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Frittata with Ricotta and Swiss Chard

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…

Fennel, rocket and grapefruit salad

Fennel, rocket and grapefruit salad

A variation to a typical Sicilian salad this fenne, rocket and grapefruit salad oi fresh, delicious and great as an accompaniment to fish or as a starter. Perfect for the summer this fresh salad adds variety and nutrients to our diet. Perfect with fish like…

The healthy gourmet Greek salad

The healthy gourmet Greek salad

A nice and fresh tomatoes salad for the summer with the taste of sumac, olives, cucumber and shallots. A tasty variation to the classic Greek salad, that is great as side dish or even on its own for a light lunch. Sumac is a Middle…

Cannellini beans, sundried tomatoes and celery salad

Cannellini beans, sundried tomatoes and celery salad

Fresh but full of taste this cannellini, sundried tomatoes and celery sald is perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner. Suitable for vegans, this recipe is also gluten-free, dairy-free and nuts-free. Celery is low in calories but rich in fibers and has anti-inflammatory properties.…

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Italian eggs in tomatoes sauce and spinach

Italian eggs in tomatoes 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 tomatoes…

Pappardelle with walnuts & spinach pesto

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…

Lemony spinach, Greek basil & walnuts pesto

Lemony spinach, Greek basil & walnuts pesto

The best of my pesto recipes so far, this lemony, Greek basil, spinach & walnuts pesto, is utterly delicious and absolutely easy to do. The Greek basil, brings a distinctive aroma, while the spinach, walnuts, lemon & extra-virgin olive oil, have great health benefits. Pesto’s…

Mackerel, celery, borlotti beans & spelt (farro) salad

Mackerel, celery, borlotti beans & spelt (farro) salad

Ready in less than 15min and delicious, this mackerel, borlotti beans & spelt salad recipe, is super filling and loaded with proteins and vegetables. This recipe is really balanced in its proteins, complex carbs and vegetables ingredients, to keep you fuller for longer and keep…

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

A delicious, comforting and decadent gluten-free Italian gnocchi recipe. Thyme infused, roasted Romano peppers, tomatoes, olive oil and feta cheese for this rich Mediterranean flavors dish, that will satisfy your palate.   Nutritional lowdown. Potatoes gnocchi have a slightly higher GI than pasta, so they…

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Roasted peppers and tomato soup

Roasted peppers and tomato soup

This gorgeous roasted peppers and tomato soup, will warm up your winter evenings and bring you a host of Mediterranean flavors. Eating a varied and colorful diet is a great way to make sure that your body receives the cocktail of nutrients to support optimum…

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Rocket, Parmesan and Walnut salad

Rocket, Parmesan and Walnut salad

This rocket, Parmesan and walnut salad is delicious and great as a starter or as an accompaniment of meats.  A tasty and nutrient-rich salad made with seasonal ingredients. Rocket is packed with nutrients, that support healthy detoxification pathways. Keep it in mind for this winter,…

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

This Polenta with mushrooms and crushed walnuts is gluten-free and perfect fhe Autumn! A  delicious vegan autumnal recipe, is delicious a nd great for non-vegna alike!! It is perfect for those chilly nights in, when you want something comforting but don’t feel like cooking, and…

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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.…

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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…

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Spaghetti with tomatoes, black olives and feta cheese

Spaghetti with tomatoes, black olives and feta cheese

Some days you need pasta! This spaghetti with tomatoes, black olives, and feta cheese recipe, pulls all the stops. A healthy pasta recipe, it is delicious, easy to make and light. SUSTAINABLE & LIGHT It can be made with leftover tomatoes and leftover crumbled feta…

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…

How to make Italian tomato sauce

How to make 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…

Potatoes and rocket frittata

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…