Pasta and beans

Today I begin the post with a dish that everybody usually cook ,I believe in a different way depending on the region.

My version is a mediterranean one, it was the pasta that my grandmother done, obviously with tomato sauce <3 <3.

If you do not know what to cook … :

Pasta and beans
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Pasta e fagioli, a first nutrient that acts as a single dish
Ricetta: Primo piatto
Cucina: Italiana
Serves: 4
  • 320 g of pasta
  • 120 g of dried beans
  • tomato sauce
  • basil q.s.
  • salt
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 carrot
  1. Soak the beans half day.
  2. Wash, drain well and boil them in salted water about an hour and a half with a piece of carrot, a tablespoon of sauce and a bay leaf.
  3. Cook the sauce with shallots, garlic, basil and chopped carrot.
  4. Whisk a handful of beans.
  5. Cook pasta.
  6. The last five minutes of cooking add beans.
  7. Drain and serve with the sauce.





Good week to everybody! Byebye…

Octopus salad with crispy potatoes

Octopus salad with crispy potatoes

Hello everybody! The Carnival is over! Now for a little bit just fried .. Today I propose the octopus salad, a simple but favolous recipe that I love to eat on every occasions. For changing a little bit instead of putting boiled potatoes I preferes to make them crispy, a detail that even if a small part it makes the  difference …

Octopus salad with crispy potatoes
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Octopus salad with crispy potatoes, an alternative to the classic recipe
Ricetta: Second Course
Cucina: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 1 medium-size octopus
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • a glass of white wine
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • olives
  • some cherry tomatoes
  1. Take the octopus, rinse under cold water, clean it (in the head, on the back where the little hole and the two eyes)
  2. Take a large pot, fill it with cold water, add the carrot celery potato, a drop of wine and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook for an hour and a half.
  4. Allow to cool octopus in its cooking water. Drain, peel it and make it into cubes.
  5. Put it in a bowl along with the tomatoes and olives. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and sprinkle with parsley.
  6. Meanwhile, cut a potato into small cubes and roast it with a little 'oil.
  7. Serve the octopus salad with small dice of potato crisp

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Fashion cupcake with yogurt and chocolate

cupcakes yogurt cioccolato fashion

First of all, in this post I do my warmest Christmas wishes to the web world, as this blog will take a little break.

I wish you my best wishes for a HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and your families.

Going back to yesterday, I wanted to do  some delicious yogurt and chocolate cupcakes that the daughter of my friends graciously helped decorate.

She is a very imaginative child and decorated them in a fashionway!

Yogurt and chocolate cupcakes fashion
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Yogurt and chocolate cupcakes fashion, fashionable and sweet
Ricetta: Dessert
Cucina: American
Serves: 7
  • 100 g of flour type 00
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g of dark chocolate
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 50 g of sugar
  • 40 ml of oil
  • 1 cup of yogurt to coffee
  • 1 cup of coffee
  • a knob of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • For the frosting
  • 250 g of fresh cream
  • 250 g ricotta
  • 70 g of icing sugar
  • food coloring if desired
  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler with a knob of butter.
  2. Mix the flour with the sugar and a teaspoon of baking powder
  3. Emulsify the egg in a bowl with the oil, add the melted chocolate to cool and previously made ​​yogurt.
  4. Add the flour and a cup of coffee.
  5. Mix well and pour into molds.
  6. Preheat oven to 180 ° C and cook for 18 minutes.
  7. Prepare the frosting.
  8. Fit good cold cream from the refrigerator.
  9. Combine the icing sugar to ricotta and mix well until you obtain a smooth cream.
  10. Combine the cream sauce by mixing the dye with from top to bottom so as not to disassemble the cream.Let them refrigerator
  11. Place fronsting in a piping bag and decorate cupcakes before serving.


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