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Eric Akis: Yogurt-tossed cucumbers top off baked salmon dish

Eric Akis: Yogurt-tossed cucumbers top off baked salmon dish

B.C. salmon fillets, nicely spiced, are baked and served with tangy, yogurt-tossed cucumbers and a nutritious, Mediterranean-style quinoa and bean salad.
Eric Akis: A flatbread with the taste of Greece

Eric Akis: A flatbread with the taste of Greece

Greek-style pita breads are used as the base for these baked Mediterranean-style flatbreads topped with hummus, vegetables, olives, halloumi cheese and other tasty things.
Eric Akis: Bring out the barbecue for Indian-style chicken burgers

Eric Akis: Bring out the barbecue for Indian-style chicken burgers

Chicken patties flavoured with curry powder and rich with cashews are grilled and then stuffed in buns with mango chut- ney-flavoured mayonnaise and a tangy slaw.
Eric Akis: Sticky chicken dish is easy to make

Eric Akis: Sticky chicken dish is easy to make

In this Asian-style chicken dish, thighs and drumsticks are baked and basted with a honey ginger glaze that’s also flavoured with other palate-pleasing ingredients.
Eric Akis: Minty sauce complements Greek-style pork medallions

Eric Akis: Minty sauce complements Greek-style pork medallions

Boiled potatoes, steamed broccolini and sautéed cherry tomatoes a tasty side dish
Eric Akis: Toast to a simple savoury supper

Eric Akis: Toast to a simple savoury supper

Spread slices of toasted bread with goat cheese and top with sauteed mushrooms, prosciutto and balsamic crema, then add a side salad for tasty meal
Eric Akis: Halibut gives escabeche-style fish dish a B.C. twist

Eric Akis: Halibut gives escabeche-style fish dish a B.C. twist

Fresh B.C. halibut is baked and topped escabeche-style, with a sweet-and-sour vegetable mixture. Serve the fish with steamed rice and steamed green vegetable.
Eric Akis: A beginner's guide to buying and cooking Easter ham

Eric Akis: A beginner's guide to buying and cooking Easter ham

If you’re new to Easter ham or you’ve not baked one for a while, here’s a step-by-step guide, starting with what kind of ham to buy.
Eric Akis: Thai sweet chili sauce adds tangy twist to pork back ribs

Eric Akis: Thai sweet chili sauce adds tangy twist to pork back ribs

Succulent pork back ribs are topped with a citrusy chili-spiced glaze, crunchy peanuts and green onions. The result is sweet, sour — and hard to resist.
Eric Akis: Easy crust makes lemon tart a snap

Eric Akis: Easy crust makes lemon tart a snap

One option is to make a crust for the tart that requires no rolling