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...
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...
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...
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...