I made this pesto a couple of weeks ago when I was still in OC staying with relatives. The basil in the garden had been growing like crazy in the sunny warmth of the early summer days. The pesto came out so good I had to make it again two days later. On both occasions…… Continue reading Vegan Basil Pesto
Ripe, brownish bananas call for banana bread. This recipe makes a healthy, not too sweet, delicious treat perfect for breakfast or afternoon snack. You can toast it or have as is. The riper your bananas the sweeter the outcome. Instead of using eggs, I’ve mixed ground flax seeds with water to create the so-called “flax…… Continue reading Vegan Banana Bread
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!
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
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!
I’m so lucky to have a great cafeteria in my University, where almost every week guest chefs (often michelin star chefs!) come to cook for the students and the faculty. But even when there’s no guest chefs, the food is incredibly studied to fit the season, the local foods and the availability of such. Most…… Continue reading A Garden Revolution: cooking for students
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!
“Eating healthy should be easy and accessible to everyone, all the time”: this is what I thought when looking at this dish I made for myself for lunch today. I just finished studying for a Nutrition class I took this year, called “Food and Health”, which dealt with nutrition in a very holistic way. I…… Continue reading Eating healthy should be easy and accessible to everyone, all the time
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
This is a variation of a Pea-mint dip I usually make, perfect for a starter at a dinner party, or when you have an aperitivo with friends. Instead of the usual hummus 🙂 I made it last night when we had friends over, and everyone loved it! I try not to eat avocados here…… Continue reading Pea-Mint-Avocado dip
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
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