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.
Continue reading ➞ Sweet Potato Fries | Chips di Patate Dolci
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.
Continue reading ➞ Pear and Apple Crumble | Crumble di Pere e Mele
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.
Continue reading ➞ Broccoli, Courgette and Mint Soup | Vellutata di Broccoli, Zucchine e Menta
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.
Continue reading ➞ A Very Veggie Frittata | Frittata alle Verdure
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.
Continue reading ➞ Meri’s Halloween Treats | I dolcetti di Halloween di Meri
My Favourite Chia Parfait :
I love Chia pudding because it keeps me full for 4-5 hours which is perfect when I need a nourishing breakfast and I know I will have to keep on going until lunch time. The recipe I’m sharing with you today is quite easy and you can prepare in the evening and leave it in the fridge overnight. For this recipe I used a good amount of cinnamon that can really help to balance blood sugar levels, it is also loaded with antioxidants and it helps the body to fight infections and repair tissue damages.
Continue reading ➞ My favourite Chia Parafait | Il Mio Pudding di Chia Preferito
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
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.
Continue reading ➞ Cinnamon Cashew Milk | Latte di Anacardi alla Cannella
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.
Continue reading ➞ Quinoa and Pistachio Burgers | Polpette di Quinoa e Pistacchi
Detoxifying Face Mask:
Today I want share a different kind of recipe with you guys, for a detoxifying and hydrating face mask. I use mainly organic and natural skin products and I like to prepare very often, my own beauty treats at home. The recipe I’m sharing with you today is for a spirulina mask, that you can prepare in 3 minutes and it will make your skin look fresh and purified.
Continue reading ➞ Detoxifying Face Mask | Maschera Viso Disintossicante