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How to Eat on an Italian Schedule

Guides September 11, 2020 4 Comments
“Here’s how to eat on an Italian schedule: we eat colazione (breakfast) as we get up, pranzo (lunch) in between 12.30 and 2 pm, merenda (afternoon snack) in between 4 and 5 pm, and cena (dinner) in between 7 and 8.30 pm…” “Professor”, regularly one of my students would interrupt me. “Here in the United States we were taught that…

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“Polpette” – Tuna & Potato Patties (Dairy & Gluten Free)

Recipes September 1, 2020 0 Comments
"Polpette" is a very popular dish in Italy, but definitely one you won’t find in a restaurant. These earthy tuna and potato patties are a dish people make at home and that is normally consumed as a “secondo”, accompanied by a side of vegetables, like cooked zucchini or spinach. The word “polpette” is usually translated in English as “meatballs”, but…

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Gluten Free Sorghum Tartlets from the Chef at Agrivilla I Pini, Tuscany

Recipes Travel August 24, 2020 2 Comments
The story behind these delicious gluten free sorghum tartlets comes from my encounter with Stefania Polisano, head chef of the beautiful organic resort Agrivilla I Pini, nestled atop the rolling hills of San Gimignano, Tuscany. This place is one of a kind. The founders, Benjamin and Francesca Posch, turned an old Tuscan villa into a very unique hotel that encompasses…

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NOmato Sauce (Nightshade Free Pasta Sauce)

Recipes June 22, 2020 6 Comments
I know is seems impossible to make a marinara sauce without tomatoes... but wait until you try the recipe for my "NOmato Sauce"! This nightshade free pasta sauce is even more delicious than regular tomato sauce as it's a lot creamier, richer and it doesn't leave you with the upsetting sensation that regular tomato sauce provokes in some individuals. Nightshades…

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5 Easy Tricks to Get Rid of Sugar Cravings

Guides June 17, 2020 4 Comments
Before I start talking about what I did to get rid of sugar cravings, I must make a confession. I’ve always been extremely fond of dessert. Pies, pastries, cakes… I had a real sweet-tooth issue. And when I’d meet those people (rare, but they exist) who said they didn’t like sweets, I used to be so jealous... ‘Wouldn’t it be great…

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Dairy & Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll

Recipes November 21, 2019 0 Comments
Finally, I managed (with the help of my Mamma) to make a gluten free pumpkin roll that actually hold together, doesn't crumble apart and start breaking as you try to roll it and MOST importantly, that is super delicious!! In Italy, we use the name "Pan di Spagna" (Spanish bread) to define a sponge cake, and while I am not…

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Paleo Halloween Mandarin Cups (GF, DF, *AIP)

Recipes October 15, 2019 0 Comments
If you are looking for an easy and healthy little desserts for "Trick or Treat" night, these Paleo Halloween Mandarin Cups are the perfect recipe for you! They combine the traditional Jack O' Lantern Oranges with the delicious and spooky Dirt Cups, all while looking like tiny, little carved pumpkins! These paleo Halloween treats are super healthy and free from…

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