Open-Face Burger Deluxe

​Who hasn’t been to a dinner and ordered the Deluxe Burger, probably with cheese and accompanied with a big, greasy, salty pile of fries? This is American comfort food personified, but with all the fat in a traditional 80/20 burger

Homemade Lobster Stock

​Whether cost is no object, or it’s a once-a-year splurge, if you’re buying and cooking a lobster you might as well get the absolute most out of it. This means saving the shells and boiling them into a savory stock

Spanish Rice

​Good old rice and beans! For centuries we’ve known that this classic plant-based pairing not only sticks to our ribs and satisfies our hunger, but also forms a nutritious, complete protein without all the saturated fat associated with meat. That

Frijoles Pintos Picantes

​Good old rice and beans! For centuries we’ve known that this classic plant-based pairing not only sticks to our ribs and satisfies our hunger, but also forms a nutritious, complete protein without all the saturated fat associated with meat. That

Ratatouille Nicoise

​Foods of the Mediterranean region are widely regarded as healthier than most. And Ratatouille, much like Pistou and Tourlou, is one of the healthiest of the healthy. After all, what could be better for our waistlines, our internal vitality and

Orange Sesame Chicken

​​Care for a stir-fry with a minimum of low sodium soy sauce, yet tons of fresh flavor? This healthy take on a Chinese classic relies on garlic, ginger, chili, sesame oil and freshly squeezed orange juice, rather than loads of

Almost Chicken Soup

​A pot full of bubbling chicken broth, vegetables and diced breast or thigh meat that’s simmering away on the stove is every mother’s home remedy. Food Over 50’s version calls for homemade, fat free chicken stock using a roasted carcass

Mussels Marinara

​Mussels contain a substantially higher level of healthy Omega 3’s than any other shellfish. This is why I regularly hand-harvest these beautiful bi-valves outside the cottage in Scotland and turn them into a variety of recipes, from smoked mussels to