Sweet Potato Fries | Chips di Patate Dolci

Sweet Potato Fries:

If you are looking for a healthy and delicious alternative to regular french fries, the recipe for my sweet potato chips is the answer. I discovered sweet potatoes when I moved to London a few years ago and I completely fell in love with their sweet and tasty flavour. Sweet potatoes are not only lower in GI compared to regular potatoes, but they are also full of vitamins and minerals. This superfood is naturally rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and when digested, it can help the body to fight inflammations.

Broccoli, Courgette and Mint Soup | Vellutata di Broccoli, Zucchine e Menta

Broccoli, Courgette and Mint Soup:

I am a very big fan of soups, whenever I have guests coming over for dinner I serve a nourishing and tasty soup as a starter followed by my healthy version of a classic Greek salad or by my signature veggie frittata. This green soup is very easy to prepare and I personally love to add fresh mint leaves to make it more tasty and delicious. Broccoli are a very good source of vitamin K and A, that combined can help the body to keep the vitamin D metabolism in balance. In addition broccoli are very high in vitamin C, that can really help to fight skin damage caused by pollution and sun exposure. I like to serve this soup with a delicious cashew cream which makes it even more rich and tasty.

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.

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup | Zuppa di Zucca e Patata Americana

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup:

Autumn is probably one of my favourite season , mainly because I love how quickly the leaves turn red, orange and yellow. In Autumn I like to take long walks in the park and buy organic vegetables from the local farmer’s market. My favourite fruits and vegetables of this season, are : butternut squash, sweet potato and apples. The recipe I’m sharing with you today has a very high content of vitamins, such as: vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C. Butternut squash and sweet potatoes are also a good source of magnesium and potassium.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers | Burgers di Patata Dolce e Fagioli

Black Beans and Sweet Potato Burgers:

When I was in New York this Summer I fell in love with By Chloe, a vegan restaurant founded by Chloe Coscarelli, here you can find a great  variety of delicious vegan burgers. My favourite one is “The Guac Burger” made with beans, avocado and sweet potato. This weekend I organised a vegan brunch with my girlfriends and I tried to remake it in my kitchen. My version is made with black beans and quinoa, which are both a great source of plant-based protein, and sweet potato, which is a great source of carbohydrates, therefore this recipe represents a nutritious and well balanced meal.

Cinnamon Cashew Milk | Latte di Anacardi alla Cannella

Cinnamon Cashew Milk: 

Cashew milk is my favourite plant-based milk and I like to use it basically everywhere. I add it to my morning smoothie, to my healthy and vegan sweet treats or to my porridge. This recipe is super tasty and very easy to prepare as you don’t have to drain it like classic almond milk. Cashew nuts are really good for you as they have a very low Glycemic Index and they are a super good source of copper and magnesium.

Quinoa and Pistachio Burgers | Polpette di Quinoa e Pistacchi

Quinoa and Pistachio Burgers:

I create this recipe by accident when I had 6 friends coming over for dinner. I wanted to prepare a quinoa salad with a vegan pesto made with pistachio nuts and basil leaves, but the quinoa was extremely sticky so I thought to turn it into burger patties. I love quinoa especially because it is a very good source of plant-based protein, vitamin B and magnesium. This super grain is also free from gluten, therefore it’s perfect if you have a sensibility to gluten or if you just want to avoid it.

Minty Quinoa Salad | Insalata di Quinoa e Menta Fresca

MInty Quinoa Salad:

You probably know that I love quinoa and that I like to mix it with fresh seasonal veggies. This time I decided to make a Summery version of a simple quinoa salad, with fennel and mint. Fennel is a very good source of iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K which can really improve bone health. If you suffer from digestive problems fennel is really good because of its high fiber content that helps to fight constipation and promotes regularity.

Aubergine and Apricot Salad with Fresh Mint | Insalata di Riso Rosso Thai, Melanzane e Albicocche

Aubergine and Apricot Salad with Fresh Mint.

Here in Italy I have a nice garden where my father grows loads of veggies and aromatic plants like mint and rosemary. Since I truly adore fresh mint I love to add it to every single dish or to my iced drinks. When I need inspiration for my recipes, I like to walk trough our garden and pick random vegetables, then I try to combine them together and create new healthy dishes. Yesterday I decided to cook our aubergines with apricots and fresh mint, I loved it so much that i decided to share the recipe with you.

Spelt and Zucchini Burgers | Polpette di Farro e Zucchine

Spelt and Zucchini Burgers :

Now that the weather is getting super warm, I like to prepare healthy and light meals. I personally love veggie burgers, therefore I decided to create a lighter version of my Lentil Burgers. made with courgette and spelt. Courgettes have a very high level of potassium and vitamin C, they are also really low in calories and high in water content.