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In the U.S. people tend to think of Mexican food when they hear the word tortillas. But in Barcelona, the word has a complete different meaning. A tortilla there is similar to an omelet, and is often made with potatoes. Tortilla de Patatas is a really common item to find at restaurants in Spain, either as a breakfast food or as an appetizer before a meal. But you don’t have to travel to Spain to experience what they taste like! Here’s how to make your own. The serving size will feed four people.
10 oz of potatoes
Peel and …
Is it just me, or have smoothies become HUGE lately? I see people posting pictures of them on blogs and Instagram everyday, getting more creative with each one. Green smoothies have gotten really popular, with people adding green vegetables like kale into a traditionally fruit-based drink. Ingredients like egg yolks and coconut oil also add a lot of nutritional value to smoothies. The fun part about making them is that you can add pretty much any ingredient you feel like! You can stick to one type of fruit, or add in eight. Different varieties of yogurt and milk make good …
While I was abroad in Barcelona last semester, I was able to travel a lot on weekends to other countries. This met experiencing a bunch of different cultures, including the food. It’s amazing how much food can vary from country to country. And a lot of the time, countries will have the same food item, but it will taste completely different in each one. Pizza, for example, tasted amazing in Rome, but back in Barcelona, it was essentially just bread with minimum cheese on top, not exactly what I was looking for.
A lot of the places I visited have a …
Hi Bakes for Breast Cancer Blog fans!
Checking in with only ONE MONTH to go until Miss Boston 2014 and some really exciting news!
Miss Boston Update:
It has been an incredible road to Miss Boston and I’m so happy Bakes for Breast Cancer has been a part of it. Voting has started for the People’s Choice award. I would forever be thankful for your vote and support. One vote equals one dollar and you can give any amount you’d like. I’m so proud and excited to be representing the organization with my platform at the pageant. I’ve been working hard with the …
As if divorce, breast cancer and chemo wasn’t enough, Hurricane Sandy blew me out of my cozy oceanfront Long Beach apartment and into my ex husband’s bachelor pad.
On the morning of Monday, October 28, 2012, my eight year old son and I had finished pasting three bats on our windows, trying to get into the Halloween mood. A storm brewing off of the East coast was headed for the Tri -State area. On the Friday before the weekend, they’d cancelled my son’s school preparing for the storm to hit land. By Sunday the camera crews from the networks that descended …
Happy New Year! In the American South, black-eyed peas are considered lucky when eaten on New Year’s Day. Plus, they’re a great source of lean protein and easier to use than other dried beans. Instead of soaking overnight, you can add dried black-eyed peas right to the pot and they’ll cook in about 1.5 hours.
We made duck for Thanksgiving this year, and have been enjoying the duck fat and stock we made from the leftovers ever since. This is the perfect recipe to use it! The silkiness of duck stock is enhanced by ham hocks, but don’t worry if you …
Especially during the holidays, it’s nice to have an indulgent breakfast. Pancakes are such a comfort food, but refined flour and sugar are best avoided. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these tasty breakfast treats! Inspired by this recipe, I decided to make a healthier version. Cashew meal replaces flour for a gluten-free, protein-filled pancake.
Gluten-free pumpkin cashew pancakes
1/2 cup cashew meal
1/2 tsp baking powder
1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
unsalted butter for cooking
Combine cashew meal and baking powder. Add maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla, and whisk to combine. Add salt and spices. Heat …
This recipe is one of those “oops” moments that turns into something serendipitous. I had a package of grass-fed beef I was planning to make into meatballs, but I forgot to buy most of the other ingredients at the store. (Parmesan-less meatballs? How could I?) I did have some canned tomatoes and Italian spices, so I changed my plans and made a gloopy, flavorful mixture. But what to put it on? We’re not big bread-eaters, but we do keep plenty of sweet potatoes around. And after a successful experiment putting bbq chicken on baked sweet potatoes, I thought making a …
One dream can change a couple’s life! Meet Elyse, who grew up in Needham, and her husband Nick who now reside in New York and are the owners of Bantam Bagels the mini filled bagel balls bakery that is taking New York by storm!
How did this new venture start? It all started with a dream Nick had and one day later they were baking and tasting this new concept. They eventually left their fast paced Wall Street careers and opened Bantam Bagels on Bleecker Street in New York City!
Now if you are lucky to live in certain states, these Bantam …
A recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that regularly eating nuts may lower the risk of health issues like heart disease, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes.
A great way to make your diet a little nuttier is to add nut butters to smoothies or ground nuts, like almonds or cashews, to soups. This flavorful, healthy cauliflower soup is from Andrew Weil’s cookbook True Food. As is, it’s a creamy concoction, but I like to add a little extra texture with some cubed sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans for protein and kale for color.
Andrew Weil’s Curried Cauliflower Soup