Italian Mix Legumes Soup/ Zuppa del Contadino

My family is a Legumes lover, I try to use them weekly in my cooking just like my mom and my Grandmother used to do when I was a kid. Legumes are so good for your body, full of vitamins and protein. Today I want to share with you this healthy Soup recipe that in…

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….

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…

Caprese Salad

Yesterday Italy bet Spain on the Euro 2016, to honor that I decided to make one of the most simple and delicious salad in the Italian Cuisine: the Caprese Salad. The colors honor the Italian flag, red, white and green. In Italy its usually served like antipasto or side dish, its a perfect dish for…

Baked Zucchini Crisps

Baked Parmesan Zucchini – Crisp, tender zucchini oven-roasted to perfection. It’s healthy, nutritious and completely addictive! My kids love them I highly suggest letting your kids help you with this recipe, they will have fun dipping the zucchini in the Parmesan and bread crumbs mixture plus you will build precious memories. Ingredients: 400 grams zucchini                                  …

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…

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

I love pumpkin season and I love to cook it in all different way. Last week it was a rainy, cold night so I decided to make creamy pumpkin soup, my family loved it and I hope yours does too. This recipe is very easy, from an Italian blog Giallo Zafferano, and I really hope…

Healthy Pumpking Muffin Recipe

Yesterday I had the pleasure to help my son Kindergarten class to make these healthy Pumpkin muffin,the kids had so much fun. I fall in  love with the recipe because it is was so simple and healthy  so when I come home I had to made them right away. It was a perfect healthy after school snack,try it and let…

Detox Soup with oriental spice

We are soup lover so I m always looking for new recipe. A while ago I discover this wonderful blog called  http://blog.giallozafferano.it/msp/  that has a lot of Weight Watchers recipe and I fall in love so today I wanna share one of her recipe that I tried today, Monday after the big Easter Dinner. We had…