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

Smoked Mackerel Pate

​Fresh mackerel contains one of the highest concentrations of healthy Omega 3’s of any fish in the sea. Smoked mackerel combines all this good nutrition with loads of extra flavor. So, add a dollop of chickpea and olive oil based

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

Tabbouleh with Artichoke

​Classic parsley, tomato and bulgar salad, known as Tabbouleh, or Taboulie, is prepared exquisitely by our American Public Television cooking show colleague, Julie Taboulie of Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen. We can’t improve on her version and we wouldn’t even try.