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Fig and Pig Pizza

When I was at Brew Dog in Berlin with a friend of mine, we were talking about crazy pizza combinations. Brew Dog had a fantastic menu full of unexpected options and toppings – sending me into inspiration overload. But they were missing one that Becky mentioned – fig and pig. As a matter of fact, I …

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Ultimate Whole30 Nachos

For anyone who has done Whole30, you probably know that the addition of potatoes to the compliant food list is a game changer. Though one is advised to consume in moderation, we’re relieved to have the option when we crave comfort food. When you’re on that 30 day journey of clean eating, you’ll feel good, …

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Blue Bacon Crostini

I’ve been on a serrano jamone overload lately in Spain – it’s such a tasty product here and is more affordable than back in the U.S. But I’ve decided it’s time to get back to my roots with some super classic pork belly. These crostinis were originally an idea I had for an appetizer when …

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5 Essential Berlin Food Experiences

I found it incredibly difficult to pinpoint what defines Berlin’s food scene. German cuisine is unique in its own, but there’s so much more to the city’s restaurant culture, a result of the city’s incredible multicultural population and catching onto progressive culinary trends. From street food to fancy Korean dinners, I got to try it …

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Spanish & Tapas Vegetarian

Iberian-Inspired Empanadas

I have a new obsession… empanadas! Or as they say here in Spain, “empanadillas.” I love these versatile pockets of magic. I had tried the classic flavors at local panderias filled with pisto and carne, but hadn’t come across many cheese-based fillings for some reason. So needless to say, I was ready to take it …

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7 Inspiring Things to do in Seville

Seville offers the best of Southern Spain. Music, food, art, history, beauty and wonderful people. I had visited as a child with my family and returned nearly 20 years later with my boyfriend. It was his first time visiting Spain and I wanted to bring him somewhere truly magical after spending several weeks in my …

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Honey Chipotle Roasted Chicken

It all started when I found chipotle chiles in adobo sauce in El Corte Ingles. Wait… let me back up a little. In Spain, the ‘international food’ aisle is far more limited than what I’m used to in the U.S. It has not been an easy adjustment for those of us whose lives depend on …

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5 Roman Food Markets

After a lot of research and sifting through blogs, I compiled a list of Rome’s food markets before my travels and made it my mission to visit as many of them as I could in 3 days. I made it to 5. Why not more? Because Rome is HUGE and these markets are spread out …

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10 Reasons to Visit Florence, Italy

#1 Its beauty Florence is an all around beautiful and charming city. The classic, old world architecture, colorful buildings and cobblestone streets are just as you’d imagine. The piazzas are enchanting places to gather, enjoy gelato and people watch. The river flows right through the city and is lined by tall, multicolored buildings. While on …

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Spanish & Tapas

Simple Tapas Spreads

Some tapas can be complex, served one at a time and requiring abuela’s super secret recipe. Sometimes you’ll find them served together like a antipasti plate. When I’m serving others, I prefer to have the table full from the get go so that I’m not chained to the kitchen. I personally also enjoy savoring variety …

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Tinto de Verano

When most people think of fruity Spanish drinks, sangria comes to mind. However, if you want to live like a local, you should be sipping tinto de verano, often called ‘tinto’. Everyone has a different recipe, but it generally meets several criteria. First, it’s made with cheap red wine, that’s the deal. This is a …

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Vegetarian

Mediterranean Tortellini

I made this pasta salad recently for my boyfriend who was visiting me in Spain. Pasta is essentially a food group for him, as I imagine to be the case with many vegetarians. However red sauce can become a bit monotonous, so I wanted to try something new. The pasta he chose from my local …

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Gluten Free Spanish & Tapas Whole30

Castilian Garlic Soup

This recipe, originally from Cooking Light (see notes for original recipe), has been a hit with everyone I’ve made it for – my family, who loves anything hearty, salty and reminiscent of Spain, my dear friends on Whole30 as well as my hungover roommates. It just hits the spot – especially during those chilly winter …

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5 Cheap & Delicious Eats in Granada, Spain

Granada is one of Spain’s many culturally unique gems, largely resulting from it’s rich Moorish background. The footprints of Andalusian Islamic history is evident everywhere and especially in the infamous neighborhood of Albayzin, where you can find numerous shops filled with baskets of dried fruits, from melon to kiwi, papaya, hibiscus as well as shelves lined with …

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Gluten Free Vegan Vegetarian Whole30

5 Ingredient Paleo Cereal

Let’s face it – most of us don’t have the time or energy to make acai smoothie bowls every single morning before work. When I was brainstorming Whole30 breakfast ideas, I knew several things had to be taken into consideration: First off, minimal prep. I wanted to be able to prep once on Sunday afternoon …

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Spiced Almond Flour Chicken Tenders

This is one of my favorite recipes of all time – it’s nothing too fancy, but it’s a very practical option that I can prep ahead of time for a few days worth of lunches. If you’re trying to be health conscious but just need something that reminds you of fried chicken, this is the …

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