Algarve Potato Salad

This is a really simple potato salad that can be found practically in all Algarve tables, especially during summer months. In restaurants it is usually served as a side dish for any kind of grilled fish, but at home some people still serve it by itself. In my family it is usually served as a side…

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Simple Tomato and Avocado Salad

It is getting warmer and sometimes you only crave for a quick, easy and light lunch. This is it. The recipe is so simple that is pretty much in the photo itself, but I will write it down anyway. Ingredients: (serves 2) 10-15 plum or cherry tomatoes (used plum for this recipe) 1 avocado 1/2…

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A Grouper and Ginger Cataplana

Happy 2016 everyone! To kick-off this new year I decided to bring you a simple recipe prepared in a particular cookware that I have been wanting to use for a long time, the one and only, Cataplana. I got one as a Christmas gift this year, so it was the perfect timing to try some new recipes in…

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White Wine Peach and Berry Sangria

These last weeks have been incredibly hot here in Rome (a bit all over Europe), it seems that is August already. We seriously need a fresh breeze, the only time that you ever feel there is a comfortable temperature to walk outside is at night. During these hot weekend days most people head up the…

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Orange and watercress salad

When I used to go visit my grandparents, we often used to go eating outside in this pretty good traditional restaurant called Luar da Fóia. Their home town is a very particular mountainous part of the Algarve, Monchique. This village, to be more precise, is home of really good quality producers, they produce meat and other…

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Roman style Artichokes

Carciofi alla Romana is symbol of Roman traditional food. Thereby, it is one of those dishes that you can find in almost all trattorias in Rome. It is a simple recipe that really captures the flavour and greatness of good artichokes, like the ones that can be found at markets this time of the year. Back when…

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Almond Milk Masala Chai

Gloomy days usually take the best of my mood, I can really notice how the absence of sun affects my emotional state.Today was one of those days, the sun shone a bit in the morning and then the clouds came with rain and took up the sky. This hot almond milk masala chai always works as a…

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