How to Make Homemade Ginger Ale

How to Make Homemade Ginger Ale

Fermented foods actually also include fermented drinks! After Sauerkraut, here is the recipe for ginger ale. Ginger ale is very tasty and very refreshing, but the store-bought version is not always available and is often not very natural. Here is my own recipe. It...
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...
Creamy Rice Pudding with Blueberries

Creamy Rice Pudding with Blueberries

This rice pudding is very creamy and tastes really good. It can follow a vegetable salad to make a complete, nutritious meal. You can substitute raisins for blueberries and add some cinnamon powder. White sugar can also be replaced by raw cane sugar, if you prefer....
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...
Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

This is a great soup for dinner. You can make it with butternut squash as well for a more buttery flavor. Make sure you do add butter and cream (at least one of the two), because the biggest health benefits of pumpkin is its high pro-vitamin A content, that can only...
Cream of Broccoli Soup – The Quick, Easy & Healthy Way

Cream of Broccoli Soup – The Quick, Easy & Healthy Way

This broccoli soup is an all time favorite, but most of the time, it gets over-cooked and loses much of its health benefits. So I have included it on the blog, so that you can make it “the right way”. In fact, this soup is healthiest when the broccoli is...
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...
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...