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

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

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

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

Red Lentil Hummus

I have been spending a lot of time at the beach here in Southern california, after work, on weekends, watching the sunset, walking on the beach, swimming (the water is so warm this year, you can easily chill in it which is very unusual), getting seaweed everywhere, watching kids build sand castles, elder couples walking…… Continue reading Red Lentil Hummus

Fig chutney

At the farm we’ve been having so many figs. There are 8 fig trees on the property and they are ripe…they just keep coming, at least till beginning of september. The ones we sell are called Strawberry figs, they are small and so sweet and delicious, you eat the skins too. So many figs get…… Continue reading Fig chutney

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

Mexican Tortilla Chips and Salsa!

A couple of days ago, some friends organized a mexican dinner, as appetizers she had made guacamole and vegan sour cream, so I decided to make some chips and a salsa to go with all. These chips are incredible, another recipe found on the blog “Mynewroots”, they are great in taste, a good protein snack…… Continue reading Mexican Tortilla Chips and Salsa!