Tortano/Easter Bread

Italian food is all about tradition and Tortano or Casatiello is a must  for the Neapolitan at Easter. Every year before Easter the family get together to make this delicious, amazing savory bread…..lets say “its a family affair”. The day after Easter in Italy we go at the beach or at the park for a…

Rustic Polenta Crostini

I like to entertain a lot,so like I always do before Christmas I organize a get together with my friends and this time I wanted to try a new appetizer with polenta,speck ,fontina and gorgonzola (or bluecheese) I m from the North of Italy so I grew up with polenta, not the one that you buy at the store…

Roasted Kale chips

  Kale is very popular these days. It’s full of vitamins and minerals and it’s considered a super food. I try to buy it often because the benefits of this vegetable are amazing: boost your immune system, detoxifies, makes your skin and nails healthier and more. This is my kids favorite recipe.   Ingredients: A bunch…

NEW YORK CHEESECAKE WITH STRAWBERRY SAUCE

    New York cheesecake is one of the most popular dessert in North America.When I moved from Italy 12 years ago I had no idea what it was and then one day my husband express me the desire to eat an homemade cheesecake.This is now one of my family favorite dessert.   Ingredients for the base: 150 grams…

Nutella Roll

Nutella roll is a classic Italian dessert, very easy to make, fast  and usually everybody like it ….well who does not like Nutella?? Ingredients: Baking sheet 15×12 inch 3/4 cup of sugar 3 eggs 1 cup of  flour 2 teaspoon baking power 50 ml milk 200 ml  Nutella Icing sugar a sprinkle of love Method: In…

Stir-Fry cabbage

Cabbage is one of my favorite vegetable. We used to grow our own cabbage back in Italy so this lovely, healthy vegetable it was on our family dinner table every week. This recipe is very easy and quick to make also very healthy and low calorie  Ingredients: 1 cabbage 2 cloves of garlic 2 glasses…

Kale,pomagranade and avocado salad

This salad is an explosion of health. The pomegranate,the kale and the avocado  are very full of vitamins, and they are considered super foods. It is very easy to make, the only thing about this salad is that  is  a little be bitter but, eh  it is good for you so you better eat it….

Avocado cherry tomatoes and tuna salad

I have a lot of Mexican friends and they always talked about avocado that I never tried in my life because growing up in   Italy I never had the opportunity So one day I bought the avocado and made this lovely salad that right now became our favorite    Ingredients: 1 avocado 1 can…

Vegan Coconut and Pear cake

When I found this recipe I wasn’t sure about the result because, in the ingredients list, there is no egg,  no butter and no oil. Well I had to change my mind because this cake was easy to make and it did taste really good and light.I have to thank a dear virtual friend at  http://blog.giallozafferano.it/cucinadellemeraviglie/…

Rice and Parsley soup

Rice and parsley soup is a tradishional dish from Lombardy where I grew up. Its a very delicious soup that bring me back memorie if my childhood. My wonderful nonna used to make it for us all the time with the fresh parsley from the garden.I love her so much This soup is very easy…