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Peppered mussels to spice up your summer!  – Impepata di cozze

Peppered mussels to spice up your summer! – Impepata di cozze

Peppered mussels – or impepata di cozze – is a typical dish of the Neapolitan tradition, but very well known everywhere in Italy. You can find it almost everywhere, at least in the coastal regions. The preparation is very easy and requires just few ingredients, you could say the mussels get ready by themselves, but you’ll be surprised to see how tasty and good the result is!

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Roman-style bean salad – Insalata di fagioli alla romana

Roman-style bean salad – Insalata di fagioli alla romana

Roman-style bean salad is one of the first resources you should bear in mind when you need to prepare a fast dish that is delicious as side but that also works as great unique dish! This is something more than a recipe, this is a real ace in the hole for us cooking lovers. Many characteristics make this bean salad great : it  this a dish full of color and flavor,  it is easy to make, it doesn’t take too much time to prepare and, thanks to the presence of beans, it is source of many nutrients!

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Coming back from holidays – Round up + new schedule

Coming back from holidays – Round up + new schedule

Hello everyone!

I just came back from my holidays, I really needed this break! As most of you probably know, my family is still in Italy and I live in Brussels so I don’t get to see them too often! If you also consider I am from the seaside, you can easily imagine I prefer to be there in summer than here, but as I work full time (yeees 39 hours a week) at least for the moment I don’t have too much freedom.  I enjoyed every moment of it!

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5 healthy food substitutions – For a healthier kitchen + small holiday break

5 healthy food substitutions – For a healthier kitchen + small holiday break

This blog post introduces a new section I wanted to prepare since long time, cooking tips and small things I have been noticing in time, tricks and observations that I hope can be useful for others too!

Cooking is such a nice activity, but many times people ask me if it’s not too heavy to cook and eat all the time for a food blog. For me, it just depends on the ingredients you use. There are endless possibilities to make a dish lighter or healthier if you feel like you need to cut off calories, or fat. Quantities as well are very important!

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Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Don’t take this wrong, but for an Italian like me it’s really a pain to see how mistreated is the spaghetti Carbonara recipe all around the web.

I mean, spaghetti carbonara is a luscious, four ingredients recipe which is almost pornographic in its goodness.

 

Nevertheless, even some international superstar chefs everybody follows get it wrong! Yes, I know, I might be slightly melodramatic, but let me ask you a question. What if somebody took your grandma’s best recipe and started giving it all around, completely messed up, passing it off for her best recipe? I bet you won’t be happy. (more…)


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Spinach Risotto – Risotto con gli spinaci

Spinach Risotto – Risotto con gli spinaci

Spinach risotto is certainly not the first combination that comes to your mind when you think about risotto, but you’ll be surprised of its deliciousness if you try it once! As I had to  finish emptying my fridge before going to Italy tomorrow for my […]

Potato and green bean salad with homemade vinaigrette – Insalata di patate e fagiolini

Potato and green bean salad with homemade vinaigrette – Insalata di patate e fagiolini

The potato and green been salad is a versatile and tasty dish that can be prepared beforehand and admits many variants. In summer it is a classic side dish for barbecues and picnic lunches, but in moderate quantity it can be also a good appetizer. […]

Coffee mousse – Crema di Caffé

Coffee mousse – Crema di Caffé

Espresso mousse is one of those summer treats that you can’t afford to miss, above all if you are a coffee addict like I am. In general, coffee is more than a beverage for us Italians, it’s a lifestyle, it’s a ritual, and we like […]

Spaghetti with anchovies and breadcrumbs

Spaghetti with anchovies and breadcrumbs

Spaghetti with anchovies and breadcrumbs is part of that group of recipes that I call “the Midnight recipes”. What I indicate when I use this expression are those last-minute meals you prepare by night, those impromptu meals when you are with friends after a night […]

Sicilian Salad from Pantelleria – Insalata Pantesca

Sicilian Salad from Pantelleria – Insalata Pantesca

  All Mediterranean flavors are packed in this Sicilian salad from Pantelleria, in Italian, insalata pantesca.  I find this a perfect treat on a super sunny and hot day like the one we are having today in Brussels – 30 degrees!! When I sit on […]