No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars {Vegan}

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars {Vegan}

These no-bake peanut butter oatmeal protein bars taste more like dessert, but they still pack a healthy punch. They are ready in 10 minutes plus refrigeration time, so you can whip up a batch to have ready when you come back from the gym. If you’re a fan of protein bars and you’re the kind of person who always has…

Cashew Cranberry Smoothie1

Cashew & Cranberry Smoothie

Cashews and cranberries are a match made in heaven and this cashew & cranberry smoothie is living proof of that. It tastes a bit like Christmas, which is perfect for a winter weekend. Cashews and cranberries are not the first two ingredients that come to mind when you think about smoothies, but it’s a combination that truly works.  I’m not…

White Pizza with Sausage and Kale (Zuppa Toscana Pizza)2

Zuppa Toscana Pizza with Sausage and Kale

Inspired by Zuppa Toscana, this white pizza with sausage and kale is perfect for wintertime pizza nights. The only problem is that you can’t stop after the first slice. We love Zuppa Toscana so much in our house that we had it almost weekly this winter. As I can’t cook something too many times without coming up with a new…

Cantuccini Italian Almond Biscuits

Cantuccini Toscani (Italian Almond Biscuits)

Cantuccini Toscani, or Tuscan almond biscuits, are those well-known Italian cookies that are baked twice for extra crispiness. This easy cantuccini recipe yields about 36 cookies and is highly versatile, as you can play with the flavours as you wish. Cantucci, with the diminutive cantuccini, are perhaps the most famous cookies in Italy and one of the most successful exports…

Blueberries Peanut Butter Oats Smoothie Bowl

Blueberry Oatmeal & Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl {Vegan}

A blueberry oatmeal smoothie bowl made a bit more nutritious with a dash of peanut butter. It looks good, and it tastes even better, so it’s perfect to surprise someone you love or make it as a treat for yourself. Smoothie bowls are all the rage these days, and you can’t scroll Instagram without bumping into a beautiful mix that…

Tagliatelle ai Funghi Mushroom Pasta2

Tagliatelle ai Funghi (Pasta with Mushrooms)

Two kinds of mushrooms, porcini and shiitake, enrich these tagliatelle ai funghi. Make them for a super easy dinner in less than 30 minutes.  Pasta with mushroom is probably one of god’s great gifts to humankind, food-wise speaking. If you can resist a bowl of creamy, super flavourful tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms, I envy you. The classic Italian recipe for…

Goat Cheese Pesto Swirls

Goat Cheese and Pesto Whirls with Pine Nuts

These flavourful goat cheese and pesto whirls have pinenuts added for that extra bit of crunch and are perfect for a picnic, brunch, or just because. I’m always on the lookout for recipes for goat cheese because I love the thing so much I try to integrate it in as many things as possible. I make goat cheese pizza, goat…

Avocado & Kiwi Smoothie with Lime and Chia Seeds3

Avocado and Kiwi Smoothie with Lime and Chia Seeds

A quick recipe for a dairy-free avocado and kiwi smoothie that is both silky and delicious. Enhanced with chia seeds for a nutritional boost, this green smoothie only takes five minutes to make. Avocado smoothies are so creamy, I’m always on the lookout for new ways to enhance them. This avocado and kiwi smoothie benefits from the addition of chia…

Gigantes Plaki

Super Easy Gigantes Plaki (Greek Baked Beans)

Super nutritious and easy to make, gigantes plaki is a traditional Greek recipe with butter beans baked to perfection in the oven. Enjoy with crunchy bread for a satisfying and healthy lunch. After Italian, I like Greek food the best, mostly because no one uses flavors and olive oil so generously as the Greek. Whenever I think of Greece, I…

Prawn & Pink Grapefruit Bulgur Salad1

Prawn and Pink Grapefruit Bulgur Salad

A zingy prawn bulgur salad with grapefruit that is made just a bit crunchy by the addition of sunflower seeds. Ready in less than 30 minutes and under 400 calories for a fuss-free low-calorie lunch. Made with bulgur, prawns, grapefruit, baby spinach and sunflower seeds, this prawn bulgur salad makes a filling lunch and you can even have it for…