Lateral – Traditional and Modern Spanish Vegetarian in Madrid

If you’ve spent an extended amount of time in Madrid then you’ve probably heard of Lateral. A tried and true restaurant where you can enjoy traditional and modern Spanish vegetarian bites in a stylish atmosphere and at an affordable price. If Lateral is new to your ears, then you are in for a treat because this polished oldie-but-goodie is fitting for any time of day, company of choice, dietary need, or mood. Continue reading “Lateral – Traditional and Modern Spanish Vegetarian in Madrid”


La Feria! – A 2017 Guide to Andalucia’s Top 5 Ferias

If you are familiar with Spain then you know that these people know how to party! Spain’s rich culture and traditions can be experienced year round in celebrations all around the country: San Fermín, la Tomatina, Carnaval, Las Fallas, Semana Santa, just to name a few. I’ve been to many of them and was mesmerized by them all, but there is only one festival that captivates me, that gets my heart beating, butterflies swirling, and palms sweating year after year and it’s “la Feria” of Andalucia.   Continue reading “La Feria! – A 2017 Guide to Andalucia’s Top 5 Ferias”

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Vegetarian Persian Food in Madrid at Banibanoo

Spanish cuisine is often held in high regard worldwide, and although there is more to it than jamón serrano and tapas, I’m just not the biggest fan…and I live in Spain. Blasphemy! Sure there are some great plates, but as a vegetarian and lover of “exotic” flavors, I find the selection is limited in veggies and abundant in meats and simple flavors.  Coming from Houston, dubbed “America’s newest capital of great food” by Food and Wine magazine, we are fortunate to have access to an endless variety of high-quality flavorful food from around the world: Mexican, Colombian, Cuban, Indian, Ethiopian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Persian, the list goes on and on. All providing many vegetarian options. The variety isn’t as ubiquitous here in Madrid, but great options do exist and one of my favorites is Banibanoo. Persian food in Madrid. Plant-based people, you are gonna love this! Continue reading “Vegetarian Persian Food in Madrid at Banibanoo”

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Juices and Smoothies in Madrid for 2.50€ and under!

Coming from Austin, Texas, one of the juice and smoothie capitals of the U.S.A., I was spoiled with the variety of local options right at my doorstep. Since I’ve been here I haven’t been enjoying as many juices and smoothies in Madrid as I would like, and not for lack of options. We have a number of places to choose from in the city, however, I usually feel like I’ve spent a bit too much money for a blend of basic fruits and vegetables that I can make at home. Check out my last post kicking the new year into high gear, for tips on making your own smoothies. If I’m gonna pay for a delicious and healthy delight I want to make sure I’m getting my money’s worth. Luckily I’ve uncovered 2 places in the city center that offer a liquid fix for 2.50€ or less! Continue reading “Juices and Smoothies in Madrid for 2.50€ and under!”

Another Year, Another You! – 7 Simple Steps to Kick 2017 into High Gear

How’s your 2017…and those resolutions going so far?  Have you been sticking to them? If not, no fear, everyday is an opportunity to get back at it, or just even start. If you’re ready to step it up and see a positive change in your day-to-day check out my 7 simple steps below to get 2017 started off right!

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