Lemon and Rosemary Risotto

Lemon and Rosemary Risotto

I learned how to make risotto years ago when I was living for a few months in Venice, Italy. And I’ve been making risotto on a regular basis ever since. I love to prepare it with different ingredients, as it imparts wonderful and new flavors every time. This...
Italian Boiled Beef with Parsley, Tomato & Anchovy Dipping Sauces

Italian Boiled Beef with Parsley, Tomato & Anchovy Dipping Sauces

There are many different versions of slow cooker boiled beef with vegetables and dips. There is the classic French Pot-au-feu, there is the Austrian Tafelspitz, or there is this Italian version with 2 wonderful dipping sauces made with tomato, parsley, and anchovies....
Lemon & Poppy Seeds Tagliatelle

Lemon & Poppy Seeds Tagliatelle

This tagliatelle recipe is a one of my Comfort Food Friday favorites! Nutritious, fruity, creamy, and light. I discovered poppy seeds many years ago in Germany and later on when I was living in Austria. In both countries, poppy seeds are used in desserts and pastries....
Sardine and Tomato Bruschetta

Sardine and Tomato Bruschetta

This Italian style recipe is very simple, very healthy, and it is delicious. It should be made with fresh sardines, but canned ones would do if you can’t find fresh or frozen sardines. My shot is really bad this time, so it doesn’t make it very appetizing,...
Homemade Fettucine Pasta

Homemade Fettucine Pasta

There are 2 advantages to making our own pasta at home: 1. It tastes delicious 2. It is much lower in gluten than commercial pasta. For this recipe, you will use all-purpose flour, which is much lower in gluten than all the durum wheat flours used to make dried pasta....
Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

This is a very classical Mediterranean (Italian) starter that’s an all-time favorite. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love it! The recipe is very quick and easy, but the secret is to have good ingredients in the first place. Quality, naturally grown,...
Butternut and Roquefort Cheese Risotto

Butternut and Roquefort Cheese Risotto

This risotto is one of my favorites. It features a good amount of butternut squash, and some delicious Roquefort cheese made with raw milk. You can also use Blue cheese or gorgonzola if you can’t find Roquefort. A classic Italian rice dish, risotto is...
Eggplant Beef Lasagna Without Pasta

Eggplant Beef Lasagna Without Pasta

My kids, probably just like all kids, love lasagna. I don’t make the classical Italian lasagna very often, but I like to cook vegetable lasagna, which are lighter and really delicious. This time I came up with this recipe, that substitutes eggplant for the...
Cream And Basil Fettucine Carbonara Style

Cream And Basil Fettucine Carbonara Style

To get fresh basil I need to order it from my vegetable merchant, because as Madrid lies in the middle of a desert plateau, fresh greens and fresh herbs are not very common. Basil is not used a lot in Spanish cuisine, and this is why it’s rather hard to find....
Parmesan Breaded Chicken with Raw Tomatoes

Parmesan Breaded Chicken with Raw Tomatoes

This is a very simple main dish that is very quick and easy to prepare. It tastes delicious and is full of vitamins, protein and good fats. Note that Parmesan cheese contains a lot of calcium: 600mg for 50g. Serves 2 – Prep. time 15 mn. 10 oz (280g) chicken...