Lecsó à la française

One of my favorite, flavorful, and healthy summer dishes is what some Hungarians call ‘French Lecsós’, or better known as Ratatouille. The Disney movie which came out in 2007 was even titled ‘L’ecsó’ in Hungarian theaters rather than its original. While traditional Hungarian Lecsó is a fantastic blend of flavors, a ragout of onion, peppers,… [Read More]

Pear Cake

Craving a sweet treat? Enjoy the full flavors of autumn in a light, warm, delicious slice of pear cake. Our healthy recipe is simple and quick, and can be easily adjusted to your personal taste. Enjoy! Ingredients 10 dkg butter (100g) 1 small cup brown sugar 1 egg 2 dl sour cream (200g) 25 dkg… [Read More]

Warning: dehydration ahead

Warning: dehydration ahead Water is one of the few absolute essentials for our bodies. As the summer months have painfully reminded us, water plays a crucial role in regulating body temperature. In addition to carrying oxygen and nutrients to the cells, another indispensable task of water is to dissolve food’s minerals and nutrients so they… [Read More]


Spring has sprung and the grass is starting to rise. With warmer spring weather -hopefully- just around the corner, the annual push of spring seasonal produce is upon us. I love getting in seasonal produce. After a long, cold (ok, it wasn’t that cold) Hungarian winter, devoid of fresh vegetables, it’s nice to finally get… [Read More]

Orange and walnut salad

With spring upon us, fresh produce is becoming more readily available, and certainly more desirable. While this meal can be prepared just as easily as any other salad, its pleasant color scheme, unique combinations of sweet and savory flavors, and contrasting textures make this a unique sensory treat. It is simple but sophisticated; healthy and… [Read More]

Take our Diabetes Test

Did you know that nearly 50% of people with diabetes are unaware of their disease? The bodies of diabetics cannot properly process glucose due to a lack of, or a resistance to, a hormone called insulin. Without insulin the body cannot properly extract glucose from the blood, and even though blood sugar is elevated, glucose… [Read More]

Burgers for the grill

My gas grill is running pretty much throughout the year; just because it’s minus 5 doesn’t mean you can’t grill up some chicken breasts. I know that most normal people tend to put theirs away between September and May. Now that we are in the height of grilling season thoughts turn to how to put… [Read More]

Sriracha Watermelon Salad

I feel like this is cheating. Not like cheating on a big test or a diet, but that feeling you get after hearing a great idea and you repeat it to everyone you know hoping they think you’re a genius for coming up with it. Ok, I guess there are many absolutely original food ideas… [Read More]

It’s tater time

Remember that scene in Forrest Gump when Forrest’s marine pal Bubba, who was a shrimper, was listing off all the things he could do with shrimp. “You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp,… [Read More]

Shepherd’s pie

Nothing says the start of spring quite like St. Patrick’s day, unless of course you are living in Chicago, which is still in subzero temperatures and possibly knee-high snow. I have to admit that is one of the greatest things about Budapest, by mid-March it is not uncommon spend a sunny afternoon outside without a… [Read More]