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Eggplant with tomatoes

Eggplant with tomatoes

I saw these eggplants with tomatoes on Instagram, on a summer late morning, while returning from the beach. I showed the photo to my husband and said: “How beautiful and inviting are these eggplants! But I am afraid it is one of those beautful but…

Onions au gratin

Onions au gratin

When I saw this onions au gratin recipe, I saved it because, other than being extra easy, it is prepared with only good ingredients. So, it could only be a tasty dish. I admit that I was pleasantly surprised when I first prepared it, as…

Irresistible baked potato chips

Irresistible baked potato chips

These baked potato chips are really irresistible and I can tell you in advance that you’ll never prepare enough of them. Your family and friends will always ask for more. A couple of weeks ago I had peeled and sliced some potatoes to cover a…

Roasted eggplant with capers

Roasted eggplant with capers

I had never tried roasted eggplant with capers. When you think you have already tried all eggplant recipes, you are surprised with a different one that gives you new flavors and tastes. I’ve prepared this recipe twice – and at each time I increase capers…

Delicious broccoli

Delicious broccoli

Delicious broccoli? When I was a child this would be such a weird phrase, impossible to be said by me. I didn’t like vegetables and broccoli was among the “worst” ones. Today I just love vegetables and people ask me if I am vegetarian, so…

Quinoa with peas

Quinoa with peas

Pair quinoa with peas is a great idea. Other than being an extremely simple recipe to prepare, the flavors mix well perfectly resulting in a very pleasant taste to the palate. The ingredients to match are 4: quinoa, peas, onion and walnuts. It was enough…

A light stuffed eggplant recipe (no frying)

A light stuffed eggplant recipe (no frying)

(and tomatoes and zucchini) here in Italy. They are a healthy vegetable, with few vitamins but a lot of fiber. And God, they match so well with such a number of different ingredients. This recipe attracted me because I was curious about boiling the eggplants…

Oven fried garlic potatoes

Oven fried garlic potatoes

These oven fried garlic potatoes are fantastic. When I found this recipe on Leite’s Culinaria site, I left the page opened until today when I prepared them for lunch. When you think you have tried quite all ways to cook potatoes… a new recipe surprises you.…

Zucchini Rolls – You Just Can’t Eat Only One!

Zucchini Rolls – You Just Can’t Eat Only One!

I was curious about this zucchini rolls. After trying (and preparing it many times) the fake eggplant parmesan, I became a lover of the “fresh” seasoned breadcrumbs. As these zucchini are prepared with them, I had to give them a try. I prepared these zucchini rolls…

Easy baked zucchini

Easy baked zucchini

This baked zucchini recipe is really very easy to prepare. I make it often because as it is simple, it is often the solution when I don’t know what to prepare for dinner. It is also a comfort food. Probably because of the effect ham…