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Father’s Day Breakfast Sliders

I think it’s nice to cook for your dad on Father’s Day, because running to a brunch usually results in an overcrowded and not very intimate experience. That being said, I wanted to stick with something unfussy and hearty – something that will keep you out of the kitchen and free to enjoy time with your dad. Sliders tend to be popular among guys, so I tried a spin on a classic slider and topped them with a cheesy, potato-filled... Read More

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Cucumbers have been on my radar recently. If I am at a restaurant and there is a starter with pickled vegetables (which often includes cucumbers) I am ordering it. They seem to be creeping into my shopping bag at the market and as you can see, I have been cooking with them as well. This refreshing soup is a lovely appetizer for entertaining (think soup shooters). Or for a light lunch. The avocado and Greek yogurt give the dish body, and the combination... Read More

Fish Cakes with Dill & Cornichons

I love a good fish cake. And arctic char is one of my favorite fish to use. It is hearty and has a rich oily substance that makes it a perfect choice for this dish. Instead of adding breadcrumbs as a binder I balanced the mixture with roasted fingerling potatoes. For the next several days I found myself incorporating a fish cake into my meal whether it was paired with a salad, an egg or sautéed vegetables.  These cakes are so satisfying and had... Read More

Beet Horseradish Tartare

Beets are at a sweet high… I love experimenting with this colorful vegetable. I enjoy playing with flavors and textures depending on the season as well as my mood. I grew up eating Borscht, a beetroot based soup often served cold originated from eastern Europe. Usually roasting beets is my first step to create flavor. But I wanted this dish to be refreshing, aesthetically pleasing and an easy to eat salad. With the addition of horseradish and... Read More

Wheat Berry Feta Salad

*This is part of my Bourne living series, which promotes healthy ways to eat while pregnant!* Lately I am really loving wheat berries. Wheat berries are the whole grain form of wheat, prior to any processing. This substantial grain exudes a chewy texture which always makes a great base for a salad. And there are unlimited flavor combinations to create. My colorful bowl was decked out with vegetables, fruit, citrus, herbs and tangy feta. This healthy... Read More