Month: May 2015

Uses and Health Benefits of Fresh Sage Herb

Sage – The Holy Herb

In Greek mythology, sage was believed to be a powerful protector and healing agent that was sacred to the gods. It was also commonly believed to strengthen the memory, hence “a sage”, or wise man with a many memories and profound wisdom. Seeking immortality? According to Medieval folklore, all you have to do is take […]

Papaya Salad with Avocado and Sweet Red Onion

The combination of papaya, avocado, sweet red onion and cilantro is a perfect match. It’s what I call a summer papaya salad of the highest calling. It’s a fantastic salad to serve as a main with grilled jumbo tiger prawns or as a sumptuous side. Not only does it taste great; it’s also pretty. Choose […]

Spicy Thai Prawn and Pineapple Salad‏

Thai Prawn and Pineapple Salad‏

I can’t begin to tell you how yummy this salad was! It might just be the simplest, most heavenly salad I’ve had all month. Really, it was delicious and could very well convince anyone to consider trying pineapple in a salad. Seriously! It’s the perfect mix of sweet and spicy, but it’s not overpowering — […]

Bulgur Salad with Fresh Herbs and Lemon

Bulgur Salad with Fresh Herbs and Lemon

Here’s a beautiful, insanely delicious and very do-able recipe using whole foods. Bulgar (sometimes referred to as cracked wheat) is packed with a wealth of fiber and B vitamins and makes a fabulously nourishing and quick addition to any meal because even though it’s a whole wheat grain, it’s been cracked and partially pre-cooked to […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This oh sooo good Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe is curtesy of my dear friend Magali. It’s based on an adaption of a recipe that was originally published in Saveur magazine and later made famous by Oprah Winfrey when she highlighted it in a feature about supermodel Cindy Crawford. She claimed that it is something she […]

Marinated Lentil Salad

Marinated Lentil Salad

No longer the “the poor man’s meat”, lentils are amazingly well loved in Mediterranean cuisine. Not only are they lentils, they are wonderfully versatile. They can be used just as well in salads or soups and can be easily be marinated overnight and used the next day only to have their flavors richen. Lentils cook […]

Quinoa Salad with White Asparagus & Shaved Fennel

Quinoa Salad with White Asparagus & Shaved Fennel

Nutty quinoa tossed together with delicate tasting white asparagus in a dressing sweetened with honey and citrusy, antioxidant-rich orange and lime makes for a perfectly light, refreshing and healthy meal. One my favorite Schwabe referred to as “should be dedicated to vegetarians, so-called flexitarians, or hard-core vegans”. Meaning, in his opinion, it tasted healthy. Very […]

Raspberry Rhubarb Maple Crisp

Raspberry Rhubarb Maple Crisp‏ is everything you might think the name implies: perfectly sweet, slightly tart, fruity, nutty, crunchy, delicious. It’s packed with fruit smothered in pure maple sugar and is studded with oats and crunchy pecans. Plus there’s a good measure of bourbon vanilla, a little cinnamon, and mascobado cane sugar to lend it […]

Classic French Dressing

Classic French Dressing

A good salad dressing is the basic foundation to ANY salad! Homemade salad dressing is so much simpler than you could ever imagine and tastes phenomenally better. Not only does this simple salad dressing taste fantastic, it’s easy to whip together in minutes and is guaranteed to become your go-to dressing! In North America, French […]