Mango Kiwi Pomegranate & Pear Salad

Mango Kiwi Pomegranate & Pear Salad

This is a highly refreshing fruit salad packed with nutrients. It can be eaten as a dessert or an afternoon snack. I really like the combination of these sweet and sour fruits, plus they are colorful and will bring the sun in your kitchen on a rainy day! Serves 4...
Creamy Rice Pudding with Blueberries

Creamy Rice Pudding with Blueberries

This rice pudding is very creamy and tastes really good. It can follow a vegetable salad to make a complete, nutritious meal. You can substitute raisins for blueberries and add some cinnamon powder. White sugar can also be replaced by raw cane sugar, if you prefer....
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...
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...
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...
Indian Spicy Lime Pickle

Indian Spicy Lime Pickle

Indian pickles are very spicy, but they are also delicious…This is my favorite one and I always keep a homemade jar of it in my pantry. This condiment is very easy and quick to make provided you have some Indian spices; but you will need to be patient…it...
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,...
Beet and Cabbage Soup – Ukrainian Bortsch

Beet and Cabbage Soup – Ukrainian Bortsch

Bortsch is a very classical soup in Russia, Ukraine and some other neighboring countries. It is a vegetable soup that contains a high proportion of beets, which impart a wonderful purple color and a sweet flavor to the soup. It is a highly nutritious soup, with plenty...