Taco Tuesday!

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Happy August, you guys!!

It’s been a while since I was craving tacos, and yesterday, after a failed attempt on trying to build a meal plan for at least this week, I decided to make tacos today!! This recipe is very similar to a burrito one that I’ve been doing a lot lately over here (which I still need to post!), but I don’t know why I find taco shells really fun to eat, even if you make a big mess (which I do…ha!).

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Arracacha Gnocchi with Sage Butter

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I was supposed to post this on Monday, because I made this last Sunday for lunch. But Monday I didn’t download the pictures from the camera and then Tuesday I woke up with the most annoying cold. I got a little better today, but still got an itchy and stuffy nose with a little headache. But let’s not concentrate in the bad, because I have a super delicious recipe to share 🙂

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter

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Hello you guys, look who’s back from the dead….I am! hahaha After taking a little vacay and spending some quality time with my family, I’m ready to write, write and write some more!

It has been a while since I wanted to share this recipe that I found online on the Joy of Cooking. It was my first recipe with butternut squash, truth be told, I didn’t do it all by myself, Rafael helped a lot! It’s not the kind of recipe you spend only a hour, prepare to reserve a whole afternoon for it 😉 But I assure you that you will be highly rewarded!

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Our Christmas in Berlin

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After worrying about my first Christmas as a host last week, today I can tell you that it was a success….YAY!!! I’m so happy that everything went well, thank God! Of course there was a little a stress in the kitchen the day before Christmas eve (minor disagreement about lemon curd), but in spite of that, the food was delicious and the people were pleased. This was the first Christmas that I spent away from my family or anybody’s family, it was a special Christmas with friends that are also a long way from home. Our Italian friends Maurizio and Ivan came, and also I had the pleasure to meet Gabriel and Ana, a couple from Brazil, he studied in College with Rafael and they were here in Berlin as tourists, so we invited them of course. We had so much fun, Italians and Brazilians have so much in common, the language is very similar, sometimes it’s easier to speak in our native language than english, or german….of course…hahahha.

We sure did have a great time, we laughed and ate a lot! I get so happy when I see other people eating my food and enjoying it. I’m so grateful and thankful, it could not have been better 😀

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Couscous Salad with Lamb Chops

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A few days ago, I posted on Instagram (follow me @brunaiglezias) our Sunday dinner. Rafael loves dishes with couscous, basically because he loves arabic food, on the other hand I am not quite used to it. So I began my search on the internet to find a meal that would please us both. I came across this recipe that had everything I liked, roasted vegetables, chickpeas and arugula…plus couscous! That  was a winner, I thought! But Rafa usually isn’t very fond os dishes without a protein, he always says that after eating only salad, 15 minutes later he is hungry again…hahaha

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Minestrone Soup

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Now that Autumn is officially here (yay! I love this season!), it’s time to bring back that good ol’ big pot and cook delicious soups for dinner 🙂 Before Rafael and I moved in together (3 years ago), I didn’t even now how to make soup, in my head it was a difficult thing to do. I was so wrong….hehehhe. I learned how to do it with the help of cookbooks and with some tips of my aunt, who is an amazing cook. When I used to live with her, she and my cousin would make some delicious soups in the winter, my favourite was bean soup…yummy!

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Easy Meals

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I’m always searching the web for new recipes, I left my cookbooks in Brazil and I still don’t master the german language enough to buy german cookbooks, but that is on my list, of what I’ve seen in the bookstores here, there are a lot of interesting choices.

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