Italian


Luscious Lemon Ricotta Cake

Another stellar recipe from Italian food forever, this Lemon Ricotta Cake lands right in my zone of dessert adoration! Not too sweet, and fairly dense from the addition of ricotta cheese, it’s another recipe one to add to my love-of-lemon desserts hit list.  

Luscious Lemon Ricotta Cake

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

How To Make your own Ricotta Cheese

  Making your own ricotta cheese is so easy, I wish I’d started doing it long ago. For someone who does a lot of baking & cooking of Italian recipes, it should’ve been a no-brainer! Better late than never.


Gluten Free Rising Crust Pizza Dough

  Based on the recent success of gluten free ginger snaps from the cookbook ‘Against the Grain’ by Nancy Cain, I decided to give the book another look through. A serious one. Of the many recipes I’ve marked to try, the one for Rising Crust Pizza Dough hit the top of my list and […]

Gluten Free Rising Crust Sausage & Mushroom Pizza

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Salame

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Salame

Valentine’s Day is coming so quite naturally chocolate is on my mind! Picturing an alternative to truffles or last year’s gf double chocolate brownies, as adorable as they were baked in mini heart pans… I wanted something else. I’d been thinking of updating the recipe for chocolate salame/salame al cioccolato a fantastic, easy, no-bake treat, […]


Roasted Fennel Gratin 2

Fennel is a marvellous vegetable, used as a digestive by Italians, and usually eaten raw in dishes like this fennel, mushroom & orange salad. Roasting it mellows its pronounced licorice like flavour, leaving it soft and creamy. A topping of bread crumbs and parmesan cheese becomes salty & crispy in this Roasted […]

Roasted Fennel Gratin

Garlic Sautéed Broccoli

Garlic Sautéed Broccoli

We all know that vegetables are good for us. They’re so good, they’re some of the very best foods we can eat. At the top of the heap of veggie goodness – are the dark green ones. If they’re not to your liking try pairing them with two of my favourite ingredients; extra […]


Zuppa de Ceci/Chickpea Soup 2

With another year of joyous holiday feasting behind us, visions of healthier eating should be dancing in our heads! Granted, there’s something especially decadent about eating during the holiday season. We all want to take part, naturally, and I, like many others, overindulged. Parties, get-togethers with old friends, spending time with […]


Gluten Free Baked Mac ‘n Cheese

  Wanting to make a baked gluten free version of mac & cheese, I thought logically and started writing down what I would need. Brown rice pasta (the ONLY one I use!)… check. Substitute regular flour for the white sauce… Check (after a little research, in which I found several options!) […]

Gf Baked Mac n Cheese