Cook the Perfect Aubergine Parmigiana

I’ve never cooked Aubergine Parmigiana before but I decided to try it and I’m really happy with the result 🙂 This is a tipical dish from the South of Italy. Aubergines are usually fried for this dish, but I’ll make a lighter version with grilled aubergines.   First, fun fact: Do you know what gives…

Puff Pastry Calzone with Red Chicory and Cheese

My weakness: puff pastry. Leave me alone in a room with a puff pastry tart and I can eat the entire thing. This recipe is one my mum used to make when I was in Italy. What you need: Puff pastry roll Red chicory Red onion Cream cheese with chives Cheddar cheese Black pepper Unroll…

Pork Steak with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Courgettes

This one is as easy as 1, 2, … chuck everything in the oven and it’s done! Very little preparation for an easy but healthy, tasty recipe. Here we go: Start by marinating the steak: salt, pepper, olive oil, some chili powder. Put it on a baking sheet and in the oven for 20 minutes…

Betrayal in My Kitchen

This is a story of betrayal. In my own kitchen. You think you’ve found the right one, the person you can trust and will be faithful to you all your life and beyond. They’ll never do anything to hurt you or to break that trust. But one day you get home and you find it….

Paprika Chicken and Pesto Rice with Green Beans

Chicken. Who doesn’t have chicken in the fridge? It’s good, simple to cook, doesn’t really require great cooking skills. Boring, really. But here’s a recipe to make it so tasty you’ll want chicken every day 😉 This recipe is quick and so easy to make you can use it when you don’t have much time…

Spaghetti with Clams and Chili Peppers

It’s the middle of the week and I have to admit I’ve given up all good intentions and decided to treat myself to a giant bowl of pasta. Carb overload! No regrets. 🙂 Can you blame me? Look at this! Here’s how you can make your very own giant bowl of Spaghetti with Clams and…

Ricotta Ravioli with Mushrooms and Feta Cheese

Let’s be honest. If you’re reading this you probably love food (like me), but sometimes you don’t really want to cook. Maybe it’s been a long day at work, or you simply want to enjoy your evening without spending hours in the kitchen. You’ve got four options: Order food to be delivered – expensive and…

The Shocking Truth About Lasagna

Few things can annoy an Italian like seeing our beloved food being “reinvented” or “adapted”. In the top three of the “Italian” foods that would make any Italian scream there’s certainly the UK version of The Lasagna, as I found out shortly after I had moved to the UK. (Yes, THE Lasagna. Because this exceptionally…

Mushrooms and Cheese Bruschetta

This was a pleasant alternative to what I originally had in mind. Recovery plan gone well 🙂 Here’s what you need for the Healthy Italian Mushrooms and Cheese Bruschetta: Bread Olive oil Garlic Mushrooms Grated cheese (use your favourite, I chose mozzarella) Tomatoes Basil Get them mushrooms going… While you prepare the mushrooms, you can…