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Lentil butternut squash soup, Mama ía blog

Lentil and Butternut Squash Soup, ‘Tis the Season

Lentil and butternut squash soup, Mama ía blogDo you have the feeling that the Christmas and winter holiday season was ages ago? I certainly do, not so much because a long time has passed, but because so many events and activities have happened since. And I’m not talking about out of the ordinary or amazing events. In fact, January is probably one of those months (September would be another one) when everything goes back to normal —the restart of old routines, the beginning of new projects; but more than anything, a month of inwardness, of restarts, of cleaning and organizing, in literal and figurative terms. In one word, January is a month of resetting. This lentil and butternut squash soup, that I make often during winter, seemed appropriate for this time of year (a particularly cold January).

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Meatballs in wine sauce, albóndigas en salsa, Mama Ía blog

Meatballs in Wine Sauce, Albóndigas en Salsa, a Classic

Meatballs in wine sauce, albóndigas, Mama Ía blogMeatballs in wine sauce, albóndigas en salsa, are a classic Spanish dish. Growing up, they were a favorite, and I think it’s safe to say children and adults alike love them. At home, and at most homes in Spain, they are accompanied by potatoes, that marry so well with the sauce they’re cooked in. My mom made them with cubed (more…)