Food & Love, the perfect combination…

We have all heard the the way to a man’s heart is through is stomach! Well I tend to think of food as something that not only brings love into the equation, but it brings family and friends together, helps you make new friends and meet new people! The kitchen in every “foody” household is the heart of the house, the place to “be” ❤

Tonight’s dish is not only a favourite of mine and my hubby’s but also a fave of my daughters! Its simple, its elegant, its tasty and even kinda healthy!

I stopped by the store on my way back from work battling the bad weather and picked up some fresh salmon, avocados and some limes.


I chopped up my salmon tartare style and mixed it with some salt, pepper, grated ginger, sesame oil, Sriracha mayo and a squeeze of lime.

Whilst I was prepping the salmon I made about 1/2 cup of brown rice and let it cool down.


Sliced my avocado and now I was ready to put this special treat together.


I pulled out my heart shaped cookie cutter ( usually used for everything else but making cookies) and placed it in the middle of my plate, filled it with brown rice and neatly pressed it to the bottom.


Then I topped the rice off with my salmon tartare and finished it off with my sliced avocado and a sprinkle of black and regular sesame seeds.

In less than a flash, a wonderful meal is ready for my lovely family! Yep love is in the air, that’s for sure <3, now all I need is for the hubby to come back from dry-dock, in the meantime I will enjoy it and think of my family.


Cooking with love…….dinner for the hubby & I

Home alone with the hubby, no kids or teenagers in sight. Time for a simple tasty meal with my honey.

Got some lovely pork cutlets, took most of the fat off, then breaded them in some panko bread crumbs heavily seasoned with herbs and baked in the over at 400 deg F for 20 minutes.



In the meantime I flash boiled some courgettes and broccoli and then quickly sautéed them with lots of ginger, black and toasted sesame seeds.




Plated the veggies, added the pork and topped the pork with a drizzle of tamarind sauce!

Dinner ready in 30 minutes, quick, easy and oh so tasty!

Healthy meals can be tasty too……

I acquired a special respect for Tofu a few years ago. Coming from what I call cow country (Uruguay), I never thought I could enjoy a dish if it didn’t have some kind of meat on it. Don’t get me wrong I still LOVE my meats but I have come to appreciate and really enjoy a lot of vegetarian meals too!

So tonight for dinner I made some Honey Sesame Tofu baked sticks on a bed of Vegetable Quinoa.

For this I used:

  • Extra Firm Tofu
  • 3 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Slice the tofu into even sticks and mix the rest of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Dip the pieces of tofu in the sauce and lay them out on a non-stick baking sheet. Pour any leftover sauce on top of the tofu.
Bake for 40 minutes until the outside is golden and the edges brown. Turn once halfway through baking.

Then I made some Quinoa with mushrooms, onions and carrots and served the tofu with it.

Cucumber Salad – Healthy, tasty and done in a flash!

I love my cucumbers (and no, no twisted mind comments allowed)! I use them everyday in my juices but at least twice a week I make my favorite cucumber salad. Its fresh, its healthy, its tasty and its easy to make.


All you need is:

  • 1 large cucumber sliced (takes 30 seconds with a mandolin)
  • 3 tablespoons of Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of Sesame Oil
  • salt and pepper to taste and a generous sprinkle of sesame seeds

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And that is it, see how simple it was? I find myself having this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, side dishes, etc.

I even have my daughter Phoebe hooked on it, she will swing by the house, steals it from the bowl in the fridge, into a tupperware container and woosh off to school it goes!

Think its too bland for you? If so, jazz it up with some sliced tomatoes or sliced peppers. Also try adding some chopped watermelon!

Don’t like the Sesame oil/seeds, use Olive Oil instead….