Breads, Breakfast and Brunch

Plumcake all’Arancia (Orange Loaf Cake)

Nicoletta February 2, 2019

Plumcake all’Arancia (Orange Loaf Cake). Simple and oh so delicious, this soft, fragrant, dairy-free loaf cake is ideal for breakfast, snack, or light dessert. All you need is eggs, sugar, flour, oil, and a couple of organic oranges, rich in flavor and Vitamin C.

Song of the day: Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Plumcake all'Arancia

Can you see a theme going on here?? I am sharing recipes that in the Italian tradition are suitable for breakfast but double up (or triple?) as snack and dessert.

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

Thai-Inspired Spaghetti Squash Turkey Soup

Loreto January 30, 2019

Thai-Inspired Spaghetti Squash Turkey Soup. A bowl of sheer delightful flavors and spices that have your taste buds in awe. Also, a great way to use up that leftover turkey you froze in a sealed bag in the freezer.

Song of the day: “Movement” by Hosier.

Spaghetti Squash Turkey Soup-bowl

Thai-Inspired Spaghetti Squash Turkey Soup. Talk about flavor. Beautiful tender turkey and potatoes caressed by the flavors and spices of the mirepoix, lime leaves, basil, bay leaf, lemongrass. The levels of flavor are apparent because each ingredient comes up on its own in a most subtle way, tantalizing your taste buds to no end!

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Breakfast and Brunch, Dessert

Crostatine Morbide con Farina di Farro e Marmellata (Spelt flour Jam Tartlets)

Nicoletta January 27, 2019

Crostatine Morbide con Farina di Farro e Marmellata (Spelt flour Jam Tartlets) are refined sugar-free, dairy-free and made with the wonderful spelt flour, an ancient grain full of nutritional properties. I used my dad’s homemade jams to seal the deal: cherry jam, apple pumpkin, and quince. Breakfast, dessert, or afternoon treat just got healthier and more delicious.

Song of the day: Happier – Marshmello ft. Bastille

Crostatine morbide farina di farro e marmellata

Like other things, I start to evaluate time the moment I am mostly missing it.

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Gluten-free, Side Dishes, Vegan/Vegetarian

Artichoke and Lemon Salad

Loreto January 24, 2019

Artichoke and Lemon Salad, talk about a mouth awakening experience. Beautifully cooked Italian artichokes tossed with thyme, olive oil, lemon juice, and a drizzling of honey. The uniqueness of this dish comes from the lemon rind slivers and the pistachio giving this salad surprise after surprise of freshness, flavor, and texture!

Song of the day: “Bigger than my body” by John Mayer.

Artichoke and Lemon Salad

Artichoke and Lemon Salad, inspired by my new cookbook “Jamie Cooks Italy”. Full fresh flavors meet acidity, sweetness, earthiness, and a whole lot of texture, absolutely delicious!

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Pasta, Pizza, Risotto, Vegan/Vegetarian

Pizza Radicchio, Fontina and Walnuts

Nicoletta January 20, 2019

Pizza Radicchio, Fontina and Walnuts, a seasonal alternative to the classic red pizza with tomato sauce, played on the pleasantly bitter tone of the radicchio, the richness of the mozzarella and fontina, and the sweet crunch of the walnuts. A luxurious Pizza Night on a winter day.

Song of the day: The Real Thing – Lisa Stansfield.

Pizza Radicchio Fontina and Walnuts

Before Pizza Night became a weekly “thing” at home in Canada with Loreto, it was a recurrent and welcomed activity with my family in Rome.

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Breakfast and Brunch, Eggs

Omelette Pomme et Fromage (Apple Cheese Omelet)

Loreto January 17, 2019

Omelette Pomme et Fromage (Apple Cheese Omelet) is a luxurious way to start the day. Incredible fluffy creamy eggs meet caramelized apple, melted gooey Italian Asiago cheese combined with just a tease of Gorgonzola, and some chopped green onion for that sweet earthy spice. One word AMAZING!

Song of the day: “Feeling Good” by Micheal Buble’

omelette pomme et fromage

Omelette Pomme et Fromage (Apple Cheese Omelet) is a dish inspired by our travels to Montreal Canada. If a dish was ever to never slip my mind it would be this one. Fell in love with the textures and incredible luxurious flavor of sweet and savory. Apples and melted cheese all held in a moist fluffy egg blanket with some green onion bling, can’t go wrong there!

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