[MTL] A Mediterranean Sunday – Ikanos

"Where to brunch?" is the question that's always on my mind as soon as hump day hits. Ikanos is located on Old Montreal's one of the busiest streets. The restaurant has its reputation out there for specializing in contemporary mediterranean cuisine. Recently, Ikanos is making its way to join the brunch game in the city by introducing a unique brunch experience remaining true to the Ikanos style, a Mediterranean style menu with a twist on classic brunch staples.

[Recipe] What is Skirret? – Whole Wheat Skirret Galette

Roots vegetables are available all year round, so when it's spring, people forget about root vegetables, and try to get their hands on fresh produces like asparagus, fiddle heads, rhubarb etc... but do you know that the peak season of root vegetables last till spring? When in season, they have a sweeter flavor and juicier. A friend gave me a new type of root vegetables that I've never seen or heard when we met few days ago - skirret ! It a perennial vegetable that can be enjoyed just like carrots. Instead of simply just roast it and toss it in salad, I turned it into a galette made with whole wheat and olive oil.

[Recipe] Worth the Wait – Whole Wheat Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon buns (or rolls)... How should I begin? It the food that I can have it any time of the day, breakfast, snacks, afternoon snack or even as dessert. I have a soft spot for cinnamon buns, because it was the first western "dessert", as I would used to refer it, I had when I was a kid. It was also my first encounter with cinnamon, and since then, it's my favorite spice. Nonetheless, traditional cinnamon buns are high in sugar and calories, not to mention the icing. This no-butter and no-refined sugar recipe not only cut down the calories, but also incorporated some fibre.

[Recipe] Get Creative – Build Your Own Ramen

Last week, I watched a Japanese TV show, どっちの料理ショー (Dotch Cooking Show), and it was a special episode of 3 ramen masters competing for the title of best ramen in Japan. The show took the audiences step by step through the entire ramen making process. Making a perfect bowl of ramen consists of a lot of elements. Each step has to be taken care of meticulously, from the broth, noodles to toppings.