Sundried Tomato and Basil Pesto

For anyone that has even slightly followed this blog over the past few years, I’m sure you’ve realized by now that I’m a huge fan of any kind of pesto. I love to… Continue reading

Red Pepper and Walnut Sauce

I can’t believe it’s been almost six months already since the last time I posted a new recipe… to the few people that follow this blog, I’m sorry! Anyway, here’s a delicious pasta… Continue reading

Bombe al Cioccolato

Ok so today’s recipe is a very odd one, and as a disclaimer it certainly has no resemblance (in appearance or taste) to real bombe (a breakfast food similar to donuts found in Rome). But… Continue reading

Celeriac Soup

For this one I have to give pretty much all the credit to my Romanian housemate (yes, the son of the Walnut Mogul of Eastern Europe). I got a celeriac in an Abel &… Continue reading

Sweet Potato and Zucchini Pasta

Since I’ve managed to let more than a month go by since my last post (I’m really sorry, I’ve been distracted by uni work and job applications!) I was very lucky to decide… Continue reading

Tomato Soup

Ever since I discovered how easy it is to make delicious soups, I’ve been making them pretty often, and here’s probably my favorite one to date. This is really easy to make and… Continue reading

Fried Fruit

So I was looking at my deep frier the other day and wondering what else I could make besides chips and all of a sudden had the idea for these. They’re actually really… Continue reading

Tomato and Cream Cheese Sandwich

I know this is pretty similar to the sandwiches I made a few weeks ago, but these ones are 1) a classic, 2) delicious, and 3) reflect the fact that I seem to… Continue reading

Sushi (Japanese & Vegan)

I don’t know if anyone has been following this blog long enough to remember, but at one point (back when I was much better about posting regularly) I had decided to make one ‘International… Continue reading

Mushroom Soup

I made this for the first time a few months ago when I still didn’t have my camera with me, so I never got to put it up – but it’s about time.… Continue reading

Squash Panini

In case the pictures cause confusion, in Italian panini simply means sandwiches (one panino, many panini). I never understood how English speakers decided that panini were no longer a plural and meant a specific kind… Continue reading

Cherry Tomato and Cream Conchiglie

I know, I know; this isn’t very exciting at all. But I’ve been extremely busy this week between university and my job, and could barely find the time to cook anything at all.… Continue reading


I actually can’t believe that I’ve never ever made such a simple fruit salad (macedonia in Italian) before in my whole life. This week I had a huge surplus of fruit from my… Continue reading


This one has been on my mind for a while, but its another one of those things I just never got around to making. Of course, as usual as soon as I got… Continue reading

Polenta con Funghi Porcini

I’ve always loved polenta since the first time I tried it in a rifugio after a long hike in the Dolomites, and make it semi-regularly as a very cheap, delicious, and quick meal. And… Continue reading

Sweet Zucchini Salad

Now that I get some delicious lettuce in my Abel & Cole box every Wednesday (thanks to my great mom), I’ve finally started enjoying salad again. But no salad I’ve ever made before has… Continue reading

Pumpkin Pesto

I honestly think this is one of the best things I’ve ever invented, although I’m sure that if I were to google it I’d find that someone has invented it already (but I’m… Continue reading

Pasta alle Noci

For this semi-invention of mine, I need to give some credit to my house mate, whose dad happens to be the Walnut Mogul of Eastern Europe – meaning that every time he comes back from… Continue reading

Lisa’s Fettuccine

It’s rare that I find or hear about a recipe and then don’t tweak it a little while I’m actually making it. The only time that I try as hard as possible to… Continue reading

Organic Pepper and Carrot Salad

I had an incredible surprise from my mom last week: a large Abel & Cole fruit & veg box! For those of you that don’t know, Abel & Cole deliver high quality organic… Continue reading

Zucchini and Mint Soup

Ever since I got a hand blender, I’ve been experimenting with making soups – something I’d never even done before a month ago. I don’t even like soups that much, but for some… Continue reading

Penne alla Vodka

Every time I ask one of my friends if they want vodka pasta for the first time they think I’m joking, and are extremely surprised when I tell them I’m being serious. However,… Continue reading

Crispy Roasted Shallots

In traditional Roman restaurants I’ve often come across ‘cipolline fritte’ (which are absolutely delicious), but was never sure exactly what they were or how to make them. As I was feeling inspired today,… Continue reading

Avocado and Agave Salad

I’m not going to lie, I did somewhat steal this recipe from another website (I thought it was from the New York Times and was going to link to the original, but I… Continue reading