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Lentil soup

Lentil soup

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!).

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Baked cod fillets with Parmesan lemon and herbs

Baked cod fillets with Parmesan lemon and herbs

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.

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Minestrone Soup – Winter comfort food

Minestrone Soup – Winter comfort food

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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!

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Healthy cooking techniques โ€“ suggestions for the after Christmas period

Healthy cooking techniques โ€“ suggestions for the after Christmas period

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-tomorrowโ€ฆall 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 โ€“ at least for me โ€“ is always to promise to myself that I will eat less and exercise moreโ€ฆwell, then thatโ€™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!

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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 spaghettiย Carbonaraย recipe all around the web.

I mean, spaghettiย carbonaraย 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 bestย recipe? I bet you won’t be happy. (more…)


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Baked cod fillets with Parmesan lemon and herbs

Baked cod fillets with Parmesan lemon and herbs

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 […]

Fettuccine boscaiola – with sausage and porcini mushrooms

Fettuccine boscaiola – with sausage and porcini mushrooms

Fettuccine boscaiola (meaning from the wood) is indeed aย  family favorite.ย  Pasta with mushrooms, we could simplify, but it is actually much more than this. Do you know this dish or ever tried to make it at home? If yes, then you already experienced the […]

White bean and Kale soup – Minestra di fagioli e cavolo nero

White bean and Kale soup – Minestra di fagioli e cavolo nero

White bean and kale soup is a delicious warm dish that I highly recommed when the cold season comes. I have to say that during the last few days here in Brussels we have been experiencing a drastic temperature drop, and the days have started […]

Mushroom soup – Vellutata di funghi

Mushroom soup – Vellutata di funghi

Mushroom soup – vellutata di funghi, in Italian – is another treat you can grant yourself in this challenging but charming season. So warm and comforting, I appreciate it a lot for its rustic taste and for the easiness in the preparation. The outcome of […]

Pumpkin Risotto with Gorgonzola

Pumpkin Risotto with Gorgonzola

Pumpkin risotto with gorgonzola is one of the few reasons why I don’t dislike autumn too much ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, I am indeedย  more of a summer child, and sometimes I find very hard to enjoy the cold weather, the rain and so on! Nevertheless, there […]