Gayle Van Wely Author

Fried Tofu on Red Quinoa: A Healthy, Hearty and Easy Recipe

Want to wow your guests with tofu? Yes, the often pooh-poohed ingredient can be tasty when well seasoned with spice and shallow pan fried as in this recipe of Fried Tofu on Red...

Smoked Paprika Shrimp on Dashi Cous Cous

Looking for shrimp recipes with international flair? Consider this Smoked Paprika Shrimp on Dashi Cous Cous. It’s a culinary excursion with stops in North Africa, Asia and Latin...

A Bacon-Wrapped Scallop with a Bloody Mary Kick

A Bacon-Wrapped Scallop with a Bloody Mary Kick If you’re cooking for your special somebody this valentine’s day, here’s something in romantic red that will make them come...

Steamed PEI Mussels with Wine in Egg Cream Sauce

Serves 3 to 4 Steamed PEI mussels with wine, shallots, and garlic in egg cream sauce, myoga ginger and scallion During this festive time of year, crafting menus for holiday...

A Recipe for Bourbon Marinated Wagyu Steak That’s Actually Healthy

Craving red meat? Treat yourself with this Bourbon caper marinated Wagu NY strip on white asparagus, shallot garlic jam and Worcestershire gastrique. When it comes to beef, this...

Healthy Mackerel and Melon

Mackerel was never one of my go-to fish when ordering out unless I was dining at a high end sushi bar, but a few years ago I decided to entertain a few guests with this light...

Pistachio and Chive Crusted Lamb Chops

If you’re celebrating the season with a dinner party, consider this protein-rich, pistachio crusted lamb with green peas of our Petit Pois à la Francais. Pistachios have been...

Healthy Hawaiian Style Seared Tuna

What could be more inviting than a beautifully prepared wedge of tuna? Try two takes on this delicious fish — pairing a raw Hawaiian preparation (poke) with a classic: seared...

Black Bass with Bacon Dashi Recipe

It’s an age-old dilemma: serve your valentine a dish as rich as romance, or something to avoid feeling stuffed after dinner? Find balance in this Black Bass with Bacon Dashi,...

Reimagining the Holiday Bird

You’ve torn through turkeys, churned out chickens and maybe even gone for a goose. But when it comes to serving up a bird for the holidays, it might be time to think bigger:...

Flavor and Healthy Eating in a Single Dish? That's Omega Tartare

A dish needn’t be unhealthy to be indulgent. case in point: a dish That comes to mind when I think of “Indulgence” is tartare – that wonderfully tantalizing combination of...

The Art of Plating: A Feast for the Eyes

It’s been said that we first eat with our eyes; so foodies have long appreciated the value of proper presentation to the success of a dish....