3 July 2014

Introduction

I love to cook. That is a fact. Food is one of the most important things in our lives! The reason why I never became a chef is still unknown, but my life isn't finish yet and I still have many years to go.
I started cooking when I left the nest to study abroad. I came to England and soon after I realise how much I missed all the food back home (yes... my mum's food).
The hard work and the few free hours made me buy food everyday at the uni cafeteria... Until I reach a point when I couldn't take it any more. The food was unhealthy, full of fat and not very tasty... So I needed a change, I needed to learn how to cook by myself to maintain a healthy diet at the same time I enjoyed the meals.
I started with the basics: pasta, rice, salads... Then a bit more elaborated: roasts, stews, soups... I also loved baking cakes, cupcakes, bread... And little by little I started to learn the basis of cooking and started to challenge myself to produce tastier foods, always trying to keep a healthy and balance diet. I don't claim to be a professional cook or nutritionist. I just cook what feels right for my body.
Health issues closed down many doors in cooking. Allergies to nuts, some fruits, some legumes (even fish a few years ago) and low tolerance to gluten made me more imaginative in the kitchen.
Considering my nationality (Spanish), Mediterranean food is a logical option. Besides I do love that cuisine. The food in the Mediterranean area is full of flavour! It is packed with vegetables, fruits and cereals with the occasional meat and fish. This blog is dedicated to the Mediterranean foods and recipes. From healthy snacks to devilish deserts, including vegetarian and gluten free options. It includes recipes from countries around the Mediterranean sea, such as Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Morocco, Cyprus, Malta, Turkey, Egypt... (Although I also like Asian and South-american food, so maybe one or two recipes will end up here as well...).
Just to point out that most of the recipes I will post here will not be the traditional recipe, they will be changed. I apologise if I offend someone's culinary culture! I will adapt recipes to try to make something I'm not allergic to and to try to reduce the fat and sugars.
I hope you enjoy these recipes and please let me know if you have any comment or suggestion!

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