Pasta alla Norma

A classic of the Italian cuisine, known all over the world. It combines some of the typical Sicilian flavors: eggplant, tomatoes and savoury ricotta. There are a few interesting speculations on the origin of the name ‘norma’. According to one of them, it refers to the fact it’s ‘perfectly done’ or has ‘excellent taste’, where…

Banana breakfast compilation

For some reason, banana is the perfect fruit for breakfast or as a snack. A rich and satisfying fruit, so versatile and also a good source of vitamins and potassium. This is a compilation of some of my favorite banana flavored breakfasts and snacks. Let’s go bananas! 😉   Probiotic banana mousse When you don’t…

Crunchy tomato spaghetti

I’ve always liked crunchy spaghetti. It’s supposed to be a traditional ‘recycled’ meal, to prepare when you have some spaghetti leftovers, but since my youth, I even preferred it to the freshly made spaghetti. So much that as I child I was often asking to make them crunchy on purpose. I’m sure you will love…

Orange & cinnamon sweet polentina

Polenta is an incredibly versatile dish. In Italy we like to make also some sweet versions, usually as a treat or as a dessert, and we call them ‘polentine dolci’. Did you know that you can prepare a polenta dish in the same way you prepare your oatmeal? So, to support our hectic lifestyles, I…