Category Archives Food, Drink & Diet

This vegetarian spin on a classic Ukrainian comfort food dish is just the thing to make when the weather turns cold and dark. Mushrooms take the place of traditional pork, delivering a satisfyingly ‘meaty’ taste, while also providing a needed winter boost of vitamin D. Sauerkraut, an Eastern European mainstay made of fermented cabbage, offers a rich source of probiotics,…

These crispy and savory fritters are the perfect start to all your winter celebrations. Conveniently made with canned corn and dried spices, you can easily keep the ingredients on hand and have them ready for guests in 30 minutes. Pakoras are a popular celebratory appetizer throughout India, originating in the 1100s. They are an integral part of Indian street food…

Most advice about eating healthy on vacation involves buying alternate options at grocery stores and cooking some nights instead of dining out. But that assumes you’ll have access to a fridge and possibly a stove—amenities that are not present in all hotel rooms and temporary destinations. Whether you’re staying in a hotel, camping out, or changing destinations each night, if…

As the weather cools down, people start craving warm, comforting meals. The desire to indulge in hearty dishes that soothe the soul is universal. However, when it comes to winter dishes, calorie-laden options overshadow healthier ones. To satisfy the craving for comfort food without compromising health, here are some healthy winter dishes from around the world: 1. Miso soup (Japan)…

The perfect holiday appetizer, Swedish gravlax is the ideal dish to share with friends and family, and it's surprisingly simple (and affordable!) to make at home. Traceable back to 14th century Sweden, when salt was prohibitively expensive, but food preservation was necessary, gravlax translates to “buried salmon.” Fishermen would bury their freshly caught salmon in the ground with birch bark,…

Strolling through a Christmas market sipping mulled wine or snuggled up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate, a cozy winter beverage warms the soul. Every culture has a particular version of these comforting, cold-weather drinks. The best part? Many of these winter concoctions are deliciously packed with immune-boosting ingredients to protect against the season’s nasty illnesses. Here’s…

The weather in Scotland abounds with chilly, rainy days which call for a hearty warming meal. This recipe fits the bill, utilizing a low and slow cooking method that’s hands-off and fills your home with delicious smells all afternoon. Slow-cooking the beef not only makes it taste delicious and tender, it actually makes it healthier and easier to digest. The…

One of Spanish culture's best-known and most culturally significant recipes, paella is now beloved worldwide for its rich flavor and numerous variations. Originally from the Valencian community on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, paella is traditionally prepared with rabbit, chicken, beans, and broth. Some versions include meat and/or seafood; vegetables are also popular. The recipe below delivers a big punch…

Originating on the isle of Crete, Kolokithokeftedes are now popular throughout all the Greek Islands and incorporate classic Greek flavors to delicious effect. Translating to ‘zucchini meatball,’ Kolokithokeftedes make a delicious and satisfying meal, especially when paired with creamy tzatziki. In the recipe below, traditional white flour is swapped for chickpea flour, making these fritters gluten-free and packed with plant-based…

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