Appetizers · Salads · Soups · Tapas

Gazpacho

This Gazpacho or Traditional Spanish Cold Soup is filled with fresh and succulent veggies to cool you down on a hot summer day. Gazpacho is a salad turned into a cold soup. This traditional Spanish dish is perfect to cool down on a hot summer day. The ingredients are ripe tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, little onion, extra-virgin… Continue reading Gazpacho

Main Meals · Soups

Pho Bo (Vietnamese soup)

Vietnam has some of the best gastronomic treasures on this earth, if you ask around which soup would be the most popular worldwide… I think the Pho soup would surely be in the top 5. The traditional Pho  (vietnamese soup) is Pho Bo, the last 2 letters standing for Beef or there is also the… Continue reading Pho Bo (Vietnamese soup)

Soups

Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Shiitake mushroom soup is a creamy, bold and tasty soup. It’s an umami filled dish, since fresh shiitakes are involved… it wouldn’t be the same with dried shiitakes, that umami would sadly vanish. This mushrooms type is way bolder tasting than the normal button mushrooms, although you can also make the soup with any other mushrooms, I’ve used shiitakes mushrooms… Continue reading Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Appetizers · Soups

Extra green Asparagus Soup

Asparagus are the spring vegetable by excellence, although with globalization it became an all year long available veggie. A favorite of many, like myself, this long green vegetable is simply irresistible. This soup is an onctuous one, as long as you don’t add too much broth, or water to it. There is absolutely not thickeners; no potatoes,… Continue reading Extra green Asparagus Soup

Appetizers · Soups

Carrot & Turmeric Soup

Another recipe with the magical Turmeric! This weekend it was the “Fira de la Tierra” a Earth Fair that brings many artisans from around Barcelona, to the Arc-de-Triomf place. There are kiosks of all kinds from clothing, beauty products to food products. But mainly, I would say… half the fair is food products. There are lots of organic… Continue reading Carrot & Turmeric Soup

Appetizers · Snacks · Soups

Onion soup

A drunken onion soup, filled with flavors, thyme, wine and a final touch of brandy to warm us up on a cold winter day. Finishing it up under the grill to melt that tasty gruyere cheese on the crunchy piece of bread slowly getting soak with the soup.  To warm up our hearts before the heat… Continue reading Onion soup

Appetizers · Desserts · Snacks · Soups · Vegetarian

Almond and pineapple cold soup (ajo blanco de piña)

  This is a summer recipe. It is actually based on the original gazpacho recipe, the “ajo blanco” which is an almond, garlic, bread and vinegar cold soup. The tradition one doesn’t contain pineapple but sometimes grapes are used. Gazpacho existed way before tomatoes were imported in Europe from the New World. Spaniards used to do… Continue reading Almond and pineapple cold soup (ajo blanco de piña)