Chicken Meatballs with Hierbabuena {Recipe ReDux}

Chicken Meatballs with Hierbabuena ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

I love the theme for this month’s Recipe Redux…Spooky Spices. Surely I’m not the only one who has an obscure or seldom used spice hiding in the back of the cupboard? There are some that I only use once or twice a year, like caraway and anise. Then there are others that I have no idea… 

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Meatless Monday: Copycat Santa Fe Beans & Rice

Copycat Santa Fe Beans & Rice ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

When I was working full time Santa Fe Beans and Rice by Smart Ones was one of my favorite frozen meals to have for lunch. So many times a frozen meal fails to live up to the promise of the photo on the package, but this particular meal was always good. Today, I’m sharing my… 

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That Time An Old Video Kicked My Butt: Add Variety to Your Workout

Add Variety to Your Workout ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

I mentioned earlier this summer that I’d hired a trainer to help with my workouts. Well, between our daughter’s wedding and the move to Spain, I haven’t seen him in awhile. Rick and I spend a lot of time walking all over the place, but I missed the challenge of lifting weights and doing body… 

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Real Food Fridays #60

Real Food Fridays Logo

Welcome to Real Food Fridays #60! It doesn’t seem possible that we’ve reached another milestone! Thanks to all of you who link up week after week. It’s such fun to browse through your posts. This week I want to introduce you to a common item served by restaurants, bars and kitchens all over Spain: the… 

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Flammekeuche: Belgian Style “Pizza”

Flammekeuche: Belgian Style Pizza ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

One of the best things about being a blogger is hooking up with other like minded people to share your interests. We call them blog parties or link parties and they serve as both a showcase of posts and as a means to see what online friends have been up to. Food of the World… 

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Meatless Monday: Set the Tatas Free Day

Set the Tatas Free

Today is Set the Tatas Free Day a day where women are encouraged to go braless in order to support the 12% of us who will experience breast cancer in their lifetime. I’m in my 50s and personally know more than a few classmates, colleagues and extended family members who have had to endure treatment… 

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Rustic Grape Tart {Tarta de Uvas}

Rustic Grape Tart ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

On the Sunday after our arrival in Valladolid, Rick and I ventured out to the pueblo where he grew up in order to visit a few of his relatives. The fields surrounding the pueblo were full of grape vines heavy with sweet white and purple grapes. It’s time for this year’s grape harvest. We stopped… 

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Real Food Fridays #59


Hello! And welcome to Real Food Fridays #59! Last weekend, Rick and I travelled to Tordesillas, a town about 30 km away, where they were having a Medieval Street Fair. Tordesillas is a decent sized town with a vibrant commercial area filled with shops and restaurants. Historically, it was the site of the Treaty of… 

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Meatless Monday: September Favorites

Meatless Mondays September 2014 Favorites ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Welcome to another Meatless Monday Link Party! Another month has gone by and so this week is all about showcasing my favorites from September. Starting from the top left corner of the image and working clockwise we have: PB&J Banana Bread sandwiches from Shaina of Take a Bite Out of Boca Shaina made these as part… 

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Real Food Fridays #58 : Vacation Edition

Chorizo Mushrooms and Onions Tapa

Welcome to Real Food Fridays #58! I’m on vacation this week and will get back to a regular posting schedule next week. In the meantime, please pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy this recipe from the first Tapas Tuesday. Real Food Fridays is hosted by: Mary of Mary’s Kitchen and Back to the… 

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Meatless Monday: Vacation Edition


Hello everyone! Rick and I have moved back to Spain. I’ve scheduled this week ahead of time as I’m not sure how the internet situation will play out. Please feel free to explore the link party or browse the website for Meatless Monday inspiration. I want to share this pinnable image from the folks at… 

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