About us

Determining the day we met is quite complex, we believe it was some time around January 1997, but I could be very wrong given that we were only 2. Our mothers met by accident and realized we were the same age and living in the same building, therefore they thought we could be friends. They were…

Seville

Down in the South of Spain, in the region of Andalusia, lies the amazing city of Seville. Birthplace of Flamenco and home to one of the most beautiful Easter processions, Seville is considered one of the most charming cities of Spain and, in my opinion, of the world. Some people say that Andalusia is actually…

Gluten-free vegan jam tarts

Holidays are over and it is now time to get back on track… These vegan jam tarts represent  a smooth transition to a healthy lifestyle, giving you the chance to pursue a healthy life without giving up the pleasure of eating! This recipe is one of my favourites and is the result of many experients….

Coconut rawbars

As the raw-vegan trend is becoming more and more popular, we decided to start experimenting! Everywhere you go you can now find these super-power-raw-healthy-amazing bars which are absolutely delicious but also extremely expensive…  So here we have our own home-made version for you to try! Ingredients for 3 rawbars: 70g of dates 70g di almonds and cashew…

Eixample, Barcelona

Eixample is the area where I lived and of which I grew extremely fond. What is really interesting about this area are its origins: Eixample means ‘expansion’ or in Catalan. It is a district of Barcelona between the old city (Ciutat Vella) and what were once surrounding small towns (Sants, Gràcia, etc.), constructed in the…

Quiche Lorraine

The Quiche is a savoury sort of cake, which can be filled with all kinds of vegetables, fish, meat, cheeses and what ever you like, and one of my favourites is a french classic: the Quiche Lorraine. For some strange reason I find myself cooking this more around Christmas and in the colder months. So…

Weekend in Lisbon – Day 2

If your Day 1 didn’t end in the early morning hours (which is likely given Portuguese night life) then get ready for another full day of hiking around Lisbon’s steep roads! Day 2: In the morning head to Rua Augusta for a breakfast at Pastelaria Brasileira Horaris – they have beautiful pastel de nata with almonds,…

Weekend in Lisbon – Day 1

In the last few months I haven’t had much time to travel, given that I’ve been working also during weekends. I did manage to escape for 2 days to visit a city I had never been to: Lisbon. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and I have to admit I didn’t know what to expect…

Pastel de Nata

The Pastel de Nata is a traditional portuguese egg tart that you can find everywhere around Lisbon. The original recipe was created by the Jerònimos Monastery, in Santa Maria de Belem in 1837, and sold as a way to make the monastery survive after the liberal revolution. Today you can still taste the original, unchanged, secret recipe…

Kamakura

I hadn’t heard much about Kamakura, other than about the large Buddha that rests here, and I was pleasantly surprised. The city is actually extremely important in Japanese history as here is where the Shogunate and the Regency seat was located from 1192, when the first shogun established himself,  to 1333: the Kamakura Period. The…

Pumpkin Pie

Another all American recipe is of course one of this season’s favourites: the pumpkin pie. It is such a delicious and simple recipe to make, and it’s also quite healthy (or that is what I like to tell myself)! To think that a few years ago I didn’t like pumpkin… so many years of pumpkin pies…

Brownies

Lately I don’t get much time to bake and cook, but brownies aren’t a particularly hard recipe to make, and there are many variations you can make to the traditional brownie recipe. I’ve tried a few myself, such as no butter, or vegan, with fruit, with chocolate chips, … anyway I love chocolate and a…