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Smoked Paprika Aubergine Mint Salad

Here is another delicious salad featuring grilled vegetables to add to the favorites list!  This is the first recipe I have tried from Maria Elia’s cookbook The Modern Vegetarian: Food Adventures for the Contemporary Palate.  I had purchased the book about a year ago from a cute little bookshop dedicated to cookery in Melbourne called Books for Cooks. … Continue reading

Vegetable Couscous

This was the first time I have “made” couscous before and it was ridiculously easy.  The couscous most stores sell are actually instant couscous that has been pre-steamed and dried.  All you need to do is add boiling water (1:1 ratio is standard) and let it sit for a few minutes.  The taste of this light and fluffy pasta … Continue reading

Grilled Paprika Salmon with Tzatziki

I recently revisited an old recipe for Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Tarragon which involves a deliciously simple paprika and curry powder spice rub for the chicken.  I wanted to make a similar marinade for salmon, and so I found this flavorful recipe for a Moroccan spice-crusted salmon with tzatziki online.  The spiced salmon is grilled (I used my grill … Continue reading

Baked Sea Bass

After weeks of family visits and work-related traveling, it was a relief to finally be able to retreat to hermitville aka my couch.   I was long overdue for some hibernation…  My first weekend back home, I went straight to my local market to stock up on enough food so that I wouldn’t have to … Continue reading

Home-made Hummus

For how often I consume hummus as a snack, it is almost crazy how long it took me to make it from scratch at home. Jen and I also used to make a ton of Mediterranean inspired recipes and for one of our favorites, the Turkish-Spiced Chicken Kebabs, we always improvise the side dishes and … Continue reading

Food Comas: Top 10 in 2012

  Ugh I know we have been incredibly lazy with the blog. With my move abroad to Singapore, Natalya traveling all over the world (read all her amazing adventures on her much more timely updated travel blog), and my sister Pris having some exciting life changes… foodcomas has fallen to the wayside. I am very … Continue reading

Peach, Tomato, and Mozzarella Crostini

I had just spent a weekend in pretty rural parts of America, eating probably the most processed foods known to mankind, so I wanted to start the week off on a healthy note. I think I found this recipe trolling on Pinterest, but don’t quite remember. The crostini embodies everything that is summer – -ripe … Continue reading

Cucumber Rolls

Jen and I have recently been getting recipe ideas from Pinterest, which is where this little gem comes from. I made this appetizer for a friend’s dinner party, which almost felt like cheating because of how easy and quick it is to make (especially since our friend Iv had been laboring in the kitchen for … Continue reading

Tomato Basil Egg Bruschetta

Terroir Tribeca happens to be not only one of my favorite neighborhood spots, but probably my favorite wine bar in the city. What makes it even better is that besides the selection of wines, the selection and quality of food is phenomenal. I love the cheese and charcuterie platters, the meatballs, and of course the … Continue reading

Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta & Herbs

I actually have to give credit to a friend for finding this recipe. He made this appetizer for a Mediterranean Feast a few of our friends cooked up a few weeks ago. The eggplant takes very little time to make and tastes so refreshing with the vinaigrette and herbs. I served it as one of … Continue reading