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Pumpkin and feta cheese

Pumpkin and feta cheese

Pumpkin and feta cheese, my craze this fall. With the usual seasonal cauliflower and broccoli on hold, I’m delighting our palate with this new, unusual yet delicious pairing. The pumpkin sweet taste goes perfectly with the acidity of the feta cheese, and I assure you…

Roasted cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower

I hadn’t yet tried a roasted cauliflower recipe. After so many variations in cooking this healthy vegetable, this recipe takes it back to its most simple and original way to cook it. I admit that since some years ago I didn’t like cauliflower that much.…

Crispy leaf potatoes

Crispy leaf potatoes

These crispy leaf potatoes are a simple side that will surely please your guests’ view, other than the palate. They are simple roasted potatoes that can be served with different meat or fish dishes and are also beautiful to be seen at the table. I…

Savoy cabbage rolls

Savoy cabbage rolls

These savoy cabbage rolls are a simple surprise that will, discreetly, conquer your palate. I found this recipe on the Italian blog Cucina con me and kept the window open for days. I do it often, even if it is not good for my computer’s…

Cauliflower steaks

Cauliflower steaks

Cauliflower steaks? Yes, at least they were called like this on the post where I first saw them. They indeed have shape and thickness like a real steak and I haven’t found a better way to describe this recipe. Call it just roasted cauliflower would…

Special roasted onions

Special roasted onions

I called these roasted onions special because they are indeed a special recipe. Those ones destinated to be repeated many times. I like onions very much. I have already posted many recipes with onions as the main ingredient, such as the irresistible onion French tart,…

Oven-baked ratatouille

Oven-baked ratatouille

This oven-baked ratatouille is one of those recipes I prepare immediately after reading them I love baked vegetables but had a hard time trying to prepare them in a tasty way using little oil. The solution came with this oven-baked ratatouille. Here you have the…

Fava beans and peas, the Spring flavor

Fava beans and peas, the Spring flavor

Fava beans and peas, the flavor of Spring season. Until some years ago I didn’t care, I used to eat peas but was not fond of them. But a couple of years ago I began to appreciate fresh fava beans and this year, maybe because…

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 beautiful 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…