Courgette and ricotta balls

It’s often hard to convince children to eat their veggies: anything green in colour is looked at very suspiciously. And so start the endless arguments, coercions, tears, and so on. We’ve all been there, and dinner time can become a nightmare. But it...

Pasta with peas and eggs: easy one pot recipe

Raise your hand if you love to spend hours cooking every day. And when I say every day, I mean day in day out, no stop in the kitchen, preparing meals. Who’s got the time for this, right? I mean, I really love cooking and all, but sometimes one really...

Stuffed courgettes: vegetarian recipe

If there were one kind of food that I absolutely loved, as a child, it was stuffed vegetables. My mum was very happy to accommodate me, and I was reared with all sort of stuffed vegetables. And stuffed courgettes were –and still are- at the top of my list. There are...

Lasagne parmigiana: when veggies are not boring.

Lasagne parmigiana is the result of the gastronomical marriage between two of the most loved Italian classics: lasagne and aubergine parmigiana. Easy and relatively quick to prepare (compared to the traditional meat lasagne, which requires hours for stewing the...

Pasta alla Gricia – Italian food before tomatoes

Pasta alla Gricia is an ancient way of seasoning pasta, before the tomatoes took over Italian cuisine. Born in the Appennines region north of Rome, it was created by the local shepherds, who didn’t have much to feed themselves with: only sheep’s cheese and...

Bruschetta with tomatoes and basil

Bruschetta (pronounced broo- skeh-ttah) is a traditional Italian dish: well loved and known across the world, it’s cheap, easy, and quick to prepare, yet it tastes millions! Comsume your bruschetta as an entree or as a light lunch during the hottest summer days....

Neapolitan Octopus Salad

Neapolitan octopus salad is a delicious and healthy summer dish, loved by every Italian. Octopus is not widely comsumed in North Europe, despite being very cheap (in UK it costs £4 per kilos), and quite healthy: low in calories (only 164 cal for 100 gr of seafood),...

Ham and cheese sofficini

Ham and cheese sofficini (Italian for softies) are Italian kids favourite dinner: a crunchy halfmoon enveloping a deliciously creamy filling of ham and cheese–the ultimate comfort food for the whole family. Quick and easy to make – ham and cheese sofficini...
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