Monthly Archives: November 2011

Destination: Beirut

This blog will be on a temporary hiatus until I land in Beirut, catch up on some sleep and get internet connection! [Translate]

Salmon with tomato-tamarind sauce

A quick and delicious fish and veggie dish from the unexpandable Nawal Nasrallah’s Delights from the Garden of Eden. Fry an onion, add spices and diced tomatoes, place the salmon in that sauce, bake and less than 10 minutes later, dinner is done. INGREDIENTS: 1 pound of salmon fillet, cut in 4 smaller pieces (can […]

Cranberry-orange chiffon cake

America’s greatest achievement (for some) was when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. From my pastry kitchen in Dallas, Texas, I say America’s greatest achievement was when Harry Baker invented the “chiffon”cake. America beat France but no one was cheering; the chiffon cake is just as versatile as a génoise, except more moist and easier […]

Turkey and lentil salad

It is hard to imagine that an appetite would manifest itself the day after this Thanksgiving feast. It is requesting  lighter fare, however. INGREDIENTS: 2 servings 1/2 cup of lentils (I used green lentils) 1/2 cup of diced celery 2 cups of leftover turkey meat 1/2 avocado 1/4 cup of pomegranate arils Dressing: 1 garlic […]

Pumpkin bread

Happy Thanksgiving! This recipe was extracted from Roland Mesnier’s Dessert University. Roland Mesnier, a French native, was the Executive Pastry Chef at the White House for twenty-five years and fed the likes of President Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and others. Well if it was good enough for them, it should be good enough for us […]