Tofu & cashew cheese

Cheese, dip, or sauce! Whatever you want to call it, it tastes really good! Here’s a very simple recipe for making a delicious, healthy and protein packed cheese. It’s great as is, but you can also use it to substitute soft cheeses in other recipes. For example I made a tart with greens mixed with…… Continue reading Tofu & cashew cheese

Savory Granola from a special cooking class

Last weekend we hosted a vegan cooking course at our house in Milan. We’ve given our house available for this animal association in Italy, called Essere Animali, that they’ve been using to shoot pictures, videos and other events. These people make incredible changes and work so hard to achieve them, but they always need to…… Continue reading Savory Granola from a special cooking class

Foraging in Switzerland

I just came back from an 8-day trip in Switzerland with my uni. We visited the Italian southern part of Switzerland (ValPoschiavo) then traveled up towards Uster, Zurich, Basel, then towards Lucerne, and finished back into the Italian part in the Ticino Canton. It was an amazing trip, we saw so many interesting biodynamic producers…… Continue reading Foraging in Switzerland

Bitter foods & Puntarelle salad

This year I’m taking a great course on Botanics. Might be because of the teacher or because I’m fascinated by the subject, in any case I’m finding it really interesting. The past lessons we’ve been talking about the main Plant Families (Apiaceae, Brassicaceae, Leguminose, Rosaceae, Liliaceae and so on) and their characteristics, uses, health benefits.…… Continue reading Bitter foods & Puntarelle salad

Didactic Garden & Green Tomato Chutney

It’s been too long since my last blog post… Guilty! I started my second year at UNISG and, like the beginning of last year, it’s been overwhelming: there’s been the SlowCheese fair which happens every two years here in Bra lasting 4 days with crazy amount of tourists and cheese producers from all over the…… Continue reading Didactic Garden & Green Tomato Chutney

Creamy Almond Ricotta

More and more alternatives to dairy products are entering the market. Lots of people are either Lactose intolerant or want to cut on cholesterol so avoid dairy, or others are looking into cutting out dairy from their diet for environmental/ethical issues. Nut and seed cheeses are great plant-based alternatives that provide protein and other high…… Continue reading Creamy Almond Ricotta

Molise trip: ancient wheat salad

I recently came back from a study trip in Molise with my university. Now, most people will think where in the heck is that? Molise is a very small region in the center-south of Italy, right above Puglia (the heel of Italy). I went in a group of 15 for one week, we visited many…… Continue reading Molise trip: ancient wheat salad

Spring-inspired Quinoa Salad

Spring is here! the beautiful flowers and trees blooming, the smells and aromas, the birds singing in the morning….And what I love the most about spring is the abundance of new market produce, when I think of this part of the year my mind goes straight to fresh peas, asparagus, broadbeans, small potatoes, strawberries, herbs,…… Continue reading Spring-inspired Quinoa Salad

Foraging wild garlic

This past weekend I spent it in my countryside house in the Piacentini hills, with some friends from uni. A pleasant way to spend the time there is to take walks in the fields, surrounded by nature. We’ve noticed in the past years lots of wild garlic in the fields, but never paid much attention…… Continue reading Foraging wild garlic

Addictive KALE CHIPS

KALE CHIPS! So good, so healthy, so crunchy, so addictive! These are so simple to make, will maintain crunchiness for several days, and can be done in many ways. You can adjust dressing as you like adding more or less spices, adding some kind of nuts or seeds too. a small diversion…I just came back…… Continue reading Addictive KALE CHIPS