Pastel de arroz

I have to admit, I did not like pastel de arroz that much when I was in Bilbao. As the basis for Carolina – yes, but alone – not my favourite. This changed when I made it myself, at home. It’s so creamy and buttery, not too sweet, you just cannot stop eating. And everybody…

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Vegan chocolate chip cookies

After excesses of Christmas comes the time of moderation, and after Christmas cookies – simple vegan chocolate chip cookies. Simple, but still delicious. And requiring patience: the dough has to be kept in the fridge for 12 hours! Honestly, I never managed that, the longest I kept the dough refrigerated was 4 hours. But it…

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Orange shortbread cookies

Normally, I spend my weekends outdoors: running, biking, hiking and the like. But when the weather is cold and the days short, the time spent outside shrinks, while the time spent in the kitchen gets longer. Besides, Advent is baking time. So for the first Advent weekend I met with A. to bake some cookies.…

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Chili sin carne

I make no pretense at the authenticity of this recipe. I’ve never been to Mexico and this is not a Mexican dish. This is my variation, which I’ve been refining over years, until I found a perfect replacement for mince meat. With winter just around the corner, it’s time again for this comfort food to…

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