Tandoori Chicken Salad for a King

Sometimes we crave nostalgia. Time was, the Yorkville lunch spot was the Studio Cafe at the old Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto location. One day while filming the series Twice in a Lifetime, my father, Al Waxman, on a one hour lunch break, arrived to meet my mother, DINE publisher, Sara Waxman, and I for lunch in full-make up. He pre-ordered Lynn Crawford‘s “Tandoori Chicken Salad.” This was his favourite dish on the menu. It arrived just in time, and as always, hit the spot!

Tandoori Chicken Marinade
Recipe Prepared by Executive Chef Lynn Crawford, Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

FOR THE MARINADE:

330gm plain yogurt
100gm ginger paste
100gm garlic paste
100ml vegetable oil
3tbsp Garam Masala powder
2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp Kosher salt
2 drops of red food coloring
juice of 3 lemons

METHOD:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and marinate chicken breasts overnight (recommended.) Grill chicken over medium-high heat, or bake in a 400°F oven, until internal temperature reaches 170°F.

Add to salad and enjoy!

Ask Sara: The Axe is About to Drop

Tormented? Perplexed? Issues have you tossing and turning? The answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind. Or wait! Ask Sara…

DEAR SARA

I received an internal memo from my boss that was intended for her boss. In the note she indicated that a co-worker, who is also my friend, is about to be fired. Should I let my pal know the axe is about to drop?
Mulling over Mixup

SARA SAYS

My dear Mulling,
Do the right thing. As for the privileged information you inadvertently received, erase it from your memoryscape, and anonymously redirect the memo to the intended recipient. By telling your colleague, you could be violating internal company procedure. Have you considered that you are being tested? If she sues, you might wind up testifying in a wrongful dismissal case. And, stranger things have happened, what if the powers that be change their minds? To compound being a tattletale, you could lose a friend. It’s human nature to shoot the messenger. Actually, it’s none of your business. Resist the urge, because despite your good intentions, you could create a mess that could also cost you your job. She will know soon enough, and as a friend, you will be there with a shoulder to cry on.
Would you like to ask Sara a question? Send your query to sara@dinemagazine.com and watch for “Ask Sara” every Sunday morning.

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Japanese cuisine in Toronto is unlike any other. It keeps renewing itself. In addition to the traditional Japanese restaurants that have been pillars of the Toronto restaurant scene for years, we have seen successive trends. Now, it’s the third wave of sushi. We’re not interested in the proliferation of “all you can eat” sushi bars that are as authentic as Velveeta cheese. We’re content to leave the izakaya craze for the pub-crawlers. What we want is authenticity. Continue reading “Where To DINE Now: Shoushin”

Family Friendly Travel in Japan

Beyond the temples and the tech, tourists heading to Japan often wonder what there is to do with their children. Well, there’s a lot. Family travel in Japan offers incredible opportunities that are totally unique and so much fun. Here are DINE’s recommendations. Continue reading “Family Friendly Travel in Japan”

Ask Sara: How Can I Get My Man To…?

Tormented? Perplexed? Issues have you tossing and turning? The answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind. Or wait! Ask Sara…

DEAR SARA

My boyfriend hates giving oral sex, but I have a difficult time reaching an orgasm during intercourse. We’ve been together for almost a year now. Should I just let this go?
Unfulfilled

SARA SAYS

My dear Unfulfilled,
Trust me. Just take these three easy steps. First, call the best Spa in town and make an appointment for a Brazilian. Second, soak in an aromatherapy tub. Third, entice your man into bed. Think feline, and don’t be surprised if he’s swept away in a sea of passion. On the other hand, you may not get to him that way. Try some earthy sex chat. Use your imagination to its ‘enth degree. The last resort, have a serious talk about “you Tarzan, me Jane,” and find out what is at the core of this. Be honest.
Would you like to ask Sara a question? Send your query to sara@dinemagazine.com and watch for “Ask Sara” every Sunday morning.

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Health Matters: Is Diet or Exercise More Important?

Diet or Exercise? What Works?

This interactive infographic from the Pritikin Longevity Centre has taken all the key scientific findings on successful weight management and distilled them into an engaging, easy-to-understand format. Continue reading “Health Matters: Is Diet or Exercise More Important?”

Buyer Beware: Pressed & Co. Juice Bar

These days everybody’s “juicing.” We all have our favourites, but are eager to discover what’s new to offer the cure for all our woes. Last year I was introduced to Pressed & Co. Juice Bar My energy went right up. My appetite was balanced. I loved the flavours and my body loved me. But, times change. Business models can get freshly squeezed too. Continue reading “Buyer Beware: Pressed & Co. Juice Bar”