Savoy Cabbage with Raisins and Pine Nuts // Cavolo verza con uvetta e pinoli

Friday, January 20, 2017


With this weather, cabbages of all kind are pretty much the only vegetables I eat. Soups, pasta, rice, side dish, they fit pretty much everywhere. Sometimes I even add some in my morning oatmeal. I know, weird, still I love it.

Winter Barley and Adzuki Bean Soup // Zuppa invernale di orzo e fagioli adzuki

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


It has snowed for the past few days, and although we had worse days last week, it's pretty cold outside. That means I have all the time in the world to do my favourite things, those being watching movies, catching up on TV shows, reading and cooking.

Black Bean and Brown Rice Bowl with Vegetables and Egg // Bowl di fagioli neri e riso integrale con verdure e uovo

Monday, January 16, 2017



I'm a pretty weird person and as such I was terribly craving black beans the past week. And I badly wanted to make something Mexican, like a taco bowl or something, so I could use that pre-cooked corn I bought a while back.

Chestnut and Hazelnut Risotto // Risotto alle castagne e nocciole

Friday, January 13, 2017


I know a lot of people feel like doing absolutely nothing when it's cold. All I feel like doing, other than eating and drinking hot stuff, is cooking because that way the stove will keep me warm. And risottos are perfect for that since you have to stir often and keep an eye on it continuously.

Farro and Broad Bean Pasta with Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts // Pasta di farro e fave con cavolini di Bruxelles e castagne

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


It's been a while since I last cooked and posted a pasta dish and the reason is very simple. Because of the holidays, the whole family at home, and my father being a pasta guy, whether dry or fresh and homemade, we had a lot of pasta for lunch. And being one of those people who get bored of things easily, I sure didn't spend my time in the kitchen making pasta.