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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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Gluten free ham and arugula quiche

Gluten free ham and arugula quiche

Thanksgiving is coming and it's time to start looking for yummy and inviting recipes to enjoy with all the family. In the last years I noticed that I really put a huge effort in preparing the Thanksgiving meal and the following days I kind of feel without ideas with tons of ...
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Calzone pizza with basil pesto, cherry tomatoes and provolone cheese recipe

Calzone pizza with basil pesto, cherry tomatoes and provolone cheese recipe

A “calzone” is a particular kind of pizza that has been folded and has a nice “C” shape, like a croissant. It can be filled, like any pizza, with anything that you like. Today I decided to choose a kids’ friendly mediterranean summery option. Small calzoni with fresh pesto, ...
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Pasta salad with tuna and fresh herbs

Pasta salad with tuna and fresh herbs

When summer arrives, pasta salads are always a big hit in my family. Easy, tasty and cold. Prime quality Italian tuna in Extra Virgin oil of olive + fresh herbs from my garden will do the magic. Sicilian capers + homemade sun-dried tomatoes + Italian sweet black olives will complete ...
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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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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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Chickpea Pancakes recipe - dairy and gluten free

Chickpea Pancakes recipe – dairy and gluten free

Savory pancakes made with chickpeas…creamy, tasty and simply yummy!!! I use chickpeas a lot in my recipes: hummus, farinata, salads…and even pancakes! I made the recipe dairy free simply substituting regular milk with almond milk, but you can use the milk of your choice. As I didn’t use lactose milk, ...
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