All Recipes and Posts by Elisa

Gnocchi recipe (potato dumplings)

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Are you looking for a typical gnocchi recipe? Look no more! Gnocchi are a very traditional dish in Italy, usually ...

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Eating healthy top tips – how to save money and be healthy

By: | 0 Comments | On: Febbraio 9, 2014 | Category : Learning the basics

I know it’s basically everywhere but I would like to share my “eating healthy top tips”, more than ever, people are realizing how many junk food they eat everyday. They become conscious that processed food can be a real problem in the long term, and moreover people tend to think...
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Stir-fry chicory with olive and anchovies

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Are you looking for a simple, quick and really tasty side dish? Well this stir-fry chicory recipe will make you ...

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Homemade tortellini

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This is not for those who are in a hurry or want to prepare a quick meal. This recipe is ...

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Fresh tuna and tomatoes spaghetti

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Spring is coming and my mind is already thinking about dinners on the terraces and swimming in the pool. Luckily ...

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Authentic italian lasagna recipe

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Lasagna, I think, is one of the most known Italian pasta dishes worldwide. It’s a popular dish everywhere in Italy ...

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Grilled eggplants

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Grilled eggplants are basically in every restaurant menu in Italy, but also in every household,  it is simple and really ...

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Roasted chicken stuffed with chestnuts

Roast chicken stuffed with chestnuts

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Who does not like roast chicken? Especially when it’s accompanied by crispy potatoes or a delicious filling. Besides christmas is ...

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Coda alla vaccinara – typical roman dish

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This is one of the most typical dish you can find in Rome. Even though it may seem strange to ...

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Spaghetti with mussels

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Whenever I go to take a stroll on the beach I can smell the amazing salty and pungent odor of ...

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mascarpone quenelle

Mascarpone quenelle

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I love to do many things and, even when I invite someone, I don’t want to spend too much time ...

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Orange Jam tart

Orange Jam Tart

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This is the best pastry ever! After months of jam tarts, each one with a different kind of pastry, I ...

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Cacio e pepe – traditional dish from Rome

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Cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper) ,  is a traditional dish from Lazio. In the ancient times shepherds used to ...

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Roasted pork with porcini mushrooms

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I bet the most popular dish with porcini mushrooms abroad is the risotto. Well today i would like to show ...

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Peaches Jam

Peach jam

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In the morning I usually have breakfast with cappuccino, rusks and jam, and the jam I like the most is ...

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Zucchini carbonara – vegetarian carbonara

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I bet eveyone knows the pasta alla carbonara, but few know how to make it the right way. In this ...

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Almond cookies

Almond cookies

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Want to know something new? I’ve got a really easy recipe to create some wonderful almond cookies ! I was ...

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Handmade christmas gifts

Christmas homemade gifts

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Fall is coming! I still can’t decide if it’s sad or not. The fact is that I can appreciate all ...

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Wine doughnuts – simple and rustic food

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When I was a little girl this recipe was one of my favorite. I remember  it was easy and funny, ...

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Tuna and olive pasta

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This is exactly what I mean when I say that cooking italian recipes is not a big deal. You just ...

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Bell peppers cream risotto

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Risotto is one of my favorite dishes, I love risotto with vegetables, with fish, with cheese.. well I must say ...

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Tomatoes stuffed with rice

Tomatoes stuffed with rice

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This is a very classical dish from Rome, if you go to every market in the heart for the city ...

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Lemon Jam and merengue tart

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I discover this tart few years ago, and I must say I would have never imagined that merengue and lemon ...

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Veggie bruschetta

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This is my personal “fast food”. Every time I don’t want to cook I open the fridge, look for veggies ...

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Ultimate quick stuffed pizza

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If you love pizza but you don’t have the time to make the dough, let it rise and so on.. ...

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Seabass with almonds

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Many years ago I was looking for a light recipe to prepare for Christmas Eve’s dinner and I stumbled upon ...

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Quick veggie gratin

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Ok, by the time you will have finished reading this recipe, you will say, REALLY?!!? is it that easy?  You ...

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Saltimbocca recipe

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This is the traditional recipe you can find in typical Rome’s restaurants. Forget the meat rolls, we are not talking ...

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Risotto with langoustine’s cream

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In every high quality restaurant that serves fish dishes in Italy, you will surely find this risotto. Unfortunately it’s very ...

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Basic Italian bread dough

By: | 1 Comment | On: Giugno 11, 2012 | Category : Learning the basics

Italian bread dough
This is the  base to make Italian bread dough. From this you can start and create many other types, such as olive bread or rosemary bread, you just need to add your personal ingredient: fantasy. Don’t expect to make a perfect Italian bread dough from the very first time, unfortunately...
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Quick eggplant parmigiana

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This is the shorter, faster, lighter and healthier version of the well know “melanzane alla parmigiana”. I love this recipe, ...

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Spaghetti with mullets sauce

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When a was a kid this was one of my favorite pasta, it is one of those “sunday with your ...

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Fettuccine with porcini mushrooms

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If you’ve ever been to Italy, I’m quite sure you’ve tried this incredible dish. I love it because it’s really ...

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Risotto with radicchio and italian blue cheese

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Radicchio is very common in the north of Italy, the place where the best quality is grown is Veneto. Here ...

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Home made Italian rusks

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It’s really common in Italy to eat rusks for breakfast, spread with some butter and home made marmelade, and you ...

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How to boil spaghetti and other italian pasta

By: | 0 Comments | On: Maggio 27, 2012 | Category : Learning the basics

There are few basic rules to learn how to cook perfectly al dente your pasta. The basic rule to cook is 10+100+1000, means 10gr of salt for 100gr of pasta boiling in a liter of water. This rule is very simple and easy to remember, 100gr are an average serving...
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Turkey and sausages terrine

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I have many cook books that talk about terrines, fish, meat, vegetable.. I would love to try every one of ...

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Simmered squid

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This is one of the most classic dish you can find in Italian cuisine, it’s often used as an appetizers ...

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Zucchini parmigiana

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This is a variation of the very well know parmigiana with eggplants. I love zucchini and they give this recipe ...

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Pumpkin and porcini mini baskets

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I came up with this recipe for a contest last fall. I had some porcini and a piece of pumpkin ...

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Focaccia pugliese

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What should I say about regional cuisine in Italy? well it could be a pretty endless discussion.. let’s just say ...

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Super light cauliflower gratin

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With the spring usually comes a period of the year in which diets cross everyone’s mind. Well I must say ...

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Stuffed cherry tomatoes

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This is a dish that represents perfectly the summer, it’s refreshing, very very mouthwatering and really easy, it takes a ...

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Sea-bass skewers

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Who says that eating healthy should necessary mean eat something dull, with no flavor at all? This is a great ...

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Perfect homemade pizza

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Pizza is one of the most amazing food in the world! and I’m sure that many of you are thinking ...

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