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,...
Kiwifruits Fact Sheet

Kiwifruits Fact Sheet

The kiwifruit, also called kiwi, is the edible berry of a vine. It originates in China and was known as the Chinese gooseberry. It has a fibrous, dull brown-green skin and bright green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds. Kiwi has a soft texture and...
Traditional British Fish Soup

Traditional British Fish Soup

There are hundreds of recipes of fish soups around the world. Almost every country with a tradition of fishing can boast a healthy and tasty fish soup. This one is no exception. It features white fish, fish stock (ideally homemade, see recipe here), vegetables, and a...
Moroccan Sardines and Vegetables Tagine

Moroccan Sardines and Vegetables Tagine

This Moroccan tagine (or tajine) is wonderfully healthy and tasty. It features sardines, which contain lots of beneficial omega 3 fatty acids, as well as calcium, and many different vegetables that provide a lot of nutrition.Vegetables in this dish include potatoes,...
Laotian Beef Salad with Mint and Cilantro

Laotian Beef Salad with Mint and Cilantro

I first ate this salad in Laos, South-East Asia. It is called lap neua, and features beef. In Laos, they traditionally include a few pieces of chopped tripe to the salad. But “beef only” is delicious, unless you really love tripe 🙂 (this is one of the very...
Baked Sea Bream with Lemon

Baked Sea Bream with Lemon

In Spain we eat a LOT of fish. I often compare the Spaniards to the Japanese, because they eat so much fish and seafood. In fact, the largest fishing port in the world is Vigo, in Galicia, Spain. In particular, we eat sea bream. One of the Spanish specialty dishes is...
Coconut Banana Popsicles

Coconut Banana Popsicles

My kids, like all kids in the world I think, love to have some ice cream in summer. But as I can only find the usual commercial ice cream here, and that I really don’t want to give them this kind of Franken-food, I needed to find a solution. And I have come up...
Fermented Mango Chutney

Fermented Mango Chutney

This mango chutney is a wonderful condiment that can be added to steamed fish or grilled chicken or turkey. It can also replace vinegar in salads. As we’ve already seen, fermented foods are essential to our health, as they provide the enzymes we need and also...
Apple, Orange and Pomegranate Fruit Salad with Walnuts

Apple, Orange and Pomegranate Fruit Salad with Walnuts

This is a Moroccan fruit salad that is wonderful for winter time. In Madrid, we now get plenty of wonderful oranges from Andalusia, and we also have lots of walnuts and pomegranates. If you can get your hands on quality fruits grown without chemicals, you will really...