Category Archives: Spanish

Onion and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

This delicious onion and sweet potato soup recipe is perfect to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. Onion soup is a popular recipe in France and Spain. It is surprising that the simplest recipes can be the most tasty! I made this on Christmas day as a starter for me and my brother and we loved it! It will keep you going until your vegan Christmas dinner is ready!

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Serves 2

Ingredients

2 tbsp Olive Oil

3 Onions

1 Clove Garlic

1 Litre Water

2 Medium Sweet Potatoes

1 Carrot

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp oregano

Instructions

Firstly add the olive oil into a large pan on a low heat.

Now slice the onions and add to the pan. Fry for a few minutes until cooked. Now add in the chopped garlic. Season with the salt, pepper, thyme and oregano. Stir in well. Leave to cook for a minute then remove from the heat. Pour in the water.

Now add in the 1cm sliced sweet potato and carrot. Put a lid on the pan.

Next bring to the boil. Cook for 30 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes. Finally add the soup into blender. Blend for 30 seconds until the soup is mostly smooth.

Pour the soup into bowl and serve immediately with a slice of toasted bread.

Patatas Bravas Recipe

Hola! I decided to recreate the patatas bravas that I had for tapas in the Spanish restaurants! When making the patatas, I accidentally picked up the vinegar instead of the olive oil to cook them in! This worked out well as the patatas turned out very crispy and delicious cooked in a mixture of vinegar and olive oil!

Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas

Makes 1 portion

Patatas Ingredients

2            Large potatoes

1 tbsp    Vinegar

1 tbsp    Olive oil

1/2 tsp   Sea salt

1/2 tsp   Black pepper

Bravas Sauce Ingredients

1 tsp      Olive oil

1 clove  Garlic

1 can     Chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp   Tomato puree

1 tsp      Cayenne pepper

1 tsp      Paprika

1/2 tsp   Sea salt

1/2 tsp   Black pepper

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 200C.

Chop the potatoes into pyramids. Now place them on a baking tray and drizzle with vinegar and olive oil. Put the tray in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until browned and crispy.

To make the bravas sauce, heat olive oil in a sauce pan over a low heat. Add the chopped garlic and fry for a minute or two. Then add the can of tomatoes, tomato puree, cayenne pepper, paprika, sea salt and black pepper. Simmer on a low heat while the potatoes cook.

Pile the patatas onto a plate and spoon some of the spicy bravas sauce over the patatas. Serve warm. Store the excess bravas sauce in a container in the fridge. Very tasty on chips!

Patatas Bravas Recipe

Serving Size: 1

Patatas Bravas Recipe

Ingredients

    Patatas Ingredients
  • 2 Large potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
    Bravas Sauce Ingredients
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 can Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C.
  • Chop the potatoes into pyramids. Now place them on a baking tray and drizzle with vinegar and olive oil. Put the tray in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until browned and crispy.
  • To make the bravas sauce, heat olive oil in a sauce pan over a low heat. Add the chopped garlic and fry for a minute or two. Then add the can of tomatoes, tomato puree, cayenne pepper, paprika, sea salt and black pepper. Simmer on a low heat while the potatoes cook.
  • Pile the patatas onto a plate and spoon some of the spicy bravas sauce over the patatas. Serve warm. Store the excess bravas sauce in a container in the fridge. Very tasty on chips!
  • http://www.katesvegancooking.co.uk/2015/09/13/patatas-bravas-recipe/

    Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms Recipe

    Ever since I tried these garlic mushrooms (champinones) as a tapas in an authentic Spanish restaurant in Jalon I have wanted to make them! They are so simple to make and so tasty! Today we stayed in and relaxed by the pool and I made them for lunch on toast.

    Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

    Serves 1

    Ingredients

    1 tbsp Olive oil

    3 Medium button mushrooms

    1 Garlic clove

    1/2 tsp Dried parsley

    1/2 tsp Sea salt

    Instructions

    Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on a low heat.

    Thinly slice the mushrooms and add to the pan. Chop the garlic and add to the pan. Season with the parsley and sea salt and mix in.

    Saute on a low heat for 15-20 minutes until the mushrooms are delicately soft and slightly brown. Regularly stir and turn over the mushrooms.

    Serve warm as a tapas snack or delicious served on toast.

    Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms Recipe

    Serving Size: 1

    Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms Recipe

    Ingredients

    • 1 tbsp Olive oil
    • 3 Medium button mushrooms
    • 1 Garlic clove
    • 1/2 tsp Dried parsley
    • 1/2 tsp Sea salt

    Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on a low heat.
  • Thinly slice the mushrooms and add to the pan. Chop the garlic and add to the pan. Season with the parsley and sea salt and mix in.
  • Saute on a low heat for 15-20 minutes until the mushrooms are delicately soft and slightly brown. Regularly stir and turn over the mushrooms.
  • Serve warm as a tapas snack or delicious served on toast.
  • http://www.katesvegancooking.co.uk/2015/09/10/sauteed-garlic-mushrooms-recipe/

    Ensalada in Orba

    Today we went for a walk in the Jalon valley and saw wild orange trees, nut trees, purple grape trees and cacao bean trees! We have lemon trees in the garden at the villa so can pick wild lemons. It’s fantastic to go outside and pick your own fruit!

    Later we drove to Orba to have lunch in Les Arcades. For tapas they had finely sliced, fried mushrooms seasoned in olive oil, garlic and parsley which were very tasty.

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    For starter I had the sopa de cebolla/onion soup which was tasty.

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    All the main meals contained meat, but we asked the waiter if they could prepare some vegetables. Later on he brought out a stunning dish of rainbow coloured vegetables with rice, mushrooms and patatas which was amazing!

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    For dessert I had cantaloupe melon. After that we were stuffed!

    So it really is possible to eat vegan while in Spain!

    Patatas Bravas in Calpe

    Buenas dias! Today we went into Calpe to do some shopping. Unfortunately on the way back it poured with rain, so much so that we couldn’t cross the road to walk back to the car as the road had turned into a river! So we ran into the Spanish restaurant El Paseo to shelter from the rain and have lunch while we waited for the rain to stop.

    The only vegan meal on the menu was Patatas Bravas! It is becoming one of my favourite meals! Crispy potatoes with spicy tomato salsa sauce! I will keep you updated with other vegan meals that I find in the restaurants!

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