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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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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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.

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Pear and Apple Crumble | Crumble di Pere e Mele

Pear and Apple Crumble:

I love crumbles, especially because they are very healthy and easy to prepare. I like to change the base of the crumble with seasonal fruits, in the Summer time I normally use peaches and apricots while in Autumn I like to prepare it with apples and pears. Pears and apples are both very high in pectin, a water soluble fiber, that can help the body to lower glucose levels and blood pressure. Pectin can also help to fight constipation and regulate the bowel movement, in addition, apples and pears are naturally rich in vitamins and minerals.

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Choco Popcorns | Popcorn al Cioccolato

Choco Popcorns :

This is probably the easiest recipe that I have ever posted. My choco popcorns are a very healthy and delicious treat, I like to serve them as a dessert, or when I invite all my girlfriends for a movie night. To cook the popcorns I used coconut oil because of its smoke point, which is much higher than olive oil. Therefore, coconut oil can maintain most of its vitamins and mineral at very high temperature.

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Meri’s Halloween Treats | I dolcetti di Halloween di Meri

Meri’s Halloween Treats:

Trick or Treat ? Well the answer is quite simple : Plant-Based and Gluten-Free treats please !!! This chocolate treats are just so easy to make yet delicious and indulgent, my family loved it so much that I had to share the recipe with you guys. For my Halloween chocolate sweets I used coconut nectar mainly because it has a very low Glycemic Index, precisely 35, compared to white sugar that has a Glycemic Index of 65. Coconut Nectar is also a very good source of amino acids and important minerals, such as: iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc.

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Meri’s Nocciolata | La Nocciolata di Meri

Meri’s Nocciolata :

I have been working on this recipe for the past few weeks and now, that I am finally happy with the result, I’m going to share it with you. My Nocciolata is a lighter and healthier version of the classic Nutella and it is super delicious on its own or spread it on gluten-free toast and crackers. The main ingredient of my Nocciolata are organic hazelnuts, which are a great source of vitamin E and B and minerals such as: iron, calcium and potassium.

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Banana and Cacao Smoothie | Frullato di Banana e Cacao

Banana and Cacao Smoothie :

Now that the weather is getting colder I prefer to nourish myself with cozy and sweet meals like my Warm Berry Porridge. But sometimes I wake up later than usual and I have to prepare a quick breakfast before running to work or to school. I simply love this banana and cacao smoothie because it has a very “chocolatey” taste, sometimes I even prepare it in the afternoon when I need a quick and healthy snack. I added also some almond butter which is a wonderful source of plant-based protein and vitamin E, that will make your skin glow.

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Meri’s Energy Bars | I Miei Quadratini Energetici

Energy Bars :

 

I came back from Costa Rica one week ago and I had to fly immediately to London to celebrate my graduation in International Business at Hult Business School. I promise that I am going to share with you a post dedicated to my adventures in Costa Rica very soon. It has been a truly amazing journey with my brothers, i simply loved eating fresh tropical fruits for breakfast and spending the day surfing amazing waves, but let’s leave all the details to the next post.

 While I was in London celebrating my graduation with my family, I had the chance to taste a super delicious energy bar in a little vegan restaurant in Notting Hill, I try to recreate it in my kitchen and here’s the recipe for you. It is made of nuts and seeds which are both a really good source of plant-based protein and gluten-free oats which are a really good source of carbs.

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