Category Archives Food, Drink and Diet

korean chicken grain bowl

These colorful and filling bowls pack a big nutritional punch along with a ton of bright, zesty flavors. Gochujang, a staple in Korean cooking, flavors this simple braised chicken, serving as a saucy counterpoint to a cool and crunchy kimchi cucumber salad. Kimchi, a Korean fermented cabbage, contains naturally occurring probiotics that strengthen the gut, reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol levels…

watermelon poke bowl

Traditionally made with fresh raw fish, poke bowls originated in Hawaii and have grown in popularity all over the world. Super fresh, light and full of clean, bright flavors, they’re the ideal meal to enjoy when you're looking for a break from the heavy food of the holiday season. In this recipe, I’ve swapped the traditional raw fish for cubed…

fireworks in Taiwan

We started off 2020 hopeful. We made big plans to travel, booked our flights and set our itineraries. And then everything changed. So how can we stay positive moving into a new year when we don't know when we'll be able to explore the world again? I'm choosing to dream big this year. This may not be the year for…

skillet latke

This fresh twist on the classic Chanukah latkes serves up one big latke instead of many smaller ones, making for an impressive presentation, as well as saving you from flipping latkes at the stove all evening. Potatoes get a bad reputation, but they’re actually packed with antioxidants, and a special resistant starch known to feed beneficial bacteria in your gut…

Creamed_Greens_with_Faro

It’s that time of year again! The pandemic has put a bit of a damper on traveling this year, so we’d like to infuse a little international flair into our Thanksgiving dishes. While we’re not planning on gathering with our families this year, we are going to make some delicious food.  We’re going to start our Thanksgiving meal off with…

autumnal stuffed acorn squash

This recipe celebrates the bounty of fall, utilizing acorn squash as the perfect vehicle for a hearty brown rice filling stacked with nutty, sweet and savory flavors that’ll have you coming back for seconds. Acorn squash is rich in fiber, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, and its thin skin lets you skip peeling for a quicker prep time. Brown rice…

Shepherd's pie on plates with green salad

Common throughout the United Kingdom, shepherd’s pie was originally devised as a way to use up leftover meat. Now a delicious dish in its own right, I’ve re-worked this versatile recipe with a creamy and cheesy cauliflower topping to replace the traditional potato mash. Despite its humble appearance, cauliflower boasts an impressive nutritional profile. High in fiber to improve digestive…

Caribbean Shrimp

This bright and summery dish has us dreaming of warmer days with a tropical combination of sweet mango, creamy avocado and zesty lime. Mangoes are rich in vitamins A and C, polyphenols, and antioxidants, and help counter damaging free radicals and boost your immune system. Radishes help improve digestion and detoxification, and avocado contains heart-healthy unsaturated fats that allow your…

GIrl holding a stein at Oktoberfest

Unfortunately, Oktoberfest 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While any plans to visit Germany to take part in the festivities will need to be put on hold until at least 2021, why not celebrate Oktoberfest from home? Here’s how you can host your very own Oktoberfest without having to travel to Munich.  Set your menu  When you think…

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