Food, Sustainable Living

Stuffed peppers

Another childhood classic. Grandma claimed that this dish comes from Hungary as Hungary is known for the abundance of fresh produce especially peppers. It wasn’t my favorite. Grandma would make a tomato sauce to eat the peppers with that I despited. She would put tons of sugar into it and cooked it with cloves and it was all too much for me, the aroma, the intense sweet-tomatoey taste. As a child I didn’t even liked the baked peppers and basically stripped this dish to only the stuffing on my plate.

Years passed by and I moved to Istanbul where I discovered stuffed peppers again “biber dolmasi” same but so different. Stuffing made with rice and ground beef as my grandmas but also with fresh herbs and spices. My taste buds were definitely ready this time. As any turkish recipe, this would also contain a million of different ingredients to blend into deliciousness. There was no tomato sauce no sweet and clovey smell. There was yogurt! That was a shocker for me. I have never imagined yogurt could be consumed on a savory dish, on top of your lunch or dinner. I grew to love it! I came to my grandmas and brought yogurt to eat with her peppers. I loved stuffed peppers and asked my mom and grandma to make it as a my preferred dish.

Stuffed peppers also became a staple dish of the time when I traveled the Americas with my yankee couz. We loved to stuff our peppers with spinach and feta cheese and sometimes tomatoes and we served sweet potato and fry plantain on a side. We ate it every day for weeks. Even when my mates grandma took us to dine out hopping we would eat something different we only wanted sweet potatoes, every time!

I surfed the internet and found out that stuffed peppers are a Peruvian dish too, same and different. Chile Rellenos are a dish known throughout the Latin word.

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I make stuffed peppers with so many memories on my mind. Thinking about my grandma and about the abuelitas in the new world. About Ottoman chefs bringing the taste to perfection about the plant based movement, about the Hungarian farmers, and all the farmers. Grateful for the planet earth giving us food.

Today I don’t eat meet or diary anymore. I stuffed my peppers with basil, lentils, brown arroz, walnuts and garlic. Served with almond yogurt and dusted with Cayenne pepper.

Culture, Food, Sustainable Living, Wanderlust

Thinking about mestizaje of food cultures

delicious revolution

delicious revolution

As we listened to 📻 👉🏼 Norma Listman talking on the mestizaje of food cultures in Mexico and Cali we found ourself putting a spoon of cruchy (do I need to say super organic) 🍴 👉🏼 peanut butter into our veggie soup. How interesting to think about how recipes change and adapt to what ingredients are available.


And than we left Bristol behind and took to the fields, picked up blackberries and cooked them up to eat them with pancakes made of barley flour.









Water is life!

One of the reasons I really enjoy living in Barcelona are the water fountains/hydrants everywhere.


How tragic that Rome had to turn of its historic water fountains due to drought. For the first time since ancient times. Read here.

Food, Wanderlust

Out & about

Little reminder, life ain`t bad when you see this on the way to buy sustainable sourced eco Nesquick.

Casa Vincent is one of Gaudí`s earliest works. Currently under reconstruction to be opened for public for the first time as a museum this fall.


My shopping is from Veritas, a store hated by some for riding on the wave of Barcelona`s gentrification and loved by others, you know the story. Should I have walked couple of meters down the road to the co – op? Yes! Am I happy my juice has no sugar and my cereals have no chemicals? Yes!

zumo de uva negra


Food, Wanderlust

City gardens

Jardins de Ca n’Altimira, once an eccentric millionaires private gardens. In 1880 there were lakes, waterfalls, caves and exotic vegetation. The portico provided access to other caves connected to the house. It is said that at various points the caves were flooded so that Altimira and his guests could boat through them.

Community garden of the people of Vallcarca.

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Broke and the city

It`s hard to keep yo money in the wallet when there are vegan bakeries and eco – conscious stores popping out of everywhere.

But hey guess what? The best things do come free! This little gem of an organic market had a delightful selection of free sample healthy cookies. And by the free sample I don’t mean your usual tiny piece but the whole damn cookie!

Located in Grácia.

Well, I will make sure I come there with my money one of these days!



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Lessons from the streets

Ressist, re-use, occupy … I guess this aimless wandering around and pretended job hunt has been good for something. I am now shopping from a co-op. No mo plastic bags! I`m so stoked.


Por un mundo donde la ilusión sea más importante que el poder económico!