Traditional Italian Meatballs in Tomato Sauce and Polenta

This is a dish that brings me back to Sunday dinners with grandma in Italy. Grandma is the one who taught me this traditional recipe from the North of Italy and that’s why it’s so dear to me. Meatballs and Polenta is the traditional family dinner dish 🙂 If you’re wondering what Polenta is, it’s…

Mediterranean Roast Potatoes with Spicy Chicken

January No-Carbs Challenge has quickly gone out of the window. But it was SO worth it 🙂 I finally got around to peeling the potatoes that have been staring at me under the sink for a while now. I love potatoes but I can imagine I’m not the only one who hates peeling them. If…

Fire Stuffed Mushrooms

Before arriving in the UK I had never made stuffed mushrooms. It seems quite a popular dish here so I’ve decided to try make them myself… but being the Italian stubborn girl I am, I decided to add a spicy twist to the recipe. What you need Two BIG mushrooms Rice Chopped onion Garlic Red…

Healthy Soup Of The Day: Carrots and Sweet Potatoes

It’s soup season! Today is freezing cold again so I decided to cook a nice warm soup. No trips to the shop this week so I used what was in the kitchen and I have to say it went really well. Super happy with the result 🙂 How to make a sweet, creamy soup in…

What’soup?The Delicious Winter Broccoli Soup

Winter is definitely here. My frozen nose can easily confirm it. So what’s better than the comfort of warm soup to enjoy while watching Friends re-runs on the sofa? Here’s how you can make the perfect broccoli soup for a winter night in. Boil a small bowl of broccoli in salty water. When the broccoli…

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…