Category: Starters

Caramelized pears with serrano ham

Hi!! I’m back with a very easy recipe but absolutely stunning too. One of those starters to make on the go, takes just 5 minutes, but your guests will love it, and you’ll receive loads of compliments for it. It is based in a very typical Spanish summer dish: “Melon con jamon” (melon with serrano…


Scotch Eggs (vegetarian version)

Hi!! How are you doing, my dears??!! Here in Chile is smelling a lot like…. Summer! (Yes, smelling like Christmas too, but, to be honest, I just can’t get used to a summery Chistmas, is not the same!!) But summer, means beach, sun, heat, short sleeves and picnic!! And, if we think about picnic, then…


Strawberries pasta salad with orange and poppy seed vinaigrette

Ok, so a few days ago, I was checking my Facebook feed, and finally one of its suggestions that “I may like”, I really liked it! I am amazed by this! It was a spinach strawberry pasta salad recipe, with a lush dressing, combining orange juice and poppy seeds. The video was so appealing that…


Homemade ravioloni filled with aubergine, mozzarella and sundried tomatoes, and with funghi porcini sauce

Well, I know that maybe the title is a bit too long, that you probably have to breathe twice in between, and so, but, if I spent hours making these delicious ravioloni, drying the tomatoes (skip this! just buy sundried tomatoes in olive oil), mixing, kneading and stretching the homemade pasta dough, filling it, boiling…


Mini bruschettas of smoked salmon mousse, avocado and apple

Today I bring an apetiser that is not only delicious but will impress your guests, so refreshing and full of flavour they are!. I made these bruschettas as one of the starters for a BBQ party we had at our house (the other ones were “ensaladilla” and a watermelon gazpacho, to bring a little bit…


Zoodles (zucchinni noodles) with smoked turkey breast

Zoodles! I think is one of the things all the food bloggers are talking about and you rather love or hate them. To be honest, I wanted to try them, but because my sister-in-law, who’s a wonderful woman and better foodblogger, posted a video on YouTube showing how to  make them (link here). At the…


Mediterranea salad with tuna and wheat berries

One of the things that I never give up reminding is that this is not a site about loosing weight diet, but healthy eating diet. And one of the pillars of healthy eating (to me) is a balanced diet in a balanced life. Don’t take me wrong, I always talk about myself and my way…


Sardines and orange on toast

Heading to the weekend, nothing better than a quick lunch or supper on the go. It doesn’t matter if you want to rest or just load a little bit of fuel on your body to carry on with your activity, no one wants to spend too much time in the kitchen when there’s so many…


Vegetable pakoras with quick tomato chutney

The first time I tryed indian cuisine was in Valencia, back in 2002 or 2003… (don’t give me that look, in Spain it was not easy to find “foods of the world” unlues you went to the big cities, such as Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia). I always had a point of trying new things if…


Curry Rice and butternut squash balls

Since a long time ago, I try to reuse all my food leftovers, if they’re still edible. I don’t mean having for lunch the same 3 days in a row if I can avoid it, but reusing ingredients to make other dishes. For example, the recipe I am bringing today is what I do with…