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A Day Exploring Porto

My favorite city in Portugal on our recent road trip was definitely Porto. I wished we had more than a day to spend exploring Porto, but I guess that means we will have to go back for more! I have a bunch of photos to show you, and then some recommendations for your visit to […]

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Snapshots of Lisbon

We just returned from our roadtrip to Portugal I wanted to show you some snapshots of Lisbon. It’s such a beautiful and interesting city! I absolutely love Portuguese architecture, and the aesthetic in general. It’s similar to Spain’s, but more feminine, with more finesse and elegance. First, I’ll post some pictures of a market we […]

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A Day in Sintra Portugal

We recently spent the most wonderful day in Sintra, Portugal. It’s beautiful here, and such a sweet place to explore. I don’t have a lot of time to write about it since we are on to the next place (we’re taking a week-long road trip all over Portugal) but I wanted to at least share […]

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Hazelnut Pie Crust (Grain-Free!)

Something very good happened in my kitchen this week, and I thought you should know about it. I made a grain-free hazelnut pie crust. And this pie crust was perfect: light, buttery, golden, crispy, and delicious.Let me back up for just a minute, though. Last year around this time, my grain-free world was rocked by […]

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Egg Salad with Yogurt, Dill & Lemon

Egg salad is one of those dishes I often forget about. Both Jeff and I have memories of eating it in our sandwiches as kids, neither of us loving it. But once in a while, I have a bunch of hard boiled eggs on my hands, and I remember. It turns out that I kind […]

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How to Cut Up a Pineapple Like a Pro

I know there are a lot of ways to cut up a pineapple out there, but I personally think there is only one right way to do it! I grew up in the Philippines, and loved the beautiful ways everyone sliced up fruit. In the markets, the fruit vendors would be carving fruit up so […]

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Lunch at the Cadiz Market

It’s been a very hot summer, my friends. Last Saturday, we saw that the high for our town of El Puerto de Santa Maria was going to be 99ºF, so we decided that we needed to get down to Cadiz, where it’s always cooler, especially in the summer time. This was also a great excuse […]

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Gazpacho– Gluten free!

The Best Gazpacho (Gluten-Free & Grain-Free)

What’s your summertime go-to meal? This year for our family, with so much summer heat and busy-ness, it has absolutely been gazpacho. Every Saturday, we go shopping for our food for the week and I pick up tons of tomatoes, red peppers, and cucumbers, and I make a huge batch of gazpacho. We usually eat […]

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What Could Go Right?

I wrote this post in June of 2015, but am republishing it a year later because I have an important update, which changes the story a little– and I added a video I think you’ll enjoy.  If you have already read it, please scroll to the bottom of the post. And if this is the […]

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