Apple cinnamon cake with pine nuts

Apples and cinnamon: a classic that comforts and delivers soft sweetness in the coldest months. I think only a soft apple cake and cinnamon can handle the comparison with the chocolate cakes I personally adore. This gluten-free and dairy free recipe is prepared with almond milk (naturally, sugar free) heated. The result is a very…

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Winter chickpea salad

In life, the simplest things are the best. This is a very rooted concept in Italian culture, especially when it comes to food. The so-called Italian Dolce Vita (Sweet Life) consists to enjoy beautiful, good but as simple as possible things. That’s why the ingredients of real Italian recipes, for example, are few and seasonal…

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Chickpea soup with broccoli and black cabbage

A perfect recipe for the cold season, rich in taste and nourishment. Ideal to accompany with rustic bread, this soup, typical of Italian tradition, contains all the flavors of vegetable from the garden and organic chickpeas.   Serves 2 Ingredients 200 g (7 oz) chickpeas 1 onion 1 carrot 300 ml (11 oz) warm water…

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Rice yogurt cups with red oranges

A delicious snack or breakfast idea, fast to prepare and healthy. The creamy, gluten-free rice yogurt blends perfectly with crunchy almonds, halzelnuts and raisin. Caramelized oranges with date syrup, served warm on the cups are the sweet note of this exquisite dessert. Serves 4 Ingredients 350 g (9 oz) white rice yogurt 1 tbsp dates…

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Gluten free brownies

Brown rice flour, fresh organic butter and high quality chocolate are the three basic ingredients for these soft and moist gluten free brownies. The texture is similar to a soft chocolate cloud that melts in the mouth. The secret is choosing the right percentage of chocolate and its excellent quality. Serves 8-10 Ingredients 200 g…

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Red cabbage, radicchio and broccoli salad

This Autumn-winter salad is so crisp and with a strong taste. It also has a good nutritional supplement. I made it with vegan cheese and I was not disappointed at all. Perfect as a side dish or as hearty snack, it is delicious with a drizzle of a good balsamic vinegar.   Serves 2 Ingredients…

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Oranges and radicchio salad

I love this so fresh and juicy salad. The Sicilian red oranges guarantee a sweetness that contrasts with the slightly bitter taste of the radish. Very rich in vitamin C and antioxidants is also perfect as a snack for children. Serves 4 Ingredients 2 blood oranges 6 radicchio leaves 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 3…

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Spicy creamy cannellini and potatoes soup

A very creamy soup, thanks to the lucky combination of cannellini and potatoes. The delicate flavor of cannellini makes this soup ideal also for those who usually do not like pulses. Source of healthy carbohydrates (potatoes) and vegetable proteins, this dish is delicious both hot or cold.   Serves 2 Ingredients 2 potatoes 2 tbsp…

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Pine nut cake

Having always lived in the countryside, surrounded by pine trees, pine nuts were present in many sweets prepared by my mother. This was one of the cakes that she made for a snack on Sunday, after an afternoon spent playing outdoors. Simple but so soft and tasty, you would always want more. My twist is…

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Rice with cheese and pears

Cheese and pears are always a winning combination. As an Italian, I love cheeses but I choose only the best, preferably organic, and even better if with vegetable rennet. Italian cheeses are all of the highest level and among the best in the world. Usually, Gorgonzola is one of the classic cheeses to match with…

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