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Lime, vanilla and poppy seed yoghurt pancakes // vegan

Lime, vanilla and poppy seed yoghurt pancakes // vegan

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Two desserts in a row?! Yes indeed, because I have a massive sweet tooth and can never get enough (especially if we’re talking about pancakes). Although I must say, if you follow me you may have noticed that I […]

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

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Banana bread muffins // vegan

Banana bread muffins // vegan

(clicca qui per la versione italiana) Banana bread is quick and easy to make, and delicious. If you nail the baking time, it will be perfectly moist too: basically a win-win. In vegan baking, bananas are used far too much, in my opinion, as they […]

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 […]

Light elderflower cordial // vegan

Light elderflower cordial // vegan

I have recently started to go to a great farmers market here in Turin, and have decided I’ll try to buy a new local vegetable typical of Piedmont each week if I’m in town (which is not very often…). My first encounter with elderflower happened […]