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Each week a new article recommending a gastronomic adventure: from classic recipes from the Cote d'Azur to Italian and international recipes using local Mediterranean ingredients.
All recommendations and articles on this blog are based on products, restaurants, tool, and events I use or have attended personally.
Below the latest posts:
These rice stuffed tomatoes are a classic Italian recipe, they can be prepared ahead of time and baked just before dinner. Jump to Recipe : Print Recipe Find the video recipe below They are a great option for vegetarian, celiac and even vegan as the cheese is an optional ingredient. The rice to use is Carnaroli rice, which is the same… Read more →
This healthy cod recipe is a classic here in Italy, the cod cooks in the oven for 20 minutes over a thin layer of potatoes and onions. Jump to Recipe : Print Recipe Recipe video below It is very easy to make and it is perfect for the Summer as it cooks quickly in the oven. You can use either… Read more →
This is an easy ratatouille recipe, quicker and healthier to make than a traditional one and you are not compromising in taste and creaminess. Jump to Recipe : Print Recipe Recipe Video below A traditional ratatouille can be very labor intensive to make as all the vegetables should be fried separately to preserve their creamy taste. With this method, all the… Read more →
Deep fried eggplant balls is a classic recipe from the South of Italy, flavoured with basil, garlic and Parmesan, even the fuzziest children will devour those delightful vegetable bites. They are perfect to serve as a starter, on a buffet table or as canapes. Jump to Recipe : Print Recipe Make sure you read the recipe before you make them.… Read more →
If you want to lose weight while satisfying your cravings for lasagna, a healthy eggplant Parmesan is all you need. Similar to the Greek moussaka, eggplant parmesan is a complete meal, but while most recipes fried the eggplants, here I grill them and then bake it. Jump to Recipe : Print Recipe Video recipe below Frankly, I prefer a Parmigiana with… Read more →
Calories per serving 107; Time to prepare 5 minutes; Easy.
The Red Pesto is a great alternative to Green Pesto for lower calories and fresh summer taste.
You can use with Pasta, Bruschetta or as a side sauce for grilled meat. Read more →
Packing only local products, here are some ideas to enjoy a Ferragosto Mediterranean picnic “English style”, with horses, dog and picnic basket. Jump to Recipe : Print Recipe Ferragosto is a traditional Mediterranean holiday in Italy, France and Spain, celebrating the Assumption of Mary. Typically most people are on vacation, and many prepare a picnic spending the day outdoors. Unfortunately,… Read more →