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Crustless Blueberry Pie, My Take on a Transylvanian Recipe

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I love to discover how a classic dish is being re-interpreted in different parts of the world and even in different areas of my country. This crustless blueberry pie is an adaptation of a recipe I tasted while traveling to the lovely Transylvanian city of Sibiu. The local name of the pie is Lichiu, and it is actually a semolina fruit cake combined with a……

Ice Cream Cake with Peanut Butter and Chocolate, The Perfect Summer Desert

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Sometimes life can get boring when you get caught in the same every day routine, other times a lot of things happen within short periods, making you feel like a totally different person from a week to another. Although I was away from my everyday routine for three weeks, wandering along the shores of Sicily, sipping Limoncello, eating Pasta alla Norma and turning 37 at some point in between, I don’t feel like…..

Tomato Pie with Honey and Feta Cheese

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I just got a notification about our Sicily plane check-in – wow, is it already June? The first half of the year passed so quickly and although I try to fill my days with meaningful actions and live mindfully, it still feels like time is going by so fast. Cooking seasonally is one of the ways to live the moment and it’s one of my favorite practices. It already is the tomato season and since I switched my cooking to the Mediterranean mode, I decided to…

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Roasted Veggies

Looking back to all my summer holidays from the last ten years, I’ve realized they were mostly based in different spots of the Mediterranean. Boy we were consequent, and I swear it wasn’t a plan, it simply turned out this way. Med flavors had a huge impact on the way I cook and eat, especially throughout the summer when all the aromatic herbs and fresh veggies are in season…

Mango Ice Cream Pops, The Perfect Summer Starter

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It is that moment again! The one of vibrant colors, splashes of ice cold water, dancing shades of tree leaves, one of inconstant flashes of beauty as Jep Gambardella used to say in my favorite movie, La Grande Belezza. I’ve been waiting for this moment all year long and although I do a lot of things throughout the year, it’s only now when I feel I’m really alive and free…

No-Bake Strawberry Brownies

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I personally don’t have a sweet tooth but every now and then a little craving for something sweeter than usual sets in. I prefer avoiding sugar so I usually turn to fruits for my sweet fix. If I have a good vegan dark chocolate at hand or even better, some raw cacao, things definitely get more interesting than fruit salad. Fruit, dark chocolate and cacao is truly a…

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