Hummus is always a winner. Everyone likes it, it is so versatile, great if you’re hosting a dinner party or as a side to your vegetables, or put in a wrap, on a slice of toasted bread etc. The list can go on forever. Often I like to give my hummus a twist by adding…… Continue reading Cauliflower Hummus!
I’ve recently learned how to bake sourdough bread. It’s been so fun to experiment and see the promising results. I’ve realized it takes a long time to make a good loaf of sourdough bread, but the results are so much better than baking with instant yeast instead of a sourdough starter. The aroma, the taste…… Continue reading Ribollita soup!
This Friday, the 15th of March, there will be an international strike in all the big cities for Climate Change. The event, called Fridays for Future, started thanks to the Swedish teen Greta Thunberg last summer when she started to strike from school and sit in front of the Swedish parliament every day. Her wish was…… Continue reading Climate Change – Legumes are the answer!
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
This past weekend I celebrated my birthday with all of my family in America. It was a great party, got to see people I hadn’t for a long time and the food was all great. We did it at my aunt’s house in Newport Beach. She used to own a restaurant for 25 years and…… Continue reading Root lentil salad for a crowd
I have been spending a lot of time at the beach here in Southern california, after work, on weekends, watching the sunset, walking on the beach, swimming (the water is so warm this year, you can easily chill in it which is very unusual), getting seaweed everywhere, watching kids build sand castles, elder couples walking…… Continue reading Red Lentil Hummus
I’ve hurt my ankle quite badly a couple of days ago, have been home not able to walk or stand. I’m sure it’s nothing too serious but will go check it out at doctors soon. I started icing it but since yesterday I changed to heat and it is improving. I don’t know if it’s…… Continue reading Carrot soup w/ crunchy Black Chickpeas
I know it’s not spring here yet and freshly podded peas are so sweet and delicious, but sometimes you have to stick with what you’ve got and buy them frozen if not in season… This dip is a very simple, very fresh tasting appetizer you can serve for a dinner party or have it for…… Continue reading Pea-Mint dip
Black beans are one of my favorite beans to eat. I learned how to cook legumes basically thanks to our cleaning lady Rosy. She is from Peru and loves to cook. They eat tons of legumes in Peru, that is where quinoa is from too. The big fuss about preparing legumes is that you have…… Continue reading Spiced Black Beans
I’m in love with pumpkin right now. I guess because we don’t eat it all year around but that’s with a lot of vegetables too when they are in season. It’s so comforting and delicious and also very versatile; you can eat it just by itself, cook it in the oven, use it in a…… Continue reading Split Pea-Pumpkin soup
Happy late Halloween! last night I prepared a mung bean-carrot-feta cheese salad for a big dinner party. the dish was a success, but most importantly a lot of the prepping time was focused on the dressing up part. My mom picked up some weird and disgusting looking pimples and marks to put on your face.…… Continue reading Carrot-Feta-Mung bean salad