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Thu Apr 3, 2014

Pimientos de Padrón

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Pimientos de Padrón

So the Veggiewave was just another cruel April Fool's joke, the meat will continue! There was a little truth in that prank though—it's becoming clear I need to balance my diet better to ensure I'm around for a long to keep enjoying the meaty delights of life. So while you can breath a sigh of relief that we won't be all veggie, all the time, there will certainly be some more sides and main that could be construed as a "healthier options," but that doesn't mean they aren't incredibly delicious. Take these pimientos de Padrón for example. They're basically just peppers (fruit), olive oil (good for you oil), and a little sea salt, but they're so tasty that I have no problem devouring an entire plate of them in one sitting.

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Tue Apr 9, 2013

Spanish Spice-Rubbed Chicken Breasts

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Spanish-spiced Chicken

If all has gone well, I'm into my second week of a three-week jaunt around Spain, now enjoying the sights and tastes that Sevilla has to offer. Even on vacation though, the wave of meat shall not cease, and I've done some prep ahead and put the blog on autopilot to continue to fill your eyes and bellies with great grilled treats. Getting giddy by the thoughts of what this trip may have in store, I busted out another Spanish-influenced recipe from the archive with these Spanish spice-rubbed chicken breasts with parsley-mint sauce.

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Tue Apr 2, 2013

Pinchos Morunos

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Pinchos Morunos

Hell yeah! I leave tonight for a nice long trip to Spain. It's been nearly four years since my last extended vacation out of the country, and over 14 years since I was last in Europe. Needless to say, I'm stoked. I even went back to read my old journals from my last European outing, and while I liked reminiscing about all that I saw, I was a little aghast that my backpacking buddy and I mainly sustained ourselves on pizza and pasta while in Spain—my modern day self could never go to San Sebastian without partaking in its culinary delights. With priorities changed, this trip will be decidedly different, and food culture is a top priority. In honor of my trip, and its mainly Andulician focus, I give you these pincho morunos, or "Moorish skewers."

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