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Agretti nests with pan-seared tomatoes on the vine {vegan + gluten free + grain free}

Agretti nests with pan-seared tomatoes on the vine {vegan + gluten free + grain free}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Just like other vegetables in Italy, agretti have many different names according to the region. In English they are known as opposite-leaved saltwort, opposite-leaf Russian thistle or barilla plant. In Italian the most common names are agretti or “barba […]

Chocolate and orange ice-cream cake (w/ a secret ingredient) {vegan + gluten free}

Chocolate and orange ice-cream cake (w/ a secret ingredient) {vegan + gluten free}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Chocolate and orange ice-cream cake?! (in winter? Under the snow?) When you nail two genius recipes in a row…! I’m not one known for self-praising, so this is gonna be quite special and rare. All of this is thanks […]

Raw buckwheat porridge with pomegranate juice {vegan + gluten free}

Raw buckwheat porridge with pomegranate juice {vegan + gluten free}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Good start of the week, people! For some days it seemed like winter was over, here in Milano, but apparently we’ll have to wait a bit longer. Nevertheless I’ve decided to share a somewhat summery recipe feat. the greatest […]

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 – […]

Portobello burger with a beet and chickpea patty and guacamole {vegan + gluten free + grain free}

Portobello burger with a beet and chickpea patty and guacamole {vegan + gluten free + grain free}

(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 […]

Perfectly fluffy chocolate and red currant oat pancakes {vegan}

Perfectly fluffy chocolate and red currant oat pancakes {vegan}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday and happy start of the week everyone! I’m currently in Rome for a few days on a sort of work trip after spending a week near Venice for an artist residency (when I’m not cooking/eating/blogging I am […]

Fresh goji berry smoothie bowl {vegan + gluten free}

Fresh goji berry smoothie bowl {vegan + gluten free}

(per la versione italiana cliccate qui) Well now who knew there was such a thing as fresh goji berries?! I mean of course dried fruits come from fresh ones. Duh! But I’d NEVER seen them fresh before, until a few weeks ago! Within days they […]

Chocolate layer cake with raspberry chia jam and coconut whipped cream {vegan}

Chocolate layer cake with raspberry chia jam and coconut whipped cream {vegan}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) On the occasion of my birthday a few days ago I decided to make a chocolate layer cake, something I’d wanted to try for a long time but was always too lazy to. Plus, you must understand that I […]

Roasted eggplant with tomatoes and purple garlic {vegan + gluten free}

Roasted eggplant with tomatoes and purple garlic {vegan + gluten free}

(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 […]