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.

Meri’s Adventures in Hawaii | Le Avventure di Meri alle Hawaii

Meri’s Adventures in Hawaii :

It’s finally time to share with you guys,  all the pictures of my trip to Hawaii, in this post I would like to show you all the amazing places that I have visited.

Hawaii is really a magical place, and if you have the chance to go there you really have to visit Kauai.

My friends and I spent 8 days around Big Islands and Kauai, both of them are really beautiful but Kauai is probably one of the most beautiful place I have ever visited in my life.

Adri’s Veggie Arepas | Le Arepas di Adri

Adri’s Veggie Arepas :

After a few weeks of break, I’m back on track and I can’t wait to share many new super yummy recipes with you guys. Since I came back from my Easter holidays,  I have been really busy with school and I had no time to post on the blog any recipe or the pictures of my amazing Spring Break trip to Hawaii. Now that I have more free time I can’t wait to write many new posts for you. I will start with the recipe for the famous Arepas created by my lovely friend Adriana. Arepas are a typical Venezuelan dish made with corn flour and stuffed with different fillings like: cheese,vegetables, avocado or meat. To add more nutrients and taste to the arepas, we decided to combine the classic dough with spinach (green arepas), carrots (orange arepas), beetroot (pinky arepas) and black beans (purple arepas).

My Favourite Detox Smoothie | Il Frullato Disintossicante Di Meri

My Favourite Detox Smoothie:

Today I am going to share with you another recipe with persimmons, here in California their season is almost over and I used the last ones I had in my kitchen, to make this fresh and nourishing smoothie. I combined the super sweet taste of persimmons with the strong taste of turmeric. Turmeric has been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine to fight infections and inflammations, turmeric is also a very potent antioxidant that can neutralise free radicals.

The Benefits of Persimmons | Le Proprietà dei Cachi

The Benefits of Persimmons:

I have noticed that I haven’t been updating the section dedicate to my favourite ingredients for quite a long time, therefore today I’m going to talk to you about persimmons. From now on I would like to dedicate one post every month to the benefits of my favourite seasonal ingredients. In the past few weeks I created different recipes with persimmons like my Persimmon Tarte, which is super easy and fun to make.

Broccoli, Courgette and Mint Soup | Vellutata di Broccoli, Zucchine e Menta

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.

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.

Healthy Granola | La Granola di Meri

Healthy Granola :

I normally like to have Porridge for breakfast, I love to wake up early in the morning and prepare it while sipping my cup of Espresso. Now that the weather is super warm, I’ll rather have a fresh smoothie or my home made Granola with yoghurt and honey. My Granola is made with nuts and seeds. Nuts and Seeds are a good source of plant-based protein that will make you feel satisfied and fullfilled.

Aubergine and Apricot Salad with Fresh Mint | Insalata di Riso Rosso Thai, Melanzane e Albicocche

Aubergine and Apricot Salad with Fresh Mint.

Here in Italy I have a nice garden where my father grows loads of veggies and aromatic plants like mint and rosemary. Since I truly adore fresh mint I love to add it to every single dish or to my iced drinks. When I need inspiration for my recipes, I like to walk trough our garden and pick random vegetables, then I try to combine them together and create new healthy dishes. Yesterday I decided to cook our aubergines with apricots and fresh mint, I loved it so much that i decided to share the recipe with you.

Spelt and Zucchini Burgers | Polpette di Farro e Zucchine

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.