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Kristel Cescotto

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Vegetarian galette bretonne with asparagus, peas and rocket leaves

Galette bretonne is a typical French recipe originating in Brittany that we have transformed into a lighter version for Spring: vegetarian galette bretonne with asparagus, peas and rocket leaves. Every self-respecting brunch should have at least one dish featuring eggs and the galettes bretonnes we’re presenting to you today are certain to become the ace up your sleeve! We’re talking about a nutritious super-crispy crepe made of buckwheat flour with a tasty, but delicate vegetarian filling: fried egg with a runny yolk, sexy, melty cheese and delicious spring veggies. It’s guaranteed to be a hit. The perfect galette bretonne: all…

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Marble chiffon cake, lactose-free cake with cocoa and coconut

Chiffon cake and marble cake are among the classics of American baking tradition: very easy to prepare and difficult to get wrong, which lend themselves to many interpretations. We have decided to combine the best of the two recipes, coming up with a fluffy lactose-free cake with cocoa and coconut, delicious, flavoursome, nutritious and light. The result is a delicious marbled doughnut shaped cake. The main feature of a marble cake is that it is made from two different mixtures (in this case one with cocoa and the other with coconut), which are then mixed together to create the cake’s…

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Spaghetti with clams on a bed of creamed potatoes

Spaghetti, love and fantasy. This is the mantra of the Valentine’s Day recipe that we’re proposing today. Because, just like relationships, cooking is primarily all about love and then, without any doubt, about fantasy too.We wanted to put an amazing new spin on a basic Italian classic like spaghetti with clams and we are sure it will win the hearts of even the most sophisticated diners. What you get is a rather libidinous fish-based pasta dish: a plate of creamy spaghetti with juicy clams in a perfect marriage of seafood and luxuriously delicate potato flavour. The dish is rounded off with…

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Vanilla cupcakes with caramelized apples

These yummy little vanilla cupcakes with caramelized apples are just the thing when we fancy a heart-warming sweet treat. Soft and delicious, they are a perfect combination of autumn delights: apples, caramel and the delicious smell of cinnamon and buttery cakes baking in the oven.Comfort food to warm the soul when the chill of the early months of the year makes you appreciate home even more. A warm stove burning, sitting watching TV, snuggled under a blanket, with a cup of tea and a vanilla cupcake made by your own fair hands. A moment of peace and quiet. The recipe…

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Cannelloni al radicchio, patate e scamorza affumicata - la ricetta vegetariana
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Cannelloni with radicchio, potatoes and smoked scamorza cheese. A perfect, vegetarian first course for the holidays!

Today we would like to suggest some cannelloni with radicchio; the perfect idea for your festive menu. It’s a vegetarian first course enriched with the flavour of scamorza cheese, which gives it a very special hint of smokiness that is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the potatoes and leeks. Because Xmas lunch wouldn’t be right without a pasta bake, no matter whether it’s lasagne or a pan of cannelloni.  And we have decided to prepare our very own vegetarian version. This radicchio cannelloni dish can even be prepared in advance, frozen and then baked and browned in the oven…

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Spicy meatballs with apple

The kitchen is that wonderful place where open-minded, uninhibited conversation can take place. Just a few steps away there is usually a table, ready to welcome loved ones as well as the occasional passer-by just dropping in. Generously hosting all our meals, from the most frugal to the most sumptuous. And then in between we have the aperitifs, which is what we had in mind with these delicious spicey meatballs with apple. These meatballs are wonderfully delicious, with their unexpected and unusual aroma, and will win over your taste-buds at the very first bite. As we mentioned, they are perfect…

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brioche salate fatte in casa
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Homemade savoury croissants with Brie, Speck and cherry pickle

Savoury croissants are a tasty and delicious passe-partout, a blend of Italian and French, suitable for any occasion. A quick and easy recipe perfect as a starter, a tasty snack or even as finger food in a buffet. We also think they are great as an informal aperitif, adding an elegant touch to a family dinner. And why not, maybe as a tantalising taster before a delicious barbecue with friends! These homemade croissants are as soft in the middle as they are fragrant on the outside and can be filled in whichever way you desire: we have opted for a…

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Vegan lentil burger with coleslaw and tsatziki sauce

Who thinks a vegan burger isn’t as tasty as the traditional version? We are sure of the contrary and want to shout it out to the world while brandishing our new entry in The Warm Street Journal cookbook: our super-tasty vegan burger.We have created it specifically to satisfy all kinds of tastes and culinary habits: including those of vegan, vegetarian and omnivorous friends. This veggie burger will make your taste buds dance to the rhythm of guacamole and tzatziki sauce. It’s a medley of explosive and amazing flavours that won’t make you miss the total absence of animal proteins from…

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Meringue roll with cream, strawberries and pistachios

May is here again, together with Mother’s Day (in Italy, at least) and real spring weather. I am officially opening the doors to the time of the year I like best: the warm sun penetrates the bones and the soul, brightening even the darkest of thoughts. The scent of the sun and of new blades of grass fill the air andshort-sleeved tops reveal arms and shoulders. You start feeling like going on outings, riding your bike and preparing garden barbecues.Kitchen windows open up to blue skies while hands and hearts go to work on this meringue roll with cream, strawberries and pistachios…

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Saffron tortelli with Taleggio cheese, pears and black cabbage

For me Easter is the taste of fresh egg pasta. The scent of butter sizzling in a pan, the sparkling fragrance of saffron, the strong taste of black cabbage, the warmth of melting Taleggio cheese. Wonderful flavours and textures, all encapsulated in these saffron tortelli with Taleggio cheese, pears and black cabbage. A tasty vegetarian first course, perfect for festive days! An Easter-themed table setting (here are a few tips), the smell of fresh, wholesome food prepared by your own hands, the wonderful rays from those first warm spring days. Easter goes hand in hand with violets and daisies as…

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