New potatoes, herbs, dijon…

New Potatoes are wonderful, typical of the summer and great steamed, boiled or roasted. You can make great salads with them. This salad has tons of different kinds of herbs and a great mustard dressing, transforming these potatoes into something special. I used the herbs I had in my garden (chives, mint, coriander, oregano, thyme)…… Continue reading New potatoes, herbs, dijon…

Master tonic

Master tonic, aka Fire Cider, is a homemade natural remedy for colds and flus. Its ingredients are anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral, making it a great go to when in need of some immunity support for our body. It’s the first time I make this, and I’ve decided to make a bigger batch next time. You…… Continue reading Master tonic

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

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