Ribollita soup!

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!

Cauliflower & Turnip soup and thoughts on Climate Change

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

Simple Celery Soup

I found this beautiful celery “bouquet” at our local vegetable lady in the country and couldn’t resist. Celery isn’t a very popular choice of vegetable usually. But it is so good for you and very versatile. If you just google celery’s benefits you will find out it’s full of antioxidants, great for anti-inflammatory, helps the…… Continue reading Simple Celery Soup

Unique Green soup w/ scented tofu sauce

First of all, don’t forget to go see Leonardo Dicaprio’s new documentary on climate change. It’s great and you can watch it for free on YouTube here. It’s an eye opener. I found this recipe in a South American cookbook. It has very unusual recipes, many containing nuts for soups or stews, used as a…… Continue reading Unique Green soup w/ scented tofu sauce

Carrot soup w/ crunchy Black Chickpeas

I’ve hurt my ankle quite badly a couple of days ago, have been home not able to walk or stand. I’m sure it’s nothing too serious but will go check it out at doctors soon. I started icing it but since yesterday I changed to heat and it is improving. I don’t know if it’s…… Continue reading Carrot soup w/ crunchy Black Chickpeas

Soba-noodle soup

Last night I really wanted to have something soupy but still with some consistency…something “asiany” with some miso flavoring…I had recently bought some soba noodles, so why not make a noodle soup with miso and gomasio? When I visited Japan, about 4 years ago, one of the memories that will always come back to me…… Continue reading Soba-noodle soup

Carrot ginger soup with Black Chickpeas

This past weekend was the Vegan festival in Milan. Maybe for americans it’s not a surprise to hear of these things, but for us here in italy, it’s a big deal…I guess it’s the third year they do it but I heard of it for the first time just this year. I sent a request…… Continue reading Carrot ginger soup with Black Chickpeas