Gluten-free, Side Dishes, Vegan

Roasted Beets and Honey Crisp Apple

Loreto March 8, 2017

Roasted Beets and Honey Crisp Apple, a delicious and healthy choice for a fantastic lunch that will leave you energized and satisfied.

Roasted Beets and Honey Crisp Apple

Roasted Beets and Honey Crisp Apple, are two produce that could fulfill most of your nutritional needs, and are so versatile in cooking methods, add in the ease of preparation and we have an all rounded dish, ready in minutes to be savored for a lunchtime break.

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Vegetarian

Wild Rice, Lentil, Mushroom Veggie Burger

Loreto March 6, 2017

Wild Rice, Lentil, Mushroom Veggie Burger, a delicious blend of flavors, combined with lots of spices and textures leaving you a crispy, moist and juicy alternative to the norm!

Wild Rice, Lentil, Mushroom Veggie Burger

Wild Rice, Lentil, Mushroom Veggie Burger, a vegetarian delight leaving your taste buds with delightful robust flavors, and wonderful flamboyant textures. This gives new meaning to the typical fast food giant!

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Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

Chocolate Crostata with Chestnut Jam

Nicoletta March 4, 2017

Chocolate Crostata with Chestnut Jam, a celebration of delightful flavors and textures that like spring awakens our senses to the beauty of life. A blend of cocoa and chestnut jam finished with a sprinkle of icing sugar that makes this dessert most luxurious.

Chocolate Crostata with Chestnut Jam

February has gone in the blink of an eye, and here we are in March, the awakening month, where Nature wakes up and revive our senses. Colors are starting to form and underneath the blanket of snow the seeds of imagination begin to rumble. The morning breeze brings with it the scents that spring is upon us.

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Drinks

Whiskey Maplecino

Loreto March 2, 2017

Whiskey Maplecino, a cocktail inspired by the Canadian maple harvest. The maple syrup is often drizzled onto the snow where it hardens and becomes a delicious treat. Keeping it cold, we have made a cocktail where the maple syrup is matured with Canadian whiskey, Kahlua, and a bit of our Italian flare, an espresso shot, giving us a smooth iced boozy cappuccino.

Whiskey Maplecino

Whiskey Maplecino, a delicious drink that you can have both cold, or hot for those exceptionally cold winter nights. The blend of flavors and delightful color and aroma will charm and warm anyone’s heart and soul.

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Dessert, Gluten-free, Spoon desserts

Quindim, a Brazilian Dessert

Nicoletta February 28, 2017

Quindim is an intensely yellow custard that combines egg yolks, sugar, butter, shredded coconut and coconut milk. It is Salvador de Bahia’s most popular dessert, and this month’s recipe for the featured country, Brazil, of our #ATW12P.

Quindim, a Brazilian Dessert

We are deeply enjoying touring the world virtually with our fellow bloggers of Around the World in 12 plates! Last month we were in Asia, in China, and many were the wonderful dishes we enjoyed. This month we’re heading to South America, to the warm and colorful Brazil, and I can already smell the scents of cooking, hear the music playing, and see people dancing in the streets.

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Dessert, Spoon desserts

Gianduja Cream

Nicoletta February 26, 2017

Gianduja Cream, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, and Gluten-Free, is the perfect recipe for all the chocoholic out there. Intensely chocolatey, smooth, and luxurious, this chocolate hazelnut spread is easy to make and has only 5 ingredients.

Gianduja Cream

“Vuoi pane e zucchero, o pane e olio, bella di nonna?” – “Would you like bread and sugar, or bread and oil, my beautiful baby?” my grandma would say to me after she picked me up from school. Few were the times I would opt for bread and oil, my choice was almost always sweet. In specific, she would wet the slice of bread in water and then sprinkle granulated sugar on top, as simple as that, my sweet snack as a child at my granny’s place.

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Fish and Seafood, Soups, Stews and Sandwiches

Zuppa di Pesce (Haddock, Shrimp Soup)

Loreto February 24, 2017

Zuppa di Pesce,  a soup with clean rich flavors and a deeply rich seafood broth. Fine dining at its best, right in the luxury of your own dining room.

Zuppa di pesce

Zuppa di Pesce (Haddock, Shrimp Soup), a luxurious and classy bowl of deliciousness, from the elegant slow stewed broth to the succulent steamed haddock and shrimp. A great dish to have for a fine romantic dinner for two, or an elegant family dinner, either way, a most delightful seafood affair!

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Dessert

Carnival Italian Sweet Ricotta Ravioli

Nicoletta February 22, 2017

Carnival Italian Sweet Ricotta Ravioli, a pocket full of goodness! A delightful pastry shell hosting a creamy lightly sweetened ricotta filling with wonderful morsels of dark chocolate, cinnamon, and Grand Marnier.

Carnival Italian Sweet Ricotta Ravioli

When I was a child, in Italy, Carnival arrived to break the dullness of winter, my least favorite season. It brought color and joy, spring temperatures and bright skies, masquerades, confetti, and lots of powdered sugar, the trait-d’union of all Carnival sweets.

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Appetizers and Snacks

Crostini Misti (Mixed Crostini)

Loreto February 20, 2017

Crostini Misti (Mixed Crostini), an array of flavors from artichokes and cannellini puree, to salami and ricotta, vibrant flavors and beautiful presentation sure to tantalize your guests at your next gathering!

CROSTINI MISTI

Crostini Misti (Mixed Crostini), sure to liven up your party with elegant presentation, and a plethora of interesting flavor combinations.

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