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Mariá

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British/Filipina now living in Valencia, Spain. Mum, wife, designer and illustrator. I am also the author of Ohla Living where I share my lifestyle, travel, recipes and creative ideas.

Make this amazing and soft chocolate choux buns with vanilla cream filling. Yes, it’s sinful, but honestly it’s so good! Pronounced ‘shooo’ the choux pastry is a classic French recipe that can be filled with sweet and savoury filling. Personally, I love it with a chocolate icing and cream filling,…

We have finally entered Phase One in Valencia. Here are just some of the first things our family has done since the lockdown started to ease. It’s been 10 weeks since Valencia began lockdown. Ten weeks of us following the rules and staying at home. Last week Valencia entered Phase…

A traditional and authentic Filipino chicken adobo recipe that’s so delicious I’m you’ll make it again and again! Adobo is a national dish of the Philippines that can be made with chicken, pork or seafood. Made from a simple marinade, it’s tasty, comforting and delicious served with steamed rice. There…

It may look complicated but cooking fideuá de marisco is super easy to make and it’s also one of our favourite dishes. I make fideuá at least once a month and store it in the freezer so it’s a great batch food to when I’m too busy to cook during…

Fancy trying this easy to make sweet and sour chicken for the weekend? Check out how you can recreate this take-away classic from the comfort of your own home. Even though I LOVE Chinese food, sweet and sour chicken is one of those dishes that I try to avoid when…

Delicious and tender Asian style crispy fried chicken is a quick and tasty recipe that keeps my boys quiet during dinnertime. With minimal ingredients, it’s a simple and comforting meal with an Asian twist. When it comes to chicken my family would always go for this juicy and tasty Asian…

How do you fancy a fudgy and chocolatey chocolate sprinkle tray bake? Well, you have come to the right place! Day 15 and the second weekend of our quarantine, leaves me bouncing off the walls. Literally! So I have turned to baking and cooking to keep me sane during these…

A traditional school jam and coconut tray bake that I’m sure you will love. Made with super soft sponge with a jam and coconut topping, I promise it’ll be hit with everyone. The twelfth day of our lock down and I am cooking and baking more than usual. Yesterday while cleaning…

A few days ago, though it seems like weeks already, we were just continuing with our mundane daily routine. Now we are in lockdown. If caught leaving my home I could be fined or even arrested for carrying out non-essential tasks. So weird how just in a few days our…

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