Calabacitas Espanoles This is an old recipe that came to me from my abuelita (grandmother) and it was a staple at countless family functions. It’s a wonderful and delicious Summer dish packed full of flavor and deliciousness while at the same time being super healthy.
Zucchini, tomatoes, onions and bacon all layered together and baked for the perfect Summer vegetable dish! So much flavor, so much yummy goodness… something this delicious has to be bad for you, right? Not in this case! This recipe for Gratin Provençal is jam packed with tons of vegetables and healthy nutrients add in a …Read More
Super easy and healthy main dish that can be made in minutes making it perfect for those busy weekdays. Tools You Will Need Large Sauté Pan Tongs Large Cooking Spoon
French, Italians & Spaniards Approach Meals Very Differently Than The Typical American – And Are Way Healthier For It! I was having a very in-depth conversation the other day with a friend over the differences between how American’s and Spaniards take lunch. All of a sudden, it dawned on me … The typical American and …Read More
How To Make The Best Prime Rib This is the best and only recipe for Prime Rib you will ever need! The meat is packed full of flavor, tender & juicy and best of all the entire recipe is ridiculously simple & easy.
Little sweet bell peppers filled with a nutty and rich wild rice stuffing baked in a delicious tomato sauce with a savory Parmesan Cheese crust. This is an amazingly simple that utilizes some leftovers I had around the house. This past week I made some Sautéed Sweet Peppers and I had half of the 2 …Read More
Arroz al Horno Buttery rice baked with delicious & smoky uncured bacon makes this an amazing accompaniment to go along with chicken, beef or pork. This is a favorite dish in my family with the leftovers being reheated quickly and easily for the perfect weekday side dish. The buttery and rich flavors of the numerous …Read More
The first weekend of Fall This weekend marked the beginning of my favorite time of year: autumn and winter. This season to mean means cooler weather, delicious rich foods like roasts and braises and gratins, the holidays and great feasts. Nothing summarizes this time of year for me more than reading on the couch next …Read More
A quick and easy side dish that can be cooked up in a few minutes and makes a delicious side dish to grilled meats.
Flavor packed super healthy vegetable side dish that is filled with the flavors of the South of France! I love gratin dishes (baked layered vegetable dishes) and during the cooler months of Fall, Winter and even early Spring the typical gratins I make have a rich and delicious cheese/cream sauce. But during the hot months …Read More
Sunday Supper Feast I’m hoping everyone had a great Father’s Day and to all the dad’s out there I say God Bless and wish you all the best. I haven’t been blessed yet with any youngsters however I do keep myself busy being a doggy dad to some crazy dogs. I cooked up a great …Read More
This past week proved to be a big lesson on managing eating out and keeping a strong eye on portion sizes. For the most part you can assume the portion sizes at restaurants are double what we should be eating and so I made sure to either split my main dish or immediately ask for …Read More
Pentecost is one of the 3 great Feasts of Christianity along with Christmas and Easter. Pentecost marks the end of the Easter celebratory season and also the birthday of the Christian Church. As such I created a true feast worthy of the greatest birthday celebration! The Gratin Provencal was a massive hit and is the …Read More
The perfect use for the abundance of young salad Spring greens this time of year! Spinach isn’t the only “salad green” that can be cooked for a delicious and healthy side dish. Sauteed or braised greens are a standard side dish all over the Mediterranean; Spain, France, Italy, and Greece all have a huge culture …Read More
Weekly Eating Plan So I’ve been getting a few emails asking for some more information on what I eat on “regular days” that is just the basic day to day meal plans separate from the Feast Days. So on Mondays I’ll try to put together a quick breakdown of how I’ve been eating for the …Read More