Welcome to The Purple Door Supper Club. I’m thrilled you’re here!  I have so much I want to share with you. I’m here to make a life out of what I love, and what I love is cooking and decor. I am passionate about The Purple Door Supper Club, and I truly believe that passion is relayed back to my readers through the innovative and exciting content that I post. Explore my site, and all that I have to offer. Perhaps The Purple Door Supper Club will ignite your own passions too. I am wife to Carlos, a mom to four girls and three boys. I love reading interior decor magazines, rearranging furniture, reinventing my Portuguese food roots into modern and exciting recipes to share with you. I collect cookbooks and interior decor magazines. I love perfume, red lipstick and shoes. 

December 17, 2019

This is a classic of the Portuguese kitchen. Peas braised with bacon, chouriço, tomatoes, red wine, and finished with poached eggs and a generous sprinkling of coriander. It was a dish my mother made often, and my Algarvian grandmother, before her. It is comforting, ri...

November 27, 2019

So...I am making a spatchcocked bird this year. I know, I know, and before you judge, just let me say I am not in the trendy crowd, lol. I wanna try it, and see what all the hype is about. From a chef...or cook's makes sense.

Fast, even cooking,(about 90 min...

November 27, 2019

Stuffing, or more accurately in this case, dressing is a delicious accompaniment to any holiday table. In fact, being raised in America, stuffing is obligatory. Growing up, my mother used to make something very similar to stuffing, açorda, which is a very flavorful bro...

November 22, 2019

What inspires you? For me it is reinventing new ways to "modernize" my Portuguese traditional recipes. It doesn't mean I do not respect what they are, it just means times are changing. We are more vegetarian, more vegan, more health conscience than ever before. Yet I s...

November 18, 2019

Yesterday I got the most ridiculous craving for pasta. I wasn't hungry and I hadn't even been thinking about dinner. I had spaghetti, cheese, eggs and what's a girl to do? I made a carbonara with chorizo instead of guanciale. The chorizo is equally tasty a...

November 4, 2019

Have you started to notice I am totally crushing on butternut squash? I am absolutely obsessed with it lately. I have incorporated it into every, well almost every, dish I have made this week. Fall is my season, so naturally this glorious vegetable is the perfect repre...

October 15, 2019

Butternut squash is probably my favourite fall vegetable. It's golden orange flesh, sweet and dense. It is just divine roasted with just a splash of extra virgin olive oil. I love chouriço and it's smokey sweet paprika essence matches perefctly with butternut squash. H...

October 13, 2019

This dish is a classic of the Portuguese kitchen. It is from Portugal's Alentejo region, in the south. Lamb is popular all over Portugal, but this comfort dish is made by stewing pieces of lamb until fall apart tender. It is then served atop fried rustic country bread....

October 11, 2019

Arroz de pato, duck rice, is a very traditional recipe from Portugal. The duck is poached in water infused with ingredients to make it fragrant. The poaching liquid is then strained and used to cook the rice. The duck meat is shredded and layered in an oven casserole,...

October 8, 2019

Ok...I can hear all my Italian peeps, GASPING... loudly, LOL...

Good thing this recipe is so delicious that even they can't resist. Like all things American, this dish goes big...on size and taste. It delivers and doesn't disappoint. Italians wouldn't get so upset if th...

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