“Offal” is the culinary term that refers to the entrails of an animal.
In Spain the use of offal in kitchen has a long tradition since ancient times and extending to many places; from Madrid with his “tripe”, Asturias and Castilla with braised “veal tongue”, testicles, liver and onions, pigs’ trotters ……. until the sausage itself, sausage, ham, cured meat, black pudding, but this is not the issue at hand.

In the culinary aspect is more important to consider when performing Offal Recipes is definitely cleaning the pieces will cook.
So corns, for example, we will have to leave them to soak in water and vinegar for a whole day and then with a knife throwing away the dark and dirty parts, for followed by washing in water.
To clean the trotters use very cold water, even mixed with ice cubes so stop the bleeding; if we cook the same tongue, liver, sweetbreads and so on.

In short, we cherish the maximum hygiene.

Offal and traditional dish of the world gastronomy was first used by the poorer classes in order to maximize the killing of the animal, calves, sheep, pigs ……
Today, Offal Recipes have gone from being a marginal plate, cheap ingredients, it has to be an exaltation of haute cuisine, prepared with great care and the highest creativity; once cooked by experts, products become pure deliccatessen.
Not everyone likes this kind of product, sometimes it may seem to “gore kitchen”; but, increasingly, the restaurants are including offal recipes in his letter.
In the capital of Spain all the restaurants are among its creations dish tripe, dish and we began to consume the news from 1599; and a recipe very demanded by bullfighting fans to the exits of bullfights, where they were consumed in taverns.
What follows is a straight offal, which are the most typical dishes of this type of cuisine, hoping to expand later.

– Beef Tripe Spanish Recipe.
– Veal Sweetbreads Recipe.
– Stewed tongue Recipe.
– Stewed Pig’s Trotters Recipe.




Vegetables: the virtues of our garden.

This proved that the consumption of vegetables reduces the risk of cancer and degenerative diseases.
According to experts, the optimal consumption of fresh vegetables is three to five servings, ie a minimum of 400 grams per day.
Along with fruits, they are the main dietary sources of vitamin C and provitamin A. Many, moreover, are excellent source of other nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, and have a low content of protein and fat. To cover the recommendations, suffice to consume vegetables in the first course and accompanying the latter, both food and dinner.

Vegetables are rich in fibers, which helps to promote intestinal transit; provide satiety, which favors those who follow slimming diets. Soluble fiber helps reduce cholesterol levels, which helps prevent cardiovascular disease and gallstones; also it contributes, according to recent studies, to reduce the incidence of colon cancer.
During the summer season, fresh vegetables are foods that help hydrate our body because of its high water content, plus nutritional and digestive. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and low in calories. They are also a source of antioxidants. Elllo all are essential in the Mediterranean diet.



Clams with Beans
Clams with Beans

This recipe is closely related to the one just published, white Beans Recipe and one of my first post and one of my favorite recipes, which never fails my Christmas meals, Clams Recipe.
Typical dishes of the cuisine of northern Spain, and therefore an exaltation of the Spanish Cuisine.
Withe Beans with clams Recipe, very simple to perform.

Let the recipe, Let’s go, Foodies !!!! 😉

– 1 kg. white beans.
– 1/2 kg of clams.
– Parsley.
– 1 onion.
– 1 clove of garlic.
– Olive oil and salt.

Come I said in the previous post prescription white beans, in this case we leave the beans to soak the night before.
The first thing we do the next day is the bean stew; to pour it in the pot, the water we cover, so that we exceed at least one finger, add the onion and finely chopped garlic, parsley and a splash of olive oil.
Below let it boil over medium heat, we must monitor not to remain without water, and they always have a surplus level finger, in this way we stay a very tasty and filling soup.

We prepare clams apart by Clams Recipe.

Finally, we mix the pil pil with clams into the pot of beans and we continue to a boil over low heat so that the ingredients are blended, add salt. And you’re ready to enjoy !!!


White Bean Recipe
White Bean Recipe

Today Christmas Eve before my post is dedicated to the typical and traditional  Spanish Recipe, La Fabada Asturiana, useless would use every word in the dictionary to describe this dish is the exaltation of Spanish Cuisine, known worldwide from Spain to Beijing.
A very simple Recipe to make, one need only consider two premises, have a high quality raw materials and spend some time for slow cooking so with a unique result.
We go for the White Bean Recipe, Let’s go, Foodies !!!!

– 1 kg. White beans
– 2 sausages, 2 sausages (stuffing). Compango. (Chorizo, Morcilla, Jamón, Panceta, Lacón).
– 1 piece of jamon, 1 piece of bacon and 1 piece of bacon
– Half cup olive oil
– 1 tablespoon paprika
– Water and salt
We started the night before leaving the beans to soak overnight if we are going to cook in the evening as in the morning we will leave no less than 8 hours of soaking.
In the pot we have selected, place the stuffing and put it over the beans. We cover with water and add the olive oil and paprika; We turn on the heat to high.
Bring to the boil, let removing the foam that forms on the surface and lower the heat to low, so they go soft baking.
To remove not use the bucket because it can break the beans, can only be done by removing the pot so all ingredients are integrated and get a thick broth. And this, if we do it in a common pot will take about 2 hours to cook; but also what we can do with a pressure cooker in this case depends on the pot but in half an hour we can have done; if we open and the beans are a little hard, we can finish cooking over medium heat until done.
We can cook in the evening and so we have prepared for the next day 😉 (this is a highly prized culinary resource for those who work outside the home and arrive at noon just in time).
The recipe should be relaxed, the more rest better, the stock will be thicker and more tasty food as I mentioned in previous post:
Black Bean  Stew Recipe

Chickpea Stew Recipe





We entered the winter and almost nothing better than a fish stew and potatoes restorative for both our stomach, and our palate.
I’ll post a typical dish in Spanish Cuisine such as the pot or marmitako.
This Recipe for tuna kettle am sure you will love it and it can be done with various blue fish both as white.

Let’s go, Foodies !!!
– 1 kg. of tuna
– 5 medium potatoes
– 1 large onion
– 2 green peppers
1 liter fish soup
– 1/2 cup white wine
– 1 tablespoon pepper
– 1 teaspoon paprika
– 1 Guindilla
– 1 tomato

– 1 Garlic
– Finally, a bay leaf, olive oil and salt.
We started chopping the onion into strips and peppers into strips, garlic, we chop it very small and add all the ingredients to a pan with olive oil, put it on low heat and add the paprika and bay leaf.
Then add the grated tomato, stir and continue with the very low heat so that all ingredients are blended.
When this enough poached and add the white wine and let the alcohol evaporate up the fire.
Now is the time to take the potatoes and cut into “cachelos” broken off so that in this way we get a thicker broth thanks to the starch released.
Add the fish broth, put the heat to high until it starts to boil, lower the heat and leave for half an hour (we cover the pan); When the potatoes are soft tacos nice add about 3 minutes, stirring the pot by the handles (since if stir with bucket can break the potatoes and fish).
For best results it’s time to turn off the heat and cover the pan so they just made tuna heat without disintegrating.
Ideally, let it stand for half an hour before serving and if left for the next day the result is spectacular since we will have achieved a thick rich broth.
It is also an option to cook at night and have dinner ready for the next day 😉


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Chickpea Stew Recipe
Chickpea Stew Recipe

Here we go with an ideal time for this recipe, it’s time to eat healthy and homemade taste, and to do nothing better than a good stew of chickpeas.

– Half a kilo of chickpeas (serves 4) that let soak from the previous day.
– A carrot.
– 2 sausages cooking.
– Beef bone
– A piece of beef
Stew Recipe.
Chicken Soup Recipe.
– 2 potatoes.

Let’s go, Foodies !!!

This recipe will develop from two others, which as I told you is the basis of the tradional Spanish cuisine, also the Stew Recipe and Chicken Soup Recipes.
Well we started throwing the chickpeas in the pot, previously washed in tap water, add the chopped carrot, bone and meat.
Now add the chicken soup until we cover the ingredients well and 2 fingers left over.
We put to boil over high heat, when it starts to boil add the stew (sofrito) and sausages cooking, stir and lower the heat to medium; if we are using a pot expres the cover and let cook for 20-30 minutes.
Once rested and already can open, open it and add 2 peeled and cubed potatoes and return to boil 10 minutes.
I recommend this recipe at night, thus the next day already relaxed and thick broth, is ready to eat !!! Enjoy your meal !!!! 😉


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With this recipe I will start a series of posts related to the preparation of vegetables, LEGUMES.
Legumes are an ideal food, provide healthy energy with multiple nutritional properties for all ages. They, along with nuts pillar of the Mediterranean diet, with a superior protein source for animal.

Come up with the preparation of the recipe of cooked black beans, Let’s go Foodies !!!

– 300 grams of black beans
– 1 boiled egg
– A handful of white rice

The first is to prepare recipe sofrito, stew recipe, as I have indicated in a previous post.
Then pour water in a pot and beans, the water content should be two fingers above the beans; turn on high heat until it starts to boil.
Once it starts to boil, we pour the sauce and stir to combine.
If we do it in a pressure cooker we can put the lid and cook for 15 minutes, no more !.
If we do it in a normal pot, we go down the fire to medium and cook until the beans are soft.
Once you are done and add the handful of rice to the pot and cook 5 minutes more.
Already cooked fact, it is very easy eh ?, and you can not imagine how healthy it is.
Counsel to prepare the night before to rest well and stay a thick broth, when serving cut boiled egg and threw him over.



The essence of Spanish cuisine.
The sauce is the foundation of countless Spanish recipes in the kitchen, combines the old continent, olive oil, with the new continent, tomato.
We will provide the basis for recipes both fish, meat and vegetables and much of its excellent flavor is owed to the preparation of the sauce.
We can also do a fair amount of it and keep it in glass jars as I explained on the website of CANNING, in this way we have it ready for future recipes.

Let’s go, Foodies !!!! 😉

– Onion cut into cubes
– Garlic cut too often
– A bay leaf
– Crushed tomatoes
– Olive oil
– Salt
-Pimenton, Sweet, spicy or sour (according to the taste and the dish we are going to prepare).

We put a pan on medium heat and add onion and garlic and chopped, salted and turning down the heat, cover the pan and leave it several minutes until onion acquires a brownish color (this is the caramelization of the onions).
Below we add a teaspoon of paprika and bay leaf, stir it well and also leave a few minutes on very low heat.

Finally we add the grated tomato and let stir over low heat for about 15 minutes then turn off the heat and set aside.

The result is an excellent sauce.



Welcome Autumn!!!!

It has already come fall, to prepare warm clothing, hats, scarves, school books and meals ………. a little more elaborate than give us support to bring down temperature .

I’ve already been on the market and have found pumpkins, carrots, nuts, berries ….. and all possible variety of fruits and vegetables of autumn, which will be the star ingredients to prepare a whole recipes easy and scrumptious.
We are in a season of the year ideal for cooking, because we have a wide variety of products that we will prepare a variety of recipes for healthy food.

Fish soup recipe, to serve alone or as fundamental to the development of other recipes, paella, marmitacos recipes, fish recipes ingredient.
Recipe chicken broth to serve only with some croutons or as essential ingredient in other dishes like vegetable purees recipes, lentils, chickpeas recipes and other vegetables, game recipes, recipes offal.
Recipe preserves, blackberry jam, apple jam, quince.
From today we start with the hot dishes of whole recipes.

Whole Food
Whole Food

No doubt we are in the season most conducive to making healthy cooking and preparing fruits of the season to consume the rest of the year, for this we will see all Recipes for Canning.


Apple Tree
Apple Tree
Autumn Landscape
Autumn Landscape