So you've finally met the partner of your dreams, and now it's time to lock 'em down! In this episode, Nadia G teaches us how to seal the deal with three tantalizing dishes: a simple spin on French Toast with homemade Caramel au Fleur de Sel; Fettuccine With Sweet Crab and Peas, smothered in a Rose Sauce; and finally, ground sirloin Shepherd's Pie.
In this episode we learn how to successfully sever a relationship with a dinner custom-made for dumping. Your soon-to-be-ex is going to get served ... a sweet Fig and Pesto Salad with an aged-balsamic reduction; a juicy Hawaiian Burger with spicy chipotle mayo; and tender Peanut Butter Banana Fritters.
When your lover starts packing the pounds -- don't fret! Nadia G has three fantastic low-fat meals that'll whip them back into shape in no time: a Pepper-Crusted Tuna Steak with homemade teriyaki and a side of creamy Wasabi Smashed Potatoes; a zesty Mediterranean Chick Pea Stew and an extra dark Pot au Chocolat with fleur-de-sel to be enjoyed alone, away from "poofy-pants."
Anxiety is the plague of the Net Generation and nothing soothes your skittish soul like Chicken Soup. Nadia G first cooks up a traditional Chicken Broth, aka: liquid gold, and then transforms it into two more bitchin' soups inspired from international cuisines: Italian Stracciatella and spicy Aztec.
Anyone can say "sorry," but in a meal you've got effort, love and depending on what you did wrong, maybe even a sedative. In this episode, Nadia G delicately fries up Tender Zucchini Blossoms with a sweet and tangy tangerine vinaigrette; makes a succulent Curried Chicken Pot Pie and an Apple Maple Crumble with candied bacon.
Meeting your true love's parents for the first time is always scary, that's why in this episode Nadia G gets your in-laws on your good side with a three-course meal that's guaranteed to impress, distract and ultimately get them out the door before the niceties kill you. We're going to bamboozle them with a Candied Pecan and Strawberry Salad; a succulent Filet Mignon drizzled with syrupy Maple-Balsamic Reduction; then send 'em home early with Peaches and Port.
We all get a little too festive sometimes, that's why in this episode Nadia G whips up hangover meals that help restore the vitamins you lost along with your mobile phone: a Sweet Potato Poutine smothered in homemade gravy and topped with melted cheese curds; crispy-fried Medallione served with fresh Italian Salsa and a Celery-Pineapple-Banana Smoothie.
There may not be any "I" in "Team," but there is an "M" and "E." Expert egoist Nadia G praises spoiling ourselves and cooks up: Panko Shrimp With Strawberry Aioli; Thai-Italian Spring Rolls served with Peanut Dipping Sauce and Camembert Feuilletee with apricot syrup and spiced pistachio.
We're gonna give you the tools you need to find a partner AND stuff our faces while we're at it! In this episode, we digest the realities of the dating game as well as a luscious baked Mac 'n Cheese loaded with caramelized onions and duck sausage crispies. On the side: Sauteed Asparagus with Tamari and Toasted Garlic and for dessert, Pink Grapefruit Meringue Pies.
Some days just suck, and there's nothing like spicy foods to give you a Bitchin' boost when you're infuriated. In this episode, Nadia G cooks up three red-hot dishes that'll transfer the pain in a good way: Diavoli Fritte; Penne Rigate With spicy Merguez Sausage and Rapini and a Key Lime Habanero Cheesecake.
Nadia G knows that you don't have to sacrifice flavor in meager times and she also knows how to launch a stiletto heel with impeccable aim, but we digress. In this episode, G cooks up a tangy and thrifty Spaghetti a la Puttanesca; a melt in your mouth Beef and Roasted Veggie Stew and broke-a-licious Crepes stuffed with creamy ricotta, topped with spicy-sweet raspberry coulis and dark chocolate shavings.
Everyone has dreamt of being a rock star at one time or another, then life happens. In this episode, Nadia G inspires us to revisit our dreams by cooking up an eccentric menu that reminds us to take chances both in and out of the kitchen: Blueberry and Pomegranate Salad with salty Mshalale Cheese; Papardelle with baby Asparagus, Shitake Mushrooms and Prosciutto Di Parma and a homemade Mocha served with dip-a-licious Chiacchere, a simple Italian carnival dessert of sugared, deep-fried dough.
Nadia G ventures into the culinary back alley of underground foods! In this episode, we bring Brussels Sprouts, Parsnips, Swiss Chard and Cauliflower into the spotlight by creating three deliciously N-adventurous dishes that'll convert the even the fussiest eater: Pan-Seared Swiss Chard and Mascarpone Ravioli drizzled with Truffled Creme; Garlic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts, served with Spicy Hungarian "Low n' Slow" sausage and Parsnip Chips and finally, a creamy Cauliflower Cheddar Soup with crisped pancetta and sauteed leeks.