Recipe: Ensalada Rusa from Spain and Peru

I recently returned from a trip to sunny Barcelona, where I came across a familiar salad or tapa that I had come across in South America: Ensalada Rusa.  Ensalada Rusa (Russian Salad) is a potato salad dish, most commonly eaten in Spain, made with peas, carrots, peppers, olives and tuna. However, this potato salad is enjoyed all over Europe, the…

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Recipe: Corn, Cheese and Chilli Empanadas

It’s been a little while since I made empanadas, and I’ve been craving them a lot recently. The perfect little snack to take into work for lunch, for you or your colleagues, empanadas are tiny little pastries that go a long way. I had made meat empanadas before as well as ricotta and spinach, but I…

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Recipe: Refried Beans

Beans are a common ingredient in all Latin American cooking, and refried beans are particularly popular in Central America, made famous from classic Mexican food. As a great vegetarian replacement for meat in quesadillas, fajitas, or served as a side, I’ve been dying to make my own refried beans. Typically, refried beans are made from…

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