Ribollita soup!

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!

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

Hazelnut butter with a twist

Nut butters….yummm! Once you try them you get fixed on them! On the market today you can pretty much find nut or seed butters of any kind..not only tahini, almond or peanut butter, but hazelnut, cashew, sunflower etc. They are so good and full of protein and good fats, so versatile, eaten on toast (for…… Continue reading Hazelnut butter with a twist

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

Simple Celery Soup

I found this beautiful celery “bouquet” at our local vegetable lady in the country and couldn’t resist. Celery isn’t a very popular choice of vegetable usually. But it is so good for you and very versatile. If you just google celery’s benefits you will find out it’s full of antioxidants, great for anti-inflammatory, helps the…… Continue reading Simple Celery Soup

Unique Green soup w/ scented tofu sauce

First of all, don’t forget to go see Leonardo Dicaprio’s new documentary on climate change. It’s great and you can watch it for free on YouTube here. It’s an eye opener. I found this recipe in a South American cookbook. It has very unusual recipes, many containing nuts for soups or stews, used as a…… Continue reading Unique Green soup w/ scented tofu sauce

Mexican Tortilla Chips and Salsa!

A couple of days ago, some friends organized a mexican dinner, as appetizers she had made guacamole and vegan sour cream, so I decided to make some chips and a salsa to go with all. These chips are incredible, another recipe found on the blog “Mynewroots”, they are great in taste, a good protein snack…… Continue reading Mexican Tortilla Chips and Salsa!

Beetroot Hummus w/ flax seed crackers

This beetroot hummus, I confess, looks a bit freaky-ish, but oh man it’s good. It’s a great alternative to traditional hummus, and it’s a bit lighter. These crackers on the other hand were a new experiment, and came out so good. We had guests over for dinner last night, served these two together for appetizers…… Continue reading Beetroot Hummus w/ flax seed crackers

Avocado-Greek Yogurt dip w/ Polenta chips

This dip is always a winner. I’ve been making it for the past year, after I discovered it on Ottolenghi’s book Plenty. It’s very easy and requires very little ingredients. also you can make it ahead of time and keep in the fridge until 30 min before serving. It is great as a dinner party…… Continue reading Avocado-Greek Yogurt dip w/ Polenta chips

Indian simplicity: Chickpea Crepes with Palak

I love Indian food for two main reasons. First of all the use of so many spices, it makes the food taste so good and also adds health benefits. To list a few… ginger, turmeric, cardamom, curry, coriander…that aid as anti-inflammatory, digestion, antioxidant, grastointestinal issues and so on. And second because there are sooo many…… Continue reading Indian simplicity: Chickpea Crepes with Palak