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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Amazing Peanut Butter Pie! {Recipe ReDux}

Amazing Peanut Butter Pie with Pretzel Crust ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Don’t you love it when you get an idea in your head and it all comes together? How about when it’s even better than you’d imagined? That was our experience with this Amazing Peanut Butter Pie. It’s a decadent treat that lives up to its name. Who would have thought my son’s simple request for… 

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Small Batch Cherry Jam

Small Batch Cherry Jam ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Is there anything better than the fresh taste of fruits and vegetables in season? It’s truly a pleasure in life to stop at the farmer’s market or roadside stand when there’s a rainbow of produce to choose from. Right now it’s cherry season here in Spain. You can find many varieties including Rainier and Bing which people… 

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Hummingbird Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Hummingbird Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Hummingbird Cake features the fruity flavors of banana, pineapple and coconut. It’s traditionally served as a layer cake but cupcakes are much easier to transport to a cookout! Hummingbird cake is relatively new in the cake pantheon, making its first appearance in the February 1978 issue of Southern Living magazine. This particular version comes from… 

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Foolish Strawberries

Strawberry Banana Fool ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Here’s another old fashioned dessert that is enjoying a renaissance. A fool consists of pureed fruits gently folded into (real) whipped cream. The result is a silky concoction that’s not quite ice cream, not quite mousse and definitely NOT pudding. Our strawberry fool is a variation which includes bananas and chocolate shavings for a cool… 

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Lasary Voatabia: A Tomato and Onion Salad from Madagascar {FOTW}

Lasary Voatabia: A Tomato & Onion Salad from Madagascar ~ #FoodOfTheWorld ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Lasary voatabia is a tomato and onion salad that looks like bruschetta or pico de gallo. The addition of lime and ginger lends an exotic flavor that works well as a side dish or served up on your favorite bread or cracker. Enjoy the flavors of Madagascar in this month’s Food of the World celebration…. 

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Fried Biscuits for National Donut Day

Fried Biscuits with Cinnamon Sugar ~ National Donut Day ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Fried biscuits with cinnamon sugar are a fun, old fashioned treat. They’re reminiscent of other fried doughs like churros and zeppole. Try them with your morning cup of coffee, tea or even a tall glass of milk.  My first mother-in-law grew up on Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay in the 1940s. Her father was… 

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Twice Baked Potatoes {Eat Some Now, Freeze Some For Later}

Twice Baked Potatoes ~ Eat Some Now, Freeze Some For Later ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Take the time to make a batch (or two) of twice baked potatoes to freeze. You’ll always have a go to meal available. Baked potatoes are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, potassium and Vitamin C. The key to using potatoes is to be mindful of the portion size. A portion is a fist sized… 

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