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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Sweet Potato Fries | Chips di Patate Dolci

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.

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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.

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Farm Girl Cafe | Farm Girl Cafe

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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Hazelnut Granola | Granola alle Nocciole

Hazlenut Granola:

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.

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Meri’s Halloween Treats | I dolcetti di Halloween di Meri

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.

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My favourite Chia Parafait | Il Mio Pudding di Chia Preferito

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.

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Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup | Zuppa di Zucca e Patata Americana

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup:

Autumn is probably one of my favourite season , mainly because I love how quickly the leaves turn red, orange and yellow. In Autumn I like to take long walks in the park and buy organic vegetables from the local farmer’s market. My favourite fruits and vegetables of this season, are : butternut squash, sweet potato and apples. The recipe I’m sharing with you today has a very high content of vitamins, such as: vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C. Butternut squash and sweet potatoes are also a good source of magnesium and potassium.

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Banana and Cacao Smoothie | Frullato di Banana e Cacao

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.

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