Paella with Portuguese Style Mussels

                    Paella with Portuguese Style Mussels. So I made this brothy rice dish by combining two classic recipes, one from Spain and one from Portugal! Cataplana is a savory Portuguese fish stew made with mussels, fish, potatoes, sausage, saffron and smoked paprika. Paella is a Spanish […]

Spanish Seafood Stew

                                                        Spanish Seafood Stew. In both the Spanish and the Portuguese traditions, we find seafood stews made with sausage and seafood in a rich tomato broth. My rendition […]

Tomato Zucchini Risotto with Shrimp

                              Tomato Zucchini Risotto with Shrimp. My Tomato Zucchini Risotto with Shrimp is a summertime risotto just full of organic heirloom tomatoes and zucchini that are so abundant this time of year! The dish is protein enriched with sustainably sourced shrimp […]

Tahdig with Golden Raisins and Potatoes

                                 Tahdig with Golden Raisins and Potatoes. My Tahdig with Golden Raisins and Potatoes is inspired by a Martha Stewart version of the traditional Persian rice cake called Tahdig. I substituted golden raisins for the commonly used dried cherries and […]

Lemon Saffron Turkey Breast

                        Lemon Saffron Turkey Breast. My Lemon Saffron Turkey Breast with baby potatoes and onions is very simple to prepare, yet is an impressive entrée perfect for any special occasion! The complex flavor of saffron bathed in lemon juice coupled with herbes de Provence […]

Seafood Brodino

My Seafood Brodino is a perfect “post holiday fare” welcome, ushering in the New Year with promises of even more light and nutritious entrées to come! Don’t dismay! My Seafood Brodino is not at all short on winter comfort; the light broth is filled with nutritious gems from the sea and organic vegetables. Flavored with garlic, fennel and exotic […]

Cod, Clams and Calamari

A saffron infused tomato seafood broth full of cod fish, clams or mussels and calamari served over linguine! It just doesn’t get any better than this! This simple seafood dish is so simple to prepare, full of flavor and nutrition and is so satisfying! 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 4-5 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced […]

Saffron Seafood Stew

Saffron Seafood Stew   This is a delightful seafood dish laden with and inspired by the flavors of the Basque region of Spain! Saffron, the predominate spice in the dish, infuses the broth with an incredible softness; potato mellows the acidity of tomato based broth, and the medley of seafood with an abundance of mussels rounds out […]

Saffron Quinoa

Saffron Quinoa Quinoa is the ancient Inca grain that is the most nutritious of all grains. Quinoa is high in fiber, gluten free, full of amino acids and iron with a delicious nutty flavor and an incredibly light consistency! My Saffron Quinoa is a side dish and a salad and goes with just about any […]