Being Vegetarian: Spain versus Israel

Now most people wouldn’t compare these countries.  In many ways they are opposites, pork vs falafel, Catholicism vs Judaism, dogs vs cats etc… But these are the only two countries, other than America, I can say I’ve lived in. I’ve discussed this before but Spain is not vegetarian friendly.  The main tapas you can get is queso manchego (cheese and bread) or tortilla de española (egg and potato omelet).  Spain is all meat and bread.  It’s definitely not a healthy diet for anyone to just eat eggs, bread and cheese. It was really limiting to eat out.  Half the time … Continue reading Being Vegetarian: Spain versus Israel

Don’t Believe the Internet: School Lunches

So this picture has gone viral.  Among the controversy of Michelle Obama’s changes to school menu, people are trying to look at other countries for a better solution. Let me clear something up!  I worked at a school in Spain and I had cafeteria duty every Tuesday.  So I know what Spanish lunches look like.  They are not fancy and pretty like this.  usually they are: Chicken nuggets with barbecue sauce, fries and flan Rice with tomato sauce and a fried egg Pasta with tomato sauce and a side of yogurt Soup with noodles, chickpeas, cabbage, onions and pork with … Continue reading Don’t Believe the Internet: School Lunches

Escaping to PintxoLand: Bilbao/ San Sebastian

We got our first pay check so we took our three day weekend.  All of us wanted to say hi to ocean and gorge on pintxos! The main goals of this trip: See the Guggenheim Eat so many pintxos See the ocean We accomplished all of these! Bilbao We took a 4 hour bus from Madrid to Bilbao.  We stayed in Pil Pil Hostel.  It’s one of the nicest hostels I’ve stayed in.  It was clean, the room was large and the beds were comfortable with spacious lockers.  Only issue I had with the hostel was they closed down their … Continue reading Escaping to PintxoLand: Bilbao/ San Sebastian