Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals · Tapas

Salmon Carpaccio with Fennel – Pear 2 ways

Two times marinated Salmon Carpaccio for a double the flavor dish served with a pear-fennel sides done two ways; a soft and sweet compote and a crunchy marinated fennel and pear topping. This recipe is my take on a dish I had at a fantastic tapas bar called “la pepita”. However the original recipe was… Continue reading Salmon Carpaccio with Fennel – Pear 2 ways

breakfast · Smoothies

Tropical Smoothie Bowl / Passion Fruit in details

Tropical Smoothie Bowl is fest of tropical fruits; passion fruit, mango and pineapple blended with coconut milk and ice cubes for an exotic start of the day. I don’t know for you but tropical fruits are my favorites! This smoothie is an ode to the tropics with its exotic flavors. The smoothie base is a… Continue reading Tropical Smoothie Bowl / Passion Fruit in details

Side Dishes · Snacks · Spain · Tapas · Vegetarian

Pan con Tomate / Pa amb Tomaquet

The ultimate tapa for Catalans, pa amb tomaquet or pan con tomate, is the simplest and most beloved of tapas, a lightly grilled bread with tomato, extra-virgin olive oil, salt and sometimes a little garlic flair to it.  If you’ve ever set foot in Barcelona or its region, you probably saw this dish on every single… Continue reading Pan con Tomate / Pa amb Tomaquet

drinks

Sangria Española (sugar-free)

An authentic Sangria Española without sugar, with diced apple, peach and orange, plus a little fizz in the end to make it extra festive! The word Sangria comes from the word “sangre” which means blood, therefore a traditional sangria should be the color of blood. Nowadays there are tons of different variation of sangrias out… Continue reading Sangria Española (sugar-free)

Desserts · Snacks

Watermelon, Honey & Pistachio Pops

Watermelon pops covert with an ultra creamy Greek yogurt, some freshly crushed pistachios and a last minute drizzle of orange blossom honey for a tasty and healthy snack this summer! These fun bites are crunchy on the first bite with a nice sweet yet salted taste, crunchy yet creamy texture and the more you eat… Continue reading Watermelon, Honey & Pistachio Pops

Main Meals · Meat & Poultry · Side Dishes

Polenta 3 ways

Three different ways to make polenta; a velvety traditional one with a spicy & smoky pulled pork, a grilled one for the BBQ or some crispy baked fries served with a garlic-yogurt dip.  This post is about three different ways to make polenta, three different textures going from smooth to crunchy. I always make too… Continue reading Polenta 3 ways

Appetizers · Main Meals · Meat & Poultry

Hoisin glazed mini Meatballs

Hoisin glazed Meatballs with tamarind, ginger and garlic seasoned beef and a simple, sweet hoisin sauce glaze. Those gluten free round bites goes well as an appetizer, on noodles or rice. Mini beef meatballs with an Asian flair are great and polyvalent. They go well as an appetizer or main meal and simply divine paired with… Continue reading Hoisin glazed mini Meatballs

breakfast · Desserts · Snacks

Banana, Blueberries and Yogurt Bread

Banana Yogurt Bread with a few blueberries is an ultra moist and fluffy banana bread with a succulent crust nobody can resist. Banana bread is a quite popular dish up in North America, although in Europe, not so much. It reminds me of home each time I make some. It’s the ultimate recipe for when… Continue reading Banana, Blueberries and Yogurt Bread

Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals

Creamy Cilantro “Pesto” Zoodles with Paprika Shrimps

Zoodles with a cilantro-avocado and sunflower seeds unctuous pesto topped with lightly spiced garlic-paprika shrimps. A great way to cut on carbs and fit right in that bikini this summer! Zoodles, zoodles, zoodles… Quite a “hit” from last summer, not yet out of the spectrum of trends this summer… so let’s make good use of it!… Continue reading Creamy Cilantro “Pesto” Zoodles with Paprika Shrimps

Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food

Tuna, Avocado and Watermelon Tartare

A colorful and ultra fresh tartare made of lightly wasabi spiced tuna, cilantro-lime avocado dices and watermelon for a fresh start this summer!   It’s hot, I don’t know for you but here in Spain it’s just terribly hot outside. No way I’m going to cook anything on the stove for a while… I need… Continue reading Tuna, Avocado and Watermelon Tartare