Sweet Potato Tacos with Miel de Piloncillo

What a great way to use sweet potatoes

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One of my favorite things my nana used to make when I was little was tacos de papa. Something that I specifically remember is she would never tell us it was time to eat — she would ask, in a way that is so characteristic of her gentle nature, “Quieres comer?” Americanized as I was, I didn’t speak Spanish and always thought that she was saying, “The food is ready.” “Gracias Nanaaaa,” I would respond as I zipped around the corner into the kitchen and settled into a seat at the table.

sweet potato tacos with miel de piloncillo by cocinadecella.com

There was always a sense of excitement when she made us tacos de papa, I think because there was a do-it-yourself aspect to it. There would be a tray of crispy tacos in the center of the table, still piping hot from the oil she fried them in and stuffed with lightly-seasoned mashed potatoes. I think she only used salt…

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Creamy Tomato & Egg Caserole

Perfect for a special breakfast

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I am always looking for new creative things to make for breakfast. To be honest though, sometimes I go into the kitchen just to make something I have already tried, but then something happens and I end up with a brand new recipe. 😀 This actually happens quite often.  The other day when I was beginning to cook a meal I said to my hubby, “I’m not sure what I am making yet.” And he said,”And how is that different than normal?” That made me laugh! He knows me so well! He knows I love to create new things and is a great encourager of me!

The sauce for this meal made it!  The coconut milk added just the right creaminess to it! It was so good and full of so much flavor! Love, Love, Loved it!

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Mmmh che bueno!!!

A mouthful of Italy

Lovely Delight Bite

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It’s sunny, it’s warm and it’s time to enjoy la bella vita! Here a simple but yummie Appetizer/Apéro idea: marinated Tomato-Mozzarella Skewers. Mariniated with a paste of fresh Basil, Garlic, Olive Oil, Pepperoncini and Pine Nuts.
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Find this Recipe Here or go to “Apéro”

A lovely weekend to everyone!
E buon appetito!
Emily

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Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes

Great tastes

Officially Gluten Free

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These gluten free Bacon Wrapped Balsamic Sweet Potatoes are served with a creamy Balsamic Dip. They make a delicious snack or a perfect appetizer. Who can resist Bacon and Sweet Potatoes…

Ingredients 

1 Package of Bacon

2 Sweet Potatoes

2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

2 Tsp Balsamic Vinegar

Directions

1. Pre Heat your oven to 400 F.

2. Peel the sweet potatoes, cut them into 1 inch pieces. Then put in a pot of water, bring to a boil. Let boil for 3- 5 minutes, then strain the water and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes pieces in the brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. Let sit for 5 – 10, to let the vinegar soak in a little.

4. Cut your strips of bacon into 3. Wrap each potato piece with bacon then use a tooth pic to hold it together. Place onto a baking sheet and bake for 35 -40…

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Spanish Inspired Spiced Almonds

Takes me back to Barcelona…

Sharing The Food We Love

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Nuts are one of our favourite snacks.  We will often pop a bowl out on the coffee table to nibble on with our beer or a glass of wine to celebrate the end of the day.  Our recent addiction has been more specifically smoked almonds.  A friend introduced me to them a few years ago and ever since they have been something I have to be very careful not to over indulge in.  I keep them in the fridge on random occasions  and find the cold fresh nut with its smoky and salty coating are a wonderful flavour and texture combination.

When I saw the recipe for these Spanish flavoured almonds in Karen Martini’s Cooking At Home I was intrigued and wrote down the recipe in anticipation of giving them a try.  Like a lot of recipes its sat in my notebook waiting for a time when…

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Grain free salmon quiche

A quick base for quiches.

Fabulously Free From

Looking for a delicious lunch time treat? why not try this easy gluten free quiche. Ground almonds are used instead of flour to make the base.

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recipe-

Base

150g almond flour ( ground almonds )

150g parmesan cheese or grand pandana cheese ( grated )

1 large egg

1/4 tsp sea salt

Filling-

1 courgette finely grated ( you could also use asparagus or spinach in quiche )

1/4tsp sea salt

75g parmesan cheese

250g mascarpone cheese

2 large free range eggs

100g smoked salmon pieces

1tbsp chopped dill

Method-

Put the ground almonds grated grana pandano and salt in a bowl

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add 1 beaten egg

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mix together

tip into a flan dish and press down

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bake in hot oven 170c for 12 mins until golden

fry chopped courgette in olive oil or coconut oil

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In a bowl mix mascarpone cheese, grated parmesan, dill, salmon and 2 beaten eggs

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pour…

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The Versatile Gluten Free Vegan Flatbread (Also Naan Bread and Pizza Base)

Easy and quick to make naan bread or pizza base. 

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By Luke Jones. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. 

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I’ve always liked a good bit of bread, especially the flat kind. It’s always been hard to find decent gluten free bread though that’s still pretty health promoting, and doesn’t break the bank. So I decided to come up with my own.

I’ve been working on this one for a while now, and think I’ve just about got it nailed down. Aside from being really easy to make, the great thing about this bread is its versatility. Whether you want a normal flatbread, an Indian naan, or an Italian pizza base; all it takes is a few simple adjustments to the recipe.

Don’t be too worried about exact quantities with ingredients, I’m certainly not and it usually turns out fine…

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of gluten free flour (I use a blend of buckwheat, potato and rice)
  • 1 teaspoon xantham…

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