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Bolo do Caco (Sweet Potato Bread)

Bolo do Caco (Sweet Potato Bread)

This sweet potato bread is a traditional recipe from Madeira. Bolo do Caco is a soft bread that usually is served with a garlicky butter as entrée for any meal.     You can find Bolo do Caco in almost any corner of Madeira island. It is commonly served as a company for espetadas — which is a kind of barbecue. As you may know — if you’ve followed my blog — I lived a few months in Madeira while...
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Miso Soup with Soba Noodles and Clams

Miso Soup with Soba Noodles and Clams

This Japanese inspired miso soup with soba noodles and clams is my lasted culinary successful experiment. Soba noodles infused in a delicate broth with veggies and clams. A true explosion of umami flavor.   I’m beyond proud of how amazing this soup turns out. I discovered soba noodles recently and they are great. You can use them as a gluten-free substitute in case you have any level of gluten intolerance.They have a soft flavor and they work better with delicate...
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Perfect Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Perfect Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

The classic and magical combination that always works: carrot muffins with cream cheese frosting.     Today I bring you the moistest and yummiest carrot muffins in all the net — big statement? I promise you that you wouldn’t be able to eat only one no matter how much self-control you think you have — I’m not fooling myself, I would eat three at least. I couldn’t contain myself not even because I had to take some pictures for you...
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Shrimps Quinoa

Shrimps Quinoa

This shrimps quinoa is a healthier version of the classic rice with shrimps. This recipe is perfect for prep meal and it is quite easy to make.   The best part of this shrimp quinoa is that all the flavor comes from the shrimps. I need to use in-shell shrimps because I’m going to make a broth just using the shell. In case you didn’t know, the real flavor of the shrimps is in the shell, especially inside the head....
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Husband-Catcher Recipe (coconut cake)

Husband-Catcher Recipe (coconut cake)

Definitely, a husband-catcher —atrapamarido— is a particular name for a coconut cake. But this scrumptious cake has some hidden properties — not only to get you a spouse — but it is capable to get the WOW factor to a dinner with family and friends.     This dessert is definitely the cherry at the top for my dinners. About a week ago I made a small meal for my family because one of my aunts is here visiting Portugal,...
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Banana and Blueberry Muffins

Banana and Blueberry Muffins

Craving for something sweet but healthy at the same time? This banana and blueberry muffins are the answer. And besides, they are super easy to make. It’s just an all-in-one recipe 🙂     Did I also mention that it is simple, super yummy, low in sugar and one of the best breakfast to go ever. You can pack a couple of these muffins and you are ready to start the day. Bananas and blueberries work really well. I like...
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Vegetables and White Beans Soup

Vegetables and White Beans Soup

Comforting vegetables and white beans soup that make you feel good because of the nutrient load.     I am the type of person that needs a soup day after a huge food hangover.  I usually go after my detox spinach soup, but once in a while, a change is gladly welcome. As the days are getting rainier and rainier here in Lisbon a comforting and richer type of soup is required. This vegetables and white beans soups is like...
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Creamy Broccoli and Avocado Salad

Creamy Broccoli and Avocado Salad

This is one of my last salad obsessions. This creamy broccoli and avocado salad are packed with flavor and great textures.     I call it a green miracle. It has steamed broccoli and ripe avocado as the main stars of this salad. They work great as a dynamic duo. I like my broccoli a little bit crunchy (undercooked). This way you don’t lose so many nutrients. Another way to preserve the vitamins and minerals that are water-soluble is steaming...
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Mexican Molletes with Pico e’ Gallo

Mexican Molletes with Pico e’ Gallo

These Mexican Molletes are great for any Mexican theme party or dinner. For me, I like to eat them for breakfast. They just help me a lot to start my day with energy.     What are these things? Molletes are basically a slice toasted bread covered with beans (any type you like) and grated cheese. After the base, you can add as many things as you like. This recipe is a classic mollete with black bean and topped with...
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Venezuelan Quesillo (pudding)

Venezuelan Quesillo (pudding)

Those Venezuelan readers out there know that a truly Venezuelan quesillo is the most requested food in any birthday party (after tequeños). It is one of the most famous Venezuelan desserts.     For the rest of the people that aren’t as familiar with this dessert, you need to know a couple of things about it: Firstly: It is not exactly a pudding. Sorry if the title is kind of misleading. It looks similar to a pudding but the texture...
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