Menemen๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿซ‘๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

Menemen is a traditional and very common Turkish Breakfast dish. It is a simple and delicious egg dish you can enjoy at any time of the day as well as breakfast time. It has simple ingredients like green and red peppers, tomatoes, Turkish white cheese or yogurt and eggs along with butter, olive oil, and seasonings. I prefer not to scramble the eggs but to … Continue reading Menemen๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿซ‘๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

Poached Eggs with Ham ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Poached eggs is definitely one of my favourite brunch dishes and I love having it in a restaurant or cook it at home. Sometimes I do not the time to actualy prepare it as it should be done, following the original preparation for poached eggs. I have found a shortcut alternative that saves time and can be prepared also in a minimalist kitchen, just with … Continue reading Poached Eggs with Ham ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Insalata caprese ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

This simple all-season salad has fast become an iconic classic of Italian cuisine. Its red, white and green colours reflect the ones of the national flag and its unelaborate flavours are typical of Mediterranean ingredients. Its name is coming from one of the most beautiful places in Italy which is synonymous with classy summer holidays and delicious food. There are many myths and legends about … Continue reading Insalata caprese ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

My favourite pasta and rice recipes ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณโค๏ธ

Some time ago I started posting on this blog some of the recipes I have adapted to my personal diabetic diet. Being Italian I cannot really live without a good portion of bread and pasta every now and then so I had to find a way of keeping some good carbohydrates in my diet without compromising my blood sugar levels. With traditional staples in the … Continue reading My favourite pasta and rice recipes ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณโค๏ธ

Marinated Tuna ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒฟ

This is one of my favourite summer dishes for its zesty and fresh flavours. It could be prepared in advance so it is also a good option for saving cooking time at a dinner with guests. I love it served with potato purรฉe and steamed vegetables, which complement very nicely the acidity of the marinade. Perfect also for a diabetic and low-gi diet. Ingredients for … Continue reading Marinated Tuna ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒฟ

Greek Salad ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿซ’

With the good season fast approaching here we are with a quick summer salad dish and also the national dish of Greek cuisine. This can be easily prepared for a quick lunch or as a side salad with other summer dishes. The inspiration for this recipe comes from ingredients readily available to peasants in the countryside. The translation of the original name of the dish … Continue reading Greek Salad ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿซ’

Lemon Chicken Fillets ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ—๐ŸŒฟ

The inspiration for this recipe is coming from some picnic food my mother used to prepare when there was the possibility to do some quick and easy cooking on site. This is a quick and tasty recipe that is also suitable for larger quantities as party food. The marinade can be prepared well in advance and the actual cooking can be done just before serving … Continue reading Lemon Chicken Fillets ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ—๐ŸŒฟ

Risotto aux champignons ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿš๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

C’est probablement la premiรจre recette que j’ai apprise ร  cuisiner, car elle est simple ร  prรฉparer et dรฉlicieuse ร  dรฉguster. C’est une recette de riz italienne traditionnelle, prรฉparรฉe ร  l’origine comme un plat de fรชte d’automne dans le nord de l’Italie. Si des cรจpes frais sont disponibles, ceux-ci ajouteront une saveur particuliรจre ร  cette prรฉparation. Ingrรฉdients pour 2 personnes: 200 g de riz carnaroli risotto … Continue reading Risotto aux champignons ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿš๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Rocket, Tomato and Tuna Salad ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฅ—

This is a simple all-season salad that I like to prepare for a quick lunch or as a side salad with other seafood dishes. The inspiration comes from the Mediterranean tradition of preparing fresh salads with locally available and fresh ingredients, with contrasting textures and flavours. I always keep the dressing as simple as possible to let the main ingredients do their own work and … Continue reading Rocket, Tomato and Tuna Salad ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฅ—