growing up on madrid, during summer, we had gazpacho almost every day. of course, i never got to do it, but a couple of years ago my friend Bea shared with me her recipe. its so easy to do, refreshing and healthy –  its one of those things i always like having in the fridge.

gazpacho = 8 ripe tomatoes + 1 green bell pepper, with no seeds + 1 cucumber + 2 cloves of garlic

whizz all up in the blender with water, olive oil and salt to taste, place in fridge before serving very cold. love it with some chopped boiled egg –  you can also add chopped onions, peppers, cucumber, croutons,  and so on.

in provo, try the one they have at the grill rouge (seen on picture).

cream cheese choc chip cookie

i’ve been wanting to try a choc chip cookie recipe for a while – every time i go to green bean for a coffee and a cookie i ask myself what am i waiting for. so, when i found this recipe, and since i’m in a cream cheese mood, i thought i would give it a try.

i was so proud the way the came out, the tough part is having to let the dough rest in the refrigerator overnight… but in the end it is so worth the wait!

hummus = delicious

last month, when james’ friends came for a visit, they shared this simple and easy hummus recipe – i absolutely adore hummus and its a a great appetizer for our warm nights in provo. how didn’t i think of doing it sooner…?

all you need is –

  • olive oil
  • a can of chick peas
  • 2 cloves of garlic (or more if you like it very garlicky)
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt ‘n pepper

whiz it up in a mixer and serve with warm pita bread – there you go!