Making sushi at home is easier than you think and you can use your imagination, disguising many healthy foods within each roll. Sushi is also very kid-friendly because your kids can help make different rolls, with or without seafood, according to each person's tastes.
This mushroom pilaf is a comfort side dish but it is surprisingly light. It is a healthy makeover of a pilaf that I used to love as a child.
Many variations of arroz con pollo can be found throughout Latin America and the Caribbean but some claim that it is the unofficial national dish of Puerto Rico. The dish, literally meaning "rice with chicken," is thought to have originated in Spain and has definite similarities with the popular Spanish dish, paella. The pimiento-stuffed green olives in this version are a signature addition from Puerto Rico.
Paella has become the national dish of Spain and a symbol of Spanish cuisine in the eyes of many people outside of Spain. However, though you can find paella throughout Spain, it is truly a regional specialty of Valencia. Traditionally, the seasonings in paella are simple - saffron, garlic, salt and pepper - allowing the natural flavors of the meats and seafood to shine. But the beauty of this dish is that you can load it with the ingredients of your choice. My personal favorite is paella mixta, made with all sorts of seafood, sausage and chicken.
Arroz con Leche, literally "rice with milk," is a traditional Spanish dessert that is also popular all throughout Latin America. Variations of rice pudding can be found around the world and this is the Spanish take on it. I love the simplicity of this recipe - rice, milk, a cinnamon stick and sugar. It is easy to make as long as you have forty minutes to an hour to watch it and stir it frequently.
You will know by how colorful this meal is that it is healthy. Introduce your kids to seafood by sneaking scallops and shrimp into kid-friendly tacos.
True to its name, this Fiesta dish is like a party in your mouth! It's a great way to transform leftovers into an exciting and colorful meal.
This version of Cha Han is at the top of my comfort food list. But unlike most comfort foods, it is actually pretty healthy. I like to eat it with grilled scallops or teriyaki chicken.