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Homemade Raspberry Tarts

Looking for an easy but incredible treat that the whole family can enjoy? Look no farther than these sweet and savory Raspberry Tarts. A recipe straight from my Grandmothers own personal baking tin full of her own recipes. A tin that has been passed down through my family and cares my grandmother’s memory and legacy. A woman who was always baking and always taking orders for her holiday treats, making sure that she always put some off to the side so that someone could take them home for leftovers. Growing up with two parents working full-time jobs I spent a …

 

The Struggles of Eating at Restaurants With Food Sensitivities

Ever since I developed my food sensitivities (read my story here: https://goo.gl/bmvT2a) going to restaurants is something I’ve avoided doing due to the struggle of trying to find something I can eat. My sensitivities are not common and aren’t really allergies, so they are not listed under the 8 major allergies, which include food products restaurants try to avoid by having alternatives, such as a gluten-free meal. Since my problem is uncommon, there isn’t really alternatives I can eat.
With that being said, I don’t really like to go to restaurants and I try going as little as possible. I …

 

My Story: Food Sensitivities

It was summer of 2016 when I started having problems eating the same foods I used to eat all the time. One night after eating dinner, I was lying in bed, trying to fall asleep, when a started to get intense stomach pains. It was my first time experiencing this and was quite painful that I started crying. Then I rushed to the bathroom and felt all better afterwards; no more pains. My first thought was that I had some weird illness that was affecting my insides. Later on, I realized that it was a food problem when a started …

 

Healthy Thanksgiving

 
Healthy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving, full of family, friends, and food. Lots and lots of food. For someone who wants to stay fit and healthy, being surround by food can be overwhelming. You love the holidays, but fear gaining weight. The average person gains 1-2 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Below are some tips to eating a healthy meal and not overeating during the holidays.
Just because it’s the holidays, doesn’t mean you should over indulge with unhealthy foods. A good tip to not overeating is portioning your food. Choose the healthier foods and only give yourself a certain amount so you …

 

Cagney’s

One of my favorite places to eat is Cagney’s, located in Quincy. This restaurant has a fun, casual atmosphere to it. There’s two separate rooms inside, one that features a big, wrap around bar, and another that has mostly high top tables. The turkey burger is my favorite thing to get here. It’s served with salsa and guacamole, which give it a really unique flavor. The Harvest Vegetable Pizza is also delicious. It’s a thin crust pizza with mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, buffalo mozzarella, garlic, and basil. They offer sangria by the pitcher, which is a great deal if you want …

 

100 Montaditos

There’s a lot that I miss about being in Barcelona, including the food. But the good news is that one of Barcelona’s major chain restaurants, 100 Montaditos, is in the US and spreading quickly. The name translates to 100 Sandwiches in English, and the sandwiches are certainly what the chain is well known for. They’re all fairly tiny, not more then a few inches long, but the idea is to order a few different kinds at once. They’re similar to sliders you would order at a pub, and the menu is huge, offering over 50 different kinds. Some of my …

 

Irish Soda Bread

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! If your feeling festive and want to make some Irish food, Irish soda bread is a great place to start. It’s easy to make, and delicious. Despite what many people think, it’s actually only been around since the 1840‘s, although it’s popularity has grown tremendously. It uses mostly basic ingredients because it originated from times of poverty in Ireland. The reason a cross is put on top of the bread is because people used to believe it would protect houses from the devil. My friend made some bread today and shared her recipe with me.
 Ingredients:

1 pie …

 

Tortilla de Patatas

In the U.S. people tend to think of Mexican food when they hear the word tortillas. But in Barcelona, the word has a complete different meaning. A tortilla there is similar to an omelet, and is often made with potatoes. Tortilla de Patatas is a really common item to find at restaurants in Spain, either as a breakfast food or as an appetizer before a meal. But you don’t have to travel to Spain to experience what they taste like! Here’s how to make your own. The serving size will feed four people.

Ingredients:

10 oz of potatoes
1 onion
3 eggs
olive oil
salt

Directions:

Peel and …

 

Local Business: Coffee Break Cafe

International Coffee chains are a somewhat recent phenomenon, and they definitely have their upsides. It’s nice to know that even half way across the world, you can still get your coffee the way you’re used to thanks to Starbucks. But there’s something I still find pretty amazing about local businesses. One of my favorites is Coffee Break Cafe, a chain based out of Quincy. They have three different locations around the city, all equally quaint and laid back. They’re a local business that supports other local businesses by getting their baked goods imported daily and using dairy products from local …

 

A New Food Trend: Goat Cheese

There is a new food trend I’ve been noticing everywhere lately: goat cheese. Goat cheese is exactly what it sounds like, cheese that is made from the milk of a goat rather then the milk of a cow. But what makes it different and where did it come from?

The first time I had goat cheese is while I was living in Barcelona. I went to a local restaurant there, called Milk, for brunch one morning. I’m not big on breakfast foods, so I ordered off the limited lunch menu they offered. I got a salad that included chicken, beets, and …