Cream of Asparagus Soup

Recipe from Ayurvedic Cookbook Heaven’s Banquet Advertisements

Steamed Asparagus and Poached Eggs


Cicoria Ripassata – chicory that’s boiled and then sautéed. Recipe courtesy of Elizabeth Minchilli.

Mache With Olive Oil And Salt

I picked up a salad green at the Farmers’ Market labeled valeriana. Upon bringing it home, I discovered it was what the French call mache and the British call lamb’s lettuce. It was… Continue reading

Miso Soup

Inspired by this recipe from 101 cookbooks. I didn’t have time to track down ingredients so I had to be resourceful and used tagliatelle di farro instead of the soba noodles. I topped… Continue reading

Mushroom Risotto

  There were some good looking mushrooms at the Farmers’ Market on Via Dante on Sunday.  We also found vialone nano rice, which is the typical rice used to make risotto in Veneto.… Continue reading

Homemade Muesli

This homemade muesli has become my routine breakfast.  It’s filling and delicious.  I look forward to it every morning.  I mix oats, raisins, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, hazelnuts, almonds, and cinnamon.

Lentil & Quinoa Chili

  Lentil & Quinoa Chili from Ambitious Kitchen.  I have a bunch of dried black and red beans in the pantry and this recipe put them to good use.

Broccoli Leek Soup

  Broccoli Leek Soup from Ezra Pound Cake.  I ate a similar soup at Spicchiricchi in Bologna and decided I’d try to recreate it at home.

Kale n’ egg toast

Boiled kale and fried egg on top of garlic smeared toast inspired by Orangette  This picture isn’t very pretty, but it tasted good!  Brutti ma buoni as the Italians would say.