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Einkorn pasta with oyster king mushrooms and carrot pesto

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Penne Einkorn con funghi selvatici e pesto di carote A friend of mine, brought me Einkorn flour…and was telling me all about the benefits of einkorn. The question is what is einkorn? Einkorn is an ancient grain form the spelt family, and originally from Italy. Einkorn is the German name for petit [...]
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Buckwheat pasta with roasted beets and beet leaves pesto

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Tagliatelle al grano saraceno con barbabietole e pesto con foglie di barbabietole Don’t throw away the green leaves of the root vegetables, they’re completely eatable and delicious. Beets are a zero waste vegetable. You can prepare the beet leaves like any other greens. Saute it, raw in salads, [...]
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Edamame and mung bean fettucine with cabbage, peas and shrimps

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Fettucine di edamame e fagioli mungo, cavolo, piselli e gamberi Today I had to battle my demons, and stop obsessing about some terrible thing that happened recently, so I decided to try anything I could, and went for a long run. It did help somehow. After a few hours of running in circles, I [...]
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Black bean spaghetti with Brussels sprouts, mint and lemon pesto

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Spaghetti aux haricots noirs, pesto de choux de Bruxelles, menthe et citron I found those high protein, low carbs spaghetti. They’re made with black bean flour and water. I was very intrigued by those and obviously needed to try them. The same brand also sells edamame noodles, with the same [...]
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Taste from the ocean – Spirulina and farro-buckwheat tagliatelle with octopus stew

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Un sapore di mare – Tagliatelle con spirulina al farro e saraceno, ragù di polpo   I have been thinking about this pasta for a while now…sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and I think about some new recipes, and this one has been occupying my mind lately. I love colors everywhere, and [...]
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The other gnocchi – Polenta gnocchi with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and peas

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Gnocchi di polenta con pomodorini, funghi e piselli   I made these with leftover polenta that I didn’t want to throw away. When you think about all the food thrown away each year, it’s just unbelievable. I was reading an article on the French news stating that each French person throws away 79 [...]
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Let’s end the year smoothly – Whole grain cavatelli with cherry tomatoes, baby kale, garlic and basil

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Finiamo l’anno tranquillamente – Cavatelli con pomodorini, cavolo nero, aglio e basilico   2014 is coming to an end, and I like to end it with a delicious rustic Southern Italian pasta dish called “cavatelli“. They’re consumed in many Southern regions but mainly come from Molise area. Usually [...]
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Let’s go green – Multi grain rotini with zucchini and spinach pesto

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Rotini con zucchine et pesto di spinaci This will be my last post before I fly to France, for my bi-yearly trip to visit the family. I discovered this pasta while looking for an alternative for a gluten-free client. It’s basically pasta made with quinoa, amaranth and brown rice flour. At first I [...]
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One old and rustic pasta – Tuscan Pici with aglione sauce and artichokes

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Pasta rustica – Pici Toscani all’aglione e carciofini Going back to what I like best…making homemade pasta. I made these to my parents when I went visit and they loved it. Marche (where my family is from) and Tuscany are close by regions and have similar cuisines (of course with some variations), [...]
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Let’s celebrate spring – Linguini with fresh pea pesto, mint and pecorino

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Festeggiamo la primavera – Linguine con pesto di piselli, menta e pecorino When you look at the ingredients of this pesto, you might think, it will be too strong especially with the mint and pecorino. When you taste it, you realize that it is indeed fragrant but delicate. I used some whole grain [...]
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