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Champiñones Al Ajillo Spanish Lemon Garlic Mushrooms Tapas

Champiñones Al Ajillo (Spanish Lemon Garlic Mushrooms Tapas)

This Spanish 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 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 use it a lot in my cooking. The combination of lemon and garlic mixed with…

Roasted Pepper Salad1

Roasted Red Pepper Spanish Salad

The 2015 holidays season  was very different than past seasons and our vacation was even more different. We were very lucky to spend Christmas and New Year in Spain, visiting our daughter who was about to finish her Master Degree in Madrid. Between Christmas and New Year's Eve, we took a trip down south to Andalusia, Spain and visited Seville and Granada. On one of the days we spent in Granada, after visiting Alhambra Palace, with its wonderful gardens full of…

Spanish Migas Con Chorizo Garlic Pan Fried BreadChorizo Sausage8

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…

Chickpeas Green Beans With Pork And Spanish Chorizo1

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, a 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. If you like chickpeas, I have some other few ideas for you besides this recipe, like Okra…

Cheesy Chorizo And Tomato Baked Pasta

Cheesy Chorizo and Tomato Baked Pasta

Who doesn't love pasta? Easy to make and so versatile, pasta can become an addiction for many of us who love comfort food. This recipe uses very few ingredients and it is made in no time. I love easy recipes and I love the fact that with minimum effort, you can have a lovely dish on your table to feed the whole family. I, personally, also love the leftovers. Pasta, in any form, is a perfect meal to have for…

Orange Almond Flan2

Orange-Almond Flan

Spoiler alert: This recipe is gluten free and also dairy free! I like unique recipes that are full of flavor, so for today I decided to share with you this beautiful Orange-Almond Flan. Flan is a versatile dessert that can be made in many different ways by adding different ingredients to the base of milk, eggs and sugar. One of my favorite recipes of flan is Flan with Cream Cheese, but I also love the flan with a hint of coffee in it. This recipe…

Polvorones Con Limon Traditional Spanish Christmas Cookies3

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

Hot Chocolate- Spanish Style Recipe

If you 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 there…

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…

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