What is this blog about?
Welcome to Take Two Tapas! Here on the blog, we are sharing recipes for smaller portioned plates! We don’t believe that you need to go into a food coma when you eat, so we are making delicious food with big flavors, but with smaller portions. You can find yummy salads, savory dishes to make a meal out of, soups that will warm your soul, and sweets to satisfy that won’t make you loosen your belt a notch!
If all your forks are currently dirty in the dishwasher, you can check out recipes that don’t require cutlery. If you have dietary restrictions you can find vegetarian, Paleo-friendly, and gluten-free options. Or if you are just looking for a fun new appetizer to wow at your next party, this is the place to be. Grab a great recipe and browse around for some ideas to answer that dreaded question: What’s for dinner?
Who writes this craziness?
My name is Jennifer and I am resident dirty dish producer here. Feeding people makes my soul happy so I do it as often as I can. Aside from my adventures in the kitchen, I am a wife to Brooks and Mother of the Year (this year at least) to Braxton and Connor. I spend my days making a mess of the kitchen, avoiding laundry and licorice, finding Lego bricks with the soles of my feet, and dodging Nerf darts. My life is chaotic and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
How was Take Two Tapas born?
After many weekends hanging out with friends and eating gobs of snacks and appetizers, I decided that when I eat any meal, I would rather sample many different dishes instead of trying to make the traditional plate with meat, vegetable, and starch. We started ordering off the appetizer menu when we would eat out, or just graze on various foods for lunch and dinner that was just a mish-mash of what we had on hand. After going to a couple different Tapas restaurants, I decided that “meals” could be an adventure in tasting! I started making recipes that could be a light snack, an appetizer, or even a meal when combined with other small plates. You shouldn’t be restricted to one large plate at dinner! Plus this saves you from getting stabbed with a fork when you try to taste someone else’s meal.
I love to collect cookbooks, especially older ones from the South. Meals from this region tend to be heavy on calories and portions sizes, so originally I wanted to remake these dishes into lighter, healthier version, giving these recipes new life. Much like another take when you’re filming a movie, these dishes get a second chance! I love these old recipes and the stories that go with them, but I also like making new dishes! When you come to my site, don’t just take one recipe, Take Two Tapas recipes with you!
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