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

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 · Side Dishes · Tapas · Vegetarian

Eggplant Fries with Honey

Eggplant Fries with Honey is a fairly common tapas in Spain. Nice crunchy eggplants sticks deep fried in olive oil and finished up with a sprinkle of salt and good quality honey. Ever wondered about nice authentic vegetarian tapas ? This crunchy Eggplant topped with honey tapa is what you are looking for! Called Berenjena con miel in… Continue reading Eggplant Fries with Honey

Side Dishes · Snacks · Vegetarian

Sweet Potato Fries with a Wasabi-Pea Dip

sBaked Sweet Potato Fries with a Wasabi-Pea Dip is a healthy and dynamic duo of colors and flavors. The sweetness of the fries balance to perfection the spicy green wasabi-pea dip.  A truly odd combination for some but once you get your head around it and jump in and try it out… you’ll never go back to… Continue reading Sweet Potato Fries with a Wasabi-Pea Dip

Main Meals · Side Dishes · Vegetarian

Cauliflower Tandoori

Want a badaboom presentation for your next dinner party? The Cauliflower Tandoori is a great way to go, plus it’s healthy, easy and mildly spicy, who could resist? I’m a big fan of Indian food, although the mild type of Indian. My husband is a big fan of the Vandaloo sauce which is so crazy spicy, I… Continue reading Cauliflower Tandoori

Side Dishes · Vegetarian

Mini Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce

Those Oyster Sauce Bok Choy (chinese mini leafy cabbage) with a peanut bite to it is a great side dish to asian meal or just by itself with some rice. Healthy, simple and tasty! This is such an easy side dish or appetizer to make, nothing easier and it’s simply a nice fresh bite into a… Continue reading Mini Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce

Meat & Poultry · Side Dishes

Braised Apple-Red Cabbage with Chicken Breast and Spanish Salsa Verde

This dish is a low carb, tasty and easy to make, it’s overall flavor is sweet and sour and let’s face it… it doesn’t hurt the eyes to look at. I’ve used a lean meat on top, chicken breast, with a Spanish salsa verde, but it could easily be a pork tenderloin or else. The main… Continue reading Braised Apple-Red Cabbage with Chicken Breast and Spanish Salsa Verde