Vegetables

Easy grilled marinated eggplants

These easy grilled marinated eggplants make a fantastic side dish which you can serve with other grilled foods, fresh mozzarella, or in a vegetarian sandwich.

Broccoli meatloaf

Every time I make meatloaf I have to think of my friend AnnMarie. A...

Classic white pasta bake with peas and ham

Pasta al forno (baked pasta) is to Italy what macaroni and cheese is to...

Warm bean and tomato salad

Ancient Romans, rich or poor, were quite fond of beans, especially chickpeas and consumed...

Sicilian pidoni: small calzoni filled with curly endive

  PIDONI FRITTI ALLA MESSINESE. The Pitoni or Pidoni are parcels of a pizza-like...

Grilled bell peppers with mint and my new life...

Sweet bell peppers are so good for you because they are rich in vitamins and healthy nutrients. Try this simple salad made with grilled peppers soaked in an aromatic extra-virgin olive oil dressing with garlic and mint.

Potatoes in a salt crust

How to make potatoes cooked in a salt crust, an easy side dish which is perfect for a large dinner party. It's also gluten free, fat free and with a drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil needs no sauce. What's there not to love?

Vegetarian spinach cannelloni with porcini mushroom cream

Hello my friends, how have you been? I cooked too much during the holidays and,...

Fried artichokes

In Italy, when the first young artichokes appear in the markets you start to...

How to fry eggplants

Eggplant, aubergine, has been around the Mediterranean for more than 500 years. No wonder...