Lasagna Rolls

I love to try new recipes, especially if they involve Fresh Pasta! It was great to be home with the kids around Christmas time, what a blessing! The week after Christmas I wanted to try a new recipe that I saw on of the most popular Italian Blog Giallo Zafferano! Lasagna rolls basically lasagna sheets…

Rainy Day Soup/Pasta and Potatoes soup

Pasta and Potatoes soup is a typical dish that comes from my parents hometown Naples. It’s a simple dish that uses basic ingredients and belong to a poor and humble tradition. It’s a very starchy soup and I considered a comfort food! I was born in Naples but I grew up in North Italy, my…

Tomato Sauce

  Tomato sauce (sugo al pomodoro) is an Italian classic and there is nothing better than to prepare it yourself (the one that you buy at the supermarket is miles away from matching this homemade sauce). The recipe is easy, the ingredients are extremely easy to find and it is also very cheap to make….

Chicken cutlets 

Chicken cutlets are definitely one of kids favorite dish. My nonna/grandmother used to make it for me and my brothers all the time. It was one of our favorite, of course who doesn’t like fried! My nonno/grandpa used to say “fritte sono buone anche le scarpe/ even shoes are good when are deep fried”. This…

Classic Italian Level 1

Eight week course, single classes available for 35 dollar each and $50 for lasagna. If you want to learn Italian cooking, this is the course for you. Ideal for the beginner cooks, you will learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch with few different cuts, you will also learn gnocchi and sauces, risotto, tiramisu, minestrone, chicken…

Tomato confit

I love summer and I love tomatoes. Me and my daughter like to eat them at any time of the day, its our favorite snack.We are lucky enough to have our own grow tomatoes so in the summer its a tomatoes party every night. Tomato confit are practically slow roasted in the oven at high temperature.This recipe…

My Master Chef Audition

I moved to Vancouver from Italy to follow the love of my life 13 years ago; when I came here I did not know any  English, I had no family support, I had to leave all my friends and my beautiful country full of culture and good food, I had to reinvent myself. After 13 years…

Gluten Free Gnocchi

I finally found a gluten free gnocchi recipe that I and my family like; my kids didn’t even notice the difference so that it’s a good sign! This is a great recipe to do with your family so I highly suggest making gnocchi with your kids, you family or your friends. In the kitchen we…

Detox Lentil Soup with Ginger and Turmeric

Full of fiber, protein, iron, and vitamin B, lentils are inexpensive and make a great meat substitute or side dish. Adding Ginger and Turmeric it s detoxifying too.   Ingredients: 1 onion 2 carrots 1 celery stick 4 cups of water 200 grams lentils previously soak in water for few hours 2 teaspoon of turmeric…

Lentil Balls recipe

Lentils are one my family favorite legume! They are a rich source of numerous essential nutrients, particularly dietary fiber and protein so I suggest you to eat them regularly. This dish is vegetarian so it’s perfect for the meatless night. My kids love them. Ingredients for 15 balls: 500 grams lentils previously boiled 1 boiled…

Quinoa ball

Let’s say the truth, kids don’t like quinoa, at least mine but because it is very healthy they have to eat it. I did try so many recipe and this is our favorite, hopefully will be yours too. Ingredients: 300 grams quinoa 100 grams carrots cut in small dice 100 grams zucchini cut in small…

Chicken and Spinach cutlet

A while ago somebody asked me what my favourite fast food was when I was a kid. Well I grew up in Italy and the food is always fresh, home made from scratch, the fast food is not popular at all over there, thankfully. I used to like this Chicken and Spinach cutlet from the…