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

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

Sprouting! Mung Bean salad

Has anyone ever tried sprouting their own beans, grains, seeds or nuts? It is so easy, trust me, and rewarding. Some grains or beans require more time and others just around 1-2 days! average time is between 2 to 4 days. I’ve tried sprouting chickpeas, quinoa, mung beans, buckwheat. Why do it? because eating a…… Continue reading Sprouting! 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