Basil Vinaigrette

This Basil Vinaigrette recipe is quick and easy to make, and bursting with the best fresh basil flavor.  Perfect for drizzling on salads, pizzas, pastas, soups, grilled meat, veggies and more! These past few weeks, Barclay and I have been hosting some very special visitors from Kansas City…my in-laws! They...

5-Minute Dreamy Tahini Dip

This 5-Minute Dreamy Tahini Dip recipe is quick and easy to make in the blender, it’s naturally gluten-free and vegan, and it goes with just about everything. Meet…the dip that goes with pretty much everything. Totally.  Obsessed.  🙋 I actually came up with this one by accident a few weeks ago when I was...

Rosy Rosé Sangria

This lovely rosé sangria is made with your choice of fresh fruit, crisp rosé wine, and a subtle splash of rose water.  It’s the perfect refreshing drink for spring and summertime! Love springtime roses and rosé? I’ve brought the two together for you today in this lovely new sangria recipe! Just grab some...

Herb-Lovers Lemony Orzo Salad

This Herb-Lovers Lemony Orzo Salad recipe is easy to make and filled with the best fresh and zesty flavors!  Perfect for serving as a main dish or side, and easy to customize with your favorite add-ins. As long as I live, I’m pretty sure that I will never grow tired of chopping...

How To Make Tamales

Learn how to make tamales with this easy recipe and step-by-step tutorial!  They’re easy to customize (chicken, beef, pork and vegetarian filling recipes provided), they’re made with zero lard or shortening, they’re easy to freeze, and taste as delicious as ever! Guys, I finally taught myself how to make tamales! ♡ And...

Easy Elote Dip

This simple Elote Dip recipe is everything you love about classic Mexican street corn…in an easy 15-minute dip! The very first time we invited our European friends over for Mexican food here in Spain, we made our usual round of tacos, rice, beans, and dips…and totally spiced everyone out.  😂😂😂 Ha,...

Weekend in Rome (and Naples!)

Highlights from our 5-day long weekend in Rome (including a day trip to Naples!), including our favorite places to eat, things to do, and where we stayed.  And of course, a hundred photos. :) Last month, my favorite guy in the world turned 40!  So to celebrate, I asked him to...

Mango Avocado Spring Rolls (with Easy Peanut Sauce)

These Mango Avocado Spring Rolls are filled with a rainbow of fresh and delicious ingredients, they’re naturally gluten-free and vegan, and served with the most irresistible peanut dipping sauce. Guys, we did it.  We made it through another winter!  ♡ In my little world, this is always major cause for celebration.  But...

Our First Sant Jordi Day in Barcelona (VIDEO)

New Catalan tradition we’re TOTALLY adopting and celebrating for the rest of our lives: La Diada de Sant Jordi! 🌹📚❤️ We’ve been looking forward to this festival ever since we moved to Barcelona.  It’s known by foreigners around here as the “Catalan Valentine’s Day”.  But sure enough, as has been our experience...

3-Ingredient Mexican Shredded Chicken

This 3-Ingredient Mexican Shredded Chicken recipe is full of great flavor, easy to make in the Instant Pot or Crock-Pot, and perfect for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads and more! With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, I feel the need to tell you about the most delicious Mexican shredded...

Pico de Gallo

Learn how to make Pico de Gallo with this quick and easy recipe!  It only takes about 10 minutes, calls for 7 simple ingredients, and tastes perfectly fresh and delicious every time. A few weeks ago on Instagram, I shared my list of Mexican recipes that I was planning to make...

Sizzlin’ Spicy Szechuan Stir-Fry

This Sizzlin’ Spicy Szechuan Stir-Fry is quick and easy to make with beef, chicken, shrimp or tofu.  Feel free to make it as spicy or mild as you prefer! This weekend marks six months since we packed up our lives and moved across the ocean to Barcelona.  And I’ve gotta...