Tag: #vegeterian

Of shoestrings, murders and pasta

Italy: a population of 60.36 million people, 83% of which is Catholics. The Pope resides in the Vatican, a city-state located in Rome, 97% of the population has been Christened, 7 out of 12 National holidays have roots in the Catholic Church. So it is clear that Catholicism is part of the Italian society, people embrace…

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All (small) ears

There is a place, in the South of Italy, where time stands still: it doesn’t matter if you have the new iphone, if you are a youtuber or a social media manager, if you prefer to have breakfast with an avocado toast or an açaí bowl – nothing matters, as things in here are done…

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Know your gnocchetti

Do you know the meaning of the word “malloreddus”? Me neither, I had to google it to write this post ha! In the rest of Italy, this delicious pasta is known as “gnocchetti sardi”, but the proper name is in sardinian dialect and it is actually unclear what it means. Some believe it comes from…

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Love actually

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy,…

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Red onion focaccia

Baking is not my forte, I admit it, but focaccia is one of the few things that I can successfully bake. For this recipe I used fast action yeast, so proving times are not too bad – you only need a couple of hours, so I usually make the dough and then I move on…

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Chickpeas soup with herbs

This is a very tasty and colourful recipe, it is not the usual boring soup and I am sure you will love it! Ingredients for 3 people: Chickpeas, 2 cans White onion, 1 Carrot, 1 Celery, 1 stick Vegetable stock, 1 litre Salt Pepper Sage one tablespoon Rosemary one tablespoon Tomato passata, 100 ml Olive…

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Potato clouds

These are not simple potato croquettes, they are little bites of heaven that you will love, you are welcome! Ingredients for 4 people: Potatoes, 750 g Carrot, 2 Celery sticks, 1 White onion, 1 Salt Pepper Rapeseed oil Flour as needed, I will explain in the recipe Recipe: Boil the potatoes until soft Roughly cut…

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Chilli with quorne

I love this recipe: it is easy, tasty, colorful and spicy! Ingredients for 4 people: Red pepper, 1 Pointed pepper, 1 Sweet chilli, 1 Chilli, 2 Tomato sauce, 500 ml Red onion, 1 Salt Pepper Olive oil Paprika Chilli powder Kidney beans, 1 tin Minced Quorn, 300g Recipe: De-seed and cut the peppers and chillies…

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Focaccine with potatoes and herbs

Focaccia is a flat bread, similar to pizza, very appreciated in Italy but unfortunately not Very popular in the UK. Let’s fix this! Ingredients for 15 focaccine: Flour, 250g Olive oil, 2 tablespoons Fast action yeast, 1/2 sachet Salt, 1 tablespoon Sugar, 1 teaspoon Warm water, 125 ml Potatoes, one large one Salt one tablespoon…

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