Handmade Stuffed Braided Bread

I love trying new ideas to make appetizers to impress my guests. This time I have to say that I nailed it! This braided bread is soft and rich in flavour. It requires a bit of patience to make the bread dough but trust me, it will definitely worth it! Everyone will fall in love with the taste and smell…

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The Dinette Teller – 45. Happy Meals! Foods rich in Serotonin

We have already change the clock and the days are getting shorter and shorter. This lack of light could lead to a Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also called winter blues. Serotonin is the feel-good drug in your body. It regulates your mood and at the right levels keep you happy and calm. “winter blues”. This feeling has been which…

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Halloween Penne with Pumpkin, Pancetta and Balsamic Vinegar “Saporoso”

There’s no trick to making this Halloween recipe! Did you know eating pumpkin is very good for your heart? The fibre, potassium, and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support heart health! We all know that Halloween comes along with hundreds of candies and chocolates. However, it is possible to enjoy a healthy Italian meal made with seasonal…

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The Dinette Teller – 44. Curiosities about Pumpkin and Halloween

One of the main symbols of Halloween is the pumpkin! This is the time of the year to make provisions of candies and sweet treats because bunches of children are going to knock on your door in just a few days, shouting “Trick or Treat?” Adults and children absolutely love this celebration worldwide, and it…

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Long Fusilli with Traditional Arrabbiata Sauce

Have you ever heard of “Arrabbiata Sauce”? The name of this pasta dish literally means “Angry Sauce”. In fact, the spice kick could turn your face red, as if you were angry!  A traditional recipe from Rome that defines the very essence of its people: passionate, distinctive and a little bit grumpy! This pasta recipe is usually made…

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The Dinette Teller – 43. The Purple Leader: Aubergine

Aubergine is an essential ingredient in Italy as well as in many countries around the world. It is excellent for your health and It has special texture and taste.  A wonderful ingredient that you can combine in hundreds of different dishes. The aubergine species belongs to the family Solanum Melongena. It originated in India more than…

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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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The Dinette Teller – 42. I Olive You! A Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Part 2

In the last article, we spoke about olives. Today we’ll see together the properties and qualities of one of their most important products: The Extra Virgin Olive Oil. “Olive Oil” and “Extra Virgin Olive Oil”: what’s the difference? There is a wide range of olive oils, but not all of them are the same! The…

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Tuna Fillets with Mango Salad & White Balsamic Vinegar “Prelibato”

I love having fresh sustainably sourced tuna once in a while – it’s easy to cook and high in selenium ( to keep our nails and hair super-strong) and omega-3 fats (to control our blood pressure and cholesterol levels.) For this recipe, I made a fresh mango and vegetable salads with a yummy dressing of soy sauce…

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The Dinette Teller – 41. I Olive You! A Guide to Olives – Part 1

Even if sometimes olive oils received more attention than food delights. Olives are one of the world’s most widely enjoyed foods! Technically classified as fruits of the “Olea europea” tree, we commonly think about olives not as fruit but as a vegetable. Olive trees can live for several hundred years. The carbon-dated world record for an olive tree…

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