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Recipe: Daphne’s Spanakopita -“Spinach Pie”

This beautiful recipe is from my sister in law Daphne who is a fantastic cook and baker. She is always whipping something up in the kitchen, so it was only natural that I asked her for a couple of her… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Aurorina’s Shakshuka

This recipe comes from the kitchen of my good friend Aurora. We worked together in our younger days in a local Italian restaurant and both shared a love of good food! She posted a picture of this dish on her… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Mamma Laura’s Cabbage Soup Italian Style

This is our first visit to Mamma Laura’s kitchen but it will not be the last! Mamma Laura is Laura Santi and is my aunt. She is someone that loves nothing more than to have a kitchen full of family,… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Guidi’s “Brodo di Pollo”

RECIPE: Guidi’s “Brodo di Pollo” Guidi’s “Brodo di Pollo” was very kindly given to us by the Guidi family. I had heard about this family soup from Carina, a friend and 4321 member, many times and when I mentioned that I… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Chorizo, Chilli & Chickpea Casserole

Recipe: Chorizo, Chilli & Chickpea Casserole I feel like a traitor to my Italian roots posting this delicious Spanish dish. I have no idea how traditional it is to Spanish cuisine to be fair, all I know is that it… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Fettuccine Bolognese

RECIPE: RINO’S FETTUCCINE BOLOGNESE  Now if I have said it once,  I have said it a thousand times, you can still enjoy pasta as part of a healthy balanced diet! Pasta and all other carbs do not need to be… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Carne e Patate

RECIPE: CARNE e PATATE Here it is the first recipe from my new family inspired food blog! The first recipe comes from casa De Marco and is a recipe that brings back many happy memories of countless Sunday family dinners… Continue Reading →

Minestrone Soup

I don’t think it gets any more classic than minestrone soup. For those of you that have been looking at my food plan week on week, you will notice that it is a fairly regular feature in my diet. That… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Super Green Risotto

Recipe: Super Green Risotto   As you know I love all Italian food and am particularly fond of the classics, pasta, pizza and risotto, all of which get a very bad rep for being unhealthy these days. It is not… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Chicken & Vegetable Couscous

Recipe: Chicken & Vegetable Couscous   This dish is fast becoming a favourite in the De Marco/Spella household! It makes for an awesome packed lunch as it is tasty hot or cold, is perfectly balanced with carbs, protein, fat and… Continue Reading →

Healthy Potato Lasagne

Recipe: Healthy Potato Lasagne Try as I might I could not get a good picture of this dish! Turns out, lasagne is not one of the most elegant dishes to try and picture, but believe me when I say it tasted… Continue Reading →

Egg Frittata with Feta & Courgette

Recipe: Egg Frittata with Feta & Courgette A frittata is similar to an omelette. They differ slightly in how you cook them and a frittata tends to be thicker and stuffed with filling.  If you like an omelette though you are… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Lamb Kofta Curry

Recipe: Lamb Kofta Curry I love a good curry, but it is not something that I cook very often. I am not very familiar with all the spices and so always feel a bit out of my depth. However, I found a… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers is a dish that I very much associate with my Nonna as they were a regular feature at Sunday dinners. I have always absolutely loved them, but do not make them as often as I should! Trying to… Continue Reading →

Hand-made Skinless Sausages and Peperonata

This weeks dish allows you to enjoy classic Italian sausages, but with far less fat! I use minced pork (as advised by Mr Antonio Carluccio) and just some seasoning. That is it! To make the sausages alone took less than… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Turkey Burgers

Recipe: Turkey Burgers I am playing slightly fast and loose with the word recipe here! This dish is so incredibly simple and involves such few ingredients that I really should not class it as a “recipe”. However, I really wanted… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Italian Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe: Italian Butternut Squash Soup I have to confess that soup is not one of my big food loves. I do not dislike it, but I would not say it is something that particularly excites me! However, I regularly make… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Salmon Fishcakes

  I always enjoy fishcakes, but have previously only ever bought them or had them in a restaurant. Particularly, with shop bought fishcakes, I would always suspect that the ratio of potato to fish would be heavily weighted in favour… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Italian Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a classic British vegetable but, like it’s friend broccoli, it can be seen as pretty boring! Unless, of course, it is coated in cheese! Always on the hunt for ways to make vegetables more varied and exciting, I… Continue Reading →

Banana Pancakes!

Recipe: Banana Pancakes Mandatory pancake post on Pancake Tuesday! This is a healthier, but still tasty, pancake that you can choose, if you do not want to overindulge today. Aside from just on Pancake Tuesday, you can also enjoy these… Continue Reading →

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