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Fast and Easy Rice

Here’s a quick and easy way to make rice that works perfectly every time. You can use exactly the same technique, with same ratio of 1 cup grain to 2 cups water, for quinoa, millet, buckwheat and other grains. Enjoy!

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Ma Evans’ Nut Roast

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat! Have you started your countdown to Christmas? Do you have any family traditions? I grew up in England to a Brazilian father and Chilean mother so our Christmases tended to be eclectic. Once I become an adult and certainly after I moved to Spain, I started to […]

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Leek and Potato Soup

It’s raining today in Barcelona and I have to confess that it makes me very happy in my snug cosy little office. This rain not only tops up the low water reservoirs and waters my plants; the cooler weather is perfect for make warming soups. Which brings me on to this week’s video. Creamy Leek […]

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Victoria Sponge Cake and the 80/20 Rule

Confession time: this is not a healthy dessert. It falls in the small bracket of the 80/20 Rule of Healthy Moderation Under this simple guideline, you eat healthy 80 percent of the time. This allows you to indulge in less healthy foods 20 percent of the time. The reasoning is that if you are eating […]

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Papaya

Papaya seems to grow just about everywhere in Brazil. Almost every garden I saw had a papaya tree laden with heavy melon shaped fruit. Christopher Columbus called papaya the “fruit of the angels”. He noticed that the Caribbean natives ate the fruit after huge meals and never encountered any digestive distress. The flesh is deliciously […]

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Risotto Primavera

I got home late and hungry the other night after my toastmasters meeting. I normally pack a salad or leftovers, but I didn’t have time that day so I arrived home famished. I don’t usually like to eat so late in the day but it had been a long time since lunch and my rumbling […]

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