Innichen’s Recipes | San Candido e le sue ricette

Innichen’s Recipes:

 

Since I was a very little kid, I used to spend the Christmas holidays in San Candido with my family. San Candido is a very cute town surrounded by the Dolomites, located in the Trentino Alto Adige region.

Farro, Chickpeas and Lemon Salad / Insalata di Ceci e Farro al Limone

Farro, Chickpeas and Lemon Salad

Today I want to share with you a salad that you can easily make on a Sunday night and have it as a fast yet healthy lunch during the week. This time I made with asparagus, since they are in Season here in California and “almost” in Season in Europe. You can substitute the asparagus with any veggies that you love, like aubergines, courgettes or squash.

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You will need (2 people):

  • 200 gr of farro
  • 1 glass jar of chickpeas (200 gr)
  • 200 gr of asparagus
  • 2 lemons
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Start by boiling two pans of water. Add salt in both and the juice of 1/2 lemon to each one of them.

Use one to cook the farro, which will take around 30 minutes, and the other  one to cook the asparagus, that will cook in around 20 minutes.

Once the farro and asparagus are cooking you can start draining and rinsing the chickpeas, please try to buy jarred chickpeas instead of canned chickpeas as they are much healthier.

In the meantime, prepare also the dressing with the juice of 1 lemon and 1 TBS of extra virgin olive oil. Add salt and pepper and stir really well.

Once the asparagus are cooked, drain them and place them on a plate. Next drain the farro and mix it on a bowl with the chickpeas. Add the dressing and serve it on top of the asparagus.

Enjoy it warm immediately or the next day for lunch. Hope you’ll love it 🙂

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Insalata di Ceci e Farro al Limone

Oggi voglio condividere con voi una ricetta facilissima, che potete tranquillamente preparare la Domenica sera e servirla durante la settimana per un pranzo veloce. Questa volta, ho deciso di aggiungerci gli asparagi, perché sono di stagione qui in California, ma voi potete prepararla anche con la zucca, le melanzane, le zucchine o insomma qualsiasi verdura che vi piaccia.

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Ingredienti (2 persone):

  • 200 gr di farro perlato
  • 200 gr di ceci (in barattolo di vetro)
  • 200 gr di asparagi circa
  • 2 limoni
  • olio extra vergine di oliva
  • sale e pepe qb

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Iniziate ponendo due pentole di acqua sul fuoco e aggiungete sale e il succo di mezzo limone in entrambe.

Utilizzatene una per cuocere il farro, che ci metterà circa 30 minuti. E l’altra per cuocere gli asparagi che ci metteranno invece circa 20 minuti.

Mentre il farro e gli asparagi sono sul fuoco, iniziate a scolare e sciacquare i ceci, sarebbe meglio utilizzare i ceci in barattolo di vetro in quanto sono molto più salutari.

Preparate anche il condimento dell’insalata con il succo di un limone, un cucchiaio di olio extra vergine di oliva ed il sale e il pepe.

Ricordatevi di porre gli asparagi “in piedi” dentro alla pentola, di modo che le puntine rimangano più dure. Una volta cotti, scolateli bene e poneteli in un piatto e condite leggermente.

Scolate poi il farro e mescolatelo in una terrina con i ceci ed il resto del condimento. Ponete poi il farro sopra agli asparagi e servite.

Come vi anticipavo, questo piatto può essere consumato direttamente o anche tenuto in frigo servito freddo per un pranzo settimanale veloce.

Spero vi piaccia e vi auguro un buon inizio di settimana 🙂

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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.

Cecile’s Veggie Quiche | La Quiche Vegetariana di Cecile

Cecile’s Veggie Quiche:
Last week I organised a brunch “chez moi” with my dear friends Cecile and Christina. I prepared various freshly squeezed juices and a healthy and delicious Banana Bread, don’t worry I will post the recipe very soon. My friend Cecile prepared a super healthy yet yummy Veggie Quiche made with courgette, eggs and curry and she kindly gave me the permission to share the recipe with you guys. Cecile’s Quiche is very simple and easy to make and super nourishing too. I use mainly organic and free-range eggs, that are naturally rich in protein and vitamins and minerals such as: selenium, vitamin D, vitamin B6 and B12.

Persimmon Tart | Torta di Cachi

Persimmons Tarte:

Last week, my lovely friend and photographer Christina, gave to me a big basket of organic persimmons from her boyfriend’s garden. Persimmon are my favourite Winter fruits as they are very sweet and juicy, therefore they are the perfect ingredient for cakes, compotes and smoothies. Persimmons are relatively high in calories, but very low in fat. These orange round fruits are also a really good source of Vitamins C, antioxidants and dietary fiber. I like to serve my Persimmons Cake for breakfast with a warm matcha tea or as a dessert combined with diary-free vanilla ice cream.

Meri’s Warm Winter Bowl |Il Piatto Invernale di Meri

Meri’s Warm Winter Bowl:

The weather is getting colder here in Berkeley, and I am in constant need of nourishing and cozy meals. Everyday I am looking for different and fast recipes to prepare during my lunch breaks and this winter bowl is just perfect because you can cook the ingredients the night before and enjoy it the day after for lunch or dinner. This recipe is not only super delicious, but very rich in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Pear & Chocolate Cake | Torta alle Pere e Cioccolato

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.

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.

Pear and Apple Crumble | Crumble di Pere e Mele

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.

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.