Romanesco broccoli: two anti-waste recipes – Italian Cuisine

Two recipes, one broccoli (Romanesco). Here is the perfect menu to cook Romanesco broccoli and don't waste even a little

Applies a little to all vegetables, but with a Romanesco broccoli you can really make a tasty menu, with few ingredients, usually at home and zero (but really zero) waste. These two dishes can act as single dish if you combine them with basmati rice and diced chicken, for example, in the case of orange broccoli.

Romanesco broccoli with orange

It is excellent as side dish, to season the pasta. If you combine egg and Parmesan, it becomes a stuffed for the ravioli.


1 Romanesco broccoli 1 kg
1 clove of garlic
extra virgin olive oil
1 organic orange
soy sauce

Divide the broccoli into chunks with your hands, following its typical inflorescences. Keep aside (do not throw away, core and leaves).
Cook it in a pressure cooker for 5 minutes, steaming.
Fry 1 clove of garlic in 2 tablespoons of oil, then add the broccoli and the grated peel of half an orange.
Season with salt then blend with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce.

Corian cream and Romanesco broccoli leaves with anchovy croutons

Allows you to use refuse broccoli, very tasty. It is also excellent as starter.


core and leaves of a Romanesco broccoli
1 semi-firm sandwich (150 g)
1 organic lemon
fresh milk (150 g)


Steam in a pressure cooker core and leaves of Romanesco broccoli. Blend everything with the cooking water. Combine 1 glass of milk, 1 clove of garlic, garlic and nutmeg, bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper and remove the garlic. Turn off and, if you wish, add some grated Parmesan. Toast half-stale slices of bread, in the oven or in the toaster; add some butter mixed with the peel of half a lemon, kept in the freezer for 15 minutes. Complete with an anchovy. Serve the cream with croutons.

White lasagna, 5 recipes to try – Italian Cuisine

White lasagna, 5 recipes to try

Ham and scamorza, zucchini and mozzarella, salmon, speck and stracchino and artichokes and walnuts. Here are 5 ideas for a different Sunday lunch

There is still no official recognition, but they would certainly deserve it. The lasagna they are a real heritage of the Italian cuisine: they represent, in fact, one of the most popular dishes, especially for the Sunday lunch in family. But there are many variations of this recipe, starting with the regional ones, such as the lasagna Bolognese or those bells with ricotta and meatballs. And then, who said that you have to use ragù to prepare them? Here are five ideas for cooking yummy White lasagna.

White lasagna with ham and smoked cheese

Prepare some very tasty White lasagna based on ham and scamorza it is very easy. First, cook 250 grams of puff pastry in boiling salted water for a few minutes lasagna, but a little at a time, so as to prevent them from sticking together. When they are cooked, they begin to prepare the pan layered: one of lasagne, one of bechamel (the recommended total dose is 300 ml), one of baked ham (in all 200 grams are needed) and one with the scamorza sliced ​​or grated. Before repeating the procedure, add a little more parmesan grated. Then we start again. Once the layers are finished, it is left to cook in the oven for 45 minutes at 180 degrees And that's it.

White lasagna with zucchini and mozzarella

For this recipe, lightly cook 250 grams of lasagna in salted water. Then we start with the layers: one of sheets, one of mozzarella cheese (it takes 300 grams, to be cut into thin slices), one of bechamel (always 300 ml) and one of zucchini previously cut, grilled and salted (in total at least 400 grams are needed). The last layer is covered with a generous sprinkling of parmesan grated and finally you leave in the oven for 40 minutes at 180 degrees.

White lasagna with salmon

After chopping 300 grams of smoked salmon, lightly blow it into a pan with olive oil is one clove of garlic and then mix together with 300 ml of bechamel. In the meantime, 250 grams of lasagna in salted water. At this point you just have to fill the layered lasagna with the freshly prepared filling. Finally, it is left to cook in the oven at 180 degrees for 3 minutes and here are some delicious white lasagna with salmon absolutely to try.

White lasagna with artichokes and walnuts

Preparation is very simple. It begins by cleansing and dividing a dozen into segments artichokes then boil in salted water for about ten minutes. The artichokes are flavored in a pan with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. The bechamel (250 ml) and a little bit of nutmeg. Chop 150 grams of walnuts and add to the filling. All that remains is to make up the pan alternating layers of béchamel puff pastry enriched with chopped walnuts and wedged artichokes. You leave in the oven at 170 degrees for three quarters of an hour and lasagna with artichokes and still steaming nuts are served.

White lasagna with speck and stracchino

For this last inviting recipe with white lasagna we start as usual with the cooking of 300 grams of puff pastry in salted water. Then we proceed with the creation of the layers: one of bechamel (350 ml are needed), one of sliced ​​speck (100 grams in all), one of stracchino (a 150 gram pack is required) and finally the parmesan grated. Once the operation is finished, the lasagna is left in the oven at 180 degrees for 30-35 minutes and then you sit down at the table for a mouth-watering meal.

Coronavirus: we help our immune system with food – Italian Cuisine


Afraid of getting sick? Is there anything we can do to make our immune systems more responsive?

In the meantime, it should be remembered that a rested and un stressed body is stronger than that of those with rhythms of life that do not allow you to recover your energy.

The stress, in fact, it stimulates the production of cortisol, a hormone that, if it reaches excessive levels, can cause weight gain, insomnia and above all immune system malfunctions.

So the first tip is to try and reduce stress.

Then an excellent help to strengthen the body certainly comes from a healthy, correct and, in extraordinary cases, even a little targeted diet.

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A varied diet

169716First of all, for a correct prevention and a prompt recovery, the diet. More nutrition varies Possible is the first tool we have to stock up on all the elements necessary to preserve our health. Nutrition can support ours natural defenses and favor the intestinal well-being, organ on which the well-being of the whole organism depends.

Fill up on antioxidants

157845One of the most important elements in this regard are antioxidants.
There vitamin C (all foods rich in Vitaina C), as the Vitamin E, it is very important for our body.
In particular it is capable of strengthen us against viruses and bacteria. It is present in many foods, such as rucola, kiwi, oranges, broccoli, peppers.
Vitamin E, even if it accumulates in the body and therefore its supply should not be a problem, is very unstable, so it is easily dispersed. This is why we must take this into account, as we do not miss dried fruit, vegetable oils, wholemeal flours.

Minerals and fibers

169749Minerals and fibers are also essential.
Selenium is zinc they are two very useful minerals. If it is more difficult for selenium to identify the foods that contain it, because much depends on the soil, for it zinc instead we can say that legumes, cereals, dried fruit, fish and meat they are excellent sources of supply.
The fibers instead they feed ours good bacteria and contribute to the well-being of our intestines. Whole grains, fruits and vegetables must always be present in our diet because they improve the intestinal bacterial flora, or our health.

Use the oldest remedies

152877A simple and ancient cure (a bit like lemon) that proves to be very effective against the normal evils of the season, such as cough, cold is sinusitis, without side effects.
Are the suffumigi, also called garments, or inhalations of hot vapors, which give immediate relief in situations of stuffy nose or parainfluenza symptoms. The reason is simple; breathe in the vapors of boiling water in fact it facilitates fluidization nasal secretions e clears the respiratory tracteven more if essences or medicinal medicinal plants are mixed with hot water, which amplify its effects, creating effective synergies.

The best known and most widespread combination is that with baking soda or with coarse salt, why decongest the respiratory tract, "disinfecting”The nasal mucosa. Boil a pot full of water and add two tablespoons of baking soda, breathing in the hot vapors for about 10/15 minutes, covered with a towel to prevent heat loss.
However, depending on the prevalent symptoms, the choice of specific plants it can be functional to counteract the most annoying problem and improve general health.

For example, if the sensation of nasal closure prevails, the dense secretions, sinusitis, eucalyptus may prove to be one of the most effective essences. In fact, it has remarkable properties expectorant, balsamic is antibacterial. It can be found easily in the pharmacy, in the form of vials or effervescent tablets to be dissolved in boiling water, for inhalations, often accompanied by other balsamic essential oils, such as pine, rosemary.

If, on the other hand, the most annoying symptom isinflammation, it can help to use plants with proven results anti-inflammatory action, such as the mallow or soothing, like the chamomile. Flowers can be used, to be mixed directly in the water, or a few drops of essential oil, at one's discretion. Finally, if it is the cough that disturbs the most, the thymus can be the ideal choice. It is an excellent antiseptic and an effective remedy to calm the cough and relieve congestion in the respiratory tract.

The positive aspect of the suffixes is that they do not present particular contraindications or undesirable effects, although it is always better to ask your doctor during pregnancy and if other medications are taken at the same time. But one must arm oneself with patience, because it is a gentle therapy in which it is through constancy that results are obtained. Two / three suffumigi per day are essential to "unlock" the situation.

Elisa Nata
January 2019
updated in February 2020
by Barbara Roncarolo

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