Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes // Pancakes integrali allo yogurt greco

Monday, February 27, 2017

Shrove Tuesday is just around the corner and traditions have people from a lot of different countries celebrating with costume parties and a lot of deep fried sweets. I'm not going to lie, I'm a huge fan of the deep fried sweets part and, although I follow a healthy lifestyle, I don't deprive myself of those. It happens once a year after all.

Chicken and Broccoli Ramen // Ramen di pollo e broccoli

Friday, February 24, 2017

Three, maybe four years ago I became obsessed with instant ramen. At the time I really loved that stuff. Then I slowly started to notice that it didn't taste that good and I start throwing the flavour package away and seasoned the noodles with whatever I wanted. But that was before.

Tagliatelle with Mushrooms // Tagliatelle ai funghi

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I've never mentioned it before but I am a huge comic books fan. So at the end of October last year, I went to Lucca for the Lucca Comics & Games, an annual comic book and gaming convention. The event was fantastic, but since I had never been there before I was also interested in seeing the city and eating some typical food.

Purple Carrot and Feta Risotto // Risotto con carote viola e feta

Monday, February 20, 2017

It has been getting warmer during the past couple of days. Kinda. So I don't have anymore the need to eat super hot foods to warm me up. But it isn't still hot enough to eat cold or room temperature foods. What I'm trying to say is that risottos fit perfectly.

Vegetarian Carbonara with Beets // Carbonara vegetariana con barbabietole

Friday, February 17, 2017

Carbonara was one of my favourites growing up. It wasn't the carbonara everybody knows (and love), though. It was spaghetti with pancetta and... scramble eggs! I know, that's not a carbonara, but that's the way my mother used to make it because my father doesn't like rawish eggs.

Stewed Cabbage // Cavolo stufato

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Not a long time ago, when I shared a savoy cabbage side with raisins and pine nuts, I told you that using cabbage as a side dish is my favourite way because it doesn't require a lot of effort.

Pomegranate Salmon // Salmone alla melagrana

Monday, February 13, 2017

I eat salmon about once a week. Sometimes it's a fancy recipe made by my mother, sometimes it's a simple skillet salmon and it's made by me. Some other times I also feel like making fancy and visually stunning dishes, and I try to combine the aesthetic with unusual food combinations.

Pasta with Chicken Liver Pâté and Turnips // Pasta con pâté di fegatini di pollo e rape

Friday, February 10, 2017

A while ago, after spending too much time cleaning chicken liver, I sautéed some onion, added the liver and cooked it. I season the whole thing with some fresh thyme and chili and blend it with a little olive oil. And voilà, my healthy pâté was ready to eat. There was only one problem though, it was a lot of paté so I decided to divide it into portions and freeze it.

Sesame Roasted Turnips and Spelt // Rape al sesamo arrostite e farro

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

One of the first recipes I posted on the blog was roasted turnips, a very simple recipe. That time I used thyme and a Greek yogurt sauce to enhance turnips' light taste.

Lacinato Kale, Brussels Sprouts and Kumquat Salad // Insalata di cavolo nero, cavolini di Bruxelles e kumquat

Monday, February 06, 2017

Kumquats are my favourite winter fruit. They have a sweet zest and a juicy and slightly bitter inside which is very unusual for citrus fruits, but that's why I love them, they basically say "don't judge a book by its cover".

Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms // Fagiolini e funghi arrostiti all'aceto balsamico e aglio

Friday, February 03, 2017

I'm the one-dish meal kind of person. I love having my carbs, proteins, fats and vegetables all in the same dish because that way I can make my food a lot more flavourful. On weekends, however, my mother usually cooks, and since there's usually a lack of vegetables on the table, I cook them.

Bok Choy and Vermicelli Soup // Zuppa di pak choi e vermicelli

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Although the last three days of January are supposed to be cold (it's an Italian tradition), these past days have been warmer than usual - temperatures even reached 10°C, which is a lot considering most of the month has been around 0°C.