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

Climate Change – Legumes are the answer!

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!

Chocolate Date Bites

Dates are so delicious, great for a snack or as an alternative to sugar in baking, and full of nutritional benefits (especially high in many minerals and antioxidants). These are such an easy idea for a dessert or sweet tooth snack. I made them in 5 minutes, they store in the fridge, and you can…… Continue reading Chocolate Date Bites

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

No-Food-Waste Salad

Has it ever happened to you to think you don’t have anything in your fridge to eat and need to go out or order something in? Well, I bet there is something you can fix up with a few scraps in there! We currently produce food for more than 10 billion people (the global population…… Continue reading No-Food-Waste Salad

Cauliflower & Turnip soup and thoughts on Climate Change

This week in Italy, and in most of Europe, we had a cold storm coming from Siberia. The temperatures went down to -10 ° during the night and here in Bra for the last couple days. As much as we love snow, we are all really tired of this freezing weather. I can’t wait for…… Continue reading Cauliflower & Turnip soup and thoughts on Climate Change

Maca green smoothie

One of the foods I brought back from Peru was this white-yellowish powder called Maca. Maca is a root native to Peru and Bolivia, it grows in the Andean mountains and is gaining more and more “popularity” as a superfood, also known as “peruvian gingseng”. It is mostly found in powder form, and the average…… Continue reading Maca green smoothie

Chocolate Truffles (aka Energy Balls)

These truffles / Energy Balls are the bomb!! They are the perfect pick-me upper snack, or sweet tooth craving. So good and you don’t have to feel guilty eating them because they are super HEALTHY. No added sugar, full of minerals and vitamins from the dates, cacao and almonds, and all while being a great…… Continue reading Chocolate Truffles (aka Energy Balls)

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

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