Mediterranean Tuna and White Bean Salad

Mediterranean Tuna and White Bean Salad

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Inspired by a salad I recently enjoyed at Vapiano, this Mediterranean tuna and white bean salad is bursting with healthy, light flavors—from the fresh parsley and mint, to the crisp celery, red and green onions, and peppery arugula. Together with big, creamy butter beans and tuna, it’s rich in protein and fiber. It’s a complete meal delivering pure goodness and is an ideal make ahead salad for your busiest...
Roasted Garlic Chicken Lime Soup‏

Roasted Garlic Chicken Lime Soup‏

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Welcome the warmth of the sun in the dead of winter with a welcoming bowl of sopa de lima — chicken lime soup. This simple chicken lime soup has a surprisingly deep flavor; thanks to whole bulbs of roasted garlic - a garlic lover's dream! Roasted garlic adds a subtle, sweet, and buttery soft sophisticated note. While dried herbs give the broth a dense flavor, intensified with a base of...
Pasta mit Artischocken und wilden Pilzen

Pasta with Artichokes and Wild Mushrooms

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One of the things I love about fall is the assortment of wild mushrooms available at the farmers market. I absolutely love mushrooms---they are fantastically hearty and filling. Together with artichokes they add so much flavor and texture to this delicious pasta dish. Harvesting mushrooms in Germany is big business. Germany has some 5,000 mushroom species, many of which are considered delicacies. There was an article in our newspaper last...
Puttanesca Huhn mit Barbarella Auberginen (Hähnchenbrust „puttanesca“)

Sicilian Puttanesca Chicken with Eggplant

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Last week I had a serious eggplant (aubergine) obsession. I particularly love it served rustic and simple - roasted with tomatoes, a generous amount of olive oil and fresh mint, making it the perfect accompaniment to anything from a green salad, to a bowl of pasta, to a crusty baguette. Yum. In a moment of inspiration, I decided to pair it with juicy, tender boneless, skinless chicken breasts and...
Greek-Style Black-Eyed Peas

Greek-Style Black-Eyed Peas

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A key part of African-American “soul food”, black-eyed peas and collard greens are a typical New Year’s Day dish that is considered good luck: black-eyed peas symbolizing coins and the greens symbolizing good ‘ole hard cash. Inspiration for these Greek-Style Black-Eyed Peas This dish, we recently tried and enjoyed a number of times on the island of Rhodes in Greece. In Greece, pomegranates symbolize prosperity rather than black-eyed peas, but as...
Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon and Capers

Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon and Capers

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This dish is delicious and quick to prepare, requiring only a few ingredients, making it the perfect mid-week meal. And one that remains impressive enough for a spontaneous dinner invitation. The subtle saltiness of the capers and smoked salmon will keep you coming back for more! This spaghetti with smoked salmon and capers in a white wine sauce is actually my go-to pasta dish. It's super speedy to pull together and...