Choco Crostatina | Crostatina al Cioccolato

Choco Crostatina: 

“ People who love to eat, are always the best people” Julia Child.

I’m starting this blog post with one of my favourite quote, and I just want to add that people who love to cook are even better !!! Today’s recipe is my own version of a classic Crostatina, which is a typical Italian pie. I have many sweet memories with Crostata, since my mom used to make it for me and my brothers when we were young. My version is just a little bit healthier but still delicious and indulgent.

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The Perfect Breakfast Pie | La Mia Torta al Caffè Preferita

The Perfect Breakfast Pie:

I have never talked to you about my first true love: coffee. I simply adore the perfume of coffee early in the morning, just as much as I love its strong and intense taste. I know it’s not the healthiest drink ever, but I am Italian and espresso is part of our culture, it simply reminds me of home and the tradition of having a quick espresso in my favourite bar before going to school or work.  So, two days ago I decided to combine my love for pies with my love for coffee et voilà here’s the recipe for my perfect breakfast pie. Caffeine it’s a very strong stimulant of the Central Nervous System and it can help to fight tiredness and promote focus, which is the reason why I really suggest you to have this cake for breakfast or after lunch but don’t serve it after dinner.

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My Favourite Detox Smoothie | Il Frullato Disintossicante Di Meri

My Favourite Detox Smoothie:

Today I am going to share with you another recipe with persimmons, here in California their season is almost over and I used the last ones I had in my kitchen, to make this fresh and nourishing smoothie. I combined the super sweet taste of persimmons with the strong taste of turmeric. Turmeric has been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine to fight infections and inflammations, turmeric is also a very potent antioxidant that can neutralise free radicals.

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Plant-Based Banana Bread | Pan Bauletto al Profumo di Banana

Plant-Based Banana Bread:

As you probably know, breakfast is my favourite meal. I love to start my day with nourishing and sweet breads, healthy porridges, delicious smoothies or to spread peanut butter on toast. The recipe that I am sharing with you today, is very fast and easy to make and I normally prepare it on a Sunday afternoon when I have more time to bake, and enjoy it during the week for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon snack.

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Strawberry & Coconut Smoothie | Frullato di Fragole e Cocco

Strawberry & Coconut Smoothie:

Now that I moved to California and I don’t have to fight the cold English weather anymore, I like to start my day with a fresh and nourishing smoothie. In my smoothies I try to combine different ingredients and I always make sure to add a good source of healthy fats like coconuot yogurt. For this smoothie I used frozen strawberries but you can use also fresh strawberries and add 2 ice cubes. Strawberries are naturally rich in nutrients, antioxidants and phytochemicals that may help the body to prevent the effects of ageing, diabetes and high blood pressure.

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Pumpkin and Walnut Focaccia | Focaccia Dolce al profumo di Zucca e Noci

Pumpkin and Walnut Focaccia:

Breakfast is my favourite meal, I love to start my day with a freshly squeezed lemon juice, a good workout, followed by a nourishing and sweet breakfast. At the moment I’m back home, in Italy, and I’m baking almost everyday a big variety of cakes and breads for my friends and family. This Pumpkin Focaccia is perfect for a sweet but healthy breakfast, because pumpkin is naturally rich in antioxidants vitamins such as: vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C.

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Buckwheat Choco Bites | Dolcetti al Grano Saraceno e Cioccolato

Buckwheat Choco Bites:
I know I have been a little quiet lately but I really needed to spend some time off technology and social media. Today, I’m feeling energised again and I’m ready to share a new exciting recipe with you guys. This buckwheat and choco bites are gluten-free and plant-based and I like to serve them as a light dessert or as a mid morning snack or even for breakfast with my homemade cashew milk. Buckwheat is naturally free from gluten and it has a very low Glycemic Index; it’s also very high in protein and mineral content.

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Hazelnut Granola | Granola alle Nocciole

Hazlenut Granola:

I created this delicious granola recipe for my grandma this Summer, and she loved it so much that I have to prepare it for her at least once a month. This granola is very simple to prepare and it is made of a few simple ingredients like oats, nuts and seeds and coconut blossom syrup. For this granola I also used coconut oil, to make it more crunchy and full of healthy fats. Coconut oil is also a very important source of vitamins and minerals, such as: vitamin E, vitamin K and iron.

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A Very Veggie Frittata | Frittata alle Verdure

A Very Veggie Frittata:

I just discovered the best trick to make a perfect and delicious frittata: cook it in the oven!!!! I love to prepare a good frittata because it literally takes ten minutes to make it, and because eggs are a really good source of protein, that can really make you feel fuller for longer. I like to add veggies in my frittata to make it even more nourishing and satisfying. For this recipe I used baby spinach, red peppers and leeks. I personally try to add leeks almost in every dish because like garlic and onions they belong to a vegetable family called: Allium vegetables and they are anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Leeks are also naturally rich in vitamin B, vitamin K and manganese.

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