Vegan Almond Chocolate Cookies

If you’re in search of some kind of sweet comfort, these cookies are the answer 🙂 They are super duper delicious, really easy to make and quite healthy too!I was inspired by this recipe here from Flourist. Flourist is a Canadian company suppling best quality, stone-milled and local grains, flours and beans. I’ve yet have…… Continue reading Vegan Almond Chocolate Cookies

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

Making Nut/Seed Butters: TAHINI and NUTELLA

Nut or seed butters…..yummmmmm!!! Who doesn’t love them?! So rich and fatty and delicious, but the good fats! Still be cautious not to overeat them…;) You can make them using any nut or seed, doing a mix, adding spices and much more. Keeping it simple is good too. Tahini, or sesame seed butter, is used…… Continue reading Making Nut/Seed Butters: TAHINI and NUTELLA

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

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

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