Kale and Basil Pesto

(read in Italian) Summer means plenty of fresh basil available.. and what a better way to use it than making pesto? I like the traditional one with cheese and pine nuts, but I get bored easily so I always like to get creative and try new food combinations. This recipe calls for basil, kale, andContinue reading “Kale and Basil Pesto”

How to start taking a good care of your gut

(read in Italian) There are plenty of studies that underline the importance of a healthy gut to support our health and well-being from a general point of view. Keep a few things in mind: embrace a healthy lifestyle rich in fibre, fruit, and vegetables, together with a variety of foods to get all the nutrientsContinue reading “How to start taking a good care of your gut”

Almond, Pecan and Pumpkin Seed Butter

How many times have you planned to start a diet next Monday, next January, next week? And, honestly, how many times did you give up before starting or just after a few days? What if today you decide to stop looking for a quick fix or trying to follow the latest trendy diet… and you simplyContinue reading “Almond, Pecan and Pumpkin Seed Butter”

Brownies with Black Beans

(read in Italian) Love when I can manage to share a nice breakfast with my better half – unfortunately, it doesn’t happen every day. I see that as a chance to spend some extra time together, talk about the day ahead, and share nourishing food… or even try new recipes! This is what happened withContinue reading “Brownies with Black Beans”

Whole grain scones and Raw Raspberry Chia Jam

Before moving to Ireland, I never had a scone before… but they are such a lovely idea for breakfast or brunch that after trying them a couple of times, I ended up experimenting at home with several combinations. I always use whole grain flour as a base, but all the other ingredients are different everyContinue reading “Whole grain scones and Raw Raspberry Chia Jam”

Noodles with Asparagus and Courgettes

Asparagus is one of those veggies that many people avoid to cook at home because of their characteristic taste, not so easy to pair and to prepare. The key is actually “keep it simple” – find a way to eat asparagus that you like and that at the same time allows you to celebrate them and reallyContinue reading “Noodles with Asparagus and Courgettes”

3 Benefits that you can get from being more aware around food

Wondering how being more aware and eating with intention can change/improve your everyday life or your relationship with food and with yourself? Wondering how starting to be truly aware of the entire process of eating and don’t only mindless getting some fuel for your body can make a difference for you? Let’s talk about 3Continue reading “3 Benefits that you can get from being more aware around food”

Golden Milk

(read in Italian) What is golden milk? If you have ever tried it, you know well why it’s called “golden”. This brightly colored warm drink is indeed based on turmeric, that gives it the typical yellow finish. It’s a classic Ayurvedic preparation and really easy to make – a more traditional recipe uses both almondContinue reading “Golden Milk”

Kitchari

(recipe in Italian HERE 🇮🇹️ – fa parte della mia collaborazione sull’alimentazione consapevole con Gaia di The Green Pantry) Who knows Kitchari? Or it’s even better to ask… who else loves it? Because this is what happens when you try it for the first time, you suddenly fall in love with this nourishing and simple preparation. Kitchari is a classicContinue reading “Kitchari”

Talking about FODMAPS

WHAT ARE FODMAPS? Fodmaps are short-chain carbohydrates that some people poorly absorb and digest => so in some people, they can cause digestive issues and aggravate the symptoms of conditions like IBS (for these individuals the fodmaps pass through most of the intestine remaining unchanged). WHAT DOES FODMAPS MEAN? FODMAPS = Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharidesContinue reading “Talking about FODMAPS”