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Roasted savoy cabbage with Parmesan and walnuts

Roasted savoy cabbage with Parmesan and walnuts

Had you ever thought about oven roasted savoy cabbage? I hadn’t. Until I saw this recipe that caught my (strong) curiosity. I like savoy cabbage very much, but I had only cooked it into soups, or with meat sauce. Never thought about roasting it. But…

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…

Easy quinoa recipe, healthy and tasty

Easy quinoa recipe, healthy and tasty

I didn’t fell in love with quinoa at first sight. I didn’t like its aroma while cooking and I admit I threw away a couple of packages that I left in the kitchen for so long that they…expired. But…I kept seeing more and more recipes…

Irresistible baked french fries

Irresistible baked french fries

These baked french fries WILL conquer you. They are simple to prepare, are sooooo tasty and you just can’t stop eating them. And the best is that…is needs less oil than the quantity you use to dress your salad! As I read it on this recipe,…