Wasabi Chocolate Beef Stew // Spezzatino di manzo al cioccolato e wasabi

Friday, September 29, 2017

As much as I'd like to eat tenderloin steaks all the time, they are quite expensive and they are not always available at the store. But it's not a big deal since it got pretty cold lately which means I can finally make stews and not look like a freak. To be honest, I made some during Summer as well, but it just wasn't the same.

How to Make Coconut Butter // Come fare il burro di cocco

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

(Not so) funny story. I discovered the existence of coconut butter a couple of years ago. I walked into a health food store looking for coconut oil, and instead of wandering through the shelves for hours I went straight to the lady working there and asked if they had any. She said they did and I ended up buying two jars. I did the mistake to not read the label, so you can guess my surprise and frustration when I went home and opened a jar only to find out it was coconut butter.

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad // Insalata di patate dolci arrostite

Monday, September 25, 2017

I've never been a fan of the traditional potato salad. There's simply too much mayo and mushy and pretty much tasteless white potatoes. Not to mention how boring it is.

Beef Tenderloin Steak with Mint Chimichurri and Braised Purple Cabbage // Filetto di manzo con chimichurri di menta e cavolo viola brasato

Friday, September 22, 2017

I've learned a lot by watching MasterChef US, and one of those things is that steak and chimichurri is a popular pairing, and I decided to try it. Only after doing some researches about chimichurri though because I wasn't very familiar with it. To be honest, before MasterChef, I didn't even know it existed.

Blackberry, Orange and Banana Smoothie // Smoothie alle more, arancia e banana

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

There's definitely something wrong with me. I love smoothies and yet this Summer I've barely made them which means there still are a lot of frozen bananas in my freezer. And you know what? I'm using them now before Autumn comes because I don't want to keep them in there until Spring 2018.

Crunchy Zucchini and Tomato Pasta // Pasta alle zucchine croccanti e pomodoro

Monday, September 18, 2017

I don't know how many of you have read my first post, so to recap I said my recipes would have been easy and that's what I've been doing. I use pretty basic cooking techniques and it usually doesn't take a lot of time to make the recipes either.

Rye Berry Salad with Salmon // Insalata di segale con salmone

Friday, September 15, 2017

Organic stores are my wonderland for two reasons. The first is that the foods are clean and have way more flavour; the second is that there I can finds foods I can only dream of finding in regular stores. And one of those foods being rye berries, the star of this dish.

Avocado Toast and Poached Egg // Avocado toast e uovo in camicia

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Didn't I tell you I was trying to eat avocado every day? Well, sometimes I add it to my salads, sometimes I blend it to make a dressing or a pasta sauce, and sometimes, actually most of the times, I make avocado toasts.

Blueberry Quinoa Salad // Insalata di quinoa e mirtilli

Monday, September 11, 2017

I'm pretty lazy lately. I don't feel like doing anything, really. I just want to eat, watch movies and TV shows, and that's pretty much it. But yesterday it was different. I have had this recipe in mind for days, and I really wanted to make it. And you know what happened? It rained all day long. And it was also very cloudy.

Turmeric Roasted Zucchini // Zucchine alla curcuma arrostite

Friday, September 08, 2017

I'm one of those people who just can't stay away from the oven and as such, I've been roasting vegetables all Summer long. Actually, I've been roasting zucchini all Summer long because my garden was filled with them.

Roasted Purple Yam and Maple Chickpea Tofu Bowl // Bowl con batata viola arrostita e tofu di ceci allo sciroppo d'acero

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

In the past few days, we basically went from tank-tops to hoodies, so there's really nothing I'd enjoy more than turning on the oven and cooking. Actually there's something I enjoy more, it's eating huge amounts of food which is why I made this rich bowl that has everything you need for a delicious and nutritious meal that won't make you feel heavy afterwards.

How to Make Chickpea Tofu // Come fare il tofu di ceci

Monday, September 04, 2017

Since I've started eating healthy and incorporating more plant-based foods into my diet, tofu has become of my best friends. I just love its taste, the different consistencies it can have, its versatility and how simple it makes to add proteins to a meal.

Roasted Okra // Okra arrostite

Friday, September 01, 2017

 At the beginning of this week I told you I would talk a little more about okra and here I am, keeping my promise, with these delicious roasted okra, my favourite way to enjoy them cooked.