Hiking and tracks in Algarve

There are many different hiking and tracks oprtunities in Algarve. One that we enjoyed in the springtime was to Odeleite. We drove from Vila Real de Santo António until Odeleite its 21 km.  There we parked the car in the center of the village. We walked across the road and there you can see different…

Spicy clams

I really had a desire for clams today. When I went to the fish market, they had no big mussels, so I bought clams instead. But this recipe, you can just as easily do with mussels. I wanted to make something different today with much more “interesting” flavor than the regular recipe with cream and…

Spareribs Asian touch

Spare ribs are fun to do and it goes fast too. I love cooking that takes care of itself in the oven. Good thing to do is to double the recipe so you get leftovers. It goes well in the lunchbox or just eat cold straight from the fridge. Good also for hungry school children…

Chicken with capers and olives

This recipe is a lovely dish I made it a long time ago on my Swedish blog Completewellnessblog so if you want it in Swedish you can take the recipe from there. This is also a dish you can serve dinner guests to. You can prepare ahead and when it comes to reheat it save the…

Stuffed squid in tomato sauce

I’ve always liked octopus. Here in Portugal is grilled squid common and something that I love to order when I’m at a restaurant. But today when I bought it at the market I was eager to fill it with something good. This was a real treat, so incredibly good. Would also fit nicely to invite guests….

Saffron buns

Saffron buns are a very Swedish tradition at Christmas. If you don´t like saffron you can just take that away and replace it with 1 tsp. cardamom instead. Ingredients: 5 eggs + 1 egg for brushing 0,3 cup (75ml) coconut sugar 0,4 cup (100ml) almond milk 0,2 cup (50ml) of coconut flour 0,8 cup (200ml)…

Meatballs with Italian flavour

Meatballs are great food; you can cook a lot and keep in the fridge for later use. Great as snack, and even to take with you on excursions. Some people fail in their diet, come home from work hungry and had no planning. Then it’s easy to get caught up in the fast food swamp….

Sesame grain free buns

I have mention earlier that it’s not often I eat bread. But sometimes it can be good if you need to bring a lunch pack or on a trip like air flight. This recipe I found on the blog 56 kg, I changed it a bit to make it fit the paleo style better. I…

Restaurant Xicken Piripiri

If you are in Portugal an absolute must is to eat chicken piripiri. We have found a really good place for this close to Tavira and Cabanas. We can recommend going here, and if you come in the summer months you have to book a table. In the summer you can sit outside too. The…

Semi dried tomatoes

This is a side dish that I´m totally obsessed about! It is so delicious and easy to make, takes care of itself in the oven. I use it in salads, for breakfast and mixes with my fermented cabbage. I also use as decoration on other dishes. Yes, I´m sure you can find more usage, please…

Bacon wrapped Monk fish

I love to go to the fish market here in Vila Real de Santo António. I always go without knowing what to buy, I always go for the daily inspiration. Today I chose monkfish, has really firm texture, both fried and grilled with ease and it holds together nicely. Bacon wrapped monkfish. 2 Pers. 2…

Teriyaki chicken

I love chicken in all ways. I prefer chicken thighs because of the texture of the meat. There are many ways of preparing Teriyaki chicken but this is a very easy way and taste lovely. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs Chicken thighs with the skin on Celtic Sea salt Toasted sesam seeds Spring onions 1 Tbs…