You have all heard the old saying, "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Is it true? Well, I I do know that most men love to eat, but few have time to or love to cook. When interviewing men for my matchmaking service, they often tell me that it would be a bonus if he met a woman that liked to cook.
I was married to a French chef for seven years. We both worked in restaurants, so needless to say, I did very little cooking. We either ate at the restaurant, or went out on his one day per week off. After my divorce, I jumped back into the dating world, and quickly realized that my learning to cook a few dishes would only be an asset. I wanted to cook dinner for my dates and have nice cozy evenings in occasionally instead of going out all the time. I found a quick, easy and elegant dinner that I could make and it was always a hit. It is still my favorite dinner to cook for my husband and I on warm summer nights.
Broil a piece of salmon to your liking. I prefer mine well done, so I leave it under the broiler for about ten to fifteen minutes. When I take it out, I drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle dried dill.
Sautee fresh spinach and steam some sliced carrots for color. and voila! You have your main dish.
If you would like to serve a salad, just buy some fancy mixed greens in a bag. Here is a yummy salad dressing that you can whip up from scratch. I found this fabulous avocado dressing by chef Salomon Montezinos in his book Raw Alkaline Cusine.
1 ripe avocado
6 tbsp cold water
1 tsp white miso
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1) Add all ingredients to blender except olive oil, blending on high speed until smooth.
2) While still on high speed, slowly add olive oil to mixture. Blend until dressing is a creamy consistancy.
For a light dessert, buy some ready made vanilla pudding or tapioca, layer with berries in a pretty glass and top with dollop of whipped cream.