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Pasta salad with salmon, chive and zucchini, #nomayonnaise

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Gragnano Pasta is famous all over the world for its rich taste. They produce it by using durum wheat semolina and the special local water. In the past times, Gragnano was called “the City of Macaroni” and now the PGI label is rewarding its absolute quality.

Vesuvio is a new shape of Pasta and I received it as a gift when I visited the “Pastai Gragnanesi “stand in Florence, during the

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Limoncello cream

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Limoncello liqueur Cream, made with pasteurized eggs

Why is it important to use pasteurized eggs? For your safety, see more here.

Ingredients:

Almond sponge:

100 g almond flour (or grind almonds)

110 g sugar

100 g egg white

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Vegetarian super burger

Vegetarian super burger

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This healthy recipe is perfect if you’re on a diet: it’s light and it satisfies your hunger. Select high quality ingredients, since they’re the secret of its success.

Ingredients

Lentils 1 cup

Black Rice ½ cup

Dried tomatoes in oil 8 (8 half dried tomatoes)

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Pastiera di grano/wheat tart


I think this is the best cake on earth because it represents Spring, my favorite season of the year. Unfortunately, I can only post the photo, not the perfume that filled my house, like flowers blooming. I cannot imagine Easter without it.

Each family owns a recipe and I’ll post mine, that has a reduced amount of eggs and sugar, if compared to others.

If you want to learn a little bit more about “Pastiera di Grano”, visit this blog: http://almostitalian.com/pastiera-di-grano-2/

Enjoy and..Happy Easter.

Ingredients:

Pie dough

125 g butter (room temperature)

1 egg +1 egg yolk

125 g powdered sugar

250 g wheat flour

pure vanilla essence or lemon zest

1 g baking powder

Filling

1 can of cooked grain (about 400g.)

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 glass of milk

1 teaspoon grated orange zest and lemon zest (organic)

500 g. of sifted ricotta

4 large eggs, at room temperature

260 g. sugar

3 tablespoons orange-flower water

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon + 1 cinnamon stick

1/2 cup very finely chopped candied orange peel

Confectioner’s sugar

Directions

Drop the wheat flour and the butter into a food processor, turn for 20 seconds, then add the powdered sugar, the egg + egg yolk and vanilla or lemon. Put aside ¼ of this dough, for the stripes. Place down the remaining dough (use a rolling-pin) into a (9-inch) pie pan and press down along the bottom and all sides. Pierce the dough by using a fork, then set aside in the fridge.

Preheat the oven at 338° F.

Place the wheat in a medium saucepan with milk. Add the butter, the cinnamon stick and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the wheat is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Place in a large bowl, remove the cinnamon stick. Let cool.

 


In a large bowl, whisk together the ingredients in the following order: eggs, sugar, the sifted ricotta, orange-flower water, grounded cinnamon, lemon and orange zest, candied orange peel. Beat until blended, stir in the wheat mixture.

Pour the filling into the prepared pan.

Take the ¼ of the dough you have put aside and cut into 1/2 inch wide strips to use as a lattice top for the pie. Place the strips of dough across the filling, spaced about 1 inch apart (at right angles) forming a lattice top and flute well.

Bake the pie in a preheated 338° F oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the bottom of the crust is light brown, the center is set, and the top of the pies are golden.

Serve cool.

If you like, you can give the pie tops a light sprinkle of powdered sugar before serving.

Background music: “Sweet Candy” BY AC/DC.

#Pastiera di grano #wheat tart #italianrecipe #italianfood #italiancakes #eastercakes #mirna’s recipes #pastieraversioneleggera #pastieracakelightversion


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Pasta with Zucchini, curry and soy-cream

#easypastarecipe #easyrecipe #courgettespasta #pastaeasytaste #vegetarian

Serves 3

Ingredients

3 Zucchini (in Summer you can use Zucchini blossoms)

1 pack of soy-cream (or double-cream) – about 100 g.

1 teaspoon of curry

200 g fusilli or other types of pasta

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Millet, pepper & aubergines, smoked scamorza (or smoked tofu).

Today I visited my mother and she said a farmer donated her some vegetables and she wanted to share them together with me. I went home and opened the kitchen cabinet while wondering: “so, what do I cook today for my vegetarian daughter?”. I took a pack of millet, then reminded of some leftovers of smoked cheese in the fridge. I thought, if I cook everything well, I can get a great taste from this almost “for free” recipe (in short, I just paid the millet, cheese, salt, pepper and oil, how much is it? 4 €? maybe less).

Marta said it was tasteful, delicious, light and original; what is more, I was happy to see her approval.

#mirnarossirecipe #cheaphealthyvegetableseasy #mile #vegetarian

Ingredients

100 g  millet

1 red pepper

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Dried figs, almond and ricotta cheese tart

Ingredients

Pie dough

120 g butter (room temperature)

1 egg

100 g powdered sugar

220 g wheat flour

pure vanilla essence

Filling

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