How to make different, the usual vegetables…With a little bit of creativity we can make a tasty, colored cream to replace a classic “pinzimonio”. With few ingredients a simply and fast recipe with the scent of mint leaves and lemon, flavoured with salted capers from La Nicchia di Pantelleria.
Two dishes of different traditions meet together: linguine with pesto and sushi … what do you think, do you want to try? I am attracted by harmony and beauty of all Japanese dishes. In any Japanese restaurant, dishes will always be served with great care and attention to beauty. This aspect interests me a lot, because as I said in one of the last posts, it is important to take care of aspects like beauty and harmony. Today I would like to combine two traditions: I was in Liguria and I was looking to a book specialized in Japanese cuisine; this is how “Mediterranean sushi” was born. The difficulty is quite high: you will need patience to learn how to make these rolls well … but if you like the idea, I hope you will be excited enough to try and try again until you will reach a good result. If I made it, you can make it. Enjoy the path 😉
Some monthes ago I was practising in a cooking class and the Chef told us how important is to stop each days and cook for at least half an hour to prepare a good balanced plate for us or our friends and family. This is the best condition we can try to recreate every day; unfortunately, it is not always an achievable goal. So, today, I share with you a quick and light recipe to use on one of those days, when you do not have time to stay in the kitchen, but you have no desire to eat a simply sandwich 😉 A beautiful colorful smoothie you can prepare in a few minutes and enjoy in your short break.
Summer is coming and we start to enjoy the first fruits of this season; the great heat, unfortunately, sometimes forces us to consume them in a hurry so they do not risk to become too much mature with no longer pleasant to enjoy fresh. To avoid this we can do different things like jams or tarts, for example. Sometimes we can use the freezer: in fact, with frozen fruits we can prepare tasty smoothies or excellent sorbet like this! The recipe I propose today is possible to do with a few ingredients and with the help of a simple mixer.
I use to prepare juices with fruits and vegetables, and every time I ask myself how to reuse the fibrous parts of carrots, beetroots, apples etc. I really love “recycle”… also when I find something old and used, I feel excited when it comes a good idea to use it another time. The same is in the kitchen: all the time I have to discard something for some preparations I think about different ways to “reuse”; it is also a nice exercise to stay in the field of possibilities and be creative in front of a question: “What can I do with this?”.
I don’t have animals or chickens wich would be very satisfied from these food scraps, so I share with you this wonderful idea: just adding some simple ingredients you will cook a vegan and sugar free carrot and beetroot cake… really tasty 😉
I don’t use to eat fresh fruits….I admit. But I’ve understood that I like fruits, but sometimes I don’t like their fibrous texture; so I’ve descovered some ways to eat it with pleasure: cooking it in a cake, putting it in a salad, making a juice or a smoothie. This is a very simple and fast recipe to start the day….in just 5 min ready!