Articles Categorized in: Beef

Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich: The Ultimate Portuguese Comfort Food

Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich: The Ultimate Portuguese Comfort Food

Portuguese Francesinha sandwich comes from the north part of Portugal, specifically the city Porto. Don’t assume that francesinhas are a simple and light sandwich you eat when you have a little void space in your tummy. This dish is HEAVY. I mean, eat it when you are starving and have plenty room for this monstrosity. Bread, sausages, meat, ham, cheese, egg and a rich and meaty sauce. All this accompanied by a bunch of french fries. That’s what I call...
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Copycat Ikea Meatballs

Copycat Ikea Meatballs

My sweet and beloved Ikea. I love going to Ikea… Will (A.k.a the boyfriend) not so much. Still, it is my personal Disney World: home decor, pillows, candles, flowers, beautiful dishes, kitchen gadgets and cute things in general. My entire house is a constant reminder of how much I love Ikea. The dishes you see in my pictures… oh yes, Ikea again!       And every time I go to my dreamland I eat the same thing: 12 Swedish...
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Grandma’s Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots (Latin American style)

Grandma’s Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots (Latin American style)

I’m sure there are meals that make you remember a specific time of your life. Well, this beef stew tastes to me like all the weekends at my abuela’s (grandma’s). She used to serve this rich stew over a big bowl of fluffy white rice. It was definitely the best part of my weekend along with her quesillo. If you know me you probably know that I’m not a fan of white rice. For a Latin American girl, this is...
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20 minutes Spanish Chorizo and Beef Pasta

20 minutes Spanish Chorizo and Beef Pasta

This Spanish chorizo and beef pasta is probably the favorite recipe of Will (my Boyfriend in case you are new to the blog). Luckly for me it is so easy to do that I always save this recipe for those days that I’m not feeling like spending hours in the kitchen. It is easy as tasty and you will only take 20 minutes to do it – pretty amazing huh?. The key ingredient of this recipe is the always imponent...
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Zucchini Beef Lasagna

Zucchini Beef Lasagna

Many of my Sundays with family were marked by a big pan of lasagna. In the recent years —when is not so easy to lose weight as when I had 15 years old—,  I’ve started a “Healthy path”.     Replacing ingredients that are high in calories is one of the favorite strategies to keep down the calories counts in a recipe. For this lasagna, instead of using pasta for the layers of the lasagna I will be using sliced...
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Meat Cannelloni

Meat Cannelloni

This is a classic Italian recipe that I use to prepare for special occasions when I want to surprise, especially when my commensals are kids. They just love the combination of gravy, cheese and pasta. Meat cannelloni are very simple to prepare also you can make them in advance and keep them freeze up to five days. It is perfect to take to the work and feel like you are eating in a restaurant. This recipe can also be vegetarian...
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