Typical Andalusian Breakfast

04Fév

Since the blog of Hotel Angela was created this was meant to be a resource to allow you to know a little bit more about our staff, to keep you updated during our past refurbishment, to recommend you things to do and places to see while on holiday on Costa del Sol and to talk about health, local cuisine and typical products. Typical Andalusian Breakfast - Hotel Ángela Fuengirola

On this entry we would like to tell you about a very typical Andalusian breakfast, so today we will focus on health and gastronomy. 

Breakfast is the first meal of the day and the most important as having it or not can certainly affect our health. If we have no breakfast or if we only have a coffee we will surely be less energetic, our mood will be worse, we will struggle to concentrate and as our glucose levels will be lower we will be less efficient.

In fact, breakfast will help us to lose weight, although many might think the opposite. By having breakfast we speed up our metabolism, which will help us to fight against obesity.

It is true though that in order to lose weight we have to eat healthy food. The typical Andalusian breakfast is quite a light one, therefore the perfect option if we want to slim down as it contains many healthy ingredients which are part of the Mediterranean diet.

These ingredients are bread, olive oil, tomato and salt which can get combined with milk, juice or coffee.

The best bread to have is rustic bread, though bread with seeds, wholemeal bread or even white bread is not a bad option either.

A piece of bread gets toasted and a bit of olive oil is poured over it with a pinch of salt. Many people also like to rub a clove of garlic on the bread before adding the oil. To finish it off some fresh tomato, either squeezed or in thin slices, is added to the bread.

As you can see a typical Andalusian breakfast is quick and easy to prepare and the cost of its ingredients is not very high.

If you would like to have such a beautiful healthy meal you might like to know that in the breakfast buffet of Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, you can find all the ingredients you need to prepare a typical Andalusian breakfast… Will you give it a go?

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

“Gitanillas” in Mijas

27Jan

Do you love flowers? Do you have green fingers? Do you do some gardening in your spare time?Gitanillas in Mijas - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

We don’t know about you but we really love flowers and for that reason many flowers and plants decorate our hotel to make it even more welcoming and beautiful.

It seems the Mijas Council shares the opinion that flowers make everything more beautiful and cheerful and for this reason it has decided to invest in 4.000 pots of beautiful “gitanillas” to decorate the streets of Mijas Pueblo, La Cala and Las Lagunas.

“Gitanilla”, which literally means “little gypsy”, is a variety of geranium and one of the most popular plants in Andalusia as it can be found in those beautiful and typical patios and balconies tourists love to photograph so much.

 “Gitanillas” are very resistant and easy to take care of as they don’t need much water though they require lots of sunlight, so Spain, and especially Costa del Sol, is the perfect place for them to grow happily.

In Andalusia you can see them on plant pots on the floor though here the most typical thing is to hang them on the walls, and like this is how you will find them in Mijas.

Last week we recommended you to visit Mijas and La Cala to enjoy its Wintery Food Route. Now, after what we have just told you, you have a new reason to include Mijas in your list of places to visit on Costa del Sol while on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola.

Taking into consideration how beautiful and colourful Mijas looks right now we are sure your holiday snaps are going to be amazing!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Wintery Food Route in Mijas and La Cala

21Jan

Last November on the Facebook page of Hotel Ángela we informed you that, as every year, an Erotic Tapas Route was taking place in Fuengirola and many of you loved the idea. Well, we have some good news for you, now the town who is having a wonderful gastronomic route is our neighbouring town, Mijas. Wintery Food Route in Mijas - Hotel Angela FuengirolaWintery Food Route in Mijas - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

This route is not only taking place in the hillside town of Mijas Pueblo, but also in the seaside resort of La Cala de Mijas. The dishes offered by the participant establishments are warm and soupy wintery dishes, something that sounds like heaven this time of year.

The route will take place during January, February and March every Friday and Saturday in Mijas Pueblo and every Wednesday and Saturday in La Cala.

The times when the 12 participant establishments of Mijas Pueblo offer their special dishes are from 12:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M and from 7:00 P.M to 10:00 P.M, while in La Cala the 9 participant establishments offer them from 12:00 P.M to 4:00 P.M.

The dishes they offer for just 2€, with 1 drink included, are traditional wintery dishes like traditional casseroles or stews.

Same as in other gastronomic routes organised on Costa del Sol, visitors will get a “passport” to be stamped every time they order the route dish at participant establishments. Once the passport is fully stamped they will have the chance to win some nice prizes. 

If at the moment you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, we recommend you not to miss the chance to visit Mijas Pueblo and La Cala and to make the most of their gastronomic route… Both places are beautiful and for a great value you can eat some amazing dishes there!

Bon appétit!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations