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Yield: 4 servings INGREDIENTS: 4 rib eye steaks (about 8 oz) 1 baby eggplant, sliced 1/2-in thick 1 yellow pepper, halved and cored 1 cup cherry tomatoes 2 shallots, halved 1/4 cup of olive oil, divided 2 tbsp of each chopped parsley, slivered olives and golden raisins 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 large clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper METHOD: Bring steaks to room temperature. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium and grease well. Gently toss vegetables with half the oil. Thread tomatoes onto soaked wooden skewers. Grill vegetables, turning as needed, for about 12 minutes or until tender and...

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Yield: 2 to 3 servings INGREDIENTS:3 tbsp soy sauce2 tbsp toasted sesame oil2 tbsp mirin (rice wine) or sherry1 tbsp each garlic and ginger,minced1 tbsp packed brown sugarPinch chili flakes1 top sirloin steak (about 10–12 oz)about 1/2 inch thick1 small bunch Swiss chard orbeet greens, trimmed androughly chopped2 tbsp butter1 large clove garlic,thinly slicedSalt and pepper (to taste)1 ice cube Whisk soy sauce with sesame oil, mirin, garlic, ginger, sugar and chili flakes. Pour over steak; marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Use tongs to remove steak and pat dry (reserve marinade if desired to make sauce, see...

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups water (room temperature) 1 tsp traditional active dry yeast 3 cups all-purpose flour (approx.) 2 tsp salt 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp each Dijon mustard and dried onion flakes 1 large clove garlic, finely grated 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped 2 cups grated Gruyere or white Cheddar cheese 3 oz deli ham slices, roughly chopped Chopped parsley (optional) METHOD: Stir water with yeast in a large bowl; let stand for 10 minutes or until foamy. Add flour and salt; stir until a shaggy dough forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let...

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INGREDIENTS: 1 pint cherry tomatoes 2 tbsp olive oil, divided 8 lamb loin chops 2 tbsp balsamic glaze (approx.) 1 tbsp each fresh parsley and oregano, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced Saltand pepper METHOD:Preheat broiler to high and arrange rack in the highest position.Toss cherry tomatoes with 1 tbsp olive oil. Scatter onto one side of an oiled baking sheet.Toss lamb chops in remaining oil, glaze,parsley, oregano and garlic. Arrange on theother side of the baking sheet. Season tomatoes and lamb liberally with salt and pepper.Broil chops for 3 minutes per side for medium-rare (145°F) or until lamb is cookedto...

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Yield: 24 stuffed pepper halves INGREDIENTS: 12 multicoloured mini bell peppers (approx.) 1 tbsp olive oil Pinch salt and pepper 4 oz cream cheese, softened 1 cup shredded Manchego cheese ⅓ cup finely chopped Manzanilla olives (with pimentos) ¼ cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley 1 large clove garlic, minced ¼ tsp smoked or Spanish paprika Toasted sliced almonds and additional chopped parsley (optional) METHOD:Preheat grill to medium-high (400°F/200°C). Halve peppers, remove seeds and ribs but keep stems intact for presentation. Toss with oil, salt and pepper. Place peppers on grill, cut-side-down. Grill for 2 minutes or just until...

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