Banana Coconut Granola // Granola alla banana e cocco

Friday, June 30, 2017

I've said this before, but I think breakfast is the most important meal of the day and as such it's important to feed the body with some real food right away. That's why I eat oats almost every day. When it's cold, I make warming oatmeals; when it's hot, I make overnight oats. Unless when I forget. That's when granola comes handy.

Red Cabbage Salad with Salmon Sashimi // Insalata di cavolo rosso con sashimi di salmone

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I go grocery shopping once a week so there usually are a lot of items on my shopping list. This time there were just a bunch and one of those was fresh tuna. I already had a recipe in mind - actually, it was a remake of a delicious dish I've eaten last December at a restaurant and it involved red cabbage as well - but there was a problem, there was no tuna left. Needless to say, I went home very disappointed.

Green Hummus // Hummus verde

Monday, June 26, 2017

Did you know that in Arabic hummus actually means chickpeas and what we call hummus it's actually called hummus bi tahina aka chickpeas with tahini? Well, I didn't. I've just found out and I thought it'd be nice to share this discovery with you.

Zucchini Noodles and Shrimps // Noodles di zucchine e gamberi

Friday, June 23, 2017

Shrimp and zucchini is a classic pairing when it comes to pasta. And it's one I love because it beautifully combines the products of the land and those of the sea. This dish, however, has one problem, there's pasta and, like I said last week, I can't handle it right now because of the heat, and cold pasta, unless you're making a pasta salad, doesn't really taste good.

Bulgur Salad with Edamame and Radishes // Insalata di bulgur con edamame e ravanelli

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Do you know what I've noticed recently? That I've never posted a recipe with bulgur which is insane considering how much I love it and how often I eat it. For those of you who don't know it, bulgur is a kind of cracked whole wheat which means it's rich in nutrients and vitamins, and because of the process it goes through, it takes no time at all to cook. That's why I love it so much.

Raw Falafel // Falafel crudisti

Monday, June 19, 2017

These are not your typical falafel. But I guess you already guessed that by the recipe name. And by the photo. These falafel are in fact green and raw. What can I say, the heat is really getting to me, and I'm trying to eat as much cold/raw food as possible.

Turnip Noodles with Olive Walnut Pesto // Noodles di rapa con pesto di olive e noci

Friday, June 16, 2017

I love making noodles out of vegetables and with the arrival of the Summer heat they are my favourite way to enjoy noodles. This year, I decided to extend my obsession to turnips, cause who said you can only make noodles out of zucchini or cucumbers?

Beef Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce // Filetto di manzo con salsa di ciliegie

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Oh, cherries. How is even possible not to love them? But I guess I'm biased because, and I've said this before, I have so much memories of me eating them straight from the cherry tree in my old house's garden. What I've never mentioned, however, is that my old house is now my grandparents house and that cherry tree is still there, delivering goodness every year. And that brings me to the fact that my grandfather brought me a huge basket of cherries.

Raw Carrot Cake Bites // Bocconcini crudisti di Carrot Cake

Monday, June 12, 2017

Ahhh, carrots. They are one of those few vegetables I've always loved and yet I've never had carrot cake in my entire life. That's crazy, right? To be honest though, I'm not even that interested in trying it because of all the sugar, white flour and other not-so-healthy ingredients.

Moroccan Chicken and Cauliflower Couscous // Pollo e couscous di cavolfiore alla marocchina

Friday, June 09, 2017

I've been making cauliflower rice so often to make those damn cauliflower buns that now that I've mastered them, I miss cutting cauliflower into florets and magically transform them into rice. What I'm trying to say is that I needed to find an excuse to make it and that's when I remembered saving this Moroccan chicken cauliflower couscous bowls recipe. I wanted to try it back in February but I eventually ended up using the chicken breast to make a quick curry.

Cauliflower Buns // Panini di cavolfiore

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

 Remember what I told you a couple of months ago? That my first failed attempt at making cauliflower bagels wouldn't be the last one. So, as promised, here they are, my beautiful cauliflower bagels buns.

Black Forest Smoothie // Smoothie foresta nera

Monday, June 05, 2017

Black forest cake, or as Germans called it, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, is my favourite cake. I love it so much, my mother has been making it for my birthday since I was 15. I'm 23 now, and that's still the tradition. That said, black forest cake isn't the only black forest dessert my mother has made during the past 8 years. There have also been black forest cupcakes and black forest crêpes.

Pasta alla Norma

Friday, June 02, 2017

I can't believe it's already been a year since I made my first risotto. Why am I bring that up in a pasta dish? Because it was the Caprese risotto I made to celebrate the Italian Republic's 70th birthday. Which makes today its 71th birthday. I know 71 isn't special, but I still wanted to make something so I made pasta alla Norma.