Salmon Confit with Aioli

Salmon Confit with Aioli

I must admit that I do not watch many cooking shows on TV, but I do watch MasterChef.  I don’t particularly like reality shows, but I have actually learnt a couple of things from it.  Remember when I tried my hands at making Hot Tea Smoked Salmon?  MasterChef had inspired me to give it a…

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Seeded Cranberry Crunch Granola Bars

Seeded Cranberry Crunch Granola Bars

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Carciofi in Pinzimonio

Carciofi in Pinzimonio

I grew up in a family of artichoke lovers.  Every week, in winter, my parents would buy plenty of artichokes at the local market and we would eat them in all sorts of ways.  I have already shared a few recipes and ideas on what to do with this delicious vegetable, and today I am…

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Cinnamon Apple Chips

Cinnamon Apple Chips

During the Christmas holidays, we all tend to eat a lot.  And we also snack a lot more than during other times of the year.  I find it easier to snack on healthy food and fresh fruits here in Australia, as it is summer, but for all my friends and family up in the Northern…

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Hot Tea Smoked Salmon

Hot Tea Smoked Salmon

I must confess that I do not watch much TV.  I used to watch many cooking shows before having kids, but nowadays… they “own” the remote.  If the TV is on and the girls are home, they will chose what to watch.  The weird thing is, I do not mind too much.  There’s only one…

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Sun-dried Tomato and Chickpea Maftoul Salad

Sun-dried Tomato and Chickpea Maftoul Salad

A few months ago, I shared with you the recipe for Maftoul with Chicken, a traditional Palestinian dish.  As you know I am part of the Daring Cooks and one of the challenges was to make Maftoul from scratch!  So, what is Maftoul?  I have seen it many times on the shelves of my local…

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Verrine Fraicheur

Verrine Fraicheur

Today’s dish is a very quick recipe.  Going through my Visual Archive, I have realised that I do not have many breakfast recipes on the blog.  I guess the main reason is because Italians are not big on breakfast.  In fact, we mostly have coffee (or cappuccino) and a croissant or cookies.  I personally just…

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Smoked Salmon and Avocado Salad

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Salad

While it is getting colder down here, I know that my friends on the Northern hemisphere are starting to enjoy warmer weather.  So, today I am going to share with you the recipe for a delicious salad that, while perfect for spring, is also a great alternative for a quick and light lunch pretty much…

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Green bean, tomato and potato salad

Green Bean, Tomato and Potato Salad

Today I want to share with you the recipe for a delicious and healthy side dish.  This Green Bean Tomato and Potato Salad is very special to me and eating it always takes me back in time.  My mum would often make it in summer when we were holidaying in Sicily.  It is a very…

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Double Chocolate Whole Wheat Banana Bread

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE WHOLE WHEAT BANANA BREAD

Today’s recipe came about from another one of my attempts to use up leftovers.  Though I must admit it was a bit more crumbly than I had expected (especially the next day), it still tasted delicious and I thought it would be a pity not to share it with all of you.  Besides, it is…

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CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE

Chocolate mousse is one of my favourite desserts.  I think all the chocoholics out there will agree with me: there is nothing better than digging the spoon into a soft, silky chocolate mousse.  Heaven!  However, chocolate mousse often involves raw eggs and/or cream, which means it is probably not very child (and hips) friendly.  Well,…

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STRAWBERRY, BANANA AND APPLE SMOOTHIE

I won’t lie… my kids, especially my 5 year old daughter, do not like fruits.  Yes, I know what you are thinking “you are food blogger, and you can’t get your own kids to eat their fruits?!”… ehm… sort of.  But I am working on it and smoothies are a great way to get my…

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HONEY AND GINGER PORK STIR FRY

Maybe not everyone knows this, but my eldest daughter has started her first year of “big school” in January. It is all very thrilling and exciting for all of us, though this has also brought a huge change in our routines. Let’s put it this way… I am now spending more time on the trains…

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Banana, Coconut and Passion Fruit Smoothie

BANANA, COCONUT AND PASSION FRUIT SMOOTHIE

Lately I have been experimenting quite a bit with smoothies and shakes.  The truth is, I have been left with some ripe fruits that needed to be used and I wanted to make something light and healthy with it.  Besides, I always find that smoothies are a great way to get my fussy children to…

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Prosciutto, Rocket and Grana Cheese Pizza

PROSCIUTTO, ROCKET AND GRANA CHEESE PIZZA

My husband adores pizza… so, to please him (and the kids!), I usually make pizza on Sunday evening.  Home made pizza can be quite healthy, depending on the toppings you use and it is quite common in Italian houses to make pizza once a week.  While my husband enjoys his pizza with salami, I like…

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