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,Β 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

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)

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

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

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