Breakfast

Omusoba (Japanese omelet with stir fried noodles)

Very Japanese – Yakisoba wrapped in an omelet and topped with mayo and tonkatsu sauce. Omusoba is a very popular dish in Japan found in many ‘family restaurants’ and izakayas (Japanese brasseries). It’s a recipe of classic yakisoba (stir fried noodles) wrapped in an omelet and served with a fruity and savory brown sauce. It’s…

Valentine’s Day Scrambled Eggs

Break the eggs in a bowl and whisk only a couple of times. Put the butter in a pan on high heat. When the butter is sizzling, add the eggs and with a whisk, stir them until they are almost cooked. Turn off the heat and with a spatula or wooden spoon, quickly transfer the…

Fresh fruit yogurt parfait

Dressing up plain yogurt with fresh fruit and honey, transforms bland into delicious. Fresh fruit yogurt parfait This is a really easy, delicious and healthy breakfast recipe! This fresh fruit yogurt parfait takes less than 15 minutes to make and can serve 4 to 8 people, depending on the size of the dish/cup you’ll be using. You…

Strawberries Three Ways, Basil and Whipped Cream

Whole, macerated and coulis strawberries with whipped cream, fresh basil and biscotti. Can’t stop eating this dessert.. Not too sweet, slightly acidic with freshly picked basil leaves and a dollop of whipped cream.. Who wouldn’t like that.. Satisfying but light nonetheless; the perfect combo for those who enjoy ending their meal on a sweet note,…

Tamagoyaki Recipe – Japanese Omelette

Make this colorful and delicious Tamagoyaki Recipe for breakfast, brunch or dinner! Soy sauce and bonito flakes bring the umami to this crowd pleasing Japanese omelette. It’s no secret – Japanese people love eggs. They love making omelettes (オムレツ) stuffed with rice or yakisoba, sweetened and served on top of sushi rice, or poached with…

Fennel and black olive ciabatta pizza

Fennel and black olive ciabatta pizza Last week my cousin from Japan was here for a visit so I had very limited time in the kitchen. We walked around Manhattan, saw the Empire State building, went on an evening cruise and shopped ’til we dropped. It almost felt like I too was on a mini…

Cheese bread (camembert) with fig and onion jam

French people certainly know how to make baked goods. I grew up in a small Quebec town where everyone lived a quiet and modest life. There wasn’t much to do beside playing in the park or hanging out at the mall. The city had a handful of restaurants including a pizzeria (that unfortunately caught on…

Flaxseed banana smoothie (with coffee)

  Written by: Ben Phelps It’s dark outside when my phone goes off and I make the rookie mistake of picking it up. Oops. Before I realize what I’ve done, I may have just agreed to cover a 6am shift for a sick colleague. After I hang up, the horror sets in. I feed the…

Guest Post – Gwen’s AM Glow Smoothie

I’m not that young, I don’t claim to know everything! 😉 But… after almost 20 years modeling and 16 years in healthcare, I’ve learned a few things about how to look and feel beautiful from the inside out. And for me, it begins in the morning with an AM glow smoothie. Specializing in holistic beauty and health,…