New Year’s black-eyed pea stew with smoked turkey

New Year’s black-eyed pea stew with smoked turkey

According to folklore in the southeastern part of the USA, black eyed peas are the first food that should pass your lips on New Year’s Day — at least, if you want luck and prosperity throughout the year ahead. (And who wouldn’t want that?!) According...
Elisenlebkuchen (gluten-free, low-carb German gingerbread)

Elisenlebkuchen (gluten-free, low-carb German gingerbread)

These cakes, inspired by traditional Bavarian Christmas cakes, “Elisenkuchen” (named after St. Elisabeth, the Catholic patron saint of bakers) are grain/gluten-free, dairy-free and yeast-free. In addition to all their “free-froms,” they contain lots of nutritious...
Mediterranean fish stew

Mediterranean fish stew

There are as many Mediterranean fish soup recipes as there are fish in the sea, but the most famous is probably bouillabaisse, a Provençal fish stew originating from the port city of Marseille. When I lived in the south-west of France, I decided to teach myself how to...
Roasted red pepper and walnut dip (muhammara)

Roasted red pepper and walnut dip (muhammara)

Muhammara (also known as ajika) is a spicy pepper dip that originally hails from Syria but is also found in Palestinian, Lebanese and Turkish cuisine. It is usually very hot and used sparingly as a condiment, but here I have toned down its spiciness so you can enjoy...
Spiced Greek walnut & olive oil cake (karidopita)

Spiced Greek walnut & olive oil cake (karidopita)

True to the black-and-white thinking that pervades much of the nutrition space — where foods are divided into “good” and “bad” — people often think of luscious desserts as “bad” and something to avoid if you want to be...