I love simplicity in the kitchen. I rarely cook elaborate dishes these days. Well, sometimes I do, if there is a special occasion and of course it depends on how much time I have. In any case I much prefer quick and easy meals. The fact is that when you need to cook daily to… Continue reading Healthy and simple oat & raisin cookies
Working week meals: Easy & healthy spinach pesto
Like many of you when I get home in the evenings all I need is to relax and take it easy for a little while; then there is dinner… and let’s be honest, I certainly don’t fancy spending too long on the stove but I also don’t want to eat something ready from the shops.… Continue reading Working week meals: Easy & healthy spinach pesto
Pizza with Kamut Khorasan: light, nutritious and easy to digest
talians who emigrated from Italy 30 or 50 years ago will find that, culinary speaking, many things have changed. Yes Italians still love their spaghetti, cannelloni and pizza but they make their favourite meals using a wider variety of ingredients. As a home cook I love the fact that you can find several types of… Continue reading Pizza with Kamut Khorasan: light, nutritious and easy to digest
Lentil soup, for a delicious healthy start of the year!
How do you feel in January? After all the partying, eating and drinking I feel totally shattered. I spent the new year’s celebrations in Italy and I have been eating panettone every day for a week.. just too much food.. but it was great! Yesterday when I said goodbye to Italy I was visualizing my… Continue reading Lentil soup, for a delicious healthy start of the year!
Carrot, pumpkin and hazelnut breakfast loaf cake
Cake for breakfast? Yes please, especially if it is healthy and full of fresh vegetables too. Italians do love their cake for breakfast. I usually have yogurt with fruit or bread with honey but sometimes a good homemade cake will make a good headstart to the day too You know how much I love pumpkin.… Continue reading Carrot, pumpkin and hazelnut breakfast loaf cake
Eggplant veggie burger: simple, healthy and delicious!
Italians don’t really have as many burgers as they do in the UK or in America but.. yes they do like a good quality burger from time to time. When I go to my butcher and I ask for a burger I usually mean just pressed mince without any salt and pepper added and then… Continue reading Eggplant veggie burger: simple, healthy and delicious!
Yogurt with lots of fruit for a healthy happy breakfast!
Over the years I have changed the way I have breakfast many times. As a child I often had polenta with milk and honey or “Zuf” polenta porridge (this is because where I used to live I was surrounded by corn fields!). Sometimes of course like many Italian children I would have biscuits dipped in… Continue reading Yogurt with lots of fruit for a healthy happy breakfast!
Making healthy snacks with a food dehydrator
When I lived in Italy I used to go to the woods to pick up mushrooms; I would then clean and slice them, let them completely dry in the sunshine all scattered on a cloth and then store them in a glass jar. I did the same for herbs in the summer in order to… Continue reading Making healthy snacks with a food dehydrator
Savory Vegetable Loaf Cake Recipe
Happy new year! My jeans are really tight with all the lasagne, panettoni, nougat, chocolate and glasses of Prosecco I have been scoffing during these last festivities…this year it has really been non-stop eating. I spent new year’s eve in Italy and I had a big “cenone” or a big dinner where you eat all… Continue reading Savory Vegetable Loaf Cake Recipe
Moist Citrus Carrot Cake Recipe
For the last 6 months, every morning I have taken up the habit of squeezing 2 or sometimes 3 lemons, add a little warm water and sip slowly. I use to find it quite acidic but I now don’t notice it anymore and I actually quite enjoy it. The benefits of drinking lemon juice first… Continue reading Moist Citrus Carrot Cake Recipe