Beetroot Hummus w/ flax seed crackers

This beetroot hummus, I confess, looks a bit freaky-ish, but oh man it’s good. It’s a great alternative to traditional hummus, and it’s a bit lighter. These crackers on the other hand were a new experiment, and came out so good. We had guests over for dinner last night, served these two together for appetizers…… Continue reading Beetroot Hummus w/ flax seed crackers

Avocado-Greek Yogurt dip w/ Polenta chips

This dip is always a winner. I’ve been making it for the past year, after I discovered it on Ottolenghi’s book Plenty. It’s very easy and requires very little ingredients. also you can make it ahead of time and keep in the fridge until 30 min before serving. It is great as a dinner party…… Continue reading Avocado-Greek Yogurt dip w/ Polenta chips

Indian simplicity: Chickpea Crepes with Palak

I love Indian food for two main reasons. First of all the use of so many spices, it makes the food taste so good and also adds health benefits. To list a few… ginger, turmeric, cardamom, curry, coriander…that aid as anti-inflammatory, digestion, antioxidant, grastointestinal issues and so on. And second because there are sooo many…… Continue reading Indian simplicity: Chickpea Crepes with Palak

Carrot-Feta-Mung bean salad

Happy late Halloween! last night I prepared a mung bean-carrot-feta cheese salad for a big dinner party. the dish was a success, but most importantly a lot of the prepping time was focused on the dressing up part. My mom picked up some weird and disgusting looking pimples and marks to put on your face.…… Continue reading Carrot-Feta-Mung bean salad

Roasted Pumpkin w/ tahini sauce

It’s October…which means it’s pumpkin season! Here in Italy you see pumpkins all the time during this month, but mostly for culinary purposes. Halloween is not celebrated as much as in the US so pumpkin decorations are seen less of here. Pumpkins here are mostly used for risotto or soups. I love pumpkin, it’s a comfort…… Continue reading Roasted Pumpkin w/ tahini sauce