Octopus Appetizer, Spanish Style – Step-by-Step Recipe

Octopus Appetizer, Spanish Style – Step-by-Step Recipe

Octopus is one of these foods that are taboo for many people. But it is also a very healthy food. It contains a high amount of collagen, like squid but unlike fish. This is because octopus’s collagen provides the support that bone structures do for fish. The...
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...
Red Cabbage Austrian Style

Red Cabbage Austrian Style

Years ago when I lived in Vienna, Austria, I loved this side dish. It is full of great flavors and has a sour and sweet taste. It can be paired with game, duck, lamb, or fresh pork sausages. This is the recipe of the Plachutta Wagner cookbook, which is a reference...
Homemade Sauerkraut

Homemade Sauerkraut

Fermented vegetables eaten in small quantities are a key component of a healthy diet. Lacto-fermentation has been used for centuries as a method of preserving vegetables. Lactobacilli in fermented vegetables makes them more easily digestible and in some cases (1) also...
Summer Squash and Eggs Loaf

Summer Squash and Eggs Loaf

This summer squash or zucchini loaf is eaten cold and is a fantastic vegetarian alternative to meat loaf. When I was a child we had a huge vegetable garden, and my dad loved to have lots of summer squashes. In summer, when the climate had been very favorable, we...
Quick & Easy Greek Yogurt Dip

Quick & Easy Greek Yogurt Dip

This dip, which can also be used as a dressing, takes literally one minute to make, and it’s delicious! You can eat it together with a simple tomato salad, with chickpeas, with chicken breast, with grilled salmon, or any raw veggies. Organic, full-fat Greek...
Lamb Kidneys In a Rosemary Cream Sauce

Lamb Kidneys In a Rosemary Cream Sauce

Lamb kidneys are delicious and full of nutrients; they are packed with minerals, including iron, and vitamins, and they contain a low amount of fat. Unlike beef kidneys, they don’t have a strong taste. They can be prepared in different ways, and this recipe is a...
Beet and feta cheese salad with walnuts

Beet and feta cheese salad with walnuts

This beet and feta cheese salad makes a delicious and super nutritious dish in autumn or winter. If you can’t get your hands on walnuts, you can replace them with pecan nuts. This salad is packed with nutrients: vitamin A from beets, protein and fat from...