Tag Archives: vegetarian

Minestrone

Having grown up in Milan, where winters are quite cold, I have had my fair share of soups.  In fact, my mum would often make soup for dinner.  My favourite has always been Pasta e Fagioli, but she has always … Continue reading

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Gnocchi alla Romana

This month, the Daring Cooks challenged us to think inside the box – the icebox, that is! Audax taught us some really cool tips and tricks for stocking our freezers with prepare-ahead meals that can keep our taste buds satisfied even during … Continue reading

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Cucumber Sandwiches

The first time I had Cucumber Sandwiches, they were served as part of a high tea I attended with friends.  To me, the idea of having savoury treats along with tea sounded quite weird.  You see, Italians only have sweets … Continue reading

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Beetroot and Ricotta Gnocchi with Gorgonzola

I have always love beetroot, a taste I share with my dad.  I remember often buying it at the store whenever it was available.  We would buy it cooked, ready to be sliced and eaten.  My favourite way to eat … Continue reading

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Patatas Alioli

Patatas Alioli are a typical Spanish dish.  They can be served as a tapa or as a side dish to accompany roasts or fish, or… well, that will be my next post, so stay tuned!  I think they are delicious.  … Continue reading

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Tomato and Labneh Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Today I want to share with you the recipe for a Middle Eastern inspired salad. I have just recently begun to explore what I call “the amazing world of salads”. It is amazing indeed. Growing up, salad was always lettuce … Continue reading

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Risotto with Zucchini and Pesto

I know some people find the idea of making risotto daunting.  I have shared many risotto recipes on this blog and it is actually the dish I first learnt how to cook on my own, as it was my favourite … Continue reading

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Taleggio and Walnut Mezzelune with Parmigiano Reggiano Fondue

I love making pasta from scratch.  Some people find making bread relaxing and soothing… to me making pasta has the same effect.  I love kneading the dough and creating all kinds of different shapes.  I was going through my pasta … Continue reading

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