Recipes · Summer · Vegetables

grilled lemon-and-garlic marinated eggplants

I think nobody who doesn’t know me already is ever going to find this recipe. There’s 1 million and 970 thousand hits for “grilled eggplants” on Google. With more than 2 million people out there who can grill eggplants this is probably going to be slightly redundant. The thing is, I did not grow up… Continue reading grilled lemon-and-garlic marinated eggplants

Recipes · Soups

pasta e fagioli for pasta lovers

Italians have always been bean eaters. The bean is cheap protein after all. Greeks ate lentils. Romans consumed  garbanzo beans and black-eyed peas daily. Commons beans arrived in Italy from America with Colombo and returned to America with Italian emigrants and their “pasta fazool”. As for myself, I have had some bad bean experiences. The… Continue reading pasta e fagioli for pasta lovers

Recipes · Soups

black-rice and spelt minestrone

MINESTRONE WITH FORBIDDEN RICE AND FARRO. Minestrone is a most democratic recipe, every region, town or family has their own which they will obviously consider as the best.  Regardless of the many variations however,  a good minestrone is  based on the combination of three elements: beans, vegetables and grains cooked in a vegetable or meat… Continue reading black-rice and spelt minestrone