Category Archives Food, Drink and Diet

Norwegian Roasted Salmon and Hasselbeck Potatoes

Surrounded by crystal clear and pristine waters, Norway produces some of the best wild salmon in the world. Fish features prominently in Norwegian cuisine, and wild salmon ranks among the healthiest choices you could make. Rich in high quality proteins, heart healthy omega fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, E, and B6, wild salmon protects your body from cancer, stroke,…

The Inn on Randolph - Laurel Cottage

The Inn on Randolph is a charming home in downtown Napa that was completely renovated by owners Dan and Karen Lynch back in 2012. But the thing that makes it stand out? It’s completely gluten-free. Gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, is in many of the foods you probably love—from cakes to pasta to even…

Quinoa Sushi with Sweet Potato and Avocado

Sushi is one of the most celebrated dishes in Japanese cuisine, both in Japan and around the world. Originally a pure and healthy food comprised of rice, nori, and unadulterated fish, many restaurants have taken sushi down an unhealthy path, complete with deep fried ingredients, heavy mayo based sauces, and an excess of unnecessary ingredients. This revamped version of the…

Oktoberfest

So we’re well aware that Oktoberfest is known for its overabundance of beer and Bavarian sausages. And that’s it’s one of the rowdiest, most celebrated events in the world; almost six million people travel to Munich each year for the main celebration, not to mention the millions of others who attend local events held concurrently in other countries. While a…

Asado and Chimichurri

Due to its vastly differing cultural regions, traditional food spans a broad range throughout Argentina. Italian influences bring pasta and gelato, Welsh communities bring teahouses and scones, Spanish influences bring empanadas. But one traditional style of food is represented countrywide: the asado, or barbecued meat. Beef is the most common meat to hit the barbeque, due to the vast ranges…

Australian Fish and Chips

If you’re dining out in Australia, chances are you won’t have to look very hard to find a freshly fried platter of fish and chips. Given that Australia boasts over 11 million square kilometers of clean, clear fishing waters, it comes as no surprise that fish features prominently in its national cuisine. Deep-fried white fish, battered and served with deep-fried…

Shrimp and Scallion Dumplings with Ginger Soy Sauce

Dumplings are served and eaten as a mainstay all over China. Eaten at any meal, any time of day, as a starter or as the main event, dumplings in China come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties. Whether for a fancy holiday celebration dinner, or a casual roadside breakfast, dumplings always fit the occasion. Many families have specific, fancy ways…

Last week, we warned you to avoid Egypt because of the violent military crackdown (still good advice). This week, The Philippines are global hot spot to avoid, but this time it’s Mother Nature wreaking havoc. Torrential rains have created chaos in the country, costing millions of dollars in damage, killed at least eight people and pretty much shut down the…

With all its coastal regions, fish holds a central place in traditional Greek food. Fresh, whole fish is easy to find, and simple, quality ingredients help make a simple piece of fish into something special.  Mackerel are the perfect fish for healthy eating. High in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and full of protein, mackerel provide many of the health benefits…

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