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Healthy, Seafood, Weekday Dinner

Sweet and Spicy Salmon

May 2, 2016


It’s been a while since I posted anything, and while I’d like to blame my recent move to London (UK not back to my hometown London ON), I think I’ve fallen out of the habit a bit. However, there is no shortage of amazing food and inspiration here (it is the land of Ottolenghi after all), and following a particularly delicious dinner last night, I am trying to get back in the swing of things! One of the best things about living in London has been the markets, for food stuffs and all other stuffs. Every weekend Graham and I seek out a new one, or return to our favourite in Marylebone, where we fill as many bags as we can carry reasonably (ubering occasionally). Upon returning home we cram it all in our miniature fridge, and then endeavour to make it all before the next market day! It’s a lovely ritual and a great way to ensure we are eating local food that is in season.

This salmon recipe is super easy, healthy, and very delicious. All you need is salmon, red chilli jelly, S&P and some jalapeños. THAT’S ALL.

Happy Eating!

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Pasta, Seafood

Pasta with Tuna and Capers

September 27, 2015


I don’t really eat a lot of pasta… I think it may be a defence mechanism because pasta is REALLY delicious but potentially dangerous for the waistline when consumed in large quantities. For largely this reason, all of the lovely pastas we receive as gifts tend to accumulate over time in the cupboard (yes we get a lot of pasta as gifts for some reason… sauce also).

Last night Graham called me out on my pasta hoarding, and I decided to incorporate some of the other longterm residents of the pantry and refrigerator – tuna, garlic, capers, feta cheese, and frozen peas. This all came together in about 20 minutes and was delicious!

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Healthy, Seafood, Weekday Dinner

Crispy Spicy Shrimp featuring the Boss Kale Salad

March 10, 2015

Graham and I have been watching/listening to Britney Spears for the past hour and it has put me in an excellent mood. I strongly encourage you to revisit some of Britney’s older material if you have not in a while – the denim outfit in Overprotected alone is worth it. Anyways… when you are jamming out to Britney you probably want something healthy (serious ab envy) and also something quick so you can work on your choreography between chopping and frying. Spicy shrimp and kale salad should fit the bill.

This light and easy weekday dinner packs a lot of protein and will leave you with plenty of energy to have a dance party later. Stay tuned for my Boss Kale Salad recipe. Why is it called Boss Kale Salad you may ask? Here’s a hint: crisp prosciutto, burrata and peaches.


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Caper Lemon Tuna Tartar

November 19, 2014
Caper Lemon Tuna Tartare

Another tuna tartar you may say? And I say YES! I created this recipe at a dinner party recently because I felt an asian tartar would clash with the mostly french menu. When this tuna baby was born I realized I had been in an asian tartar rut… FOR YEARS. Don’t get me wrong The Tuna Tartar is still a favourite, but it was just so good I became complacent, and people kept requesting it, and I didn’t want to change, and well needless to say that’s how food ruts happen.

After I made it for my parents friends at the aforementioned dinner party, I knew I had to make it again.. and soon! The tartar pictured above was born on Wednesday around midnight because I was adamant that Graham needed to try it. He did. And he liked it. I will stop raving about this dish shortly, but the dressing was the real star here. On this same late night snack fest, I had also roasted a butternut squash with no real plan of what to do with it. I made some more of the dressing and mixed it in with the squash and it was also SO GOOD.


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Seafood, Uncategorized

The Tuna Tartare

September 6, 2014



Of all the things I have ever made, I fear sometimes that I will only be remembered for this dish. If that is the case… I suppose I could have done a lot worse.

I don’t know what it is about tuna tartare but if you like fish (and even if you are iffy on the fishy) this is just a tasty a** dish and also a little impressive. It is not impressive because it is hard but because it is beautiful. Splurge on sashimi grade tuna for this – if you can’t find tuna that looks like these photos (bright pink and happy) talk to me… I have a fish guy.

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Lobster Can Salad (and Rolls)

May 26, 2014


I bet a lot of people walk by the canned lobster at Loblaw’s because they feel it is sacrilegious to partake of lobster from a can, or maybe it’s the $20 price tag, or maybe everyone’s just buying it and enjoying it as immensely as we are. If not, they should be!

Kudos to Rocky Point for the very appealing packaging and of course the wonderful product nestled inside. This is a breezy, quick dinner fix (if you had the presence of mind to defrost 24 hours in advance) also would be great for lunch. So take five minutes (+ 24 hours) and have an amazing home made lobster salad or lobster roll.

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Caribbean Lobsta

May 3, 2014


Graham and I have spent several holiday seasons in the BVI with his family and caribbean lobster is always on the menu. Last year we had some pretty amazing lobsters in Anegada, where restaurant menu options and promotions are often delivered by boat and in song.

When my mom told me she got some from our “fish guy” I was excited about the prospect of making them myself, especially in the non-threatening form of frozen, spineless tails.

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Featured, Seafood

Two-Faced Scallops

May 3, 2014
Two Faced Scallops


These scallops are two-faced because you use black and white sesame seeds on either side, they are otherwise very consistent and upfront in their flavour and behaviour.

My favourite thing about scallops is that they defrost quickly (in a bag, in cold water), they are versatile, beautiful tasting and also very quick to cook! Really the perfect weeknight protein. This particular recipe was part of a much greater Easter affair but even amongst a sea of other dishes, people always gravitate towards the scallops… and rightly so.

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Holiday, Photos, Salads, Seafood

Easter Dinner – Photo Gallery

May 1, 2014

This year we had two delicious, seafood inspired dinners with family and friends.