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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Alice’s Plant-Based Muffins | Le Camille Integrali di Alice

 

Alice’s Plant-Based Muffins:

I have decided to create a new section of the blog, where I will share healthy recipes from my friends and family. Last week my dear French friend Cecile shared the recipe for her Veggie Quiche, and this week my dear friend Alice created an extremely delicious recipe for  vegan muffins made with carrots, oranges and apples. Alice Piccin, is not only a creative plant-based chef, but also a very talented photographer based in Venice, Italy.

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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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Persimmon Tart | Torta di Cachi

Persimmons Tarte:

Last week, my lovely friend and photographer Christina, gave to me a big basket of organic persimmons from her boyfriend’s garden. Persimmon are my favourite Winter fruits as they are very sweet and juicy, therefore they are the perfect ingredient for cakes, compotes and smoothies. Persimmons are relatively high in calories, but very low in fat. These orange round fruits are also a really good source of Vitamins C, antioxidants and dietary fiber. I like to serve my Persimmons Cake for breakfast with a warm matcha tea or as a dessert combined with diary-free vanilla ice cream.

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Spiced Biscotti | Biscotti alle Spezie

Spiced Biscotti:

I know that after the Festive Season we all don’t feel like eating sweets, but this biscotti are so delicious that I really have to share the recipe with you guys. Now, that the holidays are over, and I have to go to school everyday, having my spiced cookies in the morning makes me feel positive and happy. I have recently moved to Berkeley, in California, which is the reason why I haven’t posted many recipes lately. Now, that I finally have a flat where to stay and a kitchen where to express my creativity,  I’m ready to share many new exciting and delicious recipes with you guys.

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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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Pear & Chocolate Cake | Torta alle Pere e Cioccolato

Chocolate and Pear Cake:

I love to cook and eat seasonal fruits and vegetables, which is the reason why today I want to share with you the recipe for a very indulgent yet guilt-free cake, made with pears and very dark chocolate. Even if my favourite dessert is my healthy and plant-based crumble, this cake is very satisfying yet light and easy to digest. Dark chocolate is a very good source of fiber and important minerals, such as: iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc.

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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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