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A sweet yet salty flavour with a smooth nonetheless crunchy bite, try these surprising Gluten free Pumpkin Croquettes with feta this fall. Croquettes or croquetas comes from the French word: ‘croquer’. Which means ‘to bite vigorously into’. The whole word have different recipes, often with potatoes, with meat and brown sauce or made with a thick béchamel and some other ingredients… There’s a whole world of croquettes and today, a new one is born; The pumpkin croquettes with feta! Air fryer to the rescue! These beauties could be fried, but for our health’s sake, I didn’t use the frying pan… I’ve used my air-fryer instead! If you don’t have one, no problem, simply pop them in the oven and the coating will cook beautifully in there too. A tapas like no other for Halloween! These Gluten free Pumpkin and Feta Croquettes are mainly made the Spanish way, no potatoes. It’s…

All there is to know about Tapas! The ultimate way of life for Spaniards and also a delicious way to explore and get the essence of beautiful Spain.  Tapas are not a simple meal nor a snack, it’s a social event, a way of living, a philosophy in Spain. A great way to meet friends to chat around a beverage, whether a wine, beer or vermouth, while eating up a small bite. Many believe tapas are those many small plates you accumulate in the middle of the table to share in between a group of people but truth be told a “tapa” is originally thought for one person only and by tradition eaten standing up at the bar. If you want to share plates you’ll need a “ración” which is a slightly bigger portion. Back at its origin, you wouldn’t order “tapas” per se, you would order a drink and a…

A traditional, lighter and colorful Spanish Tortilla de patata or tortilla española made with onions and olive oil. Because we also eat we the eyes! Spanish Tortilla de patata is so popular over there, they eat it at all times of the day; breakfast, lunch or dinner even tapas or served as a snack called pincho. Similar in many way to her cousin the frittata. This omelette version is with thicker pieces of potatoes and sometimes onions. For this version, I’ve used those lovely Peruvian purple potatoes to give this traditional dish a little color. They taste and are cooked the same as any other potatoes. I’m a firm believer in ‘we eat with the eyes’ too and frankly this dish needed a little kick. The purple potatoes Yes, purple, it’s not a common on we see in the supermarket, well except in Peru. They are smaller than usually potatoes…

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