MAINS

Gua bao (Chinese steamed buns) with marinated tofu {vegan}

Gua bao (Chinese steamed buns) with marinated tofu {vegan}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday everyone! Today’s vegan gua bao post is special because it’s a collaboration with my friend Chiara of Mangio Quindi Sono (literally “I eat therefore I am”), an omnivorous food blog written in Italian. We went to high […]

Orange and mint-marinated quinoa + steamed vegetables {vegan + gluten free}

Orange and mint-marinated quinoa + steamed vegetables {vegan + gluten free}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday folks! I hope everyone is well rested after all these holidays (at least in Italy). I know I am, I also “stopped” eating (huge meals) on Jan 1st and even started a new diet! That is – […]

Lentil, greens, cumin and lemon soup // vegan

Lentil, greens, cumin and lemon soup // vegan

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy New Year to everyone! I have spent my holidays cooking and eating so much that now all I want to do is stay as far away from the kitchen as possible….or at least prepare hearty and light meals, […]

Handmade mushroom & chestnut-filled ravioli // vegan

Handmade mushroom & chestnut-filled ravioli // vegan

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday everyone! A week from now and we’ll be stuffing our faces with all sorts of goodies (not like I don’t do it on a daily basis, oops). I made these ravioli a few weeks ago – that’s […]

Marta’s Plants x MUNCHIES Italia: Un Natale vegano (pt.1)

Marta’s Plants x MUNCHIES Italia: Un Natale vegano (pt.1)

A new post on a Tuesday?! Extraordinarily, yes! I am happy to share that I was asked to prepare two veganized traditional Italian Christmas recipes for MUNCHIES/VICE Italia! You can find the post here and the recipes are: Spinach and tofu (handmade) cannelloni Pandolce genovese (a […]

Baked kabocha stuffed with eggplant, cavolo nero and pomegranate quinoa salad // vegan

Baked kabocha stuffed with eggplant, cavolo nero and pomegranate quinoa salad // vegan

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) While looking for ideas to use a pumpkin – which I don’t eat very often really – I thought that, thanks to its shape, I could turn into a food container that I won’t need to throw away! I […]

Portobello burger with a beet and chickpea patty and guacamole // vegan

Portobello burger with a beet and chickpea patty and guacamole // vegan

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) It’s not even mid November and it’s definitely already winter here in Milan. Light rain, grey skies, fog… All I can do is add colors to my dishes – along with mushrooms, because who doesn’t love them?! Cooked in […]

Topinambour/sunchoke and potato velvet soup with walnuts and fresh thyme // vegan

Topinambour/sunchoke and potato velvet soup with walnuts and fresh thyme // vegan

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday to all from rainy Milan! Now that the days are dark pretty much 80% of the time I think it’s appropriate for me to post a soup recipe. I’ve never been a huge fan of soups in […]

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 […]