Natacha Sanz Caballero
Writer | Cook | Lifestyle Author of the blog "Mama Ía, Cooking Spanish in America" My life in Fort Wayne, Indiana • Onteniente, Valencia, Spain

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It’s gorgeous outside, everything is under a blanket of snow, and it’s not extremely cold. But I rather watch it from inside, while sipping a cup of espresso and having a slice of this banana nut bundt. Would you like to try it? The recipe is now on Mama Ía blog, and it’s not only beautiful to look at, but soooo good, and very easy to make. Link in the profile to go to the recipe, and have a happy happy Friday! #winterstories #baking #banananutbread #mamaíablog
Today, a peach and raspberry pie, which will be served à la mode. Use your favorite pie crust recipe, and fill it up with a mixture of diced peaches, whole raspberries, 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, and a pinch of salt. Cover with a second pie dough, which you can lattice like I did, brush with egg wash, and place in a 375°F oven for about an hour and a half. Voilà! #fruitpie #bakingpies #dessertisserved #homemademeals
Ahh, home sweet home! Some of you will commiserate with me, and understand me perfectly when I tell you that I have been without my phone for one week. Yes, technology is amazing and helpful when it works, but when it doesn’t, the first sentiment is that of every day tasks and routines coming to a halt. I have missed you! The silver lining, though, has been a lot of cooking, if not so much sharing. And one of the dishes I made was a delicious quince paste, membrillo, to go with the even better cured manchego cheese left over from our family Christmas, brought from Spain by my family. You can find the recipe for the quince paste in the archives of Mama Ía blog by linking on the profile. As for the manchego cheese, you can now find different varieties at most supermarkets (but I’m afraid you won’t find this one!) Have a happy Saturday #membrillo #quincepaste #manchego #weekend #wintercooking #cookingspanish #mamaíablog
After the excesses of the past few weeks, we're back to the healthy habits. Lunch today was a big salad that had it all, the greens and the colors, the grains (freekeh) and the protein (baked salmon with orange), oven roasted garlic, and a lemony olive oil dressing. Who said healthy had to be boring? #afterchristmas #saladbowl #healthyhabits
¡Feliz Día de Reyes! Happy Three Kings Day! Today is the feast of the Epiphany, or Three Kings Day, as it is popularly known in Spain. Children wake up to their presents, delivered overnight by the three kings who also brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to baby Jesus at Bethlehem. It is a national holiday, and a day of celebration, with families gathering together for one last meal before school starts. And this last meal ends with a very special dessert, typical of this day, Roscón de Reyes, a sweet bread in the shape of a ring, usually filled with various fillings like whipped cream or chocolate mousse, and with a surprise inside, a small figurine. If you find it in your slice, you'll have good luck in the new year. I filled my roscón with cabello de ángel, candied pumpkin fiber preserve (you can find the recipe in the archives of Mama Ía blog, link in profile). The recipe for roscón that I used is a variation of that of Easter sweet bread, which you can also find on the blog. Have a wonderful weekend and Three Kings Day! #stillchristmas #threekingsday #epiphany #roscóndereyes #cookingspanish #mamaíablog #thesugarfiles
Looking forward to our favorite holiday treat, #nanaimobars. Recipe in the archives of Mama Ía blog (through link in profile) #feedfeed #HolidaysGoneGF #nothingisordinary #eattheworld #tastingtable
Cod And Cauliflower Stew With White Rice
This cauliflower and cod soup was a hit, and I'm going to make it again shortly. Not only it is delicious, but cauliflower is a superfood, and cod, my favorite fish soup.
Almonds and Nutella, who knew! An espresso macchiato and an almond tart with a touch of Nutella is a bit indulging, but it’s Sunday! -mixed berries (not pictured) make it healthyish, right? #sundaybreakfast #espresso #indulgingabit