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Natacha Sanz Caballero
@natachasanzcaballero
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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My Recipes
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… read more>
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 #itisnowautumn #feedfeed #ProgressoEats #cookingspanish
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Truffles by my son #theyoungest. He's our own masterchef junior, and enjoys creating menus and cooking. Two… read more>
Truffles by my son #theyoungest. He's our own masterchef junior, and enjoys creating menus and cooking. Two days ago he planned a menu from a cookbook by @ferran_adria , took me shopping for the ingredients and then cooked the whole thing (first course, second course and dessert), with some assistance by his 7 year old cousin, who didn't mind digging her hands in the meatball mix. Friday dinner was 💯 (he might be my first blog guest 😊) #juniorchef #bestchef #cookingspanish #chocolatefeast
After weeks of Spanish breakfasts of toast with grated tomato and extra virgin olive oil, my son won't have… read more>
After weeks of Spanish breakfasts of toast with grated tomato and extra virgin olive oil, my son won't have anything else. Funny thing is, during tomato season I always keep a bowl of the freshly made concoction at hand -I guess things look a bit different when somewhere else #theyoungest @lamasbonitavlc #spanishsummer #spanishbreakfast #valencia #motherandson
Leftover lemony baked salmon from good Friday dinner makes for a delicious addition to a bulgur and roasted… read more>
Leftover lemony baked salmon from good Friday dinner makes for a delicious addition to a bulgur and roasted almonds with greens salad #bowl #mediterraneandiet #howisaturday #holyweek #semanasanta I keep a bowl of cooked bulgur, or quinoa, or lentils, in my fridge, so I can make #lunchinminutes
A mix of greens including sweet peas serve as the bed for this lemon trout with barley and lentils. A simple… read more>
A mix of greens including sweet peas serve as the bed for this lemon trout with barley and lentils. A simple drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and a good squeeze of lemon is all it needs #cookingspanish #fish #salad #bowl #thisislunch
Good friends give their friends vegetables for their birthday. Happy Spring! (And it's sunny today, yaaayyy!)… read more>
Good friends give their friends vegetables for their birthday. Happy Spring! (And it's sunny today, yaaayyy!) @stroudcolin @ethan_anderson8 #spring #friends #birthday #cookingspanish #carrots
This apple tart is sweet, but not overly sweet, which makes it perfect for Saturday breakfast with a strong… read more>
This apple tart is sweet, but not overly sweet, which makes it perfect for Saturday breakfast with a strong espresso. Sure, I'll have some Greek yogurt with berries, chia seeds and walnuts as well. But it's the weekend, after all (you can get the recipe through the link in the profile). Have a wonderful weekend! #cookingspanish #mamaíablog #howisaturday #appletart
Most times, the little details count. A kiss on the cheek, a tender squeeze on the shoulder, an I love you ❤️… read more>
Most times, the little details count. A kiss on the cheek, a tender squeeze on the shoulder, an I love you ❤️ Wishing you a happy Friday ❤️ #cookingspanish #mamaíablog #seekthesimplicity #morningslikethese #thehappynow #nothingisordinary #theartofslowliving
If I were in Spain, I would make this dish with hake. But in the Midwest, merluza al horno con patatas becomes… read more>
If I were in Spain, I would make this dish with hake. But in the Midwest, merluza al horno con patatas becomes oven baked tilapia over potatoes. A delicious dish to add to your Friday menu during Lent (or to make any other weeknight 😉). Roasted potatoes and thinly sliced onions absorb the flavors of the smoked pimentón, bay leaves, lemon and olive oil, as does the fish, spiced up with the garlicky oil. Find the recipe in Mama Ía blog (link in profile) ---------- Si estuviera en España haría este plato con merluza. Pero en el Medio Oeste, merluza al horno se convierte en tilapia al horno, un plato delicioso para añadir a tu menú de viernes de Cuaresma. Las patatas y cebolla cortada finita absorben los sabores del pimentón, el laurel y el limón. Y también la merluza, sazonada con los ajitos fritos y aceite picante. La receta está ya en el blog Mama Ía (pincha en el perfil) #cookingspanish #mamaíablog #bakedfish #fridaysoflent
Comfort food, for a Valencian, is rice. And for me, hearty baked rice, arroz al horno (or arròs al forn as it… read more>
Comfort food, for a Valencian, is rice. And for me, hearty baked rice, arroz al horno (or arròs al forn as it is called in the Valencian language) is the taste of home. I can't find morcilla, blood sausage, where I live, but that won't deter me from making one of my favorite rice dishes. The smokiness of the chorizo, the creaminess of the baked garlic and the earthiness of the chickpeas, enhance every bite of this flavorful rice dish. The recipe is now on Mama Ía blog (link in profile) #cookingspanish #mamaíablog #arrozalhorno