A Day with Mr. Food

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With a name like Mr. Food, Art Ginsburg is well equiped to whip things up in the kitchen.

As a veteren chef whose recipes fill more than 50 cookbooks, Mr. Food was one of the first to promote “Do it Yourself” cooking and food preparations. And, although his take on breakfast, lunch and dinner is “quick and easy”, it’s still long on flavour.

Spend a day with Mr Food:

Breakfast – Brunch Burritos

Lunch – Tuna and White Bean Salad

Dinner – Balsamic Flank Steak

 

Balsamic Flank Steak

A Day With Mr. Food Steak

Recipe by Mr Food (Art Ginsburg).

A flavourful marriage of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard and a few fresh herbs and spices makes for a lively marinade for any grilled favourites like this Balsamic Flank Steak.

 

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 (1-1/2- to 2-pound) beef flank steak

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine all ingredients except steak; mix well.

Score steak on both sides by making diagonal cuts 1-½” apart. Place steak in bag, seal, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight, turning bag over occasionally.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Remove steak from marinade and discard excess marinade. Grill steak 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until center is cooked to medium.

Slice steak on an angle across the grain, and serve.

Serves 4

Tuna and White Bean Salad

A Day With Mr. Food Salad

Recipe by Mr. Food (Art Ginsburg).

No ordinary tuna experience, this Tuna and White Bean Salad has all the flavour and crunch of a chopped salad and comes with the added healthy benefits of fiber-rich beans.
INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup olive oil

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp Italian seasoning

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 large cucumber, peeled, seeds removed, chopped

4 plum tomatoes, chopped

1/2 cup chopped red onion

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1 (15.5-ounce) can great Northern beans, rinsed and drained

1 (12-ounce) can solid white tuna, drained well

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper.

Stir in cucumber, tomato, onion, parsley, and beans. Add tuna and toss gently until evenly coated. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serves 6

Brunch Burritos

A Day With Mr. Food Burrito

Recipe by Mr. Food (Art Ginsburg).
INGREDIENTS:

10 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon white pepper

2 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided

1 medium-sized onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

1 medium-sized green or red bell pepper,

chopped (about 1 cup)

10 (7-inch) flour tortillas

2 cups medium salsa

1 1/2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk, salt and white pepper until well combined; set aside.

In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add onions and bell peppers, and sauté 6 to 8 minutes, until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; add remaining 1 tablespoon butter then the egg mixture.

Cook eggs until scrambled but still moist.

Evenly spoon eggs into center of each tortilla and top each with 1 tablespoon salsa. Roll up each tortilla and place in prepared baking dish.

Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons salsa on top of each tortilla roll. Sprinkle cheese evenly over top then cover with aluminum foil (with cooking spray coating the side going directly over the food).

Bake 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly, and burritos are warmed through.

Serves 10