50 Healthy Festive Recipes for the Holiday Season

50 Healthy Festive Recipes for the Holiday Season

Do you want to enjoy the holiday season without killing your liver or packing up the pounds? Here are 50 healthy recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year, by 29 great bloggers from all over the world. You’ll find amazing appetizers, classic turkey,...
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...
Beef Cheeks Stew with Carrots and Potatoes

Beef Cheeks Stew with Carrots and Potatoes

This is a slow-cooker recipe that I love, for 3 reasons: 1. It is de-li-cious (and kids loooove it, too) 2. It is super healthy 3. It takes 20 minutes to put together and you can do whatever you like while it cooks. Beef cheeks are one of these cuts that are pretty...
Roast Beef with Rosemary and Thyme

Roast Beef with Rosemary and Thyme

This roast beef is deliciously juicy, tasty and the rosemary gives it a great flavor. I use a cut called morcillo in Spain; in the US you can use rump roast, and in the UK topside. I roast it until it is done on the outside and really rare and juicy in the center. I...
Barley Salad with Tomatoes and Olives

Barley Salad with Tomatoes and Olives

Tired of rice? Try barley! It’s absolutely delicious in salads and it’s a nutritious whole grain. This is a very simple salad; the idea is that you can come up with endless variations according to what you have on hand. You should know that barley contains...
Classic French Pot-Au-Feu

Classic French Pot-Au-Feu

Pot-au-feu simply means Pot on the fire. It’s an all-time French favorite and it’s been around forever. It’s what we call a “Grandma’s recipe”. It’s basically a slow cook dish that you can prepare in 10 minutes, then cook for...
Chicken Tajine with Green Olives and Preserved Lemon

Chicken Tajine with Green Olives and Preserved Lemon

This is a very classical Moroccan tajine that’s really delicious and that usually seduces all my guests. The olives that I use to make this dish are very similar to the original Moroccan ones. They are very fleshy and have a strong flavor. In Spain these are...
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...
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...
Traditional Beef Stuffed Tomatoes

Traditional Beef Stuffed Tomatoes

This is a very classical dish that I would call Grandma’s dish. This is the recipe of my mother, which means that it may actually well be the recipe of famous French chef Paul Bocuse. My mom used to prepare the dish in summer when we had plenty of garden...