Coquilles Saint Jacques – 374 Cal

Can you have an exotic French dish like Coquilles Saint Jacques while on Dad’s Diet? Of course! One seashell serving is 374 and although it’s not filling alone, combined with a nice salad and maybe 50z of white wine, you’ve got a meal worthy of a romance novel for under 550. That’s perfect for one…

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How do you reheat steak without cooking it further?

If you’re like me, having left over steak leaves a lot to be desired. If you cooked it perfectly the first time, then any further cooking will turn it into charcoal or thereabouts. If you try pan frying but that just turns even the best medium-rare steak into well done in seconds, especially if you…

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Turkey scallopini in lemon sauce

This dish was inspired by our new friend, Chef Massimo Zingaro Fidale, on our recent visit to Italy. His simple but oh-so-delicious Veal Scallopini in Lemon Sauce was so tasty I couldn’t stop thinking about it. However, as usual, I changed it; Canadianized it if you will. In my version, I use turkey scallopini and…

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Grilled tenderloin Nicoise with Lemon Dill Olive Bernaise

Much to the chagrin of white tablecloth restaurants, great steak is not always about the steak, it’s about the rest of the dish. In this presentation, the steak sits on a bed of sauteed vegetables and is topped with a custom bernaise-style sauce mixed with chopped black olives.  I added a few leftover hash browns…

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Trinidad Tryst: Book 2 in the Menu of Passion romance series

London Cartwright is a Michelin-rated 5-star chef. But she’s lost her touch, so the owner has sent her away to find herself, find inspiration, re-kindle her passion for food…and maybe get passionate about other things along the way. In Book 1, she finds inspiration in Scotland (and Ian). In Book 2, she finds passion in…

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Debut Romance "Highland Hiatus"

  The Menu for Passion series is something I’ve wanted to do for a while. Though not what I want to be known for (thus the pen name), it is fun to be involved with. They are short novella’s and can be read in a couple of hours. The plan is to have several in…

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