Spring Polenta Tart

  I picked up some cipollotti (spring onions) at the Farmers’ Market yesterday.  I used them in this Spring Polenta Tart.  I found the recipe on food52 and then clicked over to the author’s… Continue reading

Sandwich with avocado and hummus mash and fava beans

  I bought some bread made with ancient grains and sesame seeds from the bakery on my block and then threw together this tasty sandwich with whatever I had lying around: there was… Continue reading

Blanched Asparagus, Cucumber and Hard-Boiled Egg Salad

  Yesterday we went to the Asparagus Festival in Altedo outside Bologna.  We came home with a bunch of high-quality  IGP Asaparago Verde di Altedo.  I’m reading Cathy Erway’s book The Art of Eating… Continue reading

Chia Seed Pudding

  First time making chia seed pudding — it was good and easy to whip up.  I followed this recipe but there’s lots of yummy looking variations on the web.

Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Pancakes

  My friend is doing a 30-day clean challenge that is largely based on the Paleo diet.  L was returning to Bologna after 2 weeks in the States and I had a hankering… Continue reading

Black Chickpea Curry

  I had some black chickpeas lingering in the pantry and put them to use in this Black Chickpea Curry.  I served it on top of basmati rice and with a side of… Continue reading

Apricot Quinoa and Fava Beans

  I picked up some fresh fava beans at the farmers’ market this week.  I used these tips to clean and prep the fave (it’s a labor of love) and then I lightly steamed… Continue reading

Coconut Red Lentil Dahl

  Coconut red lentil dahl and basmati rice with some veggies thrown in    

Millet Porridge

  I changed up my routine from eating my usual cold muesli with oats by cooking up this millet porridge.  I cooked the millet first and then cooked it some more with some added… Continue reading


  This year I decided to jump on the band wagon and do a spring cleanse.  My cleanse basically consisted of eating an Indian dish used in Ayurvedic Medicine called kitchari for lunch and… Continue reading