it goes: Chicken INGREDIENTS 2 pounds skin on, bone in […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Salmon Burger

Variation is key to a successful dinner get-together – even for a busy family – who sometimes can’t sit down together for a proper meal. I say, create a menu and put it on display in the kitchen and see just how quickly everyone shifts their schedules around to be present for dinner. Here’s one […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Ricotta Naan with Eggs

Also known as pizza to me. Actually I love Naan bread as the staple to pizza toppings and this one takes the dough 🙂 INGREDIENTS 2 sweet potatoes, cut into matchsticks 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for cooking kosher salt and pepper 4-6 eggs 1 tablespoon raw sesame seeds 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes 4 pieces fresh naan 1 cup whole milk ricotta […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Cauliflower, Cheese, and Tahini

Sometimes, I just don’t want to eat a full meal – so I tap into what my tastebuds are craving and go from there – in this case: spicy cauliflower cheese bites with tahini ranch INGREDIENTS 2 heads cauliflower, cut into florets 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons hot sauce (I like Franks) 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, more or […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Spinach, feta, rosemary, pine nuts mini-pies

I love how everyone has added a certain twist to  my Mediterranean background traditional dishes and in some cases it’s worked just fine, others it was a total disaster. This mini-pie recipe is something I’ve appreciated for a while now and will make a batch for dinner, with a side of plain yogurt for dipping. […]

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In the Meantime – Here’s a Few Things I’ve Shared

While I regroup or find a new rhythm in my hectic life these days, I decided to share some of this and that I’ve posted on RS&S as well as my other site: Travel: `1. Paris Past the Eiffel Tower, 2. All About Asia,  3. Past the High Season,  4.Travel Need to Know    Food: Chicken Ramen, […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight with Sweet Potato, Poached Egg, Avocado

I eat whatever I crave at any given time. Meaning to say, I don’t necessarily save an ideal breakfast meal just for breakfast. Eggs for dinner suits me just fine.  So, with that in mind, here’s a quick and a wonderful treat I plan to make for dinner tonight: INGREDIENTS 2 sweet potatoes olive oil […]

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Food: Tonight’s Dinner – Thai Basil Noodles

Here’s a craving I’ve had for a few days, so…I am heading to Trader Joe’s after work for this recipe’s ingredients: Ingredients 1/3 cup Simple Truth Tahini sesame seed paste 2 tablespoons honey juice and zest of 1 lime 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 clove garlic, minced or grated 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 1 […]

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