Month: January 2018

An avocado toast on The slow pace, finally!

Yes, it’s finally here. An avocado toast on The slow pace! The queen of Instagram! The dish that has taken the world by storm! The healthy(ish) way of eating bread with things!  Such a cliché… but since one of our goals for this year was to publish what we want and for the past few years we’ve been having a version of this dish for dinner at least twice a week, we are sharing our favourite avocado toast today. As if the world needed another avocado toast recipe? Well, wait to try this creamy, zingy, delicious toast with fresh, light tomato salad and judge us afterwards. You’ll need (serves 2): 4 slices sourdough or wholegrain bread 8 slices bacon 2 eggs 1 avocado Juice of one lime Pesto Chili flakes Hot paprika For the tomato salad: One tomato, finely diced 1 red onion, finely diced 1/2 teaspoon sugar (we use coconut sugar) 1 teaspoon chopped mint Apple cider vinegar Grill the bacon until it’s crispy. When bacon is done to your liking place it on …

The easiest Winter bouquet

I don’t know about you but I can’t be more tired of this darkness. We wake up and it’s still dark, we leave the office and it’s dark again. This darkness is depressing and, what is more important: we can’t take pictures of anything… DRAMA! Truth is that we are so, so, tired of Winter already. And we still have a couple of months of cold and darkness ahead. So we have no alternative, we have to make the most of it. For that, we trust in Netflix marathons, candles and good food to cheer us up. However there is one thing that lifts the mood at home instantly: flowers. Every week we buy and play with flowers in order to make our home brighter. I’m not kidding when I say that these colourful bundles are the highlight of our weeks, and the proof is that they are the only thing that makes it to our Instagram feed, (exhibit A, exhibit B) and everyone knows that what we show on Instagram is the best of …

Goan turkey curry

After 15 days eating tapas non stop we felt the urge to go back to our normal, light, high in vegetables and low in salt food. It’s funny because, as an expat, one of the things you miss the most is your food, the food your grew up with, the special treats, the flavours that you remember as part of your upbringing. But once you live abroad and you get used to other types of food and once you’ve managed to create your very own mix and match pantry, the food and traditional dishes of your country do feel different and you get tired of them sooner than expected. That’s a little bit sad because it makes you feel cut off from your roots but at the same time it’s a happy symptom of your adjustment to the new life you’ve created abroad. We never thought that we’d be looking forward to stopping eating ensaladilla rusa and solomillo al whiskey, but here we are. Since we moved to Germany we’ve been developing a taste for …

Hello 2018!

Happy New Year! We are back from a crazy couple of weeks in Spain and we are still adapting to our slow-paced life in Germany. We hope you’ve had a wonderful time with your family and friends, we sure did and now it’s time to get back to work and our beloved routine. First of all, this is not a post about New Year’s resolutions, mostly because we don’t have any. We just hope 2018 brings health, that’s all. However, we are quite excited about 2018, a year that starts on Monday has to be a great one, no? And since this year looks so organised already, we want to get this online space all tidy, neat and prepared for the next months. So, here’s what you can expect from The slow pace this year…. What started as a travel blog has turned into a different thing because… well, because we can’t travel as frequently as we would want to, because I am a beauty addict and I love sharing whatever I’m coveting and because cooking …