Category Archives Living Abroad

Greek Salad

Greek cuisine lends itself perfectly to light and healthy summer cooking. Centered around fresh produce, bright flavors, and heart healthy olive oil, Greek recipes are easily adaptable and great for healthy weeknight meals. This Greek summer salad celebrates the flavors of summer, and includes lots of healthy produce with a wide variety of health benefits.  Ripe produce drizzled in a…

Croatian Tomato and Peach

Summers in Croatia bring ample sunshine and plentiful produce perfect for light and healthy cooking. This easy and quick no-cook recipe is perfect for hot summer days, and packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene, which helps protect your skin from the sun, and peaches supply vitamin C and fiber. Tofu acts as a…

Rack of Lamb

Lamb is a classic Australian ingredient used frequently in its cuisine. Usually pasture raised and grass-fed. Australian lamb offers more health benefits than most other varieties. Packed with heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and lower in unhealthy saturated fats that other red meats, lamb is an ideal choice for a healthy protein. Celeriac root offers a lighter alternative to starchy…

Korean Bibimbap

Bibimbap (which translates to “mixed rice”) is a traditional Korean dish of hot, and sometimes crispy rice served in a large bowl and topped with a variety of mixed vegetables, spices, and usually beef and a fried egg. In this recipe, I’ve switched the rice for protein and fiber packed quinoa, and omitted the beef in favor of more nutrient…

Thai-style Carrot Soup

This healthy carrot soup brings the bright and fresh flavors of Thai cuisine to an easy to prepare weeknight dish. Carrots pack a hefty dose of Vitamin A, which aids in cancer prevention, protects your vision, and gives your skin an anti-aging boost. Ginger acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory, helping to prevent disease and oxidation across the board. Make up…

French Seared Scallops

Classic French food doesn’t have to be all butter and heavy sauces. This healthy and satisfying recipe feels special enough to serve to company, but quick and easy enough for a weeknight dinner. Scallops are packed with low fat protein, and celery root offers a less starchy and more flavorful alternative to regular white potatoes. This recipe is easily doubled…

Vegan Tacos

These quick and easy vegan tacos are so satisfying and flavorful; they’ll be a hit with carnivores and vegans alike! Packed with fiber and vitamin rich vegetables and healthy fat from the avocado - this is a Mexican meal that’ll leave you feeling great. Serves: 4 Total Time: 30 minutes     Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 4 ears…

Italian Sweet Potato Noodles

When you’re craving a satisfying Italian meal, but don’t want to load up on heavy pasta, turn to your spiralizer for a quick and easy fix. Available inexpensively online and in kitchen stores, a spiralizer will turn regular vegetables into faux-noodles, that will incorporate seamlessly into your cooking. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene, and fiber, and are…

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