Seafood and Veggies Wrap

Seafood and veggie wrap
Looking for a heavenly, yummy, first-class seafood wrap recipe to steal the show? Look no further….this recipe make for delicious wraps that everyone will love. Make these ambrosial seafood wraps for a fancy brunch or just to spoil your family after a long day, add delicious Guacamole and the perfect meal is ready.
Find detail recipe under Fish & Seafood page; and don’t forget to let me know what you think about this recipe.

Apple Strudel

         

Let’s start with a bit of history about this pastry.
Apple Strudel or Apfelstrudel, is a famous Viennese strudel, a popular pastry in Austria and in many parts of Europe that once belonged to the Austro Hungarian Empire.
Strudel is related to the Ottoman Empire’s pastry baklava, that came to Austria from Turkey via Hungarian cuisine, Wikipedia docet…….
Apple Strudel is a long strudel  pastry jacket with an apple filling.
There are so many different recipe for this extraordinary pastry but the one that our family enjoys the most is the one that I am sharing with you today.
I think the trickiest part of preparing a Strudel is in rolling the dough in an almost see trough sheet. I usually start rolling the dough with the rolling-pin and then I pull it with my knuckle, this picture will show you what I mean.
I have a friend from Austria that told me that the dough is ready when you can read a newspaper trough the dough…..with mine I could see the shape of Lake of Garda on the kitchen cloth underneath…..
After making your dough super thin you just have to add apples and fold sides.
   
With the help of the kitchen cloth roll the Strudel tight.
Seal it and bake it.
I like to serve my strudel dusted with icing sugar, but feel free to enjoy it with Creme Anglaise, a dollop of whipped cream or a yummy scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Find detail recipe under Dessert Page.
Find detail recipe of Creme Anglaise under Basic Pastry Page
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Seafood Padellata or Padellata di Mare

  

I don’t think this amazingly delicious Seafood Padellata needs any kind of introduction….

Find detail recipe under Fish & Seafood page.

 

Fresh ovoli mushroom salad

Although I will miss summer, I love autumn with its bright colours and an abundance of nutritious fruits and vegetables.
Let’s introduce this beautiful season with the king( for me) of fungi: Ovolo.
  
Today I will share this easy and fast appetizer( under 20 minutes) with ovoli mushroom and shaved parmesan cheese.
The best way to eat ovoli is raw. The sweet and earthy taste of ovuli marries perfectly well with the saltiness of parmesan cheese.
Hope you will enjoy this recipe.
Find detail recipe under Appetizers page.

 

 

Veggies and Calamari fried

Veggies and Calamari fried.
School is back, summer is almost over, and the memory of this Veggies and Calamari fried still fills my mind.

  

I always associate “Fritto Misto” with summer, good times, old friends and a great glass of dry white wine admiring a spectacular sunset at the beach.
My kids love a good fritto misto once in a while even when the beach is not that close….
I like to add vegetables to my fritto misto, it gives to the dish so many extra layers of flavours.
  
Few tips for the perfect Fritto Misto.
1 Make sure to dry fish and vegetables as much as possible. The least moist the crunchiest the fritto will be.
2 Make sure to make a batter that will fully coat the ingredients.
3 Make sure to heat oil to 180C.
4 Fry few pieces at a time to keep temperature of oil at 180C.
5 If you don’t eat your fritto misto immediately keep it in a warm oven.
6 Forget tip number 5…..eat it immediately.
Don’t forget to let me know what you think about this recipe. I love to hear from you amazing readers.
Find detail recipe under Fish and Seafood page.

 

Vegan eggplant rolls with cauliflower risotto

Vegan eggplant rolls with cauliflower risotto

If you like eggplants as much our family do, you are always on the look out for new and delicious recipes.  At home we are trying to eat healthier and this is the perfect recipe to combine ingredients and flavours that we really like in a healthy way. The crunchiness of salad and tartness of pomegranate marries perfectly well with the sweetness of cauliflower and the smokiness of eggplants; and what better way to tie all this flavours together than with a Tahini lemon dressing? Follow this easy step by step recipe and you will have an incredibly delicious meal ready in no time.

Slice eggplants into 1cm thick slices. Heat a grill pan and grill eggplants on both sides.

 

Fry shallots for few minutes and add grated raw cauliflower. Cook for 8-10 minutes or till cauliflower is fully cooked.

Remove from pan and cool it down. Add fresh herbs and keep aside.

Scoop a tablespoon of cauliflower mix on each grilled eggplants and roll it up.

  

Combine Tahini, fresh herbs and lemon juice. Add evoo till you get a creamy dressing.

 

Arrange Vegan eggplant rolls with cauliflower risotto on mixed salad leaves, drizzle Tahini lemon dressing and garnish with pomegranate.

Hope you will enjoy this recipe.

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Find detail recipe under Vegetarian page

Calamari salad bruschetta

  Calamari salad bruschetta
Hi amazing friends, I am still chilling out in Italy with family; and I just realized that I haven’t been posting at all for more than a month….too busy eating and my waist line is definitely complaining.
This super easy and fast bruschetta is the perfect recipe for lazy summer days and one of the many creations of the past month….will share many more soon.  
Hope you are enjoying your summer break and as usual if you like this recipe, don’t forget to leave a comment. I love hearing from my readers.
Find detail recipe under Appetizers page.

Breakfast all around….

     

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”

Shouldn’t we all do it? Haven’t we heard enough time how important is a balance breakfast? But, how difficult it is in the morning to prepare a healthy or healthish breakfast for the family?
So many thing can go wrong in the morning: kids not waking up, alarm not going off or been snoozed for to long…..
I am sure you like to look at Pinterest perfect breakfast pictures and wonder how can I have a great healthy breakfast ready in no time in the morning? How fantastic will be to wake up and prepare in under 10 minutes poached eggs on toast with super healthy steam asparagus or have your favorite spinach and peas crustless quiche ready to bite or than again not so healthy but super delicious berries french toast? It all comes down to planning ahead and be organized. Make your prep in the evening. Don’t leave anything to last-minute. I know it sound like a cliché, but let me tell you, it is all true, the more we organize our days the less stressed(at least food wise) will be.  Ok listen I am not a super organize person, I like to improvise and be super creative with what I see at the market, but to make my life easier and like I said above stress free (food wise) I need some planning.
Do you want to impress your family everyday of the week and not only on week-ends with delicious, healthy and fast breakfast?
Than follow my new breakfast page and it will be a walk in the park.
If you make any of my recipes don’t forget to leave a comment.
I like to hear from you.
Check the new Breakfast page for delicious inspirations.

 

Potatoes and tuna patties

Potatoes and tuna patties

School is finally over and what better way to enjoy time with kids outdoor than having a nice yummy picnic. I like to take the kids to the park where they can play and enjoy the beautiful weather and then sit all together and enjoy easy food. This potatoes and tuna patties are delicious and can be made the day before and pack it ready for picnic day. How do you entertain your kids during summer holidays? Would love to hear from you.

Find detail recipe under Fish & Seafood page.

If you like this recipe, don’t forget to leave a comment. I love hearing from my readers.

Vegan chocolate cake with strawberry frosting

 

  

School will be over in a week and to celebrate I made this vegan chocolate  cake with strawberry frosting. This is a truly scrumptious cake and you will not even realize that is fully vegan. Since Sofia is allergic to dairy product I had to try this strawberry frosting made out of cashews; let me tell you, I was a bit sceptic, I couldn’t believe that it will taste the same as the real one and…….OMG even better. My son is very conservative when it comes to cake and when I asked d him to try the frosting he was like;” MOOOORE”….I have to say the cake was a success and was finished the same day that was made.

Find detail recipe under Dessert page.

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