Salmon with Pomegranate Orange Salsa

In typical Jen/Natalya fashion, I was trying to search for recipes that could incorporate leftover ingredients from previous meals. This time the ingredient du jour was pomegranate. I had used it for the Turkish-Spiced Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate Relish and had leftovers. So I searched the web and saw this South-American inspired recipe (courtesy of … Continue reading

Sunday Brunch

Brunching is one of my favorite things to do in Manhattan, as the city is packed with a plethora of brunch spots that can suit any desire for a traditional (Bubby’s) or nouveau American brunch (Five Points), an Asian Fusion brunch with a DIY Bloody Mary Bar (Double Crown), a Chinese dim sum brunch (Ping’s … Continue reading

Miso Marinated Salmon

Miso-marinated fish is  is a classic Japanese dish that was popularized by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa with his famous Black Cod with Miso.  I have been a fan of this sweet and salty preparation of fish for many years now, as it seems a staple dish for every Asian Fusion restaurant out there today (Bohemian also … Continue reading

Our Thanksgiving Eve Dinner!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving and ate delicious food to your stomach’s content! For Natalya and me, it’s a bit too far to fly home to California for Thanksgiving (plus we work on Friday) so for the past few years, we have just stayed in New York.  We decided to host a Thanksgiving … Continue reading

Salmon with Caramelized Leeks and Carrots

The simplest fish dish ever!  Quick, easy, elegant and delicious — great attributes for any meal.  We had some leftover leeks from making the Fish Cooked in Paper recipe and so I decided to try another fish recipe using leeks that I found via AllRecipes.com.  I love caramelizing vegetables — it kicks your basic sautéing … Continue reading

Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Tomato

I love Eggs Benedict or any breakfast creation that involves poaching eggs. Benedict, unfortunately, because of the Hollandaise sauce and English muffin is a bit heavy and fatty for an everyday meal. So I decided to make my poached eggs in a slightly healthier version. I consulted Yoogin K.’s recipe as a guide on how … Continue reading

Poached Salmon

Jen and I have been on a greasy, MSG-ridden (yet delicious) Asian food binge for a few weeks, so we decided to cook something a little more healthy for lunch this week. Enter… poached salmon. You boil it, so how can it possibly be anything but healthy?! Jen perused poached salmon recipes on Allrecipes.com and … Continue reading

Easy Asian Bake Salmon

Salmon is so easy to prepare, and even the simplest of ingredients can bring out so much flavor.  Usually my roommate and I will just take a salmon fillet, season it with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and cover in bread crumbs and then pan fry it on a skillet.  So quick and easy!  However, we … Continue reading