Category: Low Calorie

Marinated Fava Beans

Marinated Fava Beans

Fresh fava beans marinated with dill and caraway make for a great recipe to add to your next spring mezze platter or cheese board.

Lentils with an Egg Hat

Lentils with an Egg Hat

In the Czech Republic, many restaurants stay open until the wee hours of the morning after the changing of the New Year, but offer a limited menu. The offering usually includes a lentils dish, since lentils represent luck and wealth. Like a breakfast hash, the lentil portion can be made the day before and quickly reheated and topped with a freshly cooked egg. The recipe below includes small diced ham with vegetables and herbs. It can easily be made vegetarian with just a couple changes.

Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata with Baby Kale

Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata with Baby Kale

Pack some vegetables into your morning with this crustless quiche that contains no refined grains. Powering up with protein can help to support a weight loss goal.

Sweet and Spicy Cherry Peach Salsa

Sweet and Spicy Cherry Peach Salsa

This tantalizing combo of cherries and peaches goes great with a variety of dishes. Use it to top chicken, fish, pork, or as a traditional snack dip.

Celeriac and Celery Soup

Celeriac and Celery Soup

When I married my Czech hubby, I was introduced to some new foods. One of which was celery root (aka celeriac). This is a rather ugly looking root vegetable, but the flavor is delightful! I came up with this fairly light soup that includes both celery root and celery stalks. The root helps thicken the soup so that I need only use milk to give it creaminess. For me, it’s the ultimate in comfort food, and yet it can be a rather elegant start to many nice meals.

Tomato-cucumber salad

Tomato-cucumber salad

All summer long my family absolutely loves a simple salad of thin sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, because is fresh and pretty much can be eaten with any dish. But if you are busy person as I am, I am sure you don’t have time to make this salad everyday.
This is a trick that i discovered if you want to “meal-prep” when you have a few extra minutes that tastes really good.