I was born in the southern province of Jaen, Spain, but was raised in Barcelona. After college, I married the love of my life, whom I met at a Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, and moved to California 7 years ago. I dream of going back home, where all my family still lives, but that will depend on my husband learning Spanish. My husband is Chinese born in Vietnam and also an excellent cook, only when it comes to Asian food.

Catalan Aioli

In Spain we love grilling meats (pork, lamb, chicken) and sausages outdoors. We only use salt and pepper to season our grilled meats. We serve them with toasted slices of French round bread and aioli. Simple and yet so delicious.

Mayte's Cranberry Barley Salad

I put this salad together using my imagination and my friends can't get enough of it. It's full of flavor, and the tangy and sweet vinagrette dressing makes it a delicious, yet healthy salad. Enjoy!