Tuna melt

Sometimes a little bit of comfort food is necessary, and a good tuna melt fits the bill. This was the first recipe I tried out of Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings cookbook, given to me before I left Chicago.

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Pan seared tuna with a citrus vinaigrette

It has been a distressingly long time since we’ve really sat down and made ourselves a good honest meal. Work and other commitments are always getting in the way these days. David recently spotted some frozen ahi tuna at our local Trader Joe’s, so we thought it would be nice opportunity to try something new….

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Beer-battered fish & chips

Inspired by our recent visit to Scotland and the copious amounts of fish and chips that were consumed, along with the recent acquisition of a small deep fryer, we decided that having a go at making our own fish and chips was in order.

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Pad Thai & Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk

Our friends’ desire to learn how to make Thai green curry led to an impromptu Thai night, where D and I decided to get a bit ambitious and make two new Thai dishes we’d never made (in addition to the curry). Pad Thai was a particularly daunting prospect, as most of us have had our…

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Super-saucy peanut butter noodles

  It had been awhile since I’d perused Bite Me, a sassy recipe book that has yielded such favourites as Tortilla Chicken with Avocado Dip. David and I are both fans of peanut sauces generally, and the idea of an easy noodle peanut sauce recipe, that looked to be great for leftovers as well, seemed appealing…

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Salmon with dill butter

After a fabulous (though expensive) couple of weeks eating our way around Scandinavia, we are back in Chicago in our own kitchen again. It’s been a busy few weeks, getting back into the swing of things, so we needed a relatively simple dish. Frozen salmon filets already on hand and a bit of fresh dill…

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Smoked trout and Gruyère soufflé tart

Sometimes you just need a quick and dirty meal to use up ingredients in your fridge and provide yourself with a little sustenance to keep working. David managed to get a deal from Whole Foods when buying fresh trout by scoring himself some free smoked rainbow trout. Mind you, I wasn’t sure exactly what to…

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