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

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

Kale-Beet salad w/ Avocado-Tahini dressing

Luckily I still get to find kale in the country, aka cavolonero aka black cabbage in Italian. Not very popular in italian cuisine as much as in the US. It’s used mostly for making soups, but is getting a bit more “trendy” here now, hehe. Last Sunday we went to a birthday party of one…… Continue reading Kale-Beet salad w/ Avocado-Tahini dressing

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

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

New dog! and a Sundried Tomato Pesto

Please welcome our newest family member…BEN! My mom was going on a walk in the country with our dog Buddy today and suddenly a couple mutts came running towards her. She thinks they might have come from this farmer that has sooo many dogs kept outside and chained on very very tight collars, it’s very…… Continue reading New dog! and a Sundried Tomato Pesto