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Polvorones Con Limon- Traditional Spanish Christmas Cookies

Polvorones Con Limon- Traditional Spanish Christmas Cookies

Polvorones are traditional Spanish crumbly cookies made around Christmas time. You are not going to find them all year around in Spain, unless you buy them from the shops that sell souvenirs for the tourists. Traditionally, these crumbly delicious cookies are made with lard and a combination of almond flour and all purpose flour. Polvorones have usually different flavors like almond, lemon, cocoa, coconut, cinnamon etc. The recipe I am sharing with you today has lemon flavor. When visiting Spain,…

Hot Chocolate- Spanish Style Recipe

Hot Chocolate- Spanish Style Recipe

If you go visit Spain you HAVE to try the Hot Chocolate or Chocolate a la taza. I mean, you really have to! There is no restaurant or bar that would not have it and it is one of the most delicious things I tried while on vacation in Spain this year for the holidays. You can order it any time of the day and it is the perfect treat on a cold day. As I live in Minnesota, you can imagine that…

Spanish Potato Salad (Ensaladilla Rusa)- A Spanish Favorite

Spanish Potato Salad (Ensaladilla Rusa)- A Spanish Favorite

Few month ago we spent a vacation in Spain. While in Madrid, we stopped for lunch one day at one of the restaurants in downtown. Every time I visit a country, I love eating what the locals eat. This time I did the same thing and looked at their menu for the traditional Spanish food. I chose the Ensaladilla Rusa. Ensaladilla rusa is a potato salad that is very well known all over the world, but each country makes it…

Easy Green Peas With Ham- Spanish Recipe

Easy Green Peas with Ham- Spanish Recipe

We are finally back home from our vacation in Spain. We stayed in Madrid but traveled a little bit to Sevilla and Granada for few days. Granada is my daughter's favorite city in Spain and she wanted to take us there, where her heart seems to be. I tried to rest as much as possible, but I was also excited to be in Spain, researching Spanish cuisine and learning about the food. I came back with cooking books, recipes and lots of ideas…

Spanish Migas Con Chorizo-Garlic Pan Fried Bread&Chorizo Sausage

Spanish Migas Con Chorizo-Garlic Pan Fried Bread&Chorizo Sausage

Spanish Migas....the dish made in heaven and sent by God to us to enjoy it! For the ones who do not know what Spanish Migas means, this is the name of an ancient dish that is very traditional for Spain and Portugal. The dish was cooked for breakfast using leftover bread, but over time, Migas became a fashionable dish that is served for lunch or dinner in many Spanish restaurants. "Migas" actually means "crumbs" and the bread crumbs or pieces of…

Spiced Plantain Chips Recipe

Spiced Plantain Chips Recipe

These spiced plantain chips are a great snack to have around the house. In Latin America, plantain is used more like a potato replacement. Plantains are more starchy than regular bananas to which they are related and must be cooked before being eaten. This snack has a lovely sweet taste, which is balanced by the heat from the chili powder. They taste better if you cook them right before serving them. How to make them: I cut off and threw…

Chickpeas Green Beans With Pork And Spanish Chorizo

Chickpeas Green Beans With Pork And Spanish Chorizo

Today I will continue sharing with you another traditional Spanish recipe, Chickpeas Green Beans with Pork and Spanish Chorizo, recipe I collected during my vacation in Spain. It is a heart-warming dish, great to make on chilly days. Easy to put together, especially if you have, like me, those cans of chickpeas in the pantry and you do not know what to do with them. I have few ideas for you besides this recipe, as you can do one of my other dishes…

Lemon Garlic Mushrooms

Lemon Garlic Mushrooms

I like mushrooms. A lot. They are low in carbs and calories, rich in proteins and make a great substitute for meat. I also love garlic and I use it a lot in my cooking. This Lemon Garlic Mushrooms recipe is perfect for a party where appetizers are served. Makes a great tapa, if you have a Spanish theme party. Also, you can serve it as a side dish right next to your favorite meat. I found this recipe to be delicious and…

Spanish Orange And Fennel Salad

Spanish Orange And Fennel Salad

This recipe of Spanish Orange and Fennel Salad is truly an authentic one. It is great for a tapas party, especially in the summer. The combination of fennel with orange and mild red onions is something I have never imagined would work so well together, but boy, let me tell you, you have to try it before you have an opinion! Refreshing, a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, this salad has great crunchiness from the fennel. You can use any kind of olives you like, black as an accent color…

Almond Cake Recipe- Tarta De Santiago

Almond Cake Recipe- Tarta De Santiago

Almond Cake or Tarta de Santiago is a classic traditional Spanish dessert created a long, long time ago. The first documents about this recipe are dated 1577.  It originated in Galicia, but other regions of Spain adopted the recipe and created their own version of it. This cake, traditionally, is  marked with the cross of the knights of Santiago and makes a perfect dessert for the holidays. The recipe is also gluten free for those of you who follow a gluten-free diet. Spain is known for using…

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