Majorca, one of the Balearic Islands, is one of the most beautiful places that I've ever seen. A group of us stayed at the Bellevue Club, an all-inclusive resort in Alcudia, Majorca. The price was reasonable, just $110 Euro for three nights in a 5-person apartment and all the food and drinks you could possibly want.
The food and drinks on the island were amazing, from paella to falafel to mojitos. All of the locals told us to go to Bistro Mar, a restaurant in the port of Alucidia Mar. The tables on the patio look out over the port, and the front side of the island faces a public beach and a mountain. Small fishing boats line the water. I ordered the Vegan Paella and loved it. Considering that this was one of the best weekends of my life, I will add more on Majorca later.
For now, here's my version of the recipe:
MAJORCAN-INSPIRED VEGAN PAELLA:
1 1/2 cups yellow rice, cooked according to package directions
1 cup fresh green beans, stemmed and quartered
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/3 cup carrots, diced
1 small onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tbsp. olive oil
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Dash of cayenne pepper
Cajun seasoning, to taste (optional)
+ 1 more tbsp. olive oil
Total Cook Time: about 35 minutes.
1. Cook rice. Set aside.
2. Add the green beans through black pepper to a large pot or wok, sauté on medium-high heat until tender, about 10 minutes.
3. Stir in rice and remaining seasonings, add the other teaspoon of olive oil, and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring often.