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Italian eggs in tomato sauce and spinach
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Italian eggs in tomato sauce and spinach

These Italian eggs in tomato sauce and spinach look like and Italian version of the classical Mediterranean shakshuka recipe,. They come served with with some garlic and chili spinach on a side to make a full meal. My mum used to love eggs and tomato sauce, and for me as well it has been an…

Eggs with Serrano ham and wilted spinach
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Eggs with Serrano ham and wilted spinach

This breakfast eggs with Serrano ham and wilted spinach recipe is a healthier take on the typical English breakfast, and it is great for a weekend brunch with or light lunch.  The bacon has been substituted with the yummy Serrano ham, and the eggs are accompanied by some deliciously green garlic and chili spinach. How…

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Italian potato frittata
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Italian potato frittata

One of my biggest passions is to show people that healthy food can be quick, easy to make, and inexpensive. And this Italian potato frittata has it all. Have it with a side salad Super simple, filling and delicious, this potato frittata is perfect to eat with a great side salad like this arugula (rocket)…

Frittata with Ricotta and Swiss Chard
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Frittata with Ricotta and Swiss Chard

This Swiss chard and ricotta frittata is delicious and healthy. Ricotta is rich in whey proteins that help repair muscle quickly after a workout and it is lower in fat than many other cheeses. This frittata is so easy to make, and a delicious choice for brunch, a protein-filled post-workout breakfast, or a light meal….

Buckwheat and Banana Chocolate Pancake (gluten-free, dairy-free, nuts-free)
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Buckwheat and Banana Chocolate Pancake (gluten-free, dairy-free, nuts-free)

Just in time for Valentine, these delicious gluten-free chocolate pancakes are perfect for a special breakfast or for those moments when you need a special sweet but healthy treat. Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free  Made with buckwheat, banana and raw cacao powder, they also grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, & nut-free Buckwheat is a healthier option than…

Courgettes & goat cheese frittata
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Courgettes & goat cheese frittata

More of a mix between a frittata and quiche, this recipe is delicious and delicate. It is filling, and satisfying and make it a great dish for a garden party buffet. I used goat cheese instead of feta for a more delicate, yet distinctive flavor, which makes it for the more sophisticated palate. Courgettes are…

Low sugar banana bread (made with olive oil)
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Low sugar banana bread (made with olive oil)

This low-sugar olive oil banana bread is moist and delicious. Super simple to make it takes only 10 min to prepare, and it is made with olive oil rather than butter or coconut oil, which makes it perfect and lighter to digest for those like me who cannot digest cooked saturated fats. Great for a…

Healthy eating on a budget
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Healthy eating on a budget

Let’s face it healthy eating, it’s not cheap, but with a bit of attention and planning, you can learn to eat well on a budget. And if you are feeling a bit demotivated always remember that healthy eating is always the best choice in the long run: the one that will help you to maintain…

Pappardelle with walnuts & spinach pesto
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Pappardelle with walnuts & spinach pesto

This pappardelle with walnuts and spinach pesto are rich in proteins and lovely nutrients. Protein pasta like this gorgeous egg “pappardelle” is the perfect type of pasta to have with pesto, as it provides a more balanced carbs/proteins ratio, leaving you full and satisfied for a real healthy gourmet recipe. As you may have read…

The ultimate Christmas leftover frittata: sprouts, potatoes & Stilton frittata
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The ultimate Christmas leftover frittata: sprouts, potatoes & Stilton frittata

The best way to have a sustainable & healthy Christmas is to use up leftovers for Boxing Day meal. Leftover are frugal by definition so you will not tempted to have decadent meals, but you can still add a glass of prosecco or slice of cake to keep in line with the Christmas spirit. This…

Pumpkin, spinach & Stilton frittata
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Pumpkin, spinach & Stilton frittata

This pumpkin, spinach and Stilton frittata, is a recipe that I have created to use up last Christmas leftovers, and that can be great to use all the pumpkins leftovers for this Halloween. The frittata is delicious, and it can be seved as an appetizer, starter or part of a main meal. It great to…

How to make authentic Italian tomato sauce
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How to make authentic Italian tomato sauce

This delicious and easy to make tomato sauce is traditionally made for pasta, but it can be used to give flavour  a host of different dishes, like fish, eggs, meats, and vegetables for an instant stew flavor. It can also be used with legumes like chickpeas and beans for an instant ” baked beans” flavor….

Potatoes and rocket frittata
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Potatoes and rocket frittata

A very tasty and speedy potatoes and rocket frittata recipe, filling and great to use up vegetables leftovers. For this recipe, I used some “rocket, watercress and spinach” leftover salad leaves and some steamed potatoes that I had left from the day before. This frittata is filling, and great both as a main or as…

Asparagus, broad beans & feta frittata
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Asparagus, broad beans & feta frittata

A delicious frittata recipe, this asparagus, broad beans and feta frittata is perfect for a light dinner or brunch, cold buffet or a tasty proteins-rich snack before of after hitting the gym. Versatile and delicious, this frittata is easy to make and great to use up some asparagus or feta cheese leftovers. Filling and rich…

Tagliatelle with asparagus and leeks
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Tagliatelle with asparagus and leeks

This easy to make and light and healthy tagliatelle with asparagus and leeks recipe, is full of spring vegetables just straight from the British garden. Lower in carbs and higher in fibers and proteins With its content of vegetables and only 65 g of egg pasta (which is high in proteins), this dish is delicious,…

My favorite: rye, cinnamon & yogurt pancakes
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My favorite: rye, cinnamon & yogurt pancakes

These rye, cinnamon and yogurt pancakes are my favorite pancake recipes. They are wheat-free, fluffy and a real hit every time I make them. The benefits of using rye flour Rye flour is basically an unrefined flour, so it maintains intact the fibers and all the nutrients of this whole grain. Rye contains gluten, but…

Leftover feta cheese & kale frittata
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Leftover feta cheese & kale frittata

Nothing needs to be thrown away in The Healthy Gourmet kitchen! Bits or crumbles of feta cheese and a few green leaves of vegetables like spinach or kale, are often found in my fridge. In the typical Italian kitchen, these are often brainstormed and transformed in delicious and sustainable dishes. Frittatas are one of those…

The power of the Mediterranean Diet
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The power of the Mediterranean Diet

A recent exchange on social media with a few nutrition experts has prompted this post, as I realized that the Mediterranean Diet it is still misunderstood in its principles, also due to recent diets that claim to be inspired by it. Moderation and variety First of all, yes the Mediterranean diet is not a low-carb…