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...
Pickled Lemons

Pickled Lemons

Pickled lemons are a wonderful way to add a delicious, fruity flavor to your dishes, both meat and fishes as well as vegetarian dishes (such as rice, quinoa, lentils, carrots, and many more…). I personally love to cook Moroccan dishes and especially tajines. One...
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...
Mexican Ceviche – Raw Fish Marinated in Lime Juice

Mexican Ceviche – Raw Fish Marinated in Lime Juice

When I was living in Mexico, I loved this dish. Every time we would go to the coasts, we would eat ceviche. It is very refreshing, has subtle flavors, and can be a great main dish together with some lettuce and tomato salad. Don’t be put off by the word raw...
Rocket Salad with Figs, Feta Cheese and Walnuts

Rocket Salad with Figs, Feta Cheese and Walnuts

This recipe was inspired by one of Ottolenghi and is very easy to make. You’ll need ripe figs, fresh basil, and a good quality honey. It will only take you 10 minutes to put the salad together, and it makes a great starter when you have guests and need more time...
Spanish Gazpacho – Raw vegetable chilled soup

Spanish Gazpacho – Raw vegetable chilled soup

Gazpacho is a typical Spanish cold soup, and since we live here, we have been preparing and eating gazpacho every summer. It is actually the best dish when it’s 100ºF outside and we don’t feel like cooking anything. Gazpacho is raw food, because none of...
Japanese Wakame Seaweed and Tomato Salad With Olive Oil

Japanese Wakame Seaweed and Tomato Salad With Olive Oil

We love Japanese food. My husband is a sushi expert, he has been preparing sushi for about 20 years and he is really good at it. Sushi is not really my thing in the kitchen (I do LOVE to eat them, though), but I enjoy cooking many other Japanese dishes. This salad is...