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This is a travelogue of a trip around Spain, highlighting the cuisine and food memories. Includes recipes of notable dishes.

Columbian Natilla without Eggs: (Layered with Nuts & Raspberries)

Natilla, a rich custard-like dessert, has several different variations depending on the country of origin. This recipe is for a Columbian natilla, which is similar to a vanilla natilla custard from Spain, but without the eggs. It is a simple dish traditionally enjoyed during the holiday season, and in Columbia it is typically served with …

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Seared Chicken Piperade (adapted for slow carb diet)

Piperade is the simple, elegant and quintessential dish of the small Basque region that sits partially in France and partially in Spain.  The signature ingredients are those found readily in this region and consist of onion, garlic, peppers and tomatoes (and usually a spicy paprika). This slow carb recipe was inspired by Hubert Keller’s slider …

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Mediterranean Baked Eggs with Harissa

Eggs are a great source of nutrition, one large egg containing 6 grams of protein and an array of vitamins and minerals.  This wonderful rendition of  a North African version of ratatouille, called Shakshuka (aka Chakchouka), is a perfect one-pot dish for any meal…breakfast, lunch or dinner. Mediterranean Baked Eggs vs. Shakshouka (aka Chakchouka)? There …

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