Appetizers and Snacks, Vegan/Vegetarian

Caramelized Onion Galette with Parmigiano Cream

Nicoletta December 15, 2018

Caramelized Onion Galette with Parmigiano Cream, delightfully sweet and savory. A buttery, light and crumbly galette envelops a rich and smooth Parmigiano Cream, including soft, sweet onions, caramelized to perfection. For your next fancy dinner or holiday gathering, this galette will surely impress everybody.

Song of the day: Guiding Light by Mumford & Sons.

I have been spoiled by Loreto with his gourmet breakfasts and scrumptious dinners. When somebody asks me if I cook, I always answer that I do, sometimes, but I am mostly the baker in the house, the awesome cook is my lovely husband.

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Gluten-free, Meat and Poultry, Soups, Stews and Sandwiches

Canadian Split Pea and Ham Soup

Loreto December 13, 2018

Canadian Split Pea and Ham Soup, nothing says Canadian better than a bowl of this hearty, flavorful, full of wonderful texture Winter soup!

Song of the day: “Into the Mystic: by Colin James.

Canadian Split Pea and Ham Soup

Canadian Split Pea and Ham Soup. I love a good hearty soup. Likewise, this soup offers chunks of ham which play with beautiful yellow split peas, nice soft potatoes in a base of rich vegetable stock and the never let you down mirepoix. Absolutely heartwarming and delicious!

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Cookies, Dessert

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Nicoletta December 9, 2018

Jam Thumbprint Cookies according to an Italian recipe found on a small recipe book about all things biscotti (cookies). A light, buttery pastry flavored with lemon zest and juice hosts in the middle a delicious heart made of different kinds of jams and jellies. Visually delightful and fun, these cookies crumble in your mouth and dissolve in pure bliss.

Song of the day: Girls Like You – Maroon 5 – ft. Cardi B.

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Let’s ride the thumbprint cookie train, shall we? I am not usually one to follow fashions and trends, I did not even know that Jam Thumbprint Cookies were a “thing”, especially around the Christmas holidays, but it appears I jumped on a “trendy train” and for once I am happy about that.

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Gluten-free, Soups, Stews and Sandwiches, Vegan/Vegetarian

Apple-wood Smoked Pumpkin Leek Soup

Loreto December 6, 2018

Apple-wood Smoked Pumpkin Leek Soup. This soup is smooth, sumptuous, and so beautiful. Its aroma will have you guessing from the very first moments of cooking. Firstly, most noteworthy, the sweet notes of pumpkin and leek. Secondly, to the slight smoke from the apple-wood, and last but not least, the dreamy buttermilk just taking this soup way over the top!

Song of the Day: “Oh Yeah” by Yello

Applewood smoked pumpkin leek soup

[This post is sponsored by The Italian Centre Shop. We’ve been compensated but -as always- all opinions are our own.]

Apple-wood Smoked Pumpkin and Leek Soup, creamy, rich, packed with subtle robust flavors and spices. This soup will leave your taste buds in a state of bliss. If you have the winter chills, wrap your hands around this wonderful bowl of food love!

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Breakfast and Brunch, Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

Tahini Sesame Seed Tea Cake

Nicoletta December 2, 2018

Tahini Sesame Seed Tea Cake, a delightful loaf cake with all the nuttiness from the tahini, sesame seeds, and sesame oil, combined with a moist crumb, and sugary crunchy top, sides, and bottom, that makes it irresistible. We love it with tea in the afternoon, or after dinner, but also at breakfast with a cup of coffee.

Song of the day: Live In The Moment by Portugal. The Man.

Tahini Sesame Seed Tea Cake

There are things that you always struggle with, more than others. For me, it is to live in the present and therefore enjoy it fully. I am always thinking of what I have to do next: plans, projects, tasks. Or, looking back at the past, to those sweet memories I sometimes cling on to, or to the melancholy sorrowful ones that I wasn’t able to let go.

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Appetizers and Snacks, Meat and Poultry

Stuffed Little Potato Poppers

Loreto November 30, 2018

Stuffed Little Potato Poppers, a delightful nibble full of textures, and bursting with flavor experience. A full meal in just one bite. Christmas is in full swing, and these Potato Poppers are definitely one appetizer that you want at your festive party!

Song of the day: “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas” by Micheal Buble’

Stuffed Little Potato Poppers. Inspired by my creativity to come up with recipes that are a delight to eat. Most of all bringing some joy to your Christmas party.

These stuffed little potatoes are so much fun to make. They have such a flavor surprise inside consequently making your eyes widen with curiosity. That’s my mission, bringing smiles and joy through food.

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