Picnic Basket Food Swaps That Will Help You Save Calories This Summer

No time? No problem. We’ve got the easiest eating strategies for any time crunch, from portable snacks to meals you can make in minutes. Plus, the scoop on the healthiest fast-food options (surprise! the drive-thru is safe for dieters again) and your best bets when ordering out. Grab your friends and family and head out […]

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Beef in Arabic Style

Ingredients 1–2 lbs. (450 g–1 kg) beef fillet 1 cup beef stock 2 bay leaves 4 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp of olive oil 2 cups of yogurt 2 cups of water 2 tsp. Arabic spice mix (black pepper, nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, dried ginger) 2 tbsp. corn-starch Salt and Pepper to taste   Preparation Cut […]

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Salad with Carrots and Figs “Sensuality”

Ingredients 3 carrots of medium size 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. maple syrup 1 freshly squeezed lime, juice 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled 2 tbsp. walnuts, chopped 2 tbsp. figs, finely chopped Salt & Pepper to taste   Preparation Cut slices of carrot ribbons using vegetable peeler. Put […]

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Sensuous Crispy Duck

Ingredients 1 duck, 4–5 lbs. (2–3 kg) ½ cup shredded almonds 5 tangerines 2 oranges 2 tbsp. sugar ½ cup celery, chopped ½ cup fennel, chopped Salt and Pepper to taste   Preparation This dish takes a bit of preparation, as the duck needs to be refrigerated overnight. One day before, the duck should be […]

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Vanilla Bean Cardamom Peach Pie

Crust 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons vanilla sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup iced cold butter – cut into pieces 1 cup iced cold water Whisk together the dry ingredients. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until there are pieces no larger than a pea. Mix in about 1/2 cup of […]

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Easy&Healthy Pasta Recipes

Get your fill of good-for-you carbs with these healthy pasta dishes. Make sure to cook with whole wheat pasta to get more protein and fiber. Farfalle with Watercress, Cherry Tomatoes, and Feta Ingredients 8 ounces farfalle pasta 1 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved 3 cups watercress leaves (from 2 small […]

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Classic Mexican Aguachile

Ingredients 12 raw medium-sized shrimps without shells and heads 2 chopped serrano chilies 4 limes, freshly squeezed lime juice 2 tbsp. water 1 red onion, sliced finely 2 tbsp. chopped cucumber Slices of avocado for serving Salt & Pepper to taste Preparation Cut the shrimps along the length. Put on the plate, season with salt […]

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Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding

It’s a breakfast that’s about as necessary for the season as your blanket scarves and flannel shirts. Pumpkin Spice Lattes may have a reputation for being ~basic~, but there’s zero shame in wanting to celebrate the fall season with some spiced-up flavor. That being said, you don’t have to keep it to your fancy coffee order. This […]

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Roasted Carrot Dip

Ingredients 2 lbs. (900 g) carrots, peeled and chopped into chunks 1 tbsp. coconut oil 2 tbsp. tahini 2 tbsp. olive oil ¼ cup blanched almonds 1 coarsely chopped garlic clove 1 tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed 3 tbsp. orange juice, freshly squeezed 1 tbsp. smoked paprika 1 tbsp. cumin 1 tbsp. turmeric Pinch of […]

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Winter Salad “Keep me Warm”

Ingredients For Pomegranate Vinaigrette: 1 tbsp. shallot (finely minced) 1 tbsp. pomegranate molasses 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 tsp. thyme, fresh and chopped 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1/4 tsp. coarse salt 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tsp. water For Salad and Squash 1 squash 2 tsp. olive oil 2 […]

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