How to Make Your Own Soft Cheese – Step-by-Step Recipe

How to Make Your Own Soft Cheese – Step-by-Step Recipe

Have you ever found yourself bitching in the cheese aisle of the supermarket because you can’t find any cheese made with good quality milk and free of additives and preservatives? When you know that cheese is basically just milk and salt? I know I have, many...
Linguine Pasta with Beet Greens and Feta Cheese

Linguine Pasta with Beet Greens and Feta Cheese

Beet greens are very nutritious and a great alternative to swiss chard and spinach. They can be sauteed and eaten as a side dish, or they can be added to other dishes. This colorful and delicious vegetarian pasta tastes best with organic feta cheese. Serves 2 –...
Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

I love to bake British cakes. And my kids love to eat them. We don’t bake very often, but once in a while we love a good cake. This one is seasonal, as it features strawberries. I can only make it in June when I can get my hands on organic strawberries (which...
Lentils with Cranberries, Spinach, Bacon and Blue Cheese

Lentils with Cranberries, Spinach, Bacon and Blue Cheese

This dish could be labeled as a saturated fat feast; look at this: bacon and blue cheese (I use Roquefort cheese). But as long as you have quality ingredients, you’re good to go. I would not recommend it particularly to people who are largely overweight or have...
Lemon and Rosemary Risotto

Lemon and Rosemary Risotto

I learned how to make risotto years ago when I was living for a few months in Venice, Italy. And I’ve been making risotto on a regular basis ever since. I love to prepare it with different ingredients, as it imparts wonderful and new flavors every time. This...
Fennel, Feta & Pomegranate Salad Ottolenghi

Fennel, Feta & Pomegranate Salad Ottolenghi

“This salad is a little festival in itself”, says Chef Ottolenghi. This recipe is adapted from his “Fennel and feta with pomegranate seeds and sumac” recipe in The Cookbook. Colorful and flavorful, we don’t get tired of this salad,...
Lemon & Poppy Seeds Tagliatelle

Lemon & Poppy Seeds Tagliatelle

This tagliatelle recipe is a one of my Comfort Food Friday favorites! Nutritious, fruity, creamy, and light. I discovered poppy seeds many years ago in Germany and later on when I was living in Austria. In both countries, poppy seeds are used in desserts and pastries....
Alfalfa Sprouts, Fresh Cheese and Tomato Tartine

Alfalfa Sprouts, Fresh Cheese and Tomato Tartine

This was my favorite breakfast when I was living in Mexico. We had good, real bread, some queso panela, a fresh cheese that’s soft and quite bland, good tomatoes, and plenty of alfalfa sprouts that were inexpensive to buy. Alfalfa sprouts, and sprouts in...
Serrano Ham and Greek-Style Salad Snack

Serrano Ham and Greek-Style Salad Snack

Here is a very simple and healthy snack that’s perfect when you are trying to avoid muffins, cookies, bread, and other “delicacies” that prevent you from losing weight (or make you gain weight). The Paleo version of this snack is without the feta...