Chilled Salmorejo Soup

Preparation Time: 15-20 mins I didn’t plant tomatoes, they must be the discarded seeds of our previous owner’s Tomato plants from last year, as they are sprouting in an unruly manner everywhere. What to make with a bumper crop of ripe tomatoes?Why my favourite classical Spanish recipe of Salmorejo chilled soup of course. Salomorejo is…

Vegan Spanish Tortilla

Prep & Cooking Time: 30 mins Living in Spain, Tortilla Español is a staple dish here, whether it’s a slither on top of crusty bread for tapas; or served whole as a main. Traditionally the potatoes are cooked in olive oil; but if you are Spanish, please don’t read any further 😉 … I normally…

Watermelon Gazpacho

(you can use beetroot or strawberries if you don’t like/have watermelon) Prep time 15 minutes As I write this, Europe is in the middle of a heatwave & the last thing I feel like doing is cooking. However, I have a bumper harvest of homegrown tomatoes that I need to use. What’s easy & cooling?…

Vegan Port & Cranberry and Jalapeño & Pepper Cheeses

I love making quick n’ easy vegan cheeses, but I really do not like the taste of coconut oil in a lot of the recipes you find online. That got me wondering … What could I use instead of coconut oil in a quick n easy cashew based cheese? Then I realised the answer: vegetable…

Papas con Chorizo (Soyrizo)

Time: 20-30 mins prepping & cooking (serves 4 good portions) Chorizo is a Spanish creation, but Mexicans have adapted it to their tastes over the centuries, and nowadays it’s very different compared to its Spanish counterpart. The origins of chorizo in Mexico date back to the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire. By then (1519-1525),…

Loquat, Lentil & Avocado Ceviche

Prep time: 15-20 minutes Happy Spring Equinox! 💐 I love this time of year here on the Costa Tropical, Granada… The change of seasons & changing of the crops. Avocados & Papaya are still in season, but late March/April brings the short season for Loquats (Nispero in Spanish). A fruit I’d never heard of before…

Persian Inspired  Pomegranate, Tofu Chick’n With Cinnamon, Pilaf

Cooking: 20 minServes: 6 peoplePrep: 15 min On Sunday March 20, millions of people around the World celebrated Nowruz. Put very simply, Nowruz is a 13 day celebration which marks the Persian New Year, and the beginning of Spring. The festival is celebrated in many countries with significant Persian cultural influence, including Iran, Iraq, India, Afghanistan,…