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…

Crunchy Krispy Pork Belly Strips

3 ingredients. It doesn’t get easier than this. I usually don’t like pork much, but this is a good one and it’s so easy to cook I can just put it in the oven and go do something else (generally it’s the laundry. Again.) for the next 30 minutes. Let’s cook! Grab the strips, rub…

Italian Coffee: It’s Not a Drink, it’s Culture

Say yes to coffee. If you ever happen to visit a friend in Italy, keep this in mind: the answer to “Fancy a coffee?” is always yes. There’s no way you can decline the offer. You’d get a weird look and possibly a disappointed “Oh, okay”. If you think we’re taking it too personally, think…

Quick Lunch Fix – Special Tuna Sandwich!

This is my favourite. TUNA SANDWICH = LOVE. It’s easy, it’s quick, and when you’re in a hurry to get to work in the morning and you forgot to prepare your lunch the night before, this is the perfect solution. And this one has a special twist: red cabbage for extra healthyness. Ready in 5…

A Sweet Start – Nonna’s Doughnut Cake

Yes, you read that right. It’s a cake but looks like a big doughnut – tasty This nonna’s classic is easy to make, even if you’re clumsy like me… so get ready to get covered in flour! What you need: 3 eggs 300 g self-rising wheat flour 250 g sugar 180 ml whole milk 150…