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ONION SOUP (+VEGAN VERSION) / RECIPE + COOKING TIP

ONION SOUP (+VEGAN VERSION) / RECIPE + COOKING TIP

Recipe + design by Sita & Nena.   ONION SOUP  Grandma Sita and Nena intergenerational cuisine, possibly one of the best gastro fusion, always tasty made at home with love. Simply irresistible!   INGREDIENTS *vegan version I. SOUP 1kg big white onions A generous splash (about 50ml)…
CUPTAPA: GARLIC MUSHROOMS (VEGAN) / RECIPE

CUPTAPA: GARLIC MUSHROOMS (VEGAN) / RECIPE

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BEETROOT COLD SOUP (VEGAN) / RECIPE

BEETROOT COLD SOUP (VEGAN) / RECIPE

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Recipe + design by Sita & Nena.

 

BEETROOT COLD SOUP 

Grandma Sita and Nena intergenerational cuisine, possibly one of the best gastro fusion, always tasty made at home with love. Simply irresistible!  

  • INGREDIENTS *vegan recipe

VEGETABLES
4 carrots (small size)
2 potatoes (small size)
2 spring onions (green part)
1 onion (medium size)
1 beetroot (medium size)
1/2 courgette /zucchini (medium size)
2 slices of pumpkin (optional)
SPICES
A pinch of tumeric, to taste
A pinch of ground cumin, to taste
A pinch of hot chilli powder, to taste
Smoked salt, to taste
SAUTÉ + BOIL
Olive oil (to sauté)
Water (to boil)
SERVE
A generous splash (about 50g) of lemon
A generous splash (about 50g) of extra virgin olive oil
Some fresh mint leaves, chopped
A handful of toasted white sesame seeds
A spoonful of sour cream or vegan sour cream (optional)
Our note: Greek yogurt or non-dairy yogurt instead of sour cream up to your taste.

 

  • RECIPE STEP BY STEP
1. Wash the vegetables well. Peel potatoes, onion, courgette, beetroot, pumpkin and carrots. Cut the vegetables into pieces. Chop the onion and spring onions green part.
Our note: Wear gloves to peel and cut beetroots (grandma’s proven method),  if you don´t want red dye all over your hands.
2. Heat the olive oil in the pot. Sauté the onion and sprin onions until transparent.
3. Add the pieces of potatoes, pumkin, courgette, beetroot and carrots. Stir several minutes with the rest of the ingredients.
4. Cover with water (the water has to exceed a couple of fingers the ingredients) and cook the vegetables for approx. 20 minutes. When the veggies are tender, turn off the kitchen and remove the pot from heat. Add a pinch of tumeric, ground cumin, hot chilli powder and smoked salt, to taste.
5. Mix everything with the blender until it is the consistency of a soup. Taste again and if the flavors need it, season again.
Our note: If the texture of the soup is too liquid , add a few tablespoons of cornstarch (corn flour refined).
6. Serve the soup cold, ladle the soup into bowls. Add a generous splash of lemon, some chopped fresh mint leaves, a teaspoon of sour cream or yogurt and sprinkle toasted white sesame seeds on the top, depending on the size of the bowl and taste. 

 


YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY…

  • The beetroot is the taproot portion of the beet plant, usually known in North America as the beet. It is one of several of the cultivated varieties of Beta vulgaris grown for their edible taproots and their leaves (called beet greens). These varieties have been classified as B. vulgaris subsp. vulgaris Conditiva Group. Other than as a food, beets have use as a food colouring and as a medicinal plant. Many beet products are made from other Beta vulgaris varieties, particularly sugar beet. From the Middle Ages, beetroot was used as a treatment for a variety of conditions, especially illnesses relating to digestion and the blood. Bartolomeo Platina recommended taking beetroot with garlic to nullify the effects of “garlic-breath”. | wikipedia.org

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CHORIZO RUSTIC BUNS: BREAD FILLED WITH CHORIZO / RECIPE (+VEGAN VERSION)

CHORIZO RUSTIC BUNS: BREAD FILLED WITH CHORIZO / RECIPE (+VEGAN VERSION)

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Recipes + design by Sita & Nena.

Grandma Sita and Nena intergenerational cuisine, possibly one of the best gastro fusion, always tasty made at home with love. Simply irresistible!

  • CUPTAPA is a tapa (lid, literally in English) designed to fill in a small aluminum or silicone cup to serve a person. In fact, a tapa is a small portion of any kind of Spanish cuisine. Then, the concept of cuptapas (“cup + tapas”) is simply tapas that are served in small cups, original creation of Sita & Nena.

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  • Cupcake is a small cake designed to serve one person, which may be baked in a small thin paper or aluminum cup. The earliest extant description of what is now often called a cupcake was in 1796, when a recipe for “a light cake to bake in small cups” was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. | wikipedia.org
  • Tapa, in Spanish cuisine, is an appetizer, or snack. It may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or hot (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid). Tapas can be combined to make a full meal. The word “tapas” is derived from the Spanish/Portuguese verb tapar, “to cover”, a cognate of the English top. | wikipedia.org
    • World Tapas Day by Tasting Spain. Discover helps you to discover Spanish cuisine, the flavours of its geography, under the guidance of international chefs. A journey that will leave you with a good taste in your mouth; a different way to discover Spain, enjoying every break intensely. | tastingspain.es

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CUPTAPA: FRIED POTATOES WITH VEGGIES (VEGAN) / RECIPE

CUPTAPA: FRIED POTATOES WITH VEGGIES (VEGAN) / RECIPE

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FRIED POTATOES WITH VEGGIES 
Grandma Sita and Nena intergenerational cuisine, possibly one of the best gastro fusion, always tasty made at home with love. Simply irresistible!  

  • INGREDIENTS *vegan recipe

2 large potatoes
1 courgette (medium size)
Half white onion, to taste
1 bell pepper
Our note: Red, yellow or green bell pepper works well.
Olive oil (approx. 100ml), to fry
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
A teaspoon of homemade aioli sauce or egg-free garlic mayonnaise (optional)

  • RECIPE STEP BY STEP  

1. Wash all the vegetables well.
2. Peel and cut the potatoes into thin slices.
3. Peel and chop the onion.
4. Cut the courgette into thin slices.
5. Cut the pepper into cubes.
6. Mix the cut veggies (potatoes, courgette, onion and  bell peppers) in a bowl and add a bit of salt, to taste.
7. Heat olive oil in a big saucepan. Sauté and stir the veggies for several minutes.
8. Cook over a low heat, until the vegetables are soft (it means well done).
9. Remove with a skimmer and put in a strainer.
10. Pour the fried veggies into a bowl, mix gently with a spoon. Add salt and black pepper, to taste. 
11. Cover the bowl with aluminium foil. It should be served warm.

  • CUPTAPA: Fill the silicone wrappers (cupcake size) with fried veggies, sprinkle ground black pepper. Add on top a teaspoon of Aioli sauce or garlic mayonnaise (optional).

Our note: The silicone wrappers (cupcake size) are the perfect unit for a tapa.

 


YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY…

The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosumThere are about 5,000 potato varieties worldwide. Three thousand of them are found in the Andes alone, mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia. They belong to eight or nine species, depending on the taxonomic school. Apart from the 5,000 cultivated varieties, there are about 200 wild species and subspecies, many of which can be cross-bred with cultivated varieties.

The English word potato comes from Spanish patata (the name used in Spain). The Royal Spanish Academy says the Spanish word is a hybrid of the Taíno batata (‘sweet potato’) and the Quechua papa (‘potato’). The word “potato” may refer either to the plant itself or to the edible tuber. 

The potato was first domesticated in the region of modern-day southern Peru and extreme northwestern Bolivia between 8000 and 5000 BC. It has since spread around the world and become a staple crop in many countries. According to conservative estimates, the introduction of the potato was responsible for a quarter of the growth in Old World population and urbanization between 1700 and 1900. In the Altiplano, potatoes provided the principal energy source for the Inca civilization, its predecessors, and its Spanish successor. Following the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire, the Spanish introduced the potato to Europe in the second half of the 16th century, part of the Columbian exchange. The staple was subsequently conveyed by European mariners to territories and ports throughout the world.| wikipedia.org


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FRIED PADRÓN CHILI PEPPERS (VEGAN) / RECIPE

FRIED PADRÓN CHILI PEPPERS (VEGAN) / RECIPE

Recipe + design by Sita & Nena. Location (Google Maps): Padrón (Galicia), Spain.   FRIED PADRÓN CHILI PEPPERS  Our note: We ‎love‬ ‎Padron ‪‎peppers‬! These tiny peppers are customarily fried in oil and served as one of the galician popular tapas. The taste is mild, but some exemplars can be quite…