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Spaghetti with cod, white wine and tomato sauce #quarantinecooking

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How to maximize time when you cook.

Some time ago a friend of mine told me that her greatest cooking challenge was calculating preparation time. I have been thinking a lot about this and about my previous experience as a cook. In fact, she is right. Some of my colleagues find recipes taking too long and wondering why. I rarely have that problem and the secret is organization.


I will use the next recipe to illustrate my method. Pasta with cod, white wine, and tomato sauce can be prepared in about 30 minutes, starting from scratch. The recipe starts by sautéing carrots and leek (or onions). So, begin with these two ingredients, and wash, Continue reading

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How can you tell if a recipe is good?

How can you tell if a recipe is good?

In fact, you cannot really tell it until you make it – until you have made it several times.

How can you tell if a gnocchi recipe is good? Why gnocchi?

I have chosen gnocchi because there are hundreds of different recipes, it is a classic staple of Italian cuisine, and if the recipe is good, it is delicious. (According to Massimo Montanari, Professor of Medieval History at Bologna University and scholar in Food studies, gnocchi has been a favorite recipe since the Middle Ages.)

In this post and in subsequent posts, we will study the various recipes and procedures for making gnocchi that you can find online. We will see that some recipes are good because they include photos of key steps, some are good because they explain how to vary the recipe depending on qualities of the key ingredients, and some are good because they are bad, because they show you what not to do.

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Red cabbage vegetarian sushi rolls – 2 recipes for 1!

This recipe is easy, tasteful, cheap and most of all, a colored one. I love seasonal food, because it grants the highest values in terms of nutrients, 0 km emissions and helps local farmers.


Let’s go.

2 recipes for 1!

Recipe 1.

Ingredients – Serves 3

1/2 head of organic red cabbage

1 cup uncooked organic small black lentils

10 dried tomatoes (10 half)

100 g ricotta cheese (or other spread cream as you like)*

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Barley croquettes with curry -vegetarian recipe

Barley croquettes with curry

Vegetarian recipe. #vegetableeasyrecipe

For this recipe, you can use leftover barley or boil it on purpose and add vegetables as you like (onions, carrots or celery). In my case, I put some some cubes of chopped Carrots into boiling water.

Serves 4


Barley 1 cup

Carrot 1

Boiled potatoes 7 oz

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Leftover food recipe 1. Vegetable Soufflé

This is a vegetarian recipe, perfect if you have leftover vegetables, also mixed ones (potatoes, carrots, courgettes*). The addition of cut in square hard-type cheese is optional, since it increases the amount of calories. I call it soufflè, because of its texture, though the traditional recipe doesn’t foresee the use of baking powder

Serves 6

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (organic, if possible)
3 eggs
3/4 cup cottage cheese (or
14 ounces steamed cauliflower (or the same quantity of steamed vegetables)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Optional 7 ounces provolone (smoked or natural or other hard-type cheese)

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