Here we are with another special soup to be added to your winter repertory : lentil soup!! One of the things I hated most as a kid, I still remember the disappointment every time my mother was making it. Children, they miss so many good things so often…but luckily I recuperated in the last ten years (took a me a lot to get there now that I think about it) and I make it pretty often. I mean, here we are literally freezing, outside it’s always quite dark and almost every evening calls for a good soup. You might have noticed they occupy most of my recipes lately, but I think it’s one of the best options, for many reasons. It fills you up and it’ so full of taste being healthy at the same time, which for me it’s a blessing because being winter i don’t do much sport, so I try at least to eat better ( not on Sunday though, yesterday I ate a magical veggie lasagna that I will maybe propose in the next weeks!).
Baked cod fillets is a very simple dish that can be prepared in a short time, it is light enough to be eaten at dinner and during the week – we leave the excess to the weekend,don’t we? – but it is fancy enough to be prepared when you have guests for example. What I like most about this dish is the combination of tastes, the strong and intense taste of the coating and the softness and lightness of the cod.
Minestrone soup has the sound of an oasis in the desert right now! Yes, I see the shameful look in your eyes… after all the holiday revelry and the 10-courses-meals, the cakes, the champagne and the “ok, just the last one” when you had to pick the last snack from the table. Well at least that’s what happened to me so I hope I am not the only one 😉 Anyway the past is the past so now I am going back on track trying to say adios to sugar and fat for at least a couple of weeks. This is the reason why my recipe of the week is this amazing minestrone soup that has really a lot of taste but it’s perfect for post-holiday detox!
Yes, my friends, in a short while holiday period will be over, and all the festive atmosphere, the days spent at the table with family and friends will be sadly over. All the red tablecloths, the never ending toasts, the heart-warming meals in front of the fireplace, all the eating-like-there-is-no-tomorrow…all of this will finish and it will leave space to the new year, with all our good propositions and things to do. The most common – at least for me – is always to promise to myself that I will eat less and exercise more…well, then that’s easier to say than to do. My favorite exercise is always lifting my glass of wine and I am not able to live without some daily chocolate ( remember, dark chocolate 70% is recommended in every healthy diet!), but anyway my passion for cooking me led me to understand and discover that there are many ways to eat good and tasty meals without frying or covering in fresh cream! So my gift for this upcoming new year is a short but I hope useful list of my favorite healthy cooking methods!