Pièce De Résistance – Salade “l’Italien”

  > During the past three weeks, I have lost the 15 lbs I had gained during my trip to Europe. Although I eat what I want every day, my choices are guided by common sense. I do eat starch and protein, but the portions are a lot smaller than one would usually find on my […]

Lunch Quickie – Smoked Salmon, Spicy Potato Salad And Sunny Side Up Eggs

When contemplating what to prepare for a combined breakfast/lunch today, I found that I had some leftover cooked potatoes, leftover “cebollas en escabeche” (escabeche de cebollas) and a packet of smoked salmon. Within less than 10 minutes, this gorgeous dish was ready on the table. Bella and I were happy and content, and cleanup was […]

Grilled Seafood Salad – Baby Octopus, Squid And Shrimp On Romaine In Honey/Lime Yogurt Dressing

> After a recent bout of gluttony during my month in Europe, I have to lose at least the 15 lbs I gained, and if I continue on my present path of eating and drinking sensibly, maybe even shedding at least 20 lbs in the first month, and another 15 during the second month. So […]

Cauliflower Salad “Madras”

> > Before  anybody get’s their knickers in a twist about “real” Curries, let me explain something. Many years ago, whenever we used commercially available, pre-mixed curry powder in Europe, more often than not, the name of the dish included the moniker “Madras”. This made it clear to everyone and all that the dish contained […]

Tlaxcaltotopochtl Y Ensalada De Camaron Con Aguacate

> “Totopos With Shrimp And Avocado Salad”. . The name  totopo  comes from the Aztec word tlaxcaltotopochtl. It is a combination of the word for a tortilla, tlaxcalli, and the word for thunder. Combined, it means “tortillas that are noisy to chew”. Originally, totopos are prepared with corn tortillas. They can be fried, as I have done here, or baked […]

Steak Salad – Recipe # 1379

Paintings below, including all the paintings displayed in the living room, are by Hans Susser (Soupi) >     > > > Since I got old, occasionally my mind starts wandering aimlessly all over the place, sometimes I’ll get these “WOW” moments, when I realize the obvious………. 🙂 . Such as this bonbon : “When I create […]

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. […]

Salad & Bread

> “Spinach Salad with Grapefruit Filets, Shrimp, Avocado and Grape Tomatoes, dressed with Honey/Citrus Vinaigrette, accompanied by Garlic/Chili Pita Bread” > Once in a while, “just” a salad is all I want for lunch. Today was such a day and this salad satisfied all the needs and wishes I had for such a lunch. Light, […]

Shrimp Cakes, Avocado Salad, Dill-Yogurt Sauce

> While  my stomach tells me that the larger the shrimp, the more I love the dish, my wallet sometimes pulls back the reins and tells me to take it easy 😦 So last week when I went to the store to buy shrimp for this dish, these small salad shrimp for $7.75 a pound […]

And The Oscar Goes To …………This Salad

> > > No – I did not watch the Oscars tonight. In fact, although I am a huge movie fan who watches at least one movie per day, often two and sometimes three, I stopped watching the once glamorous and exciting Oscars years ago, when it had become a boring, extremely drawn-out and pointless […]