Farm Girl Cafe:
For the past 2 months I have been working so much on creating new delicious recipe for you guys, that I have completely forgot to share one of my new favourite healthy spots in London. Farm Girl Cafe it’s a lovely cafe located in Portobello Road, Notting Hill. Rose, who is Australian and Anthony who is Austrian, have opened Farm Girl this Summer and their having an enormous success. I met Rose, just a few weeks before she was going to open her little cafe, with her cute frenchie Bronte (Goji’s best friend). Bronte loves to hangout at Farm Girl and you can spot her very often running around Portobello Road or simply sleeping next to the armchairs at Farm Girl.
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I created this delicious granola recipe for my grandma this Summer, and she loved it so much that I have to prepare it for her at least once a month. This granola is very simple to prepare and it is made of a few simple ingredients like oats, nuts and seeds and coconut blossom syrup. For this granola I also used coconut oil, to make it more crunchy and full of healthy fats. Coconut oil is also a very important source of vitamins and minerals, such as: vitamin E, vitamin K and iron.
Continue reading ➞ Hazelnut Granola | Granola alle Nocciole
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
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.
Continue reading ➞ Banana and Cacao Smoothie | Frullato di Banana e Cacao
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.
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The Benefits of Goji Berries:
Today I’m going to talk to you about goji berries, I personally love this kind of berries because they last for months and they work well with many different dishes. I even named my little French Bulldog after this super delicious berries.
Continue reading ➞ The Benefits of Goji Berries| Le Proprietà Delle Bacche di Goji
Meri’s Guide to San Francisco:
San Francisco is one of the more cool, vibrant and beautiful city in America. What I love about San Francisco is the energy that you feel while walking around the city, as well as the calm and relax that you get from the Ocean and the wild nature just outside the city centre. In America, and especially in California you feel that nothing is impossible and that any good idea could work, which is why I would love to move to San Francisco very soon. During my last trip to the United States, I had the chance to visit both San Francisco and Berkeley and here’s the list of my favourite healthy spots.
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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.
Continue reading ➞ Minty Quinoa Salad | Insalata di Quinoa e Menta Fresca