Archive | March, 2019

Tuscan Toast Salad

31 Mar


  • 500g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 200g mini bocconcini, cut into the same size as the tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • half of a small onion, chopped
  • juice of one lemon
  • salt to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 2 pieces of rye bread, cut into the same size as the tomatoes

In a pan, toast the cut up pieces of rye bread and garlic on medium heat. When finished, in a large bowl combine all the ingredients together. Enjoy immediately, otherwise the bread gets soggy.


Sahar’s Kitchen

10 Mar

I recently visited Sahar’s Kitchen in Kitchener, Ontario and was pleasantly surprised at the quality and tastiness of their aromatic Indian inspired dishes. I heard this is a fairly new family owned establishment and in my opinion worth supporting.


Paneer Makhani.


Garlic naan.


Lamb Biriyani.


Jhalfrezi: this is a chef’s speciality.


Thali, which includes butter chicken, goat curry, rice, naan and salad. An excellent choice if you want to try a a bit more without overeating!


8 Mar

Bogda restaurant, located in Waterloo, Ontario, serves traditional Uyghur cuisine. There is no restaurant like it in the area!  Their signature dishes include handmade noodles topped with a rich, spicy meat and vegetable sauce, homemade soups with dumplings, and fried rice. This is a friendly comfy husband and wife owned restaurant that has been serving unique, tasty and exotic dishes for years.  Do visit if you can!


Suirou Lagman, chef’s special hand-made noodles topped with uyghur style stir-fried meat & vegetables. Lunch size.


Tohogoshi Narin, stir-fried chicken with potatoes in chilli and garlic sauce with hand-made flat noodles. Lunch size.