Posts Tagged ‘Fall dishes’

  • I am a web designer by day and a food enthusiast by night. I'm originally from the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area but moved to the west coast (first Oregon ans now California) three years ago. Prior to that I spent two years in France and Spain. Living in Europe not only made me a much more experimental cook, but also taught me about the importance of improvising in a recipe -- because on most days I could never find all of the ingredients I needed!

    I try to use fresh/seasonal market ingredients when available and I add hot peppers to pretty much everything (so watch out!). I hope you enjoy my recipes and feel free to share.

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Butternut Squash Risotto

This is the perfect side dish for fall. The warm creamy risotto blends so well with butternut squash and although it is a bit laborious to make, it is well worth it — it’s the perfect accompaniment for just about anything (and great the next...

by admin on November 9th, 2013
No Comments  Mains, Sides, Starters, Tapas & Snacks, Vegetarian


Curried Pumpkin & Lentil Soup

If you’re looking for a way to get creative with pumpkin — this is it! A curried lentil & pumpkin soup topped with a dollop of plain greek yogurt is the perfect hearty soup for a cold Sunday night in. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 garlic...

by admin on October 27th, 2013
No Comments  Soups, Vegetarian


Spicy Beef & Tomato Stew

Cool nights call for warm meals so tonight I whipped up a delicious and hearty spicy beef & tomato stew. I’m always wanting to keep my kitchen clean so I love making stews and soups because while they are simmering I can clean up any...

by admin on October 23rd, 2013
No Comments  Soups


Spinach and Pomegranate Salad

This light Spinach and Pomegranate salad takes a variety of flavors and combines them so well! It is perfect for lunch or as a side dish. Serves: 2 (or 4 as a side) Ingredients: 1 bag baby spinach 1 pomegranate, seeds removed and set aside...

by admin on October 17th, 2013
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian


Potato and Leek Soup

Since I’ve been on a soup kick I figured I might as well make an attempt at a potato leek soup — a soup I have never made before because I thought it would be difficult. It wasn’t at all! Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 large...

by admin on October 14th, 2013
1 Comment  Soups, Vegetarian


Lightly Sautéed Vegetables & Ham Over Fields Greens

I find myself less and less wanting cold salads as summer wanes away so today I decided to get creative by seeing what leftover vegetables I had in the refrigerator to sauté up over some fresh greens I bought this morning. This salad of lightly...

by admin on October 14th, 2013
No Comments  Salads


Broccoli Cheddar Soup

With fall lurking around the corner (yes, it’s still warm in Barcelona during the day!) I wanted to try out some new soup recipes. This broccoli cheddar soup recipe is simple to make and goes down wonderfully on a cool night with a few slices...

by admin on October 7th, 2013
No Comments  Soups, Vegetarian


Penne with Pancetta, Sage & Mushrooms

This very rich and delicious Fall-inspired dish was quite simple to make, and if you are lucky enough to have leftovers, would be delicious served hot or cold again the next day! (I also added 2 African bird’s eye peppers to make it a little...

by admin on September 29th, 2013
No Comments  Mains


Quinoa and Parsley Salad

I have to admit, I’m kind of against quinoa and I have never actually purchased it until now (Read why here.) But all things aside, many harvested (or killed) foods are problematic to someone somewhere, and it is important to remember to always purchase responsibly....

by admin on September 3rd, 2013
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian