Brown Rice Mujadara

This simple Mujadara recipe is slow-simmered with brown rice, lentils, caramelized onions and the yummiest warming spices…then tossed at the very end with lots of fresh mint and lemon.  My kind of delicious, feel-good comfort food. New favorite thing in life? Leisurely flipping through magazines…on my iPad.  ♡♡♡ I know, I know, I’m about five years late...

Carrot Patch “Dirt” Cups

These Carrot Patch “Dirt” Cups are made with an easy chocolate-avocado mousse, topped with crumbled Oreos, then topped with (naturally-colored) chocolate-covered strawberry “carrots”.  Totes adorbs…and perfect for Spring! Raise your hand if you grew up eating “dirt” cake! I still vividly remember the day back in 5th grade when some pre-Pinteresty...

Unforgettable Italian Chopped Salad

This unforgettable Italian Chopped Salad is full of fresh tomatoes, basil, Romaine, Pecorino, a rich balsamic glaze…and “sprinkled” with some surprise ingredients! Ever since we returned home from our trip to Rome, I have been itching to recreate this salad we tried on our very last day there at a cute...

Horsefeather Cocktail

This classic Horsefeather Cocktail is easy to make with just 4 ingredients — your choice of whiskey, ginger beer, bitters and a squeeze of lime.  Basically, a refreshing whisky spin on a Moscow mule. A few weeks ago when I posted a story about making horsefeather cocktails on Instagram, my inbox lit up with messages...

Kung Pao Chicken Noodle Stir-Fry

This Kung Pao Chicken Noodle Stir-Fry recipe is quick and easy to make, totally easy to customize (with your favorite noodles, veggies, protein…you name it), and tossed with the most delicious kung pao peanut sauce. For those days when you’re craving chicken and noodles…kicked up a notch. ♡ Seriously, this quick and...

Spanish Chorizo Spaghetti Carbonara

This Spanish Chorizo Spaghetti Carbonara is a super-tasty Spanish twist on the Italian classic, made with lots of zesty Spanish chorizo and Manchego cheese. Barclay and I are both huge fans of Manchego cheese.  Back in the States, it was always our main splurge at Costco, and we loved adding it to cheese boards,...

How Learning Spanish Is (Really) Going

Of all the questions we’ve been asked since moving to Spain, there’s one we’ve come to really appreciate friends checking in on — “So how’s learning Spanish going?” Our short answer? Good! Also…hard.  And fun.  And humbling.  And encouraging.  And slow-going.  And never-ending.  And downright maddening, at times.  (<– Hello, having...

Creamy Chicken Marsala Soup

This Creamy Chicken Marsala Soup is everything you love about the classic pasta…slow simmered into a cozy, creamy, comforting soup.  Feel free to make yours with any kind of pasta shape or noodles that you have on hand. Cold and rainy days call for warm and cozy soups.  Always.  ♡ And last...

Vietnamese Spring Roll Salad

This Vietnamese Spring Roll Salad is everything you love about spring rolls…chopped up into a fresh and zesty pasta salad.  Feel free to make yours with shrimp, chicken, pork or tofu…or keep it simple with just veggies! One of the most charming things about living in Barcelona?  Shopping at cute little mercados here everyday....

Irresistible Peanut Butter Granola

My favorite homemade peanut butter granola recipe!  It’s quick and easy to make, it’s naturally sweetened with honey, and it’s ridiculously, irresistibly, completely delicious.  Feel free to add in chocolate chips if you’d like! Ever since our wedding day, this handsome husband of mine has been waking up a few...

Introducing…

…our brand new Gimme Some Barcelona Travel Guide! Ever since we moved to Barcelona this past fall, my inbox has been downright overflowing with messages from you all asking for our best travel recommendations around the city.  Which — I’ve gotta admit — came as a total surprise.  We’re the first...

Mushroom Stroganoff

This vegetarian Mushroom Stroganoff recipe is quick and easy to make in about 30 minutes, and it is perfectly comforting, hearty, savory, and delicious. My recipe for traditional Beef Stroganoff has long been one of the most popular posts on this blog.  And with good reason — it’s one of my faves.  But! ...