Month: December 2014

10 Cucumber Tips and Tricks

Cucumbers are hugely underrated. Not only do they taste great, but with 95% water content they are amazingly hydrating­­—helping flush away toxins from your body. They also a number of other health benefits and other useful purposes. BENEFITS: • High in vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, […]

Banana Bread (Egg & Dairy-Free)

I owe this perfectly simple and healthy recipe to a dear friend of mine in Geneva. It’s deliciously sweet thanks to a little aromatic honey and orchard fresh apple juice­­. Amazingly healthy, this banana bread recipe can be transformed into something divine by using your favorite variety of honey or maple syrup for its caramel-like […]

Lentils – A Guide to Cooking

Not only are lentils an amazing source of protein, but cooking them is super-easy! Unlike beans, lentils don’t need any pre-soaking and have the added advantage of cooking quickly. Low in fat and high in protein, iron and fiber, lentils make a healthy and tasty staple for vegetarian diets. With just one cup, they provide […]

Creamy Wintery Radicchio Salad

Whenever I want to add a “splash of color” to my recipes radicchio does the trick. In this salad, radicchio isn’t just there to flaunt its color–it’s the star! This super quick radicchio salad delivers a lot of flavor. Tossed together with tangy crème fraîche, sweet syrupy honey, freshly squeezed orange and a dash of […]

Mint

Bright and happy, mint is more than just a pretty little sprig garnishing your dessert plate. Few flavors are more refreshing than the clean, cool taste of mint. Extremely versatile, it’s one of the most useful medicinal and culinary herbs. It’s fabulous in both sweet and savory dishes and in the Mediterranean, it’s a treasured […]

Greek-Style Black-Eyed Peas

A key part of African-American “soul food”, black-eyed peas and collard greens are a typical New Year’s Day dish that is considered good luck: black-eyed peas symbolizing coins and the greens symbolizing good ‘ole hard cash. This dish, we recently tried and enjoyed a number of times on the island of Rhodes in Greece. In […]