Raw Coconut and Beet Bites // Bocconcini crudisti al cocco e barbabietola

Monday, July 31, 2017

Since those raw carrot cake bites I made a while ago turned out to be a great snack because a, they were refreshing, b, they were delicious and c, they were ready to be eaten, I decided to make more. Not more carrot cake bites, more bites. And, since I had already tested the coconut and beet pairing in the past, I went with those two. Needless to say, they were delicious.

Mixed Roasted Vegetables // Verdure miste arrostite

Friday, July 28, 2017

Temperatures have dropped a little – it’s still pretty hot though – which makes this the perfect moment to share with you my favorite Summer “recipe”, mixed roasted vegetables.

Greek Couscous Salad // Insalata di couscous alla greca

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

After making the Mexican quinoa salad, I felt the urge to make a Greek inspired salad. This time around I decided to go with couscous as it is the only grain I have that doesn't require any cooking. Which is crucial with this heat. Unless you want to melt like a popsicle under the sun.

Corn and Octopus Soup // Zuppa di mais e polpo

Friday, July 21, 2017

I think it was around January when I became obsessed with making a corn and octopus soup. I don't know what's the reason behind my obsession, but I do know that I really wanted to make it. And I did make it, but it was terrible.

Pasta Salad with Basil Goat Cheese Sauce and Roasted Beet // Insalata di pasta con salsa al basilico e formaggio di capra e barbabietola arrostita

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Turns out I actually like love pasta. If not, why would I be making tons of pasta salads? They are even more time-consuming than regular, warm pasta. So I guess it's love after all.

Matcha Tea Zucchini Noodles and Chickpeas // Noodles di zucchine e ceci al tè matcha

Monday, July 17, 2017

You know when you are craving some food and that is all you want to eat? I'm in a chickpea phase right now and because of the heat I pretty much end up making salads all the time.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Happy Bastille Day! Or as French would say, Bonne Fête Nationale! Or is it Joyeux 14 Juillet? I should probably know since I'm half French. Anyway, for this very reason, as a way to celebrate this festive day, I made ratatouille. No, I am not talking about the Disney movie. Although the mouse did cook ratatouille. And it looked way prettier than mine.

Apricot Bites with Goat Cheese and Pistachios // Bocconcini di albicocca con formaggio di capra e pistacchi

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This is that time of the year my grandfather brings me crates full of apricots. Now, I've never been an apricot person. I always liked peaches better. But nothing tastes as good as homegrown fruit and vegetables, so if I have to pick between store-bought peaches and homegrown apricots, I'll always pick the latter. Which is why I've been eating apricots like crazy lately. Mostly as a snack.

Mexican Quinoa Salad // Insalata di quinoa alla messicana

Monday, July 10, 2017

I love eating salads this time of the year. Actually, they are pretty much all I eat these days. They are so fresh and cooling, not to mention the fact that it doesn't take a lot of time to make them. Which is great since lately I'm being the laziest I've ever been.

Eggplant Noodles with Peanut Sauce // Noodles di melanzane con salsa alle arachidi

Friday, July 07, 2017

My vegetable garden is finally producing a lot of vegetables. Beetroots, carrots, zucchini. And eggplant, of course. And the easiest way - and my favourite - is to roast them. But there's also another way I love eating my vegetables, and that's making noodles out of them. And that's exactly what I did with my first eggplant.

Coconut Shrimps // Gamberi al cocco

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

A while ago, I wanted to eat coconut shrimps but I really wasn't in the mood to measure everything and write the recipe. I just wanted to make something simple and fast because I was hungry. And so did I. And they looked pretty good too so I decided to share a picture on Snapchat. One of my friends there, Nadine, saw them and asked for the recipe.

Grilled Tempeh and Peach Salad // Insalata con tempeh e pesca grigliati

Monday, July 03, 2017

Salads are pretty much all I eat these days. I guess it's because of the heat but I just don't feel like doing anything in the kitchen. All I can deal with is chopping some vegetables, and mixing them with beans, corn or couscous.