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. 

October 4, 2019

 Hello darlings, today I am sharing with you a delicious recipe. For those of you who know know how much I dislike cheese. Well...I dislike most cheese. Except for mild varieties, it is pretty much a no-go. That being said, my husband is a cheese lover! He can...

September 29, 2019

My Mother was an amazing cook and comfort food was her speciality. The smell of the braised beef permeating through the house on Sunday morning was unmistakable. She taught me the basics to make me the chef I am today, and to want to recreate the same comforting and "l...

September 27, 2019

I am NOT a fact, I dislike baking. Don't get me wrong, I am good at it. My cakes and other baked goods are delicious. I just dislike the process. The measuring, the waiting, the " you can't fix it' turnout in the end. Today, I am making two French inspired r...

September 25, 2019

 Ok guys....this recipe is seriously delish. It is greater than the sum of it's parts. is visually stunning. The combination of flavours with the beef is exquisite. 

Did I mention it was low-carb? That's right...lovely protein and low carb veggie goodnes...

September 25, 2019

Cauliflower is at it's peak right now. At the grocery store I came across a gorgeous whole head covered with beautifully intact outer leaves. I love cauliflower cooked just about any way, but this is by far my favourite. The charred outer leaves, presented whole at the...

September 24, 2019

If I had to choose one meal that could sum up my childhood, this one would be it! It isn't trending, it may or may not be the healthiest, depending on who you ask, but it certainly ticks the comfort box. It is no secret that I love beef. In fact I could eat it everyday...

September 23, 2019

Sausage Romanesco Cauliflower with Orecchiette Pasta with Burrata and Vermouth

Serves 6

500 g. Orecchiette pasta

400 g. Italian inspired pork sausage, casings removed and crumbled

125 g. *Burrata cheese, I used Deliziosa brand. 

125 ml. Vermouth, I only use Noilly Prat


September 22, 2019

Today is the last Friday, and weekend, of summer. Fall, or autumn, if you prefer, starts on Monday. There is a definite crispness in the air. I am feeling wonderful. Fall is my absoulute favourite season with spring in close second. This dish is a great weeknight dish....

September 19, 2019

Hello Friends, I have a great recipe to share with you today. Carlos and I have recently started substituting meat for more fish, so I have kind of been looking for interesting twists on our favourites. Bitoque, pronounced (bee-tock) is a typical dish in Portugal consi...

September 11, 2019

Rice is king in Portugal. There is evidence of rice being cultivated in Portugal as early as the 13th century, with two major varieties, Agulha and Carolino. I personally prefer, Agulha, which translates literally to needle. This grain is long and pointy and stays loos...

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Paella: Rice at Its Best
Authentic arroz en paella made over an outdoor fire. Socarrat (soh-kah-raht, from the verb socarrar, which means to toast lightly) is the caramelized crust of rice that sometimes sticks to the bottom of the pan. It is the prize in a well-made paella. Come see what all the hype is about.