Asparagus and Zucchini Cake

Spring is asparagus season, time for outdoor meals and recipes to be enjoyed cold for picnics or brunch. This is one of my most popular savory dishes with wild asparagus. Not always easy to find, wild asparagus is as precious as its distinctive flavour.Even the choice of puff pastry should not be random. I buy…

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Cherry vegan dessert in glass cups

Summer desserts require few but quality ingredients, little time and are delicious also served as a snack. You find on my site recipes with cherries similar to this. The difference is that the recipe for these creamy cherry cups is entirely vegan. The result is a very delicate dessert, fresh with the taste of cherries just…

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Farro with Mediterranean sauce

A typical summer and Mediterranean recipe. Fresh tomatoes in season, basil and oregano from the garden, Sicilian olives and Tuscan Farro are the healthy and seasonal ingredients that make this simple dish a real delight. You can replace the tomato pulp with the raw tomato, cut into small pieces and create a real salad, ideal to…

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Gluten free amaretti and peach jam cake

A gluten and dairy free cake perfect for the summer with homemade peach jam or with very ripe peaches in small pieces. Amaretti are the key to this recipe for their unmistakable taste. Rice starch, usually less preferred than corn starch, is really incredible, natural ingredient, perfect as a thickener. The cake becomes more compact…

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Cannellini with summer vegetables

Nothing is as good as a simple, crunchy and colorful cannellini salad with some vegetables from the garden. Cannellini beans are one of the most versatile ingredients of my summer kitchen. Legumes should not be lacking in our diet even in this period. That’s why the cannellini beans, perfect even cooked (preferably, buy those in…

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Gluten free dark chocolate brownies

A recipe so loved that it is appreciated all year round. Usually, the colder months are ideal for these gluttonous brownies. But the late spring and the not too high temperatures allow you to enjoy these bites of pure pleasure. An excellent idea to empty the kitchen pantry of the latest chocolate leftovers. Brown rice…

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Tofu with basil and oregano pesto

A fresh, light but nutritious recipe. The crunchy seasonal vegetables of my garden are basic ingredients of almost all my summer recipes. They give freshness, the right amount of water (and, therefore, hydration of the body) and minerals, useful to counteract the summer heat. The tofu, fresh and organic, guarantees the right amount of protein.…

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Orecchiette with aragula and tofu

I love orecchiette (tr. “Small ears”) because they have a perfect texture to retain the various types of sauces. When I buy them I always choose those coming from Puglia, (Apulia, southern Italy) where they are born. Durum wheat flour, water and salt are the only ingredients, simple and healthy that characterize this type of pasta. In…

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Cherry and white chocolate dessert

A delicious, greedy, healthy summer cups, rich in freshness and nourishment. When the cherries are in season, I love to prepare this quick and easy snack, also ideal for serving as a dessert. Great with other fresh seasonal fruits (better if organic), I think the combination with cherries, yoghurt and white chocolate sauce is simply perfect. Of course,…

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Cocoa and coffee loaf cake

More than spring, this cake may seem suitable for autumn. I call it the “empty pantry” cake. In Italy, summer is always quite hot and the oven is one of those tools that goes on vacation for a few months or is rarely used. Although chocolate is a popular ingredient all year round, during the…

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