Tomatoes and soft cheese tart

Robiola is one of my favorite Italian cheeses. Available in the best supermarkets and Italian food shops, it has an incredible creamy texture and a delicate taste that makes it perfect for many preparations. A product of Piedmont (North Italy), Robiola is made with sheep’s milk. The most renowned and protected designation of origin is…

Details

Carrots and capers sauce bruschetta

A source of inspiration for many recipes, both sweet and savory, carrots are one of the most versatile and tasty vegetables. This carrots and capers sauce is a fresh and light idea to use carrots in a different way. Sicilian capers give a truly unique flavor to a very tempting sauce. The capers contain quercetin,…

Details

Crostini with vegan butter and apricots

Cooking in summer, when the temperatures are very high, is not at all pleasant (despite the air conditioning). Fortunately, the variety and versatility of fruit and summer vegetables, allows you to prepare easy, quick and tasty recipes without having to turn on the stove. This recipe, ideal as a snack (but also as an appetizer)…

Details

Peaches with amaretti crumble

Summer fruit is the joy of every cook. So many sweet, colorful and juicy sweetnesses so versatile in cakes, cokies or to make simple but delicious desserts. Of course, the choice of fruit, possibly organic and local, is essential. For this dessert I chose the Sicilian peaches from Bivona, Italian excellence, known for its juicy…

Details

Summer pasta and beans

Pasta salads are an indispensable dish in a true Italian summer. We Italians cook the pasta when it comes to serving. In the case of a cold salad, we let the dish cool to room temperature. There are, however, cases in which a dish of summer pasta can also be served warm with broth (this…

Details

Vegan Caprese with tofu

For an Italian like me, the caprese is rigorously prepared with mozzarella. Fresh and quality mozzarella is one of those small pleasures that improves the quality of life. For those unwilling or could consume mozzarella, I propose a good alternative with tofu. A fresh and nutritious recipe that remembers one of the most popular dishes…

Details

Panzanella salad

Panzanella is a “poor” dish (piatto povero) of the Tuscan tradition whose name derives from “bread to soak”. There are also those who believe that the origin of this salad is to be attributed to the sailors who brought on board hardened bread, tomatoes and bathed these ingredients with sea water. In the past centuries,…

Details

Brown rice summer salad

This rich salad is the classic summer dish to take away for a picnic or a day at the sea. Made the evening before is even more tasty because the flavors have the ability to blend together. Brown rice is more digestible and keeps all nutrients intact. In addition, it keeps its fragrance and its…

Details

Cannellini and cherry tomato salad

One of the typical dishes of the Mediterranean Italian diet is Farro cooked in various ways, depending on the season. Farro is an ancient grain with a rich protein content, higher than other cereals. Very valuable is the Tuscan Farro,  often used in traditional winter soups. In summer, it can be used as an alternative…

Details

Chocolate cake with caramelized peaches

Chocolate cakes are a timeless classic at any time of the year. Just a different ingredient to make them even more special and versatile. The special ingredients for this delicious cake are organic cocoa beans and raw cocoa powder. Bananas are perfect as thickener in place of eggs and peaches, caramelized with dates syrup make…

Details