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!

Eating healthy should be easy and accessible to everyone, all the time

“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

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

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

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…

Molise trip: ancient wheat salad

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

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

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

Root lentil salad for a crowd

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

Summer Cucumber Salad – CHINO FARMS

Wow August already! I’ve started working at this farm called CHINO FARMS, in San Diego county. It is an incredible farm, owned and ran by a Japanese family. It first started in early 1900s when Junzo Chino emigrated to California and started the business. The produce is incredible, everything looks and tastes so darn good.…… Continue reading Summer Cucumber Salad – CHINO FARMS