It will also happen to you, occasionally, to forget some vegetables at the bottom of the refrigerator drawer, which are not so fresh and crisp as when you bought them. You find them there, in that anonymous paper bag and while you open it, your curiosity mixed with worry, turns into regret … You never have to despair, there are so many ways to reuse and transform something does not seem to have a future ☺ This is one of the simplest way: a fresh juice. Combine carrots, two apples, one lemon and ginger and you will feel gratified, drinking a good and refreshing juice. Happy for being able to give a creative answer to the question: “What am I doing with this?”.
Brussels sprouts … what can I say? I find them beautiful and good … they can be cooked in many ways: steamed, stewed, baked. They also contain a good amount of minerals, proteins, fibers and vitamins. Their taste can be a bit too bitter for someone; in this recipe we add some carrots and raisins that will bring to the plate a nice sweet note.
I have already talked about how good and tasty it can be a dish if prepared with the right attitude: when simple and organic ingredients are cooked with the magic of love, passion or gratitude, even an easy recipe becomes a great success… and can also leave an indelible mark in those who eat it. Think about grandmoms and how they cook for their grandchildren: the tastes and aromas of their plates are always enriched from their big love.
Today I share this coloured recipe and it is with a big joy that I do it trought this video artistic tutorial by Carlo Battelli and Fabio Fasulo with Luca Perciballi’s music. I hope you enjoy it and hope you will have the desire to cook it with renovated passion, in your kitchen 😉
Flans are always very elegant and attractive; they can be a nice appetizer or a light side dish, especially if you mix classical ingredients (like eggs and cheese) with some lighter ones; in this case I’ve used soy cream instead of fresh cream. Flans can be served in different kind of ways: here is a delicious version with a velvet carrot and curcuma cream.
When I was a little girl I used to help my grandmother Vittoria with my mother and my aunts. We staied all together around the kitchen’s table to prepare every kind of delicacy for the family sunday lunch. It was a very special moment.
I have all these wonderful memories in my mind and I think that exactly in those moments my passion for cooking was born.
I was very attached to my grandmother. And I’m very happy to do today what she did her many years ago.
She was a cook: she warked in my grandfather’s restaurant. He inherited it from my great grandfather….it was Arturo’s restaurant. My great grandfather started with street food and then he bought this place to set up a really restaurant and bar.
The recipe that remind me more my grandmother is the “potato gnocchi”.
She used to prepare the flour on the table and add in the centre the smashed potatoes. Then she started to mix by hand until she had nice pliable ball of dough; after that she took the dough, a piece at time, and roll it out gently with her hands until create rolls of about 3 inches. Then she cut the tubes of dough into pieces and me and my aunt used to press each pieces against tines of a floured fork, with our thumbs to roll them end of tines and give the particular form.
I don’t remember how many times I’ve eaten them raw….
When my grandmother made gnocchi, it was always a happy day for me, because the love that put her into cooking was unique, and all the recipes she desiced to do where full of that love….a very expecially ingredients!
I’ve decided to prepare this vegan version, served with a delicious carrot and saffron cream…