Crema de Limon (Creamy Lemon Dessert)

Crema de Limon ~ Creamy Lemon Dessert ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Crema de Limon isn’t pie filling. It’s a creamy lemon dessert that will have lemon lovers licking the bowl clean. This is such an easy recipe that I’m almost embarrassed to share it with you and that would be a shame because it’s a perfect end to a meal or a delicious snack anytime of… 

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Skillet Nectarine Charlotte {Recipe Redux}

Skillet Nectarine Charlotte ~ #RecipeRedux ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Fresh, juicy nectarines are used to make this take on a classic dessert that’s normally made with apples. Nectarine Charlotte is started on top of the stove and finished in the oven then topped with fresh whipped cream. It’s based on a recipe developed by Jacques Pépin. This month marks a year of participating in Recipe ReDux…. 

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Alubias en Vinagreta (A White Bean Salad)

Alubias en Vinagreta ~ A Tangy White Bean Salad ~ Eat Alone or as Part of a Larger Meal ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

White beans and summer vegetables are tossed with a tangy, slightly sweet dressing to make a perfect salad that’s great as a side or part of a larger salad. The public spaces in Valladolid are a wonder to me. Rick and I both grew up in rural areas where there was no shortage of open… 

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I’m Not Cooking so it’s Gazpacho time!

Our take on Gazpacho, the iconic soup of Spain ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

There are as many variations of Spain’s iconic gazpacho as there are cooks making it. Here’s our version, perfect for summer ripe vegetables. The heat wave continues, although the weather man promises some relief this weekend. In the meantime, it’s plain torture to heat up the kitchen in our un-air-conditioned apartment. When we do cook,… 

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Tostones! {Food of the World}

Tostones ~ Twice Fried Plantains ~ #FOTW Cuba ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Cuban food is comfort food to Rick. He grew up eating a variety of Cuban recipes cooked by his mother, who lived in the island nation for a few years. Tostones are a popular side dish all over Latin America and the Caribbean. Rick was very happy when I brought plantains home from the market for… 

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Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Parfait

Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Summer fruits are loaded with refreshment. When the heat is on there’s nothing more satisfying than a yogurt and fruit breakfast parfait to revive your body and bring a smile to your face. I’d never considered myself a melon person until I tried a variety called “Canary Melon.” It’s a yellow skinned, football shaped fruit… 

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Oil Free Potatoes and Green Beans with Pesto

Oil Free Potatoes and Green Beans with Pesto ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

I’ll admit I was skeptical that one of my favorite side dishes could be tasty without oil. But oil free potatoes and green beans with pesto is a delicious, low fat, change of pace.  A couple weeks back we made a vegan pasta with cauliflower sauce using a steam/saute technique to cook the onions and garlic…. 

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More sandwiches: A Couple of Bocadillos

A Couple Bocadillos ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

The heat wave continues! I’m going to keep the kitchen cool with a couple of Spanish style sandwiches called bocadillos. When you want a sandwich in Spain, you’ll probably be given a bocadillo instead of the familiar sliced bread version. Bocadillos differ in size and shape depending on the type of bread used, but they’re usually served… 

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A Pair of Veggie Sandwiches

Veggie Sandwiches ~ #MeatlessMonday ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Veggie sandwiches are a great choice when you’re hungry and don’t want to cook, but don’t really feel like salad. Once you’ve experienced the Spanish sun in the Summer you’ll understand why everything shuts down in the afternoon. The sun is relentless and people automatically seek out the shade, or stay indoors with the shutters drawn. We’ve… 

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Pasta with Peas and Curried Cauliflower Sauce {#ExtraVeg}

Pasta With Peas and Curried Cauliflower Sauce ~ #ForksOverKnives ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Try this simple to make vegan pasta with peas and curried cauliflower sauce from Forks Over Knives. It’s also omnivore friendly! When I came across this recipe for Rigatoni with Peas in Curried Cream Sauce in the Forks Over Knives Cookbook (affiliate link)  it was immediately added to my GOTTA MAKE THIS list. I’m sure… 

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Cups Sticks and Nibbles {Cookbook Review}

French Toast Kebabs from Cups, Sticks & Nibbles by Nicole Meyer ~ Review ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

I received a copy of Cups Sticks and Nibbles to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. We have a friend who is the group hostess. She has an awesome house with a huge yard and over the years she’s learned to master the art of the party. There’s always a banging array of… 

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