Tag Archive: vegetarian

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

Sundried Tomato, Olive, and Caper Crostini

I wanted to make my girlfriend a few different crostini as a starter a while ago, but since I always make mushroom crostini and bruschetta I felt like experimenting with something new. Came up… Continue reading

Risotto allo Zafferano

This is the risotto in the supplí that I posted very recently, so the recipe for it is in that one as well. However, since this is perhaps the easiest risotto to make,… Continue reading

Homemade Fettuccine (al Sugo)

Ever since I was a kid I remember watching in awe as my dad would take a seemingly boring piece of dough and, using an incredible machine, magically transform it into the delicious pasta my… Continue reading

Zucchini Pesto

I was with my family this Christmas and my mother and father and I were making ravioli. My mom was making the filling, my dad was making the pasta and put it all… Continue reading

Supplí allo Zafferano

Although these aren’t the classic supplí, they were, surprisingly, the first ones I ever tried. I’ve wanted to make them for a while, but now that I came back from Egypt with tons… Continue reading

Kalamata and Porcini Risotto

I was in the mood for experimenting the other day, and decided to try a tomato-based risotto, which isn’t exactly a classic in Italy. To take the experiment the extra step, I decided… Continue reading

Breaded Courgette Ciabatta

I realized that I haven’t posted nearly enough recipes of sandwiches, a type of food that I really love. Also, people tend to assume that vegan sandwiches don’t really exist, or that they’re complicated… Continue reading

Creamy Olive Penne

Once again, I’d like to apologize for not posting very often; I promise I’m doing my best to get back on track. But anyway, let’s get to the point: I finally found a… Continue reading

Pistacchio Pesto

I know, I know – it’s been ages since my last post. Basically my one of my house mates moved out and he was the one with the great camera I used to… Continue reading

Polpettone

This is a recipe I pretty much came up with on my own to make a very common main dish in Italy. Of course, the real one is made with very different ingredients… Continue reading

Butternut Squash Risotto

Just another simple risotto, kind of like the pumpkin one but with a very unique tastes. It’s also easier to chop up and is a good way to keep things changing. Like all… Continue reading

Olive Ascolane

To be completely honest, I can’t believe I actually managed to make these. Olive ascolane are a traditional Italian food from le Marche, but which are everywhere in Rome as well. One of… Continue reading

Zucchini Risotto

Alright, once again I have to apologize for not having posted anything for so long. At least this time I wasn’t being lazy – it’s just that my flatmate, whose amazing camera I… Continue reading

Tortas Fritas (Argentine & Vegan)

I went on a 10-day hike once in Patagonia, one of the most beautiful regions not only in Argentina but, in my opinion, in the world. Throughout the whole trip, we never met… Continue reading

Pasta e Fagioli

I know today was supposed to be another International recipe, but I’ve left on a trip to Rome and then Paris to bring my cat back to London (long story) and haven’t had… Continue reading

Aubergine and Pine Nut Pasta

This is an extremely tasty pasta, which also happens to be quite nutritious. I came up with this pretty much by just picking random ingredients that I felt like eating and combining it… Continue reading

Risotto alle Mele

This is a very popular family recipe. My grandmother used to make this all the time and its success makes for great family stories told over summer lunches. My version of this recipe… Continue reading

Penne all’Arrabiata

Here’s what I ate more than anything else this past summer in Italy. Unless I was cooking at home, in which case I was most likely making some zucchini pasta, every time I… Continue reading

Pepper and Tomato Pasta

My mom had always told me that peppers and pasta don’t go well together, except for a few very specific mixes with blue cheese and cream. Since she was never wrong about anything… Continue reading

Blue Hokkaido Pumpkin Ravioli

There are some times when I just can’t believe that I actually let myself do something so ridiculous. I had three hours before work and for some reason I decided that I wanted… Continue reading

Wild Mushroom Pasta

I’ve been making a lot of stuff with mushrooms lately, but it’s only because I finally found a place to buy quality mushrooms for very decent prices and I might have gotten over… Continue reading