Spring is a season of renewal and rebirth, but we often feel tired and weak after the long winter months… if we need to get energy one of our best allies is food. Here you can see our dinner: first of all a big salad made with escarole, endive, corn salad, walnuts, radicchio and dandelion greens (picked up in the mountains), which are highly detoxing. Then, a veggie soup with azuki and mung beans (rich in vegetable proteins), buckwheat and brown rice, with a drizzle of olive oil. Tasty and complete.
Springtime is coming, despite the persistent rain and grey mist all around… waiting for the sun and the new sprouts of green, let’s enjoy the brilliant colour of the last spinach, high in vitamins and minerals. Together with basmati rice, oat and red lentils it was a great lunch.
Hello there! We’re back. We’ve been so busy moving house, that we really couldn’t find the time for the blog. But now we finally settled down, the new house is getting more and more our home. So, let’s (re)start with food. After too much takeaway pizza, we urgently need a big salad!
From our Sunday’s lunch at home: a simple pumpkin risotto with a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley. Above, the big pumpkin slice. We really can’t resist its bright colour!
Red purple shades are the common thread in our shopping, today. From above: red radicchio, celeriac (and behind it red cabbage), lentils and red azuki beans, Ligurian olives. Tomorrow we’ll prepare a veg red purple dinner for our friends, adding red wine, of course!
Another excellent finding from the largest and more multiethnic market of our town: dates! Above, natural Medjool dates, the sweetest, the best. Below, fresh dates, with their peculiar texture. A natural way to enjoy some sweets.
After last days overeating, we need to make it lighter: so let’s start with fennel salad with a lot of healthy seeds (sunflower, pumpkins, poppy and sesame) together with brown bread filled with walnuts and raisins. Not bad at all, don’t you think?