Today I really needed some food therapy! After a couple of scary days with a bit of temperature (that now is gone), I just decided I needed to make something relaxing with my hands! So I made handmade potato gnocchi! They are very easy and so much fun to [...]
Good home-made food has the power to make us feel well and happy, especially when we make it from scratch and with our hands. This is something we certainly need now that we are self-isolating at home and spending so much time inside. This Italian potato focaccia recipe [...]
The Mediterranean diet is about cooking at home with family and friends. Home-cooking and family bonds are the secrets to a healthy and long life. The Mediterranean diet is more than just food. It is about social interactions and relationships with family and friends. Food is a mean that brings people together.
Doctors have finally found out that the health benefits effects of the Mediterranean diet may be due not only to the consumption of certain foods, but also to cooking techniques such as sofrito (sauté) made with extra virgin olive oil and tomatoes or garlic. This means that it is healthy to cook with extra virgin olive oil. Here find a recipe with lentils which are naturally rich in proteins and perfect for people who want to follow a Mediterranean Diet or a plant-based diet reducing the quantity of proteins coming from red meat
Extra virgin olive oil is made of, among the other things, oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acids which reduces the level of LDL (bad) cholesterol and increases the level of HDL (good) cholesterol), Vitamins E, A, D, polyphenols (1). Thanks to the intake of the monounsaturated fatty acids, flavonoids, polyphenols, extra [...]