Squid with Pea Avocado Purée

An emerald green pea and avocado puree reminiscent of guacamole. So good, so easy. Any leftover can be used as a sandwich spread. Great with shrimps or even a simple poached egg. Voilà, dinner in less than 20 minutes.

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Tartine

Creamy spicy avocado and smoked salmon are an elegant combination. Delicious and done in less than 15 minutes. The perfect response for ” I need something quick”. Brunch, lunch or dinner.

Tamarind-Ginger Dressing

Dressing with a refreshing zest. Tamarind is most often available in its concentrated form, also called tamarind paste. It has a mildly sweet flavor and the acidity of a lemon.

Provençal Tuna Tartine

A garlicky salsa verde embellishes this tartine which takes a cue from a well-known Provençal salad. Choose a top quality canned Italian or Spanish tuna, you will not regret the extra cost.

Roasted Salmon with Speck and Leeks

Salmon is a versatile choice that works well for an impromptu dinner with guests. Quickly done yet with an aura of refinement. Here, I use crisp speck, the more rustic cousin of the Prosciutto di Parma. Serve with Roasted Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes.

Polenta Pancakes

Crispy outside and creamy inside. Delicious as a side dish or served “solo” with a choice of topping. Whatever strikes your fancy.

Roasted Chicken, Chickpea and Cauliflower Salad

A bright and flavorful salad worthy to be served as a main course. Easy, refreshing and filling and best of all, it can be whipped up in about 30 minutes. All you need are some pantry staples and rotisserie chicken. Voila, dinner is ready.