Italian Food

Feta, tomatoes & olives spaghetti

Feta, tomatoes & olives spaghetti

Some days you need pasta! if you are going for wheat, I would advice you to choose an organic brand, to minimize the exposure to pesticides and GMO. If you are gluten or wheat intolerant, you can choose a gluten-free one and the recipe will […]

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 […]

Asparagus & leeks tagliatelle

Asparagus & leeks tagliatelle

Originally written for the monthly issue of ABC Economic, this easy to make and light pasta recipe is full of spring vegetables just straight from the British garden. With its content of vegetables and only 65 g of egg pasta ( which is high in […]

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 […]

Rice and quinoa spaghetti with raw spinach pesto

Rice and quinoa spaghetti with raw spinach pesto

This pasta, is absolutely delicious and gluten-free. The pesto is incredibly quick to make and full of goodness ready in 10 min! The pasta I have used is Bio-Fair and it has been a wonderful surprise, for its taste, and consistency. I have never really liked gluten-free pasta, […]

Balsamic chicken with roasted tomatoes, broccoli & asparagus Parmesan salad

Balsamic chicken with roasted tomatoes, broccoli & asparagus Parmesan salad

A lovely, easy to do family dinner, that everybody will love. Any leftover from the main meal, can be re-used in easy to do recipes the next day to save time in the kitchen and maximise your food shopping. Ingredients 1 packet of free range […]

Semi-wholewheat rigatoni with mushrooms ragu’ (bolognese sauce)

Semi-wholewheat rigatoni with mushrooms ragu’ (bolognese sauce)

A healthier version of the classic “Bolognese” souce, aka Italian ragu. Made with semi-wholewheat rigatoni pasta, and super charged by lots of mushrooms and less mince meat, this pasta is quite balanced in its carbs,proteins and fibers for a longer filling sensation and a smaller […]

Food prep: 3 recipes for delicious chicken fillets

Food prep: 3 recipes for delicious chicken fillets

Food prepping is one the secret of a healthy diet. When you are busy or strapped for time, it is easy to give in to ready made and highly palatable foods. Having some food ready for those long and busy days, when you too tired […]

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. The bacon has been substituted with the yummy Serrano ham, and the eggs are accompanied by some deliciously green garlic and chili spinach. The idea is also not to fry, but gently […]

Spinach and cherry tomatoes “quinotto”

Spinach and cherry tomatoes “quinotto”

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pumpkin & sage risotto

Pumpkin & sage risotto

A delicate yet, delicious pumpkins and sage risotto, just in time for Halloween. Made with olive oil instead of butter, it is light yet full of flavor. Gluten-free.  A real, authentic Italian recipe that will impress your guests at a dinner party.   MENU IDEAS. […]

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. […]

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

Walnuts add some crunchiness and healthy fats, with a taste that goes perfectly with the Grana Padano cheese and balsamic. I would recommend to buy wild rocket if possible, as it tends to be the tastier and greenest. My favorite choice is the one sold at […]

Courgettes & pepper summer salad

Courgettes & pepper summer salad

A lovely and extremely versatile recipe, that 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 variation from the usual side […]

Authentic Italian tomatoes sauce

Authentic Italian tomatoes sauce

Summer is not a real summer if it is not celebrated with a real, authentic tomatoes sauce. Real Italian tomatoes sauces are really simple and require only few high quality ingredients. Of course there are many variations to this sauce, according to the region of […]

Potatoes and herbs frittata

Potatoes and herbs frittata

A very tasty and speedy frittata, filling,  and great to use up left overs. For this recipe I used a non-stick 20cm pan, ( I found an excellent one in Wilko), the doses are for one person as a main meal, or for two if this […]

Sea bream with capers vinagrette & Italian rainbow salad

Sea bream with capers vinagrette & Italian rainbow salad

This delicious sea-bream 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 salads, which means salads that […]