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.
Continue reading ➞ Pumpkin and Walnut Focaccia | Focaccia Dolce al profumo di Zucca e Noci
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.
Continue reading ➞ Pear & Chocolate Cake | Torta alle Pere e Cioccolato
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.
Continue reading ➞ Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers | Burgers di Patata Dolce e Fagioli
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.
Continue reading ➞ Meri’s Energy Bars | I Miei Quadratini Energetici
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.
Continue reading ➞ Spelt and Zucchini Burgers | Polpette di Farro e Zucchine
Mactha Green Tea Cookies :
Hello everyone, as I told you last week I’m super busy studying so I don’t have a lot of time to post new recipes for you, but I’m trying to cook new healthy dishes during my study breaks. Yesterday, I came up with a new healthy recipe for Matcha Green Tea cookies. Matcha Green Tea is the highest quality green tea available and it contains loads of antioxidants, such as : Cathechin which has fighting cancer properties. This type of Green Tea can also stimulate the production of dopamine and serotonin that can really boost our memory and concentration.
Continue reading ➞ Matcha Green Tea Cookies | Biscotti al Tè Verde Matcha
Peach and Apricot Crumble :
Crumble is one of my favourite desserts, because it’s made of just a few healthy ingredients and it is super easy to prepare. I had my first peach crumble when I was a kid in a restaurant called Pinnacle Peak (California), and I felt in love with it. Unfortunately, in Europe you can only find very unhealthy crumbles made with white sugar and white flour. My version is made with simple and fresh ingredients that will nourish your body and make you feel satisfied.
Continue reading ➞ Peach and Apricot Crumble | Crumble di Pesche e Albicocche
Avo and Mozzarella Sticks :
Whenever I invite friends over for dinner I don’t want to prepare just vegan and super healthy meals, I try to always come up with new creative recipes for them. Most of my guests are not very into healthy eating so I avoid serving “boring” salads or vegan dishes. The recipe I’m sharing with you today is perfect as a delicious starter, maybe followed by my healthy lentil burgers.
Continue reading ➞ Avo and Mozzarella Sticks | Spiedini di Mozzarella e Avocado
Chocolate Cheesecake :
I know I have been quiet lately, but the GMAT preparation is driving me crazy. I’m studying most of the day and unfortunately I don’t have as much time as before to prepare new healthy dishes for you guys.
Continue reading ➞ Chocolate Cheesecake | Cheesecake al Cioccolato
To celebrate International Hummus Day I decided to share with you one of my favourite recipe : my healthy hummus.I personally adore hummus because it is so tasty yet fast and easy to make. The best thing about this recipe is that you can keep it in the fridge for 4-5 days which makes it a perfect snack or light lunch. My hummus is mainly made of chickpeas which are really high in plant-based proteins, therefore this is a perfect dish for vegetarians or vegans. Chickpeas are also a good source of fiber, that can really improve the digestive system and can help the body to flush out the toxins.
Continue reading ➞ Meri’s Hummus | L’Hummus di Meri