• italian meatballs
19 Feb, 2016

Simple Italian meatballs

By |February 19th, 2016|Dairy-free, Recipes|0 Comments

Mention meatballs, who turns their noses up at this meal.  There are many ways with many ingredients, but this recipe has been condensed down to save time and money.  For a variety, why not mix up the pork mince with some beef mince (lean of course).  If you have no mince about, you could always [...]

  • mozzarella pesto arancini
28 Apr, 2015

Mozzarella pesto arancini

By |April 28th, 2015|Lunch, Recipes, Starters|0 Comments

Mozzarella pesto arancini - Sicilian stuffed rice balls (using left over risotto rice), these Italian morsels are fried in breadcrumbs, so have a crunchy coating, but soft centres with melted cheese. - arborio or carnaroli rice (cooked and cold), parmesan cheese, pesto, mozzarella (cut into small cubes), plain flour, egg (beaten), breadcrumbs, vegetable oil (for [...]

  • pao de queijo
27 Apr, 2015

Pão de queijo – cheese bread

By |April 27th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Pão de queijo - cheese bread - Pão de queijo literally translates as cheese bread; small baked cheese-flavoured roll and is a popular Brazilian snack and breakfast food. - skimmed milk (or semi/full-fat minus yoghurt), fat free greek yoghurt, unsalted butter, unsalted butter, tapioca flour, parmesan cheese (grated), Pre-heat the oven to 220C/400F/200C fan/Gas 7. [...]

1 Dec, 2014

Spinach sformato

By |December 1st, 2014|Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Spinach sformato - A luxurious vegetable dish, set with egg whites, with béchamel sauce running through it. In Italian it is known as sformato di spinaci. - butter (for greasing), fine breadcrumbs (or parmesan for coating (optional)), milk, bay leaf, nutmeg (freshly grated), butter, flour, spinach (cooked & squeezed (fresh shrinks to half its orginal [...]

10 Oct, 2014

Steak with rocket & parmesan

By |October 10th, 2014|Lunch, Main Courses, Recipes|0 Comments

Grilled steak with rocket & parmesan - This is a great sharing or antipasti dish with thinly cut steak slices, dressed with balsamic, rocket and parmesan. Known in Italian as tagliata di manzo con la rucola - sirloin steak, rocket leaves, balsamic vinegar, parmesan cheese, Grill the steak on both sides. Cut them into thin [...]

  • lasagne
6 Oct, 2014

Traditional lasagne

By |October 6th, 2014|Lunch, Main Courses, Recipes|0 Comments

Traditional lasagne - What is a traditional lasagne? This recipe is shared by Giancarlo Caldesi, chef and owner of La Cucina Caldesi and Caffe Caldesi in London. - Tuscan ragù (see below), béchamel sauce (see béchamel recipe), parmesan cheese (finely grated), fresh or dried pasta sheets (cook to manufacturer's instuctions if dried), First make the [...]

  • pesto
6 Oct, 2014

Genovese pesto

By |October 6th, 2014|Gluten-free, Recipes, Sauces, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Genovese pesto - This pesto requires no cooking, is perfect to make in advance and then store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Makes 200grams. In Italian also known as pesto alla genovese. - fresh basil leaves (torn from their stems), garlic (small clove, peeled), pine nuts (lightly toasted), extra virgin olive oil, [...]

6 Oct, 2014

Ragù with tomato & fennel seeds

By |October 6th, 2014|Lunch, Main Courses, Recipes|0 Comments

Ragù with tomato & fennel seeds - In Italian known as ragù di salsiccia con semi di fiocchio e pomodoro - pork sausages (use best quality, lean sausages), olive oil, white onion (finely chopped), garlic (lightly crushed), bay leaves, fennel seeds, italian plum tomatoes, tomato puree (heaped tsp), red wine, parmesan cheese, gnocchi (for 4 [...]

  • caldesi linguine
6 Oct, 2014

Linguine caldesi

By |October 6th, 2014|Lunch, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Linguine caldesi - Linguine with tomato, chilli and cream. - olive oil, red onion (finely chopped), Chilli (amount to taste), garlic (peeled and lightly crushed), salt and pepper, italian plum tomatoes, vegetable stock or water (optional), double cream, basil leaves, parmesan cheese (finely grated), Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the onion, [...]

5 Oct, 2014

Sage & pine nut butter sauce

By |October 5th, 2014|Recipes, Sauces|0 Comments

Sage & pine nut butter sauce - This is a beautiful, pungent and almost indulgent sauce, perfect to many dishes and not such Italian cuisine. In Italian known as salsa burro, salvia e pinoli - butter, sage leaves, pine nuts (toasted), parmesan cheese (shavings or grated), While the pasta is cooking, you can make this [...]