Usually the first recipe I immagine when I see mushrooms is with rice, but this time I would like to give you another idea: so I’ve choose spelt, but cooked as a risotto. I’ve also used kale, but I thought that the plate would have needed some colour more…I’ve bought some pumpkin and the result is beautiful and tasty…..so enjoy this recipe!
I have a beautiful memory of when I was a little girl and me and my family went to the mountains for the winter holidays; on the way back, we always used to stop in a small place in Trentino, and in particular in a pastry bakery. It was like a ritual: my mother always bought some apple strudel and, for her little girl, the carrot cake … I was delighted, because is one of those desserts I prefere. Today, also my daughter likes it very much and I use to prepare it in a sugar-free variant. In this recipe I’m sharing with you, I’ve used hazelnuts instead of almonds and added fresh ginger. Furthermore you’ll see it in a muffin version … nice aren’t they? 😉
In my experience, cooking “light desserts” is very satisfying: first, because I can achieve excellent results abstaining from using ingredients wich are often part of daily nutrition; I’m talking about eggs, milk, yeasts, refined flours and sugars … these are vegetarian ingredients, but they should be limited. Secondly, I realize that, gradually, my palate becames more perceptible; this allows me to enjoy also the simple and light tastes.
I’m always looking for 0 Km products, and a few weeks ago I met a women who has a farm just 15 minutes from my house … also be reached by bicycle on a bike path in the wonderful nature of the first hills near Modena, Torre Maina. Here, under the ancient tower, I discovered the Organic and Natural Farm of Stefania Severi https://www.facebook.com/Azienda-Agricola-Biologica-Naturale-899417386797154/ . After a walking around the farm, accompanied by the scent of flowering plants and freshly cut grass and listening to Stefania’s story, I bought some different ancient grain’s wholemeal, chickpeas and spelt. With this spring recipe I’d like to present you the wonderful organic Dicocco spelt, in a very elegant form.