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Gluten-free quinoa breakfast bowl

Gluten-free quinoa breakfast bowl

I am always on the lookout for low sugar and possibly gluten free breakfast ideas, and if you read my    “4 common  mistakes healthy people do” you might know that many of the pre-prepared cereals or muesli option on the market, (yes even some […]

Sumac lentils & carrots stew

Sumac lentils & carrots stew

A delicious and comforting vegan recipe, perfect for a cosy night in. Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, this yummy stew is full of fibers and vegetable proteins. Perfect with a slice of crusty wholemeal bread or some quinoa for a gluten-free option.  

Pumpkin, sage & Serrano ham soup

Pumpkin, sage & Serrano ham soup

A tasty pumpkin, sage and Serrano ham soup just in time for Halloween. Pumpkins are not just for decoration, but they are rich in nutrients and phytochemicals, beneficial compounds found in plants that are beneficial for our overall health. Use them freely in soups, risottos, […]

Polenta with mushrooms & crushed walnuts

Polenta with mushrooms & crushed walnuts

A gluten-free and vegan autumnal recipe, delicious, super easy to make and ready in 15 minutes! It is perfect for those chilly nights in, when you want something comforting but don’t feel like cooking, and it is a great addition for dinner party, for those […]

Chickpeas & kale turmeric stew

Chickpeas & kale turmeric stew

When we reach the colder season it is natural to start craving warmer and more cooked meals. This turmeric chickpeas & kale stew is comforting enough but extremely easy and quick to make. Rich in soothing spices, this stew is a perfect vegan meal choice […]

Asparagus and  courgettes soup with fennel seeds

Asparagus and courgettes soup with fennel seeds

Soups are the best way to add fibers to your diet, manage and lose weight. Comforting and filling they can be prepared in advance and frozen for the your convenience. Delicate and delicious this light soup is perfect this late summer and early autumn time. […]

Italian asparagus & prawns risotto

Italian asparagus & prawns risotto

This delicious asparagus and prawn risotto recipe is a classic of Italian cuisine, and it perfect for every occasion, from a solo dinnner to a romantic dinnere for two party with friends. The benifit of this risotto recipe is that is perfectly balanced in its […]

Zataar & turmeric rice

Zataar & turmeric rice

This zaatar & turmeric rice recipe is super easy and quick to do. Gluten-free and full of Mediterranean flavors, this super easy & quick recipe is ideal as a base for lunch boxes and as a gluten-free alternative to cous-cous or for those days when […]

Italian chicken & peppers (peperonata)

Italian chicken & peppers (peperonata)

An easier version of the classic “peperonata”, and Italian dish very popular during the summer. very rich in fibers and proteins, this version is slightly easier that the traditional one as the peppers are partly roasted in the oven rather than stewed.  In this way […]

Tamari chicken quinoa salad with Greek basil and cherry tomatoes

Tamari chicken quinoa salad with Greek basil and cherry tomatoes

A fresh and light gluten-free quinoa salad, with the aroma of Greek basil, Tamari chicken and cherry tomatoes. A great and tasty recipe for the warmer weather.

Raw chocolate & goji berries hearts

Raw chocolate & goji berries hearts

There is nothing more sexy than chocolate, and when Valentine comes I love the idea of making some chocolates myself. These raw chocolate & goji berries heart are brimming with health benefits and perfect for sweet Valentine surprise. Both raw chocolate and goji berries are […]

Potatoes gnocchi sundried tomatoes, olives & rocket pesto

Potatoes gnocchi sundried tomatoes, olives & rocket pesto

A  super quick but comforting recipe ready in less than 10 min, these potatoes gnocchi with sundried tomatoes, olives and rocket pesto are vegan and gluten, ideal for when you need to indulge a bit but have only little time! Pestos are are really easy […]

Salmon, chard, beetroot & heirloom tomatoes salad.

Salmon, chard, beetroot & heirloom tomatoes salad.

Just in time for your New Year detox, here is a NO cook this salmon, chard, beetroot & heirloom tomatoes salad is healthy, delicious and super-quick to make. Rich in healthy fats, proteins and anti-inflammatory properties this rainbow salad ready for those days when you […]

Pomegranate & orange quinoa salad

Pomegranate & orange quinoa salad

Since the start of this blog I have been fascinated more and more by the Middle Eastern cuisine. Similar in a way to the Italian one, mostly for its use of olive oil and fresh vegetables, it create complexity with the use of intriguing spices […]

Italian orecchiette with broccoli

Italian orecchiette with broccoli

A traditional recipe from the south of Italy this garlic, chili & broccoli pasta, is a staple of my witnter menu. Originally made with “orecchiette” a typical pasta from the Puglia region, can be made with any other type of pasta, including gluten-free. For the […]

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

A healthier take on the typical English breakfast, great for a weekend brunch with this Serrano ham and spinach eggs recipe. The bacon has been substituted with the yummy Serrano ham, and the eggs are accompanied by some deliciously green garlic and chili spinach. The […]

Green beans, purple sprouts and radish quinoa salad

Green beans, purple sprouts and radish quinoa salad

Lots of green and purple goodness and vegan proteins with this easy Purple sprouts, green beans and radish quinoa salad quinoa salad, great for a light lunch, side or healthy luchbox, and great for the whole family. Radish is great to help liver detox, green beans […]

Spinach and cherry tomatoes quinoa “risotto”

Spinach and cherry tomatoes quinoa “risotto”

Sometimes the best recipes are the ones that are not planned, but made out of convenience and lack of ingredients. I made this “quinotto” on a day that I was really craving something healthy but cooked, and I had nothing left in my cupboard apart […]

Anti-inflammatory pumpkin, ginger and turmeric soup

Anti-inflammatory pumpkin, ginger and turmeric soup

This is my to-go soup for the winter months, when colds and sore throats become a sad reality. Rich in soothing properties, it usually manages to help me decongest a runny nose and support my system when I am run down. I find it perfect […]

Thyme and shallots roast chicken with celeriac chips

Thyme and shallots roast chicken with celeriac chips

Roast chicken, is one of the easiest and straightfoward meals, but this versions has a healthier kick and a different flavour, but still very easy and relatively quick to make. I choose to use the tighs instead of a whole chicken, as they easier to […]

Anti-inflammatory green juice: chard & pineapple juice

Anti-inflammatory green juice: chard & pineapple juice

A super delicious, healthy and anti-inflammatory juice, this chard and pinepple juice will satisfy even those that are new to whole juicing thing. Pineapple, is not only juicy and delicious, but is brimming with nutrients and enzymes, whilst the rainbow chard is a great substitute […]

Buckwheat & banana chocolate pancakes (gluten-free, dairy-free, nuts-free)

Buckwheat & banana chocolate pancakes (gluten-free, dairy-free, nuts-free)

This delicious grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, & nut-free buckwhet and banana chocolate pancakes are perfect for a special breakfast or for those moments when you need a special sweet but healthy treat. Buckwheat is healthier option to traditional white flour as it is less refined, and […]

Cauliflower & sage mash

Cauliflower & sage mash

This recipe is the perfect complement to my “Turkey, sage ad Parma Ham rolls” for a dinner that is a perfect for those chilly night in that are coming soon. It is very easy and quick to make, and it perfect for kids and grown […]

Salmon with lime and chili “salsa”

Salmon with lime and chili “salsa”

I made this recipe for lunch, with the little leftover vegetables that I had in the fridge. I was craving something zesty and fresh and this chili and lime “salsa” was absolutely perfect. The celery, cucumber, lime and chili are a perfect combination for a […]

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 […]

Courgettes and peppers salad

Courgettes and peppers salad

A lovely and extremely versatile recipe, this courgettes and  yellow peppers salad can be used in a number of different ways. It can be made in advance and frozen, making it even more convenient and a time saver. Delicious, rich in fibers and a nice […]

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 […]

Baby kale, radicchio & black olives salad

Baby kale, radicchio & black olives salad

I love this Baby kale, radicchio & black olives salad, for its stronger taste and unusual combination. Perfect with fish like sea bream or lean meat like turkey, it has purple, green and red leaves, for a greater variety of nutrients. Baby kale has a […]

Seabream with capers vinagrette & Italian rainbow salad

Seabream with capers vinagrette & Italian rainbow salad

This delicious seabream fillets recipe with capers vinaigrette and Italian rainbow salad is really easy and quick to make. It is great to use up some cos, romaine and spinach leftovers, whilst the crunchiness of the Romano pepper make it more interesting and filling. Rainbow […]

Pineapple, ginger, lime & mint detox drink

Pineapple, ginger, lime & mint detox drink

A delicious and refreshing drink for the summer, full of goodness and easy to make. When talking about fruit juices I am always a bit concerned about the amount of sugar they contains. It is worth to say that fruit mostly contains fructose (the fruit […]

Gluten-free millet pancakes with raspberries

Gluten-free millet pancakes with raspberries

Today has been one of those days when the time flies, and as soon you have the time to look at your watch is already mid-afternoon. In the midst of a sugar dip I then decided to treat myself, and cooked some delicious gluten-free pancakes […]

Gluten-free chicken cous-cous and spicy courgettes

Gluten-free chicken cous-cous and spicy courgettes

An easy and gluten-free cous cous, made from millet, a not very well known grain (it is actually a grass seed). Similar to cous-cous and easy digestible, millet is great if accompanied by roasted vegetables and some grilled meat, perfect for luch boxes and as easy dinner […]

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 […]

Turmeric cous-cous salad

Turmeric cous-cous salad

Perfect for a meat-free lunchbox, ready in minutes and packed with vegetable proteins and nutrients. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients. Most of them are only spices that you can keep in your cupboard and use again to give flavor to […]

Salmon, spinach & strawberries quinoa salad

Salmon, spinach & strawberries quinoa salad

A seasonal, gluten-free, super delicious salad this salmon, spinach and strawberries quinoa salad is really rich in nutrients and great to use up all those quinoa leftovers!  All in under 15 min…. Preparation time 12/15 min Ingredients  30/40 grams of quinoa ( uncooked) 1 salmon […]