What I Eat in a Day (incl. Spanish Tortilla) + Day in my Life

What I Eat in a Day (incl. Spanish Tortilla) + Day in my Life

Last Sunday, my husband and I woke up bright and early because we wanted to go hiking. As the summer heat is still intense here and the African sun is brutal all year long, we can only do that if we leave early. So that’s what we did!

We had a lovely porridge (or oatmeal as it’s called on the other side of the pond), which I eat probably 90% of the mornings and it never fails to provide me with lasting energy. This time, I added some goat milk, raisins, cinnamon, and a little bit of sea salt.

What I Eat in a Day (incl. Spanish Tortilla) + Day in my Life

To be honest, once I find something I really like, I tend to stick to it for years. I don’t seem to get bored of some things easily. How about you?

The hike we had in mind was a circular route around the volcano of Chinyero, the site of the most recent volcanic eruption on the island of Tenerife. It was in 1908, and the eruptions happen roughly every 100 years, so we’re technically overdue for another one… Scary, but fascinating and breathtaking at the same time.

What I Eat in a Day (incl. Spanish Tortilla) + Day in my Life

This is Chinyero in all its glory!

What I Eat in a Day (incl. Spanish Tortilla) + Day in my Life

When we came back, we made a  very simple quick Spanish dish for a late lunch: tortilla with potatoes. Literally, just a few ingredients and just under 30 minutes to make.

What I Eat in a Day (incl. Spanish Tortilla) + Day in my Life

Ingredients for the Spanish Tortilla:

  • 750g potatoes
  • a small onion
  • 6 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • some extra virgin oil for cooking

That’s it! If you have some leftover boiled potatoes, you can also use, which will save even more time.


  1. If you’re going to use raw potatoes, peel them, slice them, and cook them on a pan with some extra virgin olive oil until they’re soft enough. It should take around 20 minutes. Don’t forget to sprinkle some salt.
  2. Cook the onion in a separate pan with some olive oil. Around 5 minutes or until it softens and becomes translucent.
  3. Beat the eggs, season with salt and pepper. Then add the potatoes and the onion, stir to coat the potatoes with the egg mixture, and pour into a pan with some leftover olive oil. Cook on medium fire for 2 minutes, then flip the tortilla using a big plate, and cook the side for 2 more minutes.
  4. Take the tortilla off the fire and let it settle for 5 minutes before slicing. It will hold its shape much better.
  5. Enjoy!

For dinner, I made an Italian tomato and lentil soup (I shared the recipe in the past). It’s super easy and cheap to make, and I make it almost every week.

And then I finished the day with a mask I’ve been loving lately: the Andalou Naturals Instant Luminous face mask with turmeric and gold clay. Wednesday and Sunday are usually my face mask days and I love my little pampering ritual.

You can watch the video with all the food I ate and the glorious hike right here:

Have you ever visited a volcano? What’s your favourite thing to do on Sundays?

Thank you so much for watching/reading!

Simply yours,
Vita xx

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