One sauce, two dinners

Although you can find different recipes for romesco sauce, I made one with artichokes, a recipe found in the delicious.nl magazine. A portion of the sauce I served with grilled octopus, the other portion waited in the freezer for some chicken and roasted courgettes. For approximately 900 ml of artichokes romesco, roast 2 cleaned bell … More One sauce, two dinners

Local shopping

I was used to shop weekly in the big supermarket in Siena and an occasional shopping in the local stores. Since the lock down I feel so lucky with 2 local grocery shops, fish is now frozen instead of fresh and the choice of vegetables and fruit is less abundant but fresh. Rectangular puff pastry … More Local shopping

Hide the ingredients

In his awesome book VEG, Jamie Oliver creates some wonderful recipes. The variety is amazing and inspires to even more variety. Readers who know his book will recognize the recipe easily. Mine is a bit different, no roses harissa but normal one, no pickled lemons but lemon zeste, no dried cherries but raisins, no potatoes … More Hide the ingredients

Too much comfortfood?

During winter our body seems to ask for more comfortfood to control our temperature, or to make it even more cosy. Lasagne is, for sure, thé number 1 of Italian comfortfood. Reduce the amount of kcal by avoiding meat, and trying to find lighter ways to prepare the bechamel sauce. The extra thin lasagna sheets, … More Too much comfortfood?

Tofu tasty??

Vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian (I don’t even know whether this is a proper translation), I hope you already know that I’m willing to try almost every kind of cuisine, as long as it respects the scientifical standards of the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines. Although tofu is a very old ingredient based … More Tofu tasty??