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ORIGINS

We love Spain!

1) Spain Top Environmental facts

In 2005 Spain became the first country in Europe to require the installation of photovoltaic electricity generation in new buildings, and the second in the world (after Israel) to require the installation of solar hot water systems.

Spain hosted COP25 in Madrid, which drove to the universal agreement on climate and calls countries to act to protect ou planet. One of the main topics was the nuclear power, which is currently the dominant energy source across the Europe and is expected to be overtaken by renewable energy by 2027.

2) About Spanish people

Spanish love fiestas. Spain has many interesting celebrations each year, often based on centuries-old traditions. One of the most famous one is La Tomatina. An annual festival celebrated in the small town of Buñol, where thousands of people participate in the largest tomato fight in the world.

Spain has the second-highest number of bars per inhabitants. Spanish people simply love to spend their free time (siesta) with friends and family in local cafeterias and bars.

Nudity is not a taboo in Spain. Spanish culture is pretty open when it comes to sexuality, and toplessness is pretty much universally accepted on beaches in Spain.

3) Spanish natural Wonders

  • La Playa de los Catedrales
  • Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park
  • Cap de Formentor
  • Picos de Europa
  • Cies Islands

4) Spanish love to eat

Typical Vegan Dishes

Pan con tomate – it consists of bread, which may or may not be toasted, with tomato rubbed over and seasoned with olive oil and salt. Sometimes, garlic is rubbed on the bread before rubbing in the tomato. It one´s of the typical breakfast across Spain.

Patatas bravas – is a typical Spanish tapa or appetizer. The traditional recipe consists of cubed potatoes fried in oil and served with a hot sauce and it’s a vegan recipe. It´s a vinaigrette made from olive oil, white wine vinegar, hot paprika, chopped garlic, chilli powder and flower.

Vegan Versions of Typical Dishes

Tortilla de papas – it’s made of eggs, potatoes, olive oil and salt, and onion. Use chickpea flour instead of eggs to create a vegan version.

Paella – traditional paella is made with rice, chicken or fish broth and seafood. There are many variations of paella ingredients. Instead of meat or fish vegan can add vegies and to get yellow colour they will use saffron or turmeric powder.

5) A bit of language!

“In Spanish health, it says “#salud”, vegan it says “#veganismo” and sustainability it says “#sostenibilidad”.

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