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Quick, Easy and Healthy Recipes is a collection of recipes that are budget-friendly, quick and easy to do, delicious and nutritious.

The recipes in this collection are collected to help anybody who has culinary dilemmas either just starting to learn how to cook or someone who needs new ideas and variety of recipes, or for budget and time saving tips.

Also included in the collection are the nutritional value of the each recipe, the preparation and cooking time and the quantity of serving you can make if you are going to follow and use the exact ingredients and procedures given.

Make everyday special with this collection's quick, easy and healthy recipes. You can find recipes for breakfast and snacks to desserts and drinks - recipes that could also be served for special occasions - the best recipes for your loved-ones.

Beef Recipes - Simple beef recipes using wholesome ingredients make it easy to get a hearty meal on the table quickly.

Budget Saver - See how you can stretch your budget with healthy and tasty meals. The quantity of servings you can make for each recipe can be of help before going to the grocery.

Chicken Recipes - When you're looking for an easy main course, chicken is an obvious choice. Delicious, quick chicken recipes using healthy ingredients help you get supper on the table - fast.

Desserts - Make delicious yet affordable desserts for your family.

Fish Recipes - According to the nutritionists, we should all be eating more fish! Quick, tasty fish recipes make it a snap to eat fish.

Healthy Snack Recipes - We all like to munch. Having a good supply of healthy snack recipes lets you munch and feel good about doing so!

Kiddie Favorites - Healthy recipes for the kids. Discover new ideas how you can re-create your usual recipes to keep your kids asking for more of the good food.

Pasta Recipes - Pasta recipes are just what you need when you want supper on the table fast! Here are a few of pasta recipes that could be one of your favorites.

Pork Recipes - Pork recipes are a great solution when you are feeding picky eaters. Almost everyone enjoys pork - and it's good for you too!

Refreshing Beverages/Smoothies - Enjoy and quench your thirst with the refreshing beverages and smoothies for all occasions that you can find in the collection.

Salad Recipes - When the hot weather hits, and you can't bear the thought of turning on the oven, you need a collection of good salad recipes! Here are some of my favorites.

Special Occasions - Check out recipe suggestions in the collection for special occasions or celebrations.

Time Saver Meal - Find our for yourself how you can make a delicious and nutritious meals with little time.

Orange Beef Stew

Warm up in the cool holiday weather with this hearty stew. 
Enjoy the tender meat and full-flavored sauce with a refreshing zing from the orange juice.

Serves 6  
Prep Time 45 minutes  
Cooking Time 3 hours 


1 1/2 kilos beef brisket or short ribs, cut into 3-inch pieces
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
6 cloves garlic, chopped
2 large onions, diced
3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup red wine
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 (400-gram) can diced tomatoes
2 pieces cinnamon bark
4 bay leaves
2 cups beef stock or chicken stock
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 sprigs rosemary
zest from 1 orange, chopped toasted almonds, 
             orange segments, and fresh rosemary for garnish
1 tablespoon olive oil


1  Season beef with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a frying pan. Sear meat on a very hot pan, browning all sides of the beef. Transfer to a heavy-bottomed pot or slow cooker.

2  In the same pan, sauté garlic, onions, carrots, and celery until tender then transfer to the pot. Deglaze pan with red wine and add to the pot. 

3  Add orange juice, diced tomatoes, cinnamon, bay leaves, and stock. Season with salt and sugar. Cook over low heat until very tender, about 2 1/2 hours. Remove cinnamon bark and bay leaves. Add fresh rosemary.

4  To serve, arrange beef chunks on a platter. You may pour sauce over the beef as is or purée with a hand blender. Top with orange zest, almonds, orange segments, and a sprig of fresh rosemary. Drizzle with olive oil.

Make-ahead tip  Cool immediately after cooking and refrigerate for up to three days or freeze for up to a month. 

Slow-cooker Beef Shank Stew

Intimidated by Italian-inspired osso buco? 
Try it using your slow cooker and be amazed at how fuss-free preparing a gourmet dish can be.

Serves 4


1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt, plus extra to taste
1/2 teaspoon pepper, plus extra to taste
4 pieces bone-in beef shanks, sliced into 3-inch-thick pieces
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 medium white onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic, plus 1/2 tablespoon for garnish
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
2 bay leaves
1 cup red wine
2 cups beef stock
1 (400-gram) can crushed tomatoes
grated rind from 1 lemon
grated rind from 1 orange
1/4 cup chopped parsley
mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli, to serve (optional)


1 Season flour with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Dredge beef shanks in season flour, tapping off any excess.

2 In a large stockpot, heat oil and butter. Sear the shanks on all sides until browned; set aside.

3 In the same pot, sauté onions until translucent. Add 1 tablespoon garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add carrots, celery, and bay leaves; cook until vegetables are tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Increase heat to high and add red wine; let reduce to one-third. Return the beef shanks to the pot and add the stock and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then transfer mixture to a slow cooker.

4 Set the slow cooker to high and cook for 6 hours or until the beef is very tender.

5 In a small bowl, mix together lemon rind, orange rind, remaining garlic, and parsley; set aside.

6 When ready to serve, remoce the bay leaves. Transfer the osso buco to a serving platter and sprinkle with lemon rind mixture. Serve hot with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli, if desired.

Fruitcake Bars

It is the season for fruitcake! 
Here's a superb tweak on the traditional recipe: 
Use dried local fruits and cut the cake into bite-sized bars. 


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup mixed dried fruits 
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 cup chopped nuts (we used walnuts and cashews)


1  Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and line a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper. Set aside. 
2  Sift together flour, salt, ground cinnamon, and baking powder. Divide in half. 
3  Dredge dried fruits in half of the flour mixture. 
4  In a bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add honey, then stir in remaining flour mixture. Fold in dried fruits and nuts.
5  Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool before slicing into bars.

Wrapping tip:  We used dried mangoes, coconut, bananas, and pineapples in this recipe. To give as gifts, first wrap bars in aluminum foil then in colored cellophane.

Stovetop Mac and Three-Cheese

Serves 5 to 6  
Prep Time 10 minutes  
Cooking Time 30 minutes


500 grams elbow macaroni, cooked until al dente according to package instructions
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 cups milk
3 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
2 cups grated Jack cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
bacon bits and crushed crackers for topping (optional)


1  In a soup pot, boil the macaroni until cooked but still firm. Drain, melt in a tablespoon of butter, toss quickly and set aside.

2  In a large saucepan on low heat, melt the remaining butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper. Stir well until the flour is completely incorporated. Using a whisk, slowly combine the milk with the butter and flour mixture to create a creamy base.

3  Turn off the heat. Toss in cooked macaroni and the grated Cheddar and Jack cheeses. Toss until the cheese completely melts into the sauce and pasta. Add the Parmesan cheese and toss until evenly distributed.

4  Sprinkle bacon and crushed crackers on top, if desired, and serve while hot.

Cheesy tip: You can experiment with different cheese combinations, but make sure you use at least one that melts well and another that is flavorful.

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