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Eating in Poblenou

July 21, 2017

When I was planning summer research in Barcelona, I knew there were two big logistical unknowns I needed to tackle in order to be able to get work done: find childcare in an unfamiliar place and find a livable neighborhood. I looked first on Air BNB through some neighborhoods that were familiar to me when I came here back in 2010 with my husband and older daughter. Most of the Air BnB places were extremely pricey, and I later learned…

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Pão por deus

June 29, 2017

  It’s been almost a year since I updated this food blog! In the fall I was back to work teaching full time with two kids (one still a baby), and I honestly was in survival mode most of the year. The usual daycare illnesses struck the family, and although I cooked a lot, I didn’t have much time to be inventive. Last summer I discovered the Instant Pot and did a lot of vegan cooking, so during the school…

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Desserts Instant Pot Recipes

Simple Instant Pot Caramel Flan

August 10, 2016

Do you ever find yourself craving flan at ten pm on a summer night after your kids have gone to bed, but the thought of stirring sugar on the stove to turn it to caramel, and then mixing, baking and chilling the custard, and not having the flan before midnight is a major deterrent? Well, the Instant Pot doesn’t slow down the chilling time, but it will put flan in your hands within an hour. And there’s nothing wrong with…

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Instant Pot Reviews

The life-changing magic of the Instant Pot

July 26, 2016

What’s that lovely, mouth watering picture opening this blog post, you ask? It’s a New York-style cheesecake, made entirely in the Instant Pot, I say. And it’s one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever made. I didn’t believe a pressure cooker could do it, but let me wax rhapsodic for a few minutes here. As I mentioned in the last post, I recently became one of the 215,000 new owners of the Instant Pot, purchased on Amazon’s random middle-of-the-summer Prime…

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School lunch plans… keeping it real

June 6, 2016

Have you ever seen those images of “school lunch at beginning of year” versus “school lunch at the end of year”? In honor of the last week of school, I’m posting one of my beginning-of-the-year-ones here. Check out the homemade taco cups with turkey breast picadillo, fruit, cucumbers drizzled in a balsamic vinaigrette, and a cheese stick! The end of the year lunch… well, there’s a reason why I’m not taking any pictures. The lunch in the picture was inspired…

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