Grilled Veal Breast, Sauteed Potatoes, Chimichurri

> Sliced veal breast is a cut I use often at home, mainly for these three reasons: 1.- It’s cheap. 1 lb costs around $2.50. 2.- It tastes great. 3.- I love the texture. Since veal breast is not a very tender part of an animal to begin with, most folks would braise it for a […]

Broiled Beef Ribs With Chimichurri And Hasselback Potato

> > Since  I don’t have an outside grill anymore, I “grill” (broil) all my grill dishes in my oven under the broiler on high heat. Cooking for myself only, this works great for me, it gives me the sought-after “Maillard Reaction”, requires no lengthy grill preparation and on top of all, saves a lot of cleaning effort 🙂 […]

Grilled Skirt Steak, Spicy Chimichurri, Greek Yogurt & Salad In Honey/Mustard Dressing

> > Five  minutes is all you need to prepare this great dinner. Jamie Oliver, your ” Fifteen Minute Meals ” are taking too long ! (Just kidding, that’s one of the best cooking shows on tv right now) 🙂 > Bon Appetit !   Life is Good ! > > > > > > […]

Another Day, Another Wonderful Salad (Plus A Great Grilled Chicken Breast)

> In my ongoing (and admittedly, so far not very successful) quest for a more healthful lifestyle, I do eat a lot more vegetables and salads. Unfortunately, most of the time when I choose a healthy dish for one meal, I offset the good effect with a not so healthy dish for the following meal. […]

Steak Salad

> > Usually,  part of the enjoyment of eating steak is cutting into a nice chunk of glistening meat and seeing it slowly but surely disappearing from the plate. But for yesterday’s dinner, I just wanted to have some nice “finger food” to pick of a plate and sharing with madame while reclining on my chaise lounge, […]

Tira De Asado – Argentinian Style Grilled Beef Ribs

“ “ Unfortunately,  most folks around the world will never enjoy this wonderful dish. Why? Because most people are convinced that beef ribs are only worth eating when they’ve been braised. While it is true that beef ribs are much tougher than most other parts of the  animal  (especially when cut thick the Argentinian way ) if […]

Beef Short Rib’s Braised In Merlot

> > The  other day my friend Leo invited me for short rib’s Argentinian Style ( Tira De Asado), grilled slowly over wood coal, seasoned with just some kosher salt and served with a hearty bread and chimichurri. While I love to eat the rib’s prepared this way, I like them even more done the classical […]


> > Tonight,  Bella and I enjoyed our own version of parrillada. I made it a bit more interesting by adding corn, pickled mushrooms and kimchi, as well as peanut sauce, chimichurri, horseradish and rye bread. Great ending to a lazy, well fed weekend. Bon Appetit !   Life is Good ! > > > […]

“Choripán Mariposa”

> > South America’s culinary addition to the world of sandwiches, the Choripán, is without a doubt one of the oldest (ever since there was bread and sausage) and definitely one of the best. No fuzz, just hearty, tasty, rustic goodyness. Here is my version of this simple, great dish. Instead of a roll I used baguette […]

Arroz Fritto ” Carlos Ayala “

. . This dish is dedicated to my dear friend Carlos, who is Argentinian and loves his chorizo and chimichurri 🙂 Tonight my cupboard and fridge were not exactly over stocked, so here is what I had and used to make this hearty, tasty dish: Rice, Argentinian chorizo, Eggs Scallions, Bell peppers, Garlic, Onion, Olive […]