Another holiday season has come and gone and it’s time to kick off the new year with a fresh bunch of resolutions for living well and enjoying life.
Many people use this time of year to resolve to eat more healthily which, after a month of holiday parties, dinners out and other events, often involves deciding to stay home and cook for a while. But eating well doesn’t ever have to mean sacrificing flavor and food enjoyment.
In fact, as part of the much-lauded Mediterranean Diet, Spanish food is healthy and delicious, frequently calling for ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, vegetables, fruits and legumes, among other things. It is also incredibly varied, with a huge range of dishes that you will never tire of.
To get started, try a cookbook like Spanish Cooking, by Australia-based Spanish chef Miguel Maestre. Focused on using fresh, quality ingredients, and divided into sections like Meat, Fish, Vegetables and Rice, this book is a great way to start the New Year off cooking and eating right!