Grilled Picanha with Brussels Sprouts Slaw // Picanha grigliata con insalata di cavolini di Bruxelles

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

As a kid, I wasn't a meat lover, and the main reason was the fat. I have these vivid memories of me always reaching for that breast every time my mother made roasted chicken. And steaks weren't my thing because of that tough-to-chew fat.

Red Rice with Broccoli, Enoki Mushrooms and Fried Egg // Riso rosso con broccoli, funghi enoki e uovo fritto

Monday, November 28, 2016

I have recently made another exciting discovery on the Asian front: the enoki mushrooms. Why haven't I tried them before? Because I've never seen them at the grocery store, until now. And these little guys are amazing.

Egg Drop Soup with Oyster Mushrooms // Zuppa con uovo e funghi ostrica

Friday, November 25, 2016

Remember that time I told you about buying oyster mushrooms and having no idea what to make with them? Well, I saved several recipes back then, one of those being this egg drop soup - or 蛋(dàn)花(huā)汤(tāng), which literally means egg flower soup - with those delicious mushrooms.

Rosemary Garlic Cod with Cabbage and Walnuts // Merluzzo al rosmarino e aglio con cavolo cappuccio e noci

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Growing up, I didn't like fish. Other than fried sole, fried calamari and, odd but true, not fried shrimps, I didn't eat it at all. And having lunch or dinner at a seafood restaurant with my family was a real nightmare.

Autumn Red Rice Salad // Insalata autunnale di riso rosso

Monday, November 21, 2016

Over the past few weeks, I shared with you a lot of recipes that highlight the amazing foods Autumn has to offer. From pasta to risottos, to smoothies, I paid homage to winter squash, mushrooms, broccoli and kale.

Sorghum with Roasted Butternut Squash and Beluga Lentils // Sorgo con zucca butternut arrostita e lenticchie Beluga

Friday, November 18, 2016

Even though it's a grain I discovered only recently, I'm already in love with sorghum. Maybe it's its impressive nutritional profile, its earthy flavour or its amazing texture, or maybe the fact that it absorbs flavours very well, but I love it.

Pumpkin Oatmeal // Porridge d'avena alla zucca

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I'm cold intolerant. Yes, there's such a thing, and that's probably the only intolerance I have. So when that time of the day I'm supposed to get out of bed comes I panic. And who would blame me? Why leave a comfortable, warm bed for the Arctic Circle?

Linguine with Zucchini and Shiitake Mushrooms // Linguine con zucchine e funghi shiitake

Monday, November 14, 2016

I know, two weeks ago I told you I am not a great fan of pasta, yet once again I'm here posting a pasta recipe. It's just that sometimes I'm not in the mood for rice or grains, and whole wheat pasta is still a healthy alternative. And it's flavourful.

Vegan Mac and Cheese

Friday, November 11, 2016

When it comes to United States' comfort food, mac and cheese is the first thing that comes to my mind.

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Thanksgiving is coming, and even though I am not American, I know this festivity pretty well because of all the movies and TV shows I've seen taking place on that day of the year. And if there's something I've learned is that Americans are pretty much divided into two groups, the pumpkin pie lovers, and the sweet potato pie lovers.

Pumpkin and Hazelnut Spelt Risotto // Risotto di farro alla zucca e nocciole

Monday, November 07, 2016

Just in case you didn't notice it, I love risottos. They are warm, creamy and comfortable. Basically all I need on cold days. And since lately there's been a lot of them, and since it also happens to be pumpkin season, I figured why not pumpkin risotto?

Chickpea Omelette // Omelette di ceci

Friday, November 04, 2016

Omelettes. Who doesn't like them? They are tasty, quick and easy to make and that's why they are one of my favourite things to make, especially if I don't have a lot of time to cook.

Orange Brown Rice with Turkey Breast in Mushroom Sauce // Riso integrale all'arancia con fesa di tacchino in salsa di funghi

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Is it just me, or is turkey breast underrated? I mean, we use chicken breast all the time, and never think about turkey. But after all they are quite similar, they are both lean therefore they both can be very dry if overcooked.