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Chickpea flour crêpes with vegetables and an orange-garlic sauce // vegan

Chickpea flour crêpes with vegetables and an orange-garlic sauce // vegan

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday everyone! Another week, another recipe. This is my go-to for thin (sometimes even paper-thin) crêpes to be filled with all sorts of plant-based goodies. I want to underline plant-based because I’ve had a tester try them with […]

Chinese eggplant hot dogs with mustard mayo, herbed oil and quick pickled onions // vegan

Chinese eggplant hot dogs with mustard mayo, herbed oil and quick pickled onions // vegan

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) I love all kinds of eggplants! Have you got that already? After the red ones from two posts back, today it’s all about these beautiful, long and thin, amazingly purple eggplants which, according to some research, are commonly known […]

Sweet spiced red eggplant curry // vegan

Sweet spiced red eggplant curry // vegan

  (cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Red eggplants? Whaaa?! Indeed they exist and they’re super tasty too! A few months ago a friend told me about a variety of small red eggplants that had a faint fruity and spicy flavor, that he grows on […]

End of summer appetizer/brunch platter // vegan

End of summer appetizer/brunch platter // vegan

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) The end of summer has always been a moment of confusion for me: I’m sad because sun and sea are over (well, sun will remain for a bit, but definitely not the sea), but I’m also happy because I […]

Summer greens & flowers socca (chickpea flour crêpe) // vegan

Summer greens & flowers socca (chickpea flour crêpe) // vegan

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) It’s socca time!! I’m trying to get back on track with posting always on Mondays. Happy Monday everyone! Even though most are still on holiday, some may be working right now so, to brighten your day up a little […]

Summer salad with quinoa and grilled peaches // vegan

Summer salad with quinoa and grilled peaches // vegan

 (cliccate qui per la versione italiana) During the summer months, when I really don’t feel like cooking at all, I like making big salads putting together whatever is available from the daily fresh produce markets – or, if I’m extra lazy, whatever I have in […]

Round zucchini stuffed with spiced brown rice, raisins and pistachios // vegan

Round zucchini stuffed with spiced brown rice, raisins and pistachios // vegan

(clicca qui per la versione italiana) Round zucchini remind me of plump ladies and this is another good reason to love them! These lovely veggies are a real treasure, versatile and delicious. You can thinly slice them, cut them in wedges and sauté/roast them or, […]

Pasta al pesto: flowers and fava beans // vegan

Pasta al pesto: flowers and fava beans // vegan

(clicca qui per la versione italiana) Having lived my whole life in big cities, I had never actually seen elderflower or white acacia flowers! I am ashamed. I was super happy when I found them at the farmers market. Doing some research for possible ways […]

Pearl barley salad with fresh fava beans, strawberries and a sweet tahini dressing // vegan

Pearl barley salad with fresh fava beans, strawberries and a sweet tahini dressing // vegan

This is a very fresh dish with ingredients that you can easily find all spring through early summer. I often like incorporating fruits in salads, especially if it’s super hot outside! Fava beans, also known by a myriad of other names including broad beans, bell […]

Sweet potatoes stuffed with asparagus, chickpeas and caramelised onion // vegan

Sweet potatoes stuffed with asparagus, chickpeas and caramelised onion // vegan

This recipe is an explosion of sweet flavors! Among sweet potato, caramelised onions, sweet spiced chickpeas, asparagus and tahini…can’t get any sweeter than that (at least for a savory dish)! I tried to combine ingredients that may go well together and I’ve found interesting combos. […]