Autumn orange soup

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This is one of the recipes I really love, especially in this period of the year. It is quite sweet, warm (perfect in this cold month) and it is orange like the leaves in this season… These ingredients just fit perfectly together! 🙂

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Flax seeds and fruit truffles

 

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There are periods of the month when it is just impossible to ignore sweet food cravings. And I have finally come to the conclusion that ignoring what the body desires is wrong because it might just need some special nutrients. So listen to your body and try to please it in an intelligent way, with good nutrients and vitamins that make you feel better and can boost your health.

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Amaretto rice pudding

Nothing new under the sun! How many recipes have been written on how to prepare a  rice pudding??

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Yesterday morning I was starving. On Sunday night I had completely forgotten to eat (I was busy dancing, I guess. I had a very long bank holiday weekend full of parties). In the morning I felt I definitely needed some carbs but my fridge was quite empty.

I woke up thinking: what can I eat? in Italy we always have sweet breakfast, so I am used to eating a sweet meal in the morning, even though I have spent the last seven years of my life in England. I needed a kind of filling dessert. I always have rice in my house (especially rice used for risotto) and have quite a few sweet spices and ingredients. Then I opened my cupboard and I found it: a bottle of Amaretto was calling me! The magic ingredient I needed for a different rice pudding.

For who doesn’t know, Amaretto is a sweet almond flavour liqueur (the most famous one is the Disaronno). It is slightly alcoholic but perfect if you just sip one shot. So, why not to include a shot of Amaretto in my rice pudding? 🙂

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