Adri Likes…Toni’s Sushi Bar

I have been going to Toni’s Sushi Bar for many years.  In my opinion, it’s one of the best Japanese restaurants in South Florida.  The dishes are all fresh and the staff is very friendly.  Even though it is located in South Beach, it doesn’t have the “South Beach vibe”.  No loud music, no pretentious staff or patrons, no fuss.  Just good quality Japanese food in a vibrant environment.   Continue reading

Adri Likes… Mr Chow

CoasterI absolutely love Chinese food.  Not takeout, but real, authentic Chinese food.  My mother and her side of the family is Chinese (with a bit of German), and I grew up surrounded by this magnificent culture and delicious cuisine.  I was very fortunate to have had a grandmother who cooked Chinese food for us and who luckily passed on her wonderful gift to my mother.  My all-time favorite is home cooked Chinese food, but when that’s not available, I have some local spots that can satisfy my cravings.

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Adri Likes… Thai Crumbled Beef in Lettuce Wraps

DSC04959The third easy dish I made for my dinner with friends was Nigella Lawson’s Thai Crumbled Beef in Lettuce Wraps.  I first came across this dish when I bought Nigella’s Forever Summer cookbook in 2003.  I have made many wonderful dishes from that cookbook, and this one remains one of my favorites.

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Adri Likes… Beef-Scallion Skewers

DSC04958Continuing on to the next dish that I served for my friends at my easy dinner party, the Beef-Scallion Skewers.  As I mentioned in the original Tuna Tartare Chips post, while browsing InStyle magazine back in 2006, I came across a party guide section that included wonderful and easy recipes that I have made multiple times and are always a hit.  The Beef-Scallion Skewers are part of those recipes and like the tuna tatare chips, they are also very easy to make and super flavorful.

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Adri Likes… Easy Dinner Parties!

IMG_3390This week I decided to have a few friends over for dinner.  Instead of doing a lavish and complicated main dish, I decided to make my favorite and easy dishes which were also on the healthier side.

On the menu:

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