Tapioca veggie fritters

Do you like tapioca but you usually use it only for sweet? Here is a great savory recipe to enjoy tapioca in a different way.

What you need for this recipe are basic ingredients that we all have at home: broccoli, potatoes, corn and tapioca.

Bring all the ingredients together and season.


Shallow fry patties till golden brown on each side, or form little ball and cook it on this special  hopper pan.

Tapioca veggie fritters

Enjoy it as a snack with walnut pesto  Basic recipes

I add mine to a yummy Buddha bowl.

Find detail recipe under Snacks page.




Chocolate ganache cake

    Chocolate ganache cake              


Chocolate is a passion so Chocoholic of the world come together to enjoy this Chocolate ganache cake with raspberries and chocolate truffles. Layers of divine chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache and garnished with chocolate truffles and to make it even more interesting and colorful raspberries. Do I need to say more?  Then let’s dig into this recipe.

Find detail recipe under my Desserts page

FIFA 2018


Best 15 get together food for FIFA 2018

Are you ready for FIFA 2018? In 15 days the World Cup will start and I am sure we all need some ideas to entertain. On this post you will find 15 of my best get together snacks and more.

Asparagus salad with smoked salmon and quail eggs.

Delicious salad perfect to cheer for your favorite team.

Spring salad with asparagus,smoked salmon and quail egg.

Lactose free potato dumpling panino

Prepare this great potato panini vegetarian and non, and serve it with a super tasty pesto sauce.


Warm calamari salad

Surrender yourself to the crunchiness and juiciness of this warm calamari salad.



Deep fried Okra

Delicious snack for FIFA 2018.



Rice salad

Easy, fast rice salad, can be vegetarian or turn it into a lavish seafood rice salad.



Grissoni alle olive verdi



Asparagus wrapped in puff pastry and Parma Ham



Smoked Salmon bigne’



Dry apricots filled with gorgonzola and mascarpone cheese



Watermelon, crumble goat cheese and marinated red onions salad



Seppioline in umido



Pancetta wrapped prawns bruschetta



Let’s not forget about sweets…

Although you will read appetizers trust me this link will take you to my desserts page.

Canestrelli Cookies


Although you read appetizers trust me this link will take you to my desserts page.






Here it is… this is the list of my 15 best get together food for FIFA 2018. Have fun and “Vinca il migliore” may the best team win.




Scrumptious vegan mango and papaya pie

Scrumptious vegan mango and papaya pie

Do you have few mangos and papaya that are too ripe to eat? No worries this recipe will take care of it.

Let’s start making our pie with flour, margarine and water. Let it rest for 30 minutes in the fridge. Divide dough in 2 pieces. Roll the first piece to 1cm thick. Lie the dough on the bottom of the pie pan. Fill with fruits mix. Roll the second half of the dough. Roll it on top of the fruits filling and sealed close. Bake at 180C for 30-35 minutes.

Dust with 1 tbsp icing sugar. Let it cool down.

Enjoy it warm or cold. I put on mine a scoop of dairy free cream…..Deliciously good.

For detail recipe go to Dessert page.


Bolognese sauce

   Bolognese sauce

What are the main ingredients for the perfect Bolognese sauce or Ragu alla Bolognese? Ground meat ( Beef or veal and sometimes pork),the classic soffritto (brounise of celery, carrots and onions), tomato paste and wine. In my recipe I use minced beef and I avoid wine. I prepare this recipe twice a month and freeze whatever is left after making lasagna that get freeze as well.  Let’s get started then. Follow this step by step recipe and prepare the best Bolognese sauce ever.  For full list of ingredients visit Basic recipes .

Heat oil and add cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaves.

Add brunoise of onion, carrots and celery. Saute till  vegetables are half way cooked.

Add meat to the vegetables. Make sure that the pan is very hot and that all the moist from the vegetables has been evaporated.

Braise for another 10 minutes. Keep stirring the sauce.

Add tomato paste. Mix well to the minced meat.

Add tomatoes.

Add water.

Reduce the heat to minimum and cover with a lead. Simmer for 2 hours.

Adjust seasoning and here is your Bolognese sauce ready to be used for pasta or lasagne.

Vegan banana dark chocolate bread

  Vegan banana dark chocolate bread


One word to describe this bread DELICIOUS…..

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Rice salad or insalata di riso

Rice salad
Do you want to know the secret for an easy, fast and healthy rice salad ready in no time? And I am not talking about opening the jar of Condiriso to add to your rice.
Super easy…I usually have prep days…..what I do is peel and slice cucumbers do the same for carrots, wash and slice bell peppers, clean and saute bottom mushrooms, boil edamame, wash cherry tomatoes, etc….pack everything in containers and keep in the fridge till need it.  The only thing left to do at this point is to boil rice in salted water for 16 minutes rinse it under cold water and toss all ingredients together and lunch or dinner is on the table in no time.
Find detail recipe under Vegetarian page

Canestrelli cookies

Canestrelli are deliciously buttery soft melt in your mouth cookies.
Canestrelli Cookies
A little bit of history of Canestrelli; this cookie is originally from Liguria in Italy and has the shape of the Daisy flower.
Canestrelli were already famous during Medieval time, people use to gift this cookies during weddings and religious ceremony.
The recipe for this cookie is very simple. Basic ingredients that we all have at home, flour, icing sugar, butter or margarine, lemon zest, vanilla and eggs. 
If you find yourself in Liguria more precisely in Torriglia Val Trebbia during May you will be able to attend the festival of the Canestrelli, where on the main road of Torriglia all the historical bakeries will make you try this delicious cookie.
   Canestrelli with jam
My kids have decided that our Canestrelli will have the shape of heart to show me how much they love me….so sweeeeeeeet.
What they also asked me to do was to spread dairy free hazelnut cream and jam between cookies….according to them they taste even better than the simple one…..I have to agree with them….absolutely divine.
Find detail recipe under Desserts page

Deep fried Okra

Deep fried Okra
Okra is one of this vegetables that took me time to appreciate and like. The first time I went to India I didn’t really like it because of is sliminess, but magic happen when my mother in law started frying some spices and then sliced okra went inside and caramelized so well that I fell in love with the taste of this vegetable.  Today I wanted to deep fry okra and decide for a chickpeas batter and the result was incredible. Super crispy coated okra that even my son enjoyed it.
Here are few tips to buy the freshest okra.
1 Bright green color.
2 If you bend the tip of okra it should snap.
3 To the touch should be firm.
4 No brown spots on the pods
Hope you will enjoy okra here is a link to another of my okra recipe.
Find this recipe under Snacks page.

happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

To all the amazing Mothers out there remember…To the world you are a Mother, but to your family you are the world. Happy Mother’s Day.

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