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Toddler Recipes

Broccoli Pasta with Cashews cream

Broccoli Pasta with Cashews cream

A friend of mine asked me if I liked the “Alfredo” sauce (aka butter + heavy cream + cheese + garlic sauce) and I replied with a smile that I never tried or made it, even if I’m Italian and even if I’ve been living in the States for more ...
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Polenta and Almond Cake - gluten free

Polenta and Almond Cake – gluten free

Polenta is a traditional Northern Italian dish: a creamy warm porridge made with coarsely ground cornmeal, made from yellow corn. Polenta is a side dish that is usually served next to a meat stew (spezzatino). In Northern Italy we like Polenta so much that we use it to bake cakes too ...
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Super Pink Soft Beets & Potato Gnocchi

Super Pink Soft Beets & Potato Gnocchi

Super fun recipe: the final result will happily surprise your kids, the vibrant pink color of these gnocchi is simply in Technicolor 🙂 The recipe is very simple and ready in 20 minutes. I simply added to the traditional potato gnocchi some boiled red beets. That's it, nothing more! Beets ...
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables

Baked Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables

This is one of my favorite family recipe, super kid friendly thanks to the bite size and the Teriyaki sauce taste. It's easy to make, healthy and I can substitute the vegetables following the seasons and pending what is available at the farmers market. I like to serve the Teriyaki ...
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Family Recipes

Lentil Broccoli Soup Recipe +10M

Lentil Broccoli Soup Recipe +10M

Nourishing and comforting, that's why I like this soup 🙂 High iron, protein and fiber content. It's one of my kids favorite so far. Little one like it very creamy (the immersion blender does its part) and big one more chunky. I like it either ways 🙂 The soup is ...
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Baked fish sticks - Gluten free

Baked fish sticks – Gluten free

White fish fillets might not be the kind of food kids dream about, but if you transform them in fun tasty crunchy sticks and you call them "sharky fingers" the situation might drastically change in your favor 😉 They were such a hit last night at home that I didn't ...
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Smoked salmon lasagne

Smoked salmon lasagne

Smoked salmon and lasagne: an unconventional and delicious combination. Delicate and incredibly tasty. So simple to make that I asked Luca to do it (the tiny hands in the video are his!!!) while I was filming. Only five ingredients: homemade béchamel (check the video recipe here), smoked salmon (a good quality ...
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Cannelloni pasta with zucchini

Cannelloni pasta with zucchini

Naming this delicious recipe in English has been a bit tricky 😉 It's a traditional Italian recipe, usually prepared for family gatherings or Sunday lunches. The proper Italian name is "crespelle", the Italian version of the French crepes: a delicate, thin, round shape savory pancake made with flour, butter and ...
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Baby Led Weaning Ideas

Spinach Almond Waffles - Gluten and Grain Free +6M

Spinach Almond Waffles – Gluten and Grain Free +6M

Breakfast. One of the most important meal of the day from a nutritional point of view. Our kids need an healthy boost of energy to start their day full of activities and fun. Coming from an Italian background I like sweet flavors at breakfast, that's how I was raised. Every ...
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Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet - refined sugar free

Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet – refined sugar free

Summer fruit is at the top of the season and watermelons are sooooo sweet right now that you really do not need anything else to create a refreshing summer treat for the kids. Refined sugar free, you will only need 3 ingredients and no ice cream maker!! It’s a super ...
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Quinoa Zucchini Oats Fritters - Gluten Free

Quinoa Zucchini Oats Fritters – Gluten Free

I really like to use quinoa in my family recipes, it’s so versatile and with such an unique texture. Quinoa is a seed, not a grain, so naturally gluten free. It’s a nutritious food for babies and kids, a lovely source of proteins. Today I prepared some quinoa fritters adding ...
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Berry Frozen Yogurt Bark

Berry Frozen Yogurt Bark

Even food follows the fashion. From season to season there are trendy recipes that you see almost everywhere on social media 🙂 This summer the frozen bark is one of them. A super simple recipe that is a perfect and refreshing summer treat for the kids and for the whole ...
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