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Rainbow grissini (breadsticks) with green pepper hummus // vegan

Rainbow grissini (breadsticks) with green pepper hummus // vegan

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Now that summer is over (in Milan) I feel like I definitely need to add as much color to my food as possible. That’s literally what I did here – I added natural color “dyes” to my grissini (breadsticks)! […]

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 […]

Roasted eggplant with tomatoes and purple garlic // vegan

Roasted eggplant with tomatoes and purple garlic // vegan

(clicca qui per la versione italiana) What can I say about this eggplant dish? It’s one of the simplest recipes you will find on Marta’s Plants as well as in Italian cuisine. Basil and tomatoes (Ms. Mozzarella is missing) are our freshest and most basic […]

Veggie spreads 3 ways: roasted pepper, artichoke and cumin beetroot // vegan

Veggie spreads 3 ways: roasted pepper, artichoke and cumin beetroot // vegan

(clicca qui per la versione italiana) I love eating spreads on dark bread. When I feel like I should be on a diet (and I should feel like this more often) I sub bread with rice cakes or vegetables such as carrots, fennel, endive and […]

White Italian (flat) Romano beans with raspberries and balsamic vinegar // vegan

White Italian (flat) Romano beans with raspberries and balsamic vinegar // vegan

(clicca qui per la versione italiana) I had no idea that a legume I’ve always associated with the words “sad” and “boring” could attract my attention at the farmers market! This kind of vegetable, known outside of Italy as Italian flat bean, Italian pole bean […]

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 […]