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gluten free Italian in Valencia Spain

Where to enjoy gluten-free Italian in Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain is becoming more and more well-known for their delicious food, various types of cuisine, and great prices for a tasty meal. They are also adapting more and more to the gluten-free diet of many individuals who have an intolerance to gluten.

Here are our top four picks for a gluten-free Italian meal in Valencia, Spain. Continue Reading

weekend getaway in javea spain

A weekend in Jávea, Spain

Jávea is a gorgeous coastal town on the Mediterranean Sea. Located in the province of Alicante, it is the perfect day trip or weekend getaway from Valencia. The 1.5 hour drive takes you past many gorgeous Spanish towns, lush green hills, fields of crops, and an amazing sunrise. We love Jávea as an easy weekend getaway. One night and two days will leave you feeling rested, rejuvenated and sun-kissed. Continue Reading

gluten free crepes in valencia spain

gluten-free crepes in Valencia, Spain

Mmmmm crepes… although France is the country most famous for their crepes, Spain offers a variety of crêperies where one can enjoy a crepe for a meal or merienda. As someone who is intolerant to gluten, I am always searching for places to enjoy tasty treats without the gluten. Here are three places where you can enjoy a delicious crepe, sweet or salty, without the gluten! Continue Reading

vegan gluten free smoothie

Nutritious Green Smoothie

Preparing healthy meals for one person is often a difficult task. We generally end up wasting food and spending a lot of time preparing a meal that ends in a matter of minutes. Below you will find a simple recipe for a nutritious green smoothie for one. By purchasing the right ingredients, you will be able to make this same smoothie, day after day, without wasting any food. Better yet, the whole process take less than five minutes!

*Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian

Ingredients:

1/2 banana

1/2 cucumber

1 cup spinach

1 tablespoon peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice)

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Squeeze 1/2 lemon

1/4 cup water

*Tip- if you want a creamier texture, try adding 1/2 of an avocado

 

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together

Enjoy!

vegan gluten free quinoa oatmeal breakfast

Protein-packed Quinoa Oatmeal

Calling all quinoa lovers! Quinoa, a gluten-free, low-fat grain is a great source of protein. And my mom always says, “make sure to have your protein in the morning!” This Protein-packed Quinoa Oatmeal is a vegan, gluten-free jumpstart to your day. Continue Reading

vegan and gluten free in valencia, spain

Vegan and Gluten-Free Options in Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain is definitely improving in its efforts to accommodate vegetarians (vegetarianos/as), vegans (veganos/as),  and celiacs (celiacos/as) or those who choose a gluten-free diet (sin gluten). 

It seems that every time we go out we are lucky enough to discover new places with vegan and gluten-free options. When traveling or living in Spain, be very cautious when ordering. Many spaniards have a different view of vegetarian and vegan than in other parts of the world and often assume that you will still eat seafood, cheese, and/or eggs. It is typical to find tuna (atún) on most vegetarian sandwiches and salads. In my experience, it is best to list all of the ingredients you DO NOT want in your meal.

Here are a few translated words and phrases, related to vegetarianism, to help you out.

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Best Mexican Food Restaurant in Valencia

Finding authentic Mexican food in Spain is more difficult than one may think. Although Mexico and Spain may share a language, their cuisine and flavor preferences could not be more different.

Thanks to some fellow Americans living in Valencia, I have recently discovered an adorable Mexican restaurant in the heart of Russafa. Chilangos features a colorful Mexican-style decor and has a menu complete with authentic Mexican flavors and dishes. All menu items are homemade including their tasty refried beans, chicken mole, tamales, and guacamole. I was in heaven to say the least. Continue Reading

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