breakfast · Smoothies

Kiwi, Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

Kiwi, strawberry, banana and almond milk smoothie bowl is a smooth way to refill your vitamins level and start the day fresh. With an extra topping of almond and maple sugar flakes. A Lactose-free smoothie. I confess… I received a smoothie machine for christmas, and this is my first smoothie bowl ever. Nor did I do… Continue reading Kiwi, Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

Desserts · Snacks

Pine nuts and coconut Panellets

Panellets, little breads in Catalan, are little confections made for the All Saints day  (1st of november) and the day of the dead (2nd of november). They are traditional sweets made in Catalonia region, Spain, with an almond paste (marzipan) and a topping of your choice; it could be pine nuts, coconut, almond, coffee, etc.… Continue reading Pine nuts and coconut Panellets

Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals

Monkfish in a saffron, sherry sauce and dried tomatoes

Monkfish in saffron-sherry sauce and dried tomatoes is a dish inspired by a southern Spanish dish called Cazón en amarillo. Cazón is a small shark (school shark), a traditional dish from Andalusia, but since those are becoming hard to come by, I’ve exchange it for monkfish or as they call it in Spain “chicken of the sea”.… Continue reading Monkfish in a saffron, sherry sauce and dried tomatoes

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)