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

Homemade Raw Chocolate

Raw chocolate is so easy and fast to make!! Cacao is an incredible super food: it has 40 times the antioxidant quantity than blueberries do, it’s an excellent source of magnesium and iron, it’s full of calcium, a great mood elevator and anti-depressant, and so much more. So eating chocolate is actually Healthy!…BUT this is…… Continue reading Homemade Raw Chocolate

New potatoes, herbs, dijon…

New Potatoes are wonderful, typical of the summer and great steamed, boiled or roasted. You can make great salads with them. This salad has tons of different kinds of herbs and a great mustard dressing, transforming these potatoes into something special. I used the herbs I had in my garden (chives, mint, coriander, oregano, thyme)…… Continue reading New potatoes, herbs, dijon…

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

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

Master tonic

Master tonic, aka Fire Cider, is a homemade natural remedy for colds and flus. Its ingredients are anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral, making it a great go to when in need of some immunity support for our body. It’s the first time I make this, and I’ve decided to make a bigger batch next time. You…… Continue reading Master tonic

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

Golden mylk

Tried this for the very first time and had to share… it’s basically a turmeric latte. So delicious and comforting, yet extremely good for you!! We all now turmeric by now, and all it’s great great health benefits. So here is the recipe.. •INGREDIENTS• (1 serving) → 250 ml / 1 cup soy milk (or…… Continue reading Golden mylk

Pumpkin Sunflower seed Miso bowl

I use miso paste a lot in my cooking..some of you might be wondering what is that dark paste found in health food supermarkets? Miso is a traditional Japanese food and it means “fermented beans”. It is produced by the fermentation of soybeans and sometimes also grains  (usually rice or barley), together with “koji”, which…… Continue reading Pumpkin Sunflower seed Miso bowl

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

Green Salad for a crowd

Want to make a super speedy healthy tasty salad to bring to friends? try it out! We ate it as an appetizer one time and as a side the next time. Since it is all raw, use fresh ingredients, preferably organic.   •INGREDIENTS• (for 6 as a side) → 1 fennel bulb → rocket (arugula)…… Continue reading Green Salad for a crowd