Chinese Noodles and Vegetables Stir-Fry

Chinese Noodles and Vegetables Stir-Fry

When I was 20 I spent my summer selling educational study guides door-to-door in Oregon. After a long day knocking on doors, when we weren’t too tired to go out, my roommate and I loved to go to the local Chinese restaurant. We ordered 1 portion of fried noodles...
Zongzi – Chinese Sticky Rice with Pork In Bamboo Leaves

Zongzi – Chinese Sticky Rice with Pork In Bamboo Leaves

When I lived in China, zongzi and jiaozi (New Year’s dumplings) were among our favorite foods. I wanted to make these zongzi again and today I am sharing my recipe. They are basically bamboo leaves stuffed with pork and sticky rice. A delicious comfort food! I...
Mango Kiwi Pomegranate & Pear Salad

Mango Kiwi Pomegranate & Pear Salad

This is a highly refreshing fruit salad packed with nutrients. It can be eaten as a dessert or an afternoon snack. I really like the combination of these sweet and sour fruits, plus they are colorful and will bring the sun in your kitchen on a rainy day! Serves 4...
Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry Chinese Style

Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry Chinese Style

This is a very quick and easy classical Chinese dish. It is quite versatile, so you could easily substitute beef for chicken, or carrot, spinach or red peppers for broccoli. Feel free to express your creativity. That’s what makes cooking fun! If you are having...
Stuffed Cabbage with Salmon On a Bed of Carrots and Bacon

Stuffed Cabbage with Salmon On a Bed of Carrots and Bacon

This stuffed cabbage with salmon is the recipe of Danièle Mazet Delpeuch, the cook of former French President François Mitterrand. Her story inspired a movie called “Les saveurs du Palais”, with well-known actors Catherine Frot and Jean D’Ormesson. I...
Barley, Almond, Spinach & Mushrooms Stir-Fry

Barley, Almond, Spinach & Mushrooms Stir-Fry

This dish was born on a morning when I was tired of cooking oatmeal or eggs. We wanted something else, and we add some barley on hand. So I cooked this super quick veggie breakfast. We ended up loving it so much – kids included!- that it has become a...
Quick and Easy Chicken Pineapple Stir-Fry

Quick and Easy Chicken Pineapple Stir-Fry

Stir-fry dishes are really basic, incredibly quick to make, and they allow for creativity, which keeps them from being…boring! Plus they are usually a great occasion to eat plenty of veggies. I call them my SHFF: stands for Super Healthy Fast Food. 🙂 You can...
Indian Egg and Brown Lentil Curry with Lime Pickle

Indian Egg and Brown Lentil Curry with Lime Pickle

In the family, we all love lentils. As we live in Spain, country of the Mediterranean diet, we get to eat lentils often. The kids get them at least once a week for their lunch at school, and we also like to make lentil dishes, soups, curries, at home. And Indian...
Stir Fry Green Cabbage with Leeks, Cashews & Pork

Stir Fry Green Cabbage with Leeks, Cashews & Pork

This is one of my favorite quick lunches. It takes 15 minutes to make, and it is super healthy and nutritious. Plus it tastes really good. I had some really good organic pork leftovers that I added for more flavors, but I usually make a vegetarian version, without the...
Indian Spicy Lime Pickle

Indian Spicy Lime Pickle

Indian pickles are very spicy, but they are also delicious…This is my favorite one and I always keep a homemade jar of it in my pantry. This condiment is very easy and quick to make provided you have some Indian spices; but you will need to be patient…it...