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Salmon, chili & rocket fishcakes

Salmon, chili & rocket fishcakes

I made these salmon, rocket & chili fishcakes recipe just before Christmas. They were delicious, ideal for one of those evenings when you want something a bit fancy and comforting but healthy at the same time. I had them with rocket, cherry tomatoes & spring […]

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

A tasty and nutrients rich salad made with seasonal ingredients. Rocket is a packed with nutrients, that supports healthy detoxification pathways. Keep it in mind for this winter, it is the perfect accompaniment for those cheese boards and Christmas meals. Walnuts add some crunchiness and healthy […]

Fennel, rocket & grapefruit salad

Fennel, rocket & grapefruit salad

Perfect for the summer this fresh salad adds variety and nutrients to our diet. Perfect with fish like a simple pan fried sea bass fillet or as a starter. A good option as a summer garden party salad. Ready in 5 min Ingredients (serves 1) […]

Potatoes gnocchi with olives, sundried tomatoes & rocket pesto

Potatoes gnocchi with olives, sundried tomatoes & rocket pesto

A vegan & gluten-free super quick but comforting recipe ready in less than 10 min! Pestos are are really easy to make and a great way to use up your leftovers. There is no need to buy the shop made ones that are going to […]

Courgettes, watercress & rocket soup

Courgettes, watercress & rocket soup

I love soups. They can be made in advance, frozen and they are a great and delicious way to keep weight under control and to cleanse our systems in a natural way. Luscious and green, this creamy soup is great for the summer too, helping […]

Peas, courgette, rocket & mint soup

Peas, courgette, rocket & mint soup

An homage to the English garden and weather, with this summer soup. It is super easy to do, perfect for the whole family. You can make it advance and freeze it and use it as a starter or main meal. It is packed with gut […]

Summer rocket, chickpeas and tomatoes salad

Summer rocket, chickpeas and tomatoes salad

A delicious and filling side salad, perfect with fish, or even on its own, for a light dinner or lunch if you have over indulged. Rocket (arugula), is one of the most nutritious green vegetables around, rich in folates, vitamin K, magnesium and iron and […]

5 recipes for the Autumn

5 recipes for the Autumn

The Autumn is almost here and with it the need for more comforting foods. Staying in, the colder weather and stress related to the ongoing Covid restrictions, can play havoc in your eating habits, pushing us more than ever to eat “comfort foods”. Well I […]

Italian Chicken & avocado salad

Italian Chicken & avocado salad

This Italian chicken and avocado salad is brimming with flavours, colors and nutrients. Made with rocket, radicchio, tomatoes & avocado, with cracked pepper & lemon chicken fillets, this salad is a full meal, filling and satisfying, yet healthy. Seasoned with cold pressed extra-virgin Tuscan olive […]

8 Vitamin C rich foods to add to your diet

8 Vitamin C rich foods to add to your diet

Vitamin C is on of the most important vitamins for the body. It is a major anti-oxidant and its involved in more than hundred cellular reactions. It helps iron absorption, collagen formation ( yes it is anti-aging that is why it is often added to […]

Mackerel rainbow salad

Mackerel rainbow salad

This beautiful rainbow salad is ready in 5 min, and brings you proteins, healthy fats, lots of vegetables rich in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and anti-oxidants. Each color bring different nutrients/healing compounds, so when you can, it is really important to add as many differently colored […]

Four simple tips to make your Christmas healthier and joyful

Four simple tips to make your Christmas healthier and joyful

Being healthy at this time of the year is possible. As usual here are few simple yet effective tips, to make your Christmas and festive season, healthier, memorable and meaningful at the same time. 1. FOCUS ON EXPERIENCES rather than material things. It’s not things […]

10 healthy foods to eat this Christmas

10 healthy foods to eat this Christmas

Christmas time and the festive period are the epitome of unhealthy habits and foods. But you can simply crowd out the bad stuff, introducing more healthy wholefoods in your diet. The festive season is rich in foods that are beneficial for our health and at […]

Summer Greek salad

Summer Greek salad

The Healthy Gourmet take on the traditional Greek salad. I made this dish the other day and frankly with what I had left in my fridge, but it is delicious and a very much needed variation to the traditional Greek salad recipe, which I am […]

Healthy eating on a budget

Healthy eating on a budget

Let’s face it eating healthy, it’s not cheap, but it is possible with a bit of attention and planning. And if you are feeling a bit demotivated always remember that eating healthy is always the best choice in the long run: the one that will […]

Italian avocado salad

Italian avocado salad

This glorious Italian Avocado Salad is rich in an array of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Perfect stand alone for a starter and light lunch or with some cracked pepper and lemon chicken fillets.

3 courgettes recipes for the Spring

3 courgettes recipes for the Spring

I love courgettes. They are delicate, versatile & low in calories. They are easy to find and inexpensive. They are rich in water, and contains vitamins B group, like folates, vitamin B6 and riboflavin, and they are also rich in minerals like potassium and manganese. […]

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

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 […]

The ultimate Christmas salad: kale, beetroots, Stilton & walnuts with a clementine vinagrette.

The ultimate Christmas salad: kale, beetroots, Stilton & walnuts with a clementine vinagrette.

This baby kale, beetroots, Stilton & walnuts salad represents the perfect Christmas salad. Enriched with a clementine and balsamic vinaigrette, it is the perfect complement to your Christmas menu. More Christmas inspiration….  

What to eat in November

What to eat in November

November is a month surprisingly rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory foods. There is a huge variety of vegetables and fruits to choose from to pleasure our taste buds and support our health. Pears. Surprisingly rich in anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients, pears are low GI, rich in fibers and […]

Pumpkin, Stilton & spinach frittata

Pumpkin, Stilton & spinach frittata

A recipe that I have created for last Christmas, to be used as an appetizer, and that would like to re-propose for this Halloween. It great to use up all the typical Halloween and Christmas and provide a quick and tasty meal if accompanied by […]

Potatoes and herbs frittata

Potatoes and herbs frittata

A very tasty and speedy 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 […]

10 ideas to super-charge your salad

10 ideas to super-charge your salad

Springtime is now here, and with the warm weather comes the need to detox from the heavier and mostly cooked winter meals and favor more raw and fresh ingredients. This is a simple and easy way to instantly add more nutrients and health benefits to […]

The best day to start a detox or a diet

The best day to start a detox or a diet

Most of us tend to start a new diet or detox on a Monday, and most of us usually struggle to carry through and abandon their plans of a healthier diet mid-week. Could it be that the timing is just wrong? The answer is yes.  […]

Romano peppers & pecorino cheese salad

Romano peppers & pecorino cheese salad

A delicious and full flavored salad that will leave you wanting for more.  This salad is great to have on its own as a starter, or combined with some lean meat. In this case I will propose it with an easy to cook turkey steak. […]

Quinoa tabbouleh

Quinoa tabbouleh

A summer variation on the classic Middle Eastern dish. Gluten-free and packed with deliciously healthy fresh vegetables, this quinoa tabbouleh recipe is perfect as an accompaniment of meats, ideal for a packed lunch, or great o its own as a starter or healthy snack. I […]

Lemon & mint smoked haddock with black olives

Lemon & mint smoked haddock with black olives

I love smoked haddock, for its great taste and versatility. This  tasty recipe for the summer brings a hint of Mediterranean flavor to it with mint and lemon. The millet flour is gluten-free and delicate perfect for not overpowering the haddock taste. I din’t manage […]