Special Diets, Vegan

Grilled Vegetable Barley Medley

Loreto May 23, 2017

Grilled Vegetable Barley Medley, is everything that you would want in a bowl, with bright grilled flavors, and amazing textures. This medley screams spring and sunshine!

Song of the Day: “It’s Only Love” by Brian Adams and Tina Turner.

Grilled Vegetable Barley Medley

Grilled Vegetable Barley Medley, is not only delicious, but it is one of those recipes that is beautiful too. From the colorful infusion of those wonderful veggies to the always lovely pearls of barley, this dish would be a welcome addition to the outdoor grilling season!

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Dips, Sauces and Spreads, Gluten-free, Vegetarian

Boiled Egg Endive Salad Rolls with Cashew Dipping Sauce

Loreto May 20, 2017

Boiled Egg Endive Salad Rolls with Cashew Dipping Sauce, a deliciously light and colorful experience, packed with amazing flavors and healthful goodness.

Boiled Egg Endive Salad Rolls

Boiled Egg Endive Salad Rolls with Cashew Dipping Sauce, is a great Asian meal hosting delicious fresh veggies such as endive, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, and a surprise bite of wasabi in the mayo, followed by a subtle spicy acidity of pickled asparagus.

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Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast and Brunch, Vegetarian

Aged Goat Cheese Tomato Tart

Nicoletta May 18, 2017

Aged Goat Cheese Tomato Tart,  featuring a beautiful homemade pastry hosting a simple yet tasty filling, made of aged goat cheese, fresh tomatoes on the vine, a sprinkle of herbs and a touch of fleur de sel.

Song of the day: “Float On” – Modest Mouse

Aged Goat Cheese Tomato Tart

Remember that beautiful tart pastry we made some time ago and gave you a step by step tutorial about? Well, we put it to good use. Pairing with just a few ingredients, we created a delectable weeknight dinner.

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Cakes, Pies & Tarts, How To

Basic Savory Tart Pastry

Nicoletta May 16, 2017

Basic Savory Tart Pastry, can become your go-to recipe for a no-fail, buttery, flaky, savory tart pastry. Endless filling possibilities, especially in the summer with the abundance of market vegetables available!

Basic savory tart pastry

Basic Savory Tart Pastry,  you’re going to feel like a pro in the kitchen, making amazing and unforgettable savory tarts for your family!

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Appetizers and Snacks

Slightly SkinnyPop Party Clusters

Loreto May 14, 2017

Slightly SkinnyPop Party Clusters, are these bundles of joy and flavor. Be prepared to see them vanish before your very eyes as we did!

Song of the day: “1999” by Prince.

Slightly SkinnyPop Party Clusters

Slightly SkinnyPop Party Clusters, are a “slightly” light, but highly addictive snack. Utilizing some party favorites such as Doritos, peanuts, some wonderful popcorn, all held together with some butter and melted marshmallow, and you have a sweet and savory morsel of pure goodness.

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Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

Sour Cherry Mini Galettes (and a Blogger Recognition Award)

Nicoletta May 11, 2017

Sour Cherry Mini Galettes, a buttery, and flaky homemade pie crust with a delightful, juicy and plump topping made of our homemade sour cherries in syrup. A lovely handheld dessert.

Song of the day: “Dog days are over” by the amazing Florence + The Machine.

sour cherry mini galettes

Hello, everybody, how are you doing? I am finally feeling better and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It has been quite a cold, Loreto can attest to that, since, unfortunately, he couldn’t escape his destiny (yes, I passed it to him, amongst some very generous people at work, poor guy!).

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Fish and Seafood

Crispy Haddock Double Shelled Tacos

Loreto May 9, 2017

Crispy Haddock Double Shelled Tacos, it’s taco Tuesday and we just finished Cinco de Mayo with these lovely textural, plump, feast of flavor tacos.

Song of the day: “Smooth” by Carlos Santana and Ron Thomas.

Crispy Haddock Double Shelled Tacos

Crispy Haddock double shelled tacos, two layers of shell, housing beautifully sauteed and seasoned purple cabbage and eggplant, along with a fresh chunky guacamole and crispy fried floured haddock, and you have the makings for a great supper on a Tuesday night.

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Cookies, Dessert, Gluten-free

Soft Chewy Amaretti Cookies

Nicoletta May 5, 2017

Soft Chewy Amaretti Cookies, are classic Italian almond cookies, made with just 5 ingredients: egg whites, almond meal, sugar, vanilla and Amaretto di Saronno liquor. Soft, chewy, sweet, and delicious, gluten-free treats.

Song of the day: Candyman – Christina Aguilera.

Soft Chewy Amaretti Cookies

Now, I really wouldn’t like to sound like one that is never happy and always finds something to whine about, because you would get the wrong picture of me. But, yes, there’s a but, I am not totally delighted at the moment. I was anxiously waiting for signs of spring, after a long, everlasting winter, wet and cold. And my prayers were answered because these past few days have been gorgeous, sunny, warm and bright. So what am I whining about?

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Breakfast and Brunch, Eggs

Dill Hollandaise Eggs Benedict, Two Ways

Loreto May 3, 2017

Dill Hollandaise Eggs Benedict, Two Ways, is a rich and absolutely lovely dish that will take care of the vegetarians and omnivores in your family, this Mother’s day Brunch!

Song of the Day: “Oh my Heart” by Mother Mother.

Dill Hollandaise Eggs Benedict 2 ways

[This post is sponsored by The Italian Centre Shop. We’ve been compensated but the content and opinions expressed are our own.]

Dill Hollandaise Eggs benedict, Two Ways, is a great way to say Happy Mother’s day. Its luxurious flavor and silky texture will make mom feel appreciated and special.

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