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Beef Broth with Orecchiette Pasta

Beef Broth with Orecchiette Pasta Beef broth is the perfect weekday dinner for those cold days. Imagine having a warm bowl of beef broth when you come from work.. and to make it even better we are adding a traditional Italian pasta which comes from Puglia, and is called orecchiette. Ingredients 2 medium onions a…

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Vegetarian Stew soup from Italy

Vegetarian Stew soup from Italy If you are a pumpkin lover like me, you are going to enjoy this recipe. It’s a hearty vegetarian stew soup with a chunky consistency that is great to make during the week now that the temperatures are dropping. It also includes delicious toppings like mozzarella di bufala and crunchy…

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Today I am showing you a simple, quick recipe to make a delicious chickpea pasta featuring chickpeas and our calamari shaped pasta.

Chickpea pasta with a kick

Chickpea pasta with a kick There is something about Autumn that inspires us to cook and eat more legumes, would you agree? There’s so much one can do with legumes, not just soups and curries. Today I am showing you a simple and quick recipe to make a delicious chickpea pasta featuring chickpeas and our…

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Tomato and Basil Soup with Olive Oil Crostini

Tomato and Basil Soup with Olive Oil Crostini Loading… This tomato and basil soup makes a great Winter dinner and can be enjoyed the next day for lunch. Tomato and basil are the quintessential Italian flavours, so we thought we would recreate them in the form of a minestrone soup, perfect for those cold days…

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Mixed cereal “zuppa” with pumpkin, pecorino cheese, olives and sundried tomato

Mixed cereal “zuppa” with pumpkin, pecorino cheese, olives and sundried tomato Loading… The Italian word “zuppa” translates as “soup,” “stew,” “porridge,” and (for Americans) “gumbo” and “chowder” – which works best depends on how thick the zuppa is. This particular recipe can be made thick, almost the consistency of a risotto. The combination of pumpkin,…

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Cacciucco di ceci – chickpea and chard stew

Cacciucco di ceci – chickpea and chard stew The “cacciucco” of chickpeas is an ancient Tuscan recipe. In Tuscan dialect “cacciucco” means mixture. This particular recipe is a mixture of chickpeas, chard, potatoes, and tomato. The result is a savoury vegetable stew – a perfect comfort food – that can be served as a single…

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Zuppa imperiale

Zuppa imperiale Loading… The imperial soup is a classic Bolognese soup made with cubes of baked semolina and Parmesan, then served in a rich broth. Zuppa imperiale means “Emperor’s soup” and is similar to Krinofel – an Austrian soup prepared with similar ingredients. The legend says it was Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma and the…

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Pappa al Pomodoro, Amore Mio!

The renown “Pappa al Pomodoro” is a popular main dish amongst the Tuscany farmers, especially in Siena. It is a thick soup, made of bread, tomatoes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, garlic and basil. It can be eaten either warm or cold and a nutritious recipe for those who follow a vegetarian diet.  This dish was…

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Hot Lentil Soup with Cornbread

In Italy, a popular New Year’s Eve tradition states that eating lentils at midnight will bring one financial prosperity in the year to come… Red hot chilli peppers are also a symbol of good luck and money! Today, I want to share with you how to make a fantastic lentil soup with tomato sauce and blend it…

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Onion Soup with Parma Ham and Balsamic Vinegar “Saporoso”

October knocked on the door, the breeze is colder and the fresh air stings our nose… What could be better than a creamy hot soup to warm up our bones? Today I’m going to share with you a wonderful recipe, perfect for the winter, a scented Onion Soup with crunchy strips of Parma Ham seasoned to perfection…

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