Mini-Easter Italian Pies “Torta Pasqualina”

“Torta Pasqualina” (literally translated as “Easter Pie”) is a traditional Italian Easter recipe from Genoa, the capital of the Liguria region. This savoury pastry is filled with spinach, eggs and ricotta cheese. A fantastic vegetarian recipe that can be served as a snack or as a part of an Easter tea table. This year, I decided to do…

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Rigatoni with Sundried Tomato and Almond Pesto

Are you ready for an explosion of Mediterranean flavour? Try my delicious Rigatoni with sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, almonds and basil. The Sundried Tomatoes have a fleshy and elastic texture, a dark red colour, and an aromatic scent. During the season, these Italian tomatoes are left under the sun for about 3 days. Then, conserved with sunflower oil and a herbs mixture.…

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“Pasta Pasticciata” Fusilloni Gratin with White Bolognese Sauce

Pasta Pasticciata recipe is a Traditional Italian Pasta Pie typically prepared in Southern Italy and eaten by the whole family on Sunday meals or on special occasions You can prepare this delicious gratin pasta using Fusilloni, a thick, corkscrew shaped pasta. The word presumably comes from ‘fuso’ meaning: spindle, as fusilloni was traditionally spun by rolling a small rod over…

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Paccheri pasta in Artichoke-Carbonara Sauce

The famous carbonara sauce was born in Rome at the end of the Second World War and with it the Traditional Spaghetti Alla Carbonara. The creaminess that you get with a carbonara style sauce is perfect to make a wide variety of pasta dishes. Today, I will share with you a super yummy recipe made with artichokes-carbonara sauce! The sapid…

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Sole Fillets Stuffed with Olives & Herbs

Are you looking for a tasty fish dish? I discovered this memorable recipe some time ago and today I want to share with you! It’s a very simple and creative dish that really adds a boost of taste to any white fish. I’ve used sole fillets, a fish easy to digest, low in fat, high in…

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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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Savoury Stuffed Potato Cake

Dig into this savoury stuffed potato cake. A rich and nourishing dish that can be eaten as a complete meal. This delicious savoury baked cake is made of a crunchy mashed potatoes shell and filled with Black Olives Tapenade, spinach, ham and cheese! If you prefer a lighter taste you can also use Green Olive Tapenade. Black Olives Tapenade is…

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Genovese Pesto Lasagne

Pesto Lasagne is a favourite Sunday meal for Italians! Today I will share with you a vegetarian lasagna made with Basil Pesto. A traditional recipe from Genoa, the capital of northwest Italy’s Liguria region. You can find a wide range of dishes made with Basil Pesto.  It’s an Italian classic combined with Trofie Pasta and it is also delicious…

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Gnocchi alla Romana

“Gnocchi” are versatile Italian-style dumplings. It’s an ancient ingredient of the Italian cuisine and there are many different recipes to make the dough and the sauce. In Rome, there is a recipe which is slightly different from all the other ones so I really wanted to share it with you today! There are 2 famous Roman…

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