Yesterday we had a second tapas night and we went to Gracia which is a cute and hipp area in BCN. First we did a little tour as all shops close at 22 so I showed my favourite little “rasberryplaces” from when I used to live there but a lot has also changed so we discovered a lot of new things. We found a pinchos bar in Calle Verdi that was supercrowded but we were lucky and found 3 seats in the bar. The place was really simple with loud cuban music but with good tapas and nice service. I tried chicken skewers with guacamole and yoghurt sauce, hot shrimp with tahini sauce and grilled artichoke, patatas bravas with superspicy sauce and smoked salmon with peppers, it was all supergood. We sat there a few hours eating and had the idea to go for a icrecream as dessert but we just couldn’t eat anything else so we just walked back to the centre and had a walk to El Nacional, but it was soo crowded so we didn’t stay there. I was so sleepy so I took a taxi home and watched some TV 🙂
It’s Sunday again and as always the weekend went by so fast. I slept so good last night in our new bed and woke up early to have nutellasandwich and tea with milk and later on a baconbreakfast. I love Sunday breakfasts and to relax with some netflix and chocolate in the sofa.
Yesterday I went out with a friend of mine to see the Swedish final for the Eurovision. First we went to a bar beside called Barcelona Beer Company to just have some patatas bravas and they were delicious. When we finally went to the bar to see the final all the artists had already sung so we kind of missed the whole thing 🙂 But, we had still time to do the eurovision quiz which was very funny but I was really bad at all questions, I haven’t followed Eurovision in a really long time.
This morning I woke up with a cold so I have been home today just relaxing. I started my day at 7 with hot lemon and honey and after I did a smoothie with oatmilk, banana, frozen berries (all kinds), turmeric, cinnamon, coconutoil and chiaseeds to boost my immunesystem a little. Then I went to the supermarket to buy some salad for lunch and strawberries as they are loaded with c-vitamins (and perfect with dark chocolate). Now it’s time for Netflix and a cup of tea and maybe a episode of the good wife if I manage to keep my eyes open 🙂
This weekend went superfast and it’s almost Monday already. I really wish there was a day between Saturday and Sunday sometimes as weekends happens to fly away! Yesterday we went to La Maquinista which is a huge shoppingcentre and we had dinner in La Tagliatella where we ate a 4 cheese- and a 7 cheese pizza (which I have blogged about before). It really is the best pizza in Barcelona, they put a lot of cheeses and blue cheese (my favourite) and the crust is very thin just as it should be. As we were tired from Friday night we stayed home watching a new serie on Netflix and I fell asleep in the sofa. Today we took the metro to the centre and went to our favourite nacho place to have lunch, George Payne, it’s a big Irish sportsbar that has good food and a really nice atmosphere. We always eat nachos there (the best in the city) and my boyfriend is crazy about their super spicy chicken wings. The nachos is amazingly tasty with two different cheeses, guacamole, sourcream, spicy sauce and leek on top. After we just went for a coffee to wake up after the dinner 🙂 Tonight is football night and I really hope that we win!
The other day I read that popcorn is one of the few new members of superfood. I never thought that popcorn were unhealthy (only the sugar ones) but on the other side I didn’t expected it to be so beneficial for our health. I really love popcorn and the other day when we went to the cinema it felt wrong not to buy popcorn, because it fits so good together with a movie. The only thing is that you need to pop the popcorn yourself in a pan and without any oil and with as little salt as possible for the popcorn to benefit your health. Apparently popcorn are loaded with antioxidants, it lowers the blood pressure, contains B-vitamins and lowers bad cholesterol. Popcorn is a whole grain (unprocessed) and in recent studies it has even showed to prevent cancer and heart diseases. So I think it’s the perfect snack we can enjoy without feeling guilty eating too much 🙂
These cheddarpopcorn are definitely the most tasty popcorn I have tried (but they don’t sell them here in Spain)
It’s Sunday again and I started my morning with a latte macchiato and a bananapancake (which by the way is so easy to prepare); just a spoon of coconut oil, 2 eggs and a banana and fry it for 5 minutes and put some cinnamon on the top! I also had some plain greek yoghurt, dark chocolate and a small chocolate cake, guess I was hungry! On Sunday’s I don’t know what happens with me but I just feel like eating everything all day long. For my boyfriend I cooked bacon and bought a baguette so he made a bacon/cheese sandwich which is also one of my favourites.
I am not sure what to do today but so far I have been watching the Pretty Little Liars, already 3 episodes from the new season 7 and it’s really exciting so it’s hard to stop.