Sautéed Fava Beans with Olive Oil and Garlic

Sautéed Fava Beans with Olive Oil and Garlic

Print This Recipe While traveling this summer in Spain and Portugal, fava beans were one of the most common vegetables we encountered in local markets, and they were often featured as a side dish in restaurants. Fava beans (also called faba beans or broad beans), are...
Should You Eat Figs?

Should You Eat Figs?

Print This Recipe There are over 600 species of fig plants that produce fruit across the planet—yet despite their diversity, they all have one thing in common—their fruit is naturally sweet, flavorful, and highly nutritious. Figs have a fairly short market life as...
Asturian White Bean Soup

Asturian White Bean Soup

Print This Recipe Large white beans are popular in Asturia, Spain, a northern region with an extensive coastline along the Bay of Biscay. They use local faba white beans, (the best beans are hand selected) but if you can’t find them easily, you can opt for large white...
Strawberry Gazpacho

Strawberry Gazpacho

Print This Recipe I had this delightful dish with friends in a restaurant on a warm evening in Porto, Portugal. The chilled soup had an amazing flavor and was very refreshing. We spent time guessing the ingredients and here is my version of this wonderful recipe....
Little Grilled Squid (Chipirones)

Little Grilled Squid (Chipirones)

Print This Recipe Little grilled squid is a highly popular dish here in Spain. They are delicious and very easy to prepare and served either as an appetizer or as part of the main meal. This dish is similar to the traditional calamari dish we have at home, except...
Chicken Basquaise

Chicken Basquaise

Print This Recipe Here is a delicious sauce with chicken from the Basque region of northern Spain, which is renowned for its fantastic food. Easy to make, flavorful, and you can change the protein options as desired. We had this in a restaurant with squid and it was...