Cocoa peanut butter cookies

This was supposed to be my Saint Valentine’s post but on that evening  I was too busy preparing the cookies you can see in the picture. Very nice, aren’t they? 🙂

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A heart of polenta and cooked apples

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Today I have a nice breakfast recipe for you! Well, if you are in Europe like me, it is more likely you have just finished your lunch at this time, but if you are in the Americas, you might be on time for your breakfast (assuming that the first thing you do in the morning it is to read some recipes from your followed food blogs!).

If you are having lunch or dinner, this could be your dessert or you could prepare it tomorrow morning or… at San Valentine day…why not? (It would be nice to read some of your comments to know at what time of your day you read this post!)

Anyway, I hope my sweet recipe reach your hearts and make you feel cared. Take care of yourself with nice food and enjoy every single spoon of this sweetness!

So here you have a heart of polenta with blackcurrant jam covered by cooked apples and blackberry juice.

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Kaki Carrot Cake

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After all the Christmas holidays and all the food eaten, I really needed to get back to my healthy diet! I think I put on some kilograms but I went back to Italy and there I couldn’t stop eating as my mum is very committed to feed me! 🙂

On my return I had  a week of flu that put me really down both physically and psychologically. I was in bed most of the time and I was getting bored and lonely. So, as soon as I felt better, I decided to bake an healthy and tasty cake.

I prepared a carrot cake and covered it with some kaki’s cream, as I love kaki (or persimmons)!

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Strawberry and chocolate cake

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This vegan, gluten-free, and raw cake is the result of a recipe sent me by my Spanish friend Maria (Cheché), who became vegan few years ago. As usual, I have changed few ingredients and definitely reduced the doses to make a smaller cake, as you can see in the picture. It is a very easy recipe but it takes two days!

The taste is definitely amazing. Thanks Cheché!

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Lemon polenta cake

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I have just woken up and I am craving for something sweet. The shelves are pretty empty and I don’t have many fruits for my breakfast but lemons. It’s Sunday morning: my baking joyful day!

I go through a gluten-free book and I find a polenta cake with lots of ingredients that I don’t have and with eggs (which I don’t eat). As usual, I pick up few ingredients I have and mix them in search of an alchemy…

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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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