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Tomato, potato, cheese, and onion bake

Tomato, potato, cheese, and onion bake The extra virgin olive oil together with the tomatoes and fine herbs create a spicy and luscious mix that goes well with any second course, either meat and fish. Ingredients. For 4 people (26 cm pan) potatoes 600 (about 2 large) onions 2 ripe tomatoes about 4 grated pecorino…

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Pasta salad with ricotta cheese, cherry tomatoes, and olives

Pasta salad with ricotta cheese, cherry tomatoes, and olives This pasta salad is a creamy and tasty first course and it is perfect for the month of August. Just cook the pasta, use a blender to prepare the creamy sauce, et voila! Ingredients   Pasta 320 g 200 g seasoned cheese (provolone, or other aged…

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Baked vegetables with balsamic vinegar and aromatic herbs

Baked vegetables with balsamic vinegar and aromatic herbs Baking vegetables in a pan is very simple and also healthy.  This recipe will be a hit with guests thanks to the lively colours in its mix of seasonal vegetables and the added zing of mixed herbs. Ingredients aubergine 1 onion 1 courgettes 2 red pepper 1…

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Chicken with balsamic vinegar, olives, and pine nuts

Chicken with balsamic vinegar, olives, and pine nuts. A quick idea to enhance chicken breast, this recipe takes about 15 minutes. I have been cooking this recipe for my guests for more than 20 years and everyone likes it. Ingredients Chicken breast 300 gr. green olives 10 pine nuts 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar a few…

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Pasta salad with asparagus pesto, cheese, and pistachios

Pasta salad with asparagus pesto, cottage cheese, and pistachios This simple pasta salad is perfect for the summer season when you want to serve an original dish that pairs a few extraordinary ingredients. You can follow the recipe and prepare your homemade asparagus pesto, or buy our special asparagus paté. Ingredients Pasta (penne or other…

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Easy homemade ice cream with balsamic sauce

Easy homemade ice cream with balsamic sauce Vanilla ice cream with balsamic vinegar sauce is a sublime dessert. You can prepare this ice cream following a well-known and proven recipe. The combination with the balsamic sauce makes it refined and original. Ingredients Condensed milk (sweetened) 1 can of 397 gr. Fresh cream (or double cream)…

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Balsamic, bacon, pine nuts, and apple salad

Balsamic, bacon, pine nuts, and apple salad. This salad is my workhorse, and I love serving it to my guests. The colours are bright and it is full of flavour. The combination of sweet apples, tangy balsamic vinegar, and savoury pancetta are always a treat. You can vary the recipe depending on the season.  For…

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Melanzane a funghetto

Melanzane a funghetto The recipe of melanzane a funghetto is always successful. In Italian, funghetto means “like mushrooms” (funghetto), and the recipe gets its name because the aubergines are cut like mushrooms. This version uses baked aubergines and is as good as the classic version where they are fried (but healthier!). This recipe is gluten-free…

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Summer vegetable gratin

Summer vegetable gratin Vegetable gratin is a classic that every Italian family cooks during the summer months. The ingredients are very simple, but what matters is the vegetables: they must be fresh and seasonal.  The dish is then a perfect contorno to accompany grilled meat or fish. Ingredients zucchini 1 eggplant 1 peppers 2 (red and…

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Sugarless apple cake with olive oil

Sugarless apple cake with olive oil Here is a delicious and healthy cake.  It is healthy because it represents an alternative way to eat fruits, and also because there is olive oil inside the dough.  It is delicious because of its delicate mix of flavours, made possible thanks to the gently cooked apple puree and…

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