Posts By Elizabeth Palmer Califano

This creamy, sweet and savory miso dressing turns anything it touches into a delicious dish. It pairs especially well with sweet snap peas, corn, crunchy cabbage and cucumbers. The ideal side for salmon or shrimp, it also stands on its own as a vegetarian dish served with grains or tofu if you’re seeking a more substantial meal. As a fermented…

This fresh take on a classic Colombian dish swaps beef steak for cauliflower “steak”, offering a lighter, yet still deliciously satisfying dish that’s fun to share with vegans and carnivores alike. Widely considered an Argentinian condiment, chimichurri is also popular in Colombia, where the addition of cilantro gives an extra kick of flavor to this already zesty sauce. You’ll find…

Popular throughout the Middle East, India, Italy and North Africa, flatbreads are a delicious and affordable way to stretch a meal and fill out your table. The yogurt in the dough is traditional in some countries and adds extra protein and calcium, making these more satiating. Pairing salmon, an excellent source of unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, with a side of…

Australian peaches are known for their incredible sweetness and firm texture, making them one of the most popular fruits in the country during the summer months of October through April. When paired with sweet corn and salty feta, the peaches truly take center stage. A light rice wine vinegar dressing brings everything together, making this the ideal lunchtime salad, or…

A product of French imperialism in Vietnam in the 1860s, bánh mì have become wildly popular both within Vietnam and globally. A common street vendor food, these delicious sandwiches can easily be made at home and tailored to your personal preferences. Pork, chicken, pate, egg and even ice cream are common variations. Here, protein-rich soy-marinated shrimp combines with bright and…

Quiche is a delicious way to sneak lots of healthy produce into your family, while also minimizing food waste by utilizing a variety of ingredients in smaller quantities. Versatile and quick to prepare, it’s the ideal recipe to have in your repertoire for both easy meal prep and no-stress entertaining. Feel free to swap in similar quantities of produce for…

This impressive dessert is the perfect way to celebrate the summer season. Take advantage of candy-sweet local strawberries, and make like the Swedes with this delicious and beautiful recipe. Perfect for entertaining, it's also ideal for treating yourself at fika. Swedes are famous for fika, which simply means taking a break for coffee, a sweet treat and socializing—something we could…

Comfort food at its finest, this traditional Somali dish comes together quickly, yet tastes of all-day cooking with its complex flavors. Chicken provides protein and satiety, while coconut milk acts as an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antimicrobial ingredient, also supporting cardiovascular health and supplying beneficial medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which boost brain health and lower bad cholesterol. While traditionally served over rice,…

Full of bright spring color and flavor, this fresh-tasting salad makes a beautiful addition to your family dinner table. Light-tasting and quick to prepare, this recipe just looks like a celebration of spring. One of the first vegetables ready for harvest each spring, snap peas offer vitamins C and A for an immune system boost, and vitamin K, which helps…

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