Sweet potato gnocchi (egg free)

gnocchis à la patate douce

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Did you know that sweet potatoes have nothing to do with regular potatoes? I personally learnt that not too long ago. The two vegetables are often prepared in the same way, but the sweet potato is eaten both in savory and in sweet preparations and its flavor is not as neutral as the regular potatoes, but rather tastes like chestnuts and carrots. Read more

Roasted turkey breast with pistachio and orange

Roasted turkey breastI realized that I am probably one of the few bloggers who do not share anything exceptional during the holiday season, with rare exceptions. The reason is simple, for Christmas I like eating traditional food, the ones I have always ate at home every single Christmas. Read more

Rye muffins with apples and fresh cranberries (dairy free)

dairy free muffins

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I’ve always had fun replacing regular white flour with “alternative” ones, either for the pleasure of experimenting with new flavors and texture or for the awareness that their use is very important for our well being. Lately I have been using alternative flours more than ever, both for sweet recipes and for salty ones. Read more

Carrot, apple and pistachio cake

torta di carote mele e pistacchi

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A few months ago, after many years of waiting and fighting, we finally moved into our new apartment with a bigger kitchen – yay! The only problem was that back then I was 34 weeks pregnant and the doctor, to prevent my baby from being born too early, forbade me to move, and taking care of the move was absolutely out of question. Read more

Barley soup with beans and spinach

Barley soup with beans and spinach

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The first days of autumn are magical to me, made of little comforting gestures, such as closing the windows, wearing warmer clothes or wrapping your ears with scarves in the early morning and, of course, craving for soups. This is the image of the autumn I have, no matter in which country I live now, Canada, Italy, I picture my autumn exactly like this. Read more