ZUCCHINI PANCAKES WITH YOGHURT AND TAHINI SAUCE

The best place to eat tapas in Spain is neither the  restaurants with Michelin stars nor the bars at touristic zones; but the bars where the locals of any neighbourhood are hanging out. It is highly probable that you can be surprised by the taste of tapas at a bar whose regular clients are retired locals.  If…

PARMIGIANA DI MELANZANE ALLA NAPOLETANA

After spending one week in Naples and Amalfi Coast, I am grateful for my gluten intolerance for keeping me away from putting on weight. However I am so sad for not being able to eat a pizza Margarita in world famous Pizzeria Sorbillo, in the homeland of Pizza. Furthermore, I could not taste the “Parmigiana di…

GARNITURE WITH MUSHROOMS AND LEEKS

I am aware of the fact that I haven’t posted anything in my webpage for a long time… During my trips to Lyon and Bordeaux in May, I had opportunity of enjoying and getting to know more about French cuisine. Today, I have created a recipe under French influence by using what I have in…

GAZPACHO

We have already had over 30 Celcius degrees in Madrid!  Especially in Andalusia, the homeland of Gazpacho, people think that they are about to evaporate during the summer days with 45-50 Celcius degrees. However, thanks to Andalusian cuisine, we have a solution: Gazpacho! A glass or bowl of ice-cold Gazpacho can even regulate the blood pressure…

TWO RECIPES OF CREMA CATALANA

TRADITIONAL RECIPE OF CREMA CATALANA Ingredients 2 cups whole milk 1 cup cream 4 strips orange peel  1 cinnamon stick  5 egg yolks 1 cup sugar 3 tbs corn starch Heat milk, cream, orange rind and cinnamon over low heat until the point of boil. Remove from the heat and let it cool down. Strain…

GRILLED OCTOPUS WITH CABBAGE ROLLS AND MASHED POTATOES

This recipe is from Galicia, which is famous for its culinary culture mainly depending on seafood. The capital of the Autonomous Community of Galicia is Santiago de Compostela which is the final destination of “El Camino” ( the pilgrimage for Christians) The headquarters of Inditex Group is also located in this region, in the city…

BEETS SALAD WITH APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DRESSING

This healthy yet quite easy to prepare recipe is from Puerto Rico as well. The original name of the salad is: “Ensalada de Remolachas con Aderezo de Manzana) Ingredientes: 3 beets 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 shallot 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons crumbled fresh…

HOME MADE YOGHURT

I’ve shared several IG stories about home made yoghurt and my followers kept on asking for the recipe of it. Thus, I recorded a short video explaining how to make yoghurt step-by-step. The video has English subtitles. I hope you will try it at home ASAP and enjoy it.

CHICKEN LIVER WITH MANGO

Today, I would like to share a recipe from a quite far away country: Puerto Rico. I have been to Costa Blanca for a short vacation and I stayed at a very lovely boutique hotel in Moreira. It was such a coincidence that the owner of that lovely hotel – One Thousand Waves (http://www.booking.com/Share-NS1wbA) was…

RECIPES WITH GREEN ALMOND

The spring has just arrived with its special colors, scents and flavors. As I was born in May, I am a huge fan of spring and I would like to share the special recipes of the season to celebrate this precious time of year. RICE (PILAF) WITH GREEN ALMOND Ingredients: 250 gr long-grain rice  500…