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Detox: recipes and delicious ideas to share lightly – Italian Cuisine


After the holidays, we bring balanced and very tasty recipes to the table accompanied by appetizers and tasty salads for a carefree detox

Get back in shape after the holidays? Cut down on seasonings, increase vegetables, fruits, whole grains. Above all, add lots of water. And comfort your body and soul with our (brand new) soup variations. We have created 5 balanced and tasty recipes for you, to accompany crunchy appetizers and fresh, very special salads. Let the detox begin, without experiencing it as a limitation. Enjoy your meal, Happy New Year!

Choose the dish and combine it with the soup

Before moving on to soups, we recommend 4 crunchy (and a little "transgressive") appetizers and 4 fresh ideas to make dinner richer.

Salted butter croutons
For 4 people
Spread a small knob of salted butter on 8 slices of chia seed bread, then spread a handful of mixed seeds over them.

Black waffles with pecorino cheese
For 4 people
Mix 100 g of pecorino with 50 g of black rice flour; distribute a spoonful of this mixture in a non-stick pan forming a disc. Cook it over low heat for 1 minute, turn it over with a spatula and finish cooking it on the opposite side to obtain a crispy wafer. So prepare a dozen waffles.

Spicy bruschetta
For 4 people
Season 8 slices of slightly stale bread with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt, a little chopped red pepper and a few drops of lemon.

Dischi with Grana Padano Dop
For 4 people
Mix 100 g of Grana Padano Dop with 50 g of corn flour; distribute a spoonful of this mixture in a non-stick pan forming a disc. Cook it over low heat for 1 minute, turn it over with a spatula and finish cooking it on the opposite side until you get a crunchy disc. So prepare a dozen discs.

Fennel, oranges and pistachios
For 4 people
Peel 350 g of fennel and slice them very finely. Peel 1 orange and divide it into wedges. Chop 20 g of peeled and unsalted pistachios. Mix the fennel with the orange wedges, the chopped pistachios, a pinch of salt and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Beef carpaccio with Greek yogurt
For 4 people
Peel 70 g of Jerusalem artichoke and cut into very thin strips. Spread 160 g of beef carpaccio on plates, season with a pinch of salt, the leaves of 4 Brussels sprouts, the Jerusalem artichoke slices and 80 g of large drops of Greek yogurt.

Cauliflower mix with anchovies and chilli
For 4 people
Blanch 80 g of mixed cauliflower florets in lightly salted water for 6-7 minutes. In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 2 drained and chopped anchovies in oil and 2 slices of hot pepper. Drain the vegetables, chop them with a knife and toss with the anchovy oil.

Radicchio and raspadura salad
For 4 people
Clean 200 g of mixed radicchio, peel and season with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a few drops of balsamic vinegar. Serve them with about 70 g of raspadura cheese (very thin sheets of Tipico Lodigiano, as an alternative to other young grana cheese).

5 healthy and tasty soups to start over with taste

Here are the 5 soups you never thought you'd prepare. Delicious and balanced, they will be your allies at the table to resume daily life by detoxifying you from the exaggerations of the Holidays.

To know Strichetti or stricchetti is the Emilian dialect name for a fresh pasta shape similar to tortellini without filling or to two butterflies joined together. They are not well known, yet Artusi already spoke of "Strichetti alla bolognese" in his manual Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well. They are good in broth and with meat sauce.

To know Enkir is a variety of small spelled obtained from a selection of cereals from the monococcus family in the Piedmontese Alta Langa area. It grows without the need for special treatments and keeps its genuineness and integrity intact, preserving a rich flavor and a high protein content.

To know For a different, light and aromatic vegetable broth, boil 1 fennel, 1 apple, 1 bay leaf and a pinch of salt. It will be excellent to use both in meat soups and in those of fish and vegetables, but also to wet a risotto or a roast.

To know Quinoa looks similar to millet and is rich in proteins, minerals, vitamin E, folic acid and a substance called betaine, which has detoxifying properties for the liver. It also does not contain gluten and is a good alternative to the most common cereals.

Who is the chef who created these recipes?

This is Stefano Barzetti. You know his smile and his simple and genuine cuisine. «For a recipe to bring well-being it must be light and take calories into account, but above all it must be colorful, rich in flavors and aromas. In short, it must make you happy! .

Puff pastry pretzels: easy and delicious – Italian Cuisine

Puff pastry pretzels: easy and delicious


So many quick and easy ideas to prepare snacks with puff pastry to serve during aperitifs!

Puff pastry pretzels are always a salvation, especially during the holidays.
Perfect for appetizers and aperitifs finger food, they are super versatile because they can be prepared with many ingredients.
Here are our proposals.

Tomato squares

To prepare them you need two sheets of rectangular puff pastry, the tomato puree and of smoked cheese.
Season the sauce with oil, salt and oregano and pour a little on the pastry that will serve as a base.
Do not overdo the quantities otherwise it will come out in cooking and leave the edges free to be able to then seal them.
Add the smoked cheese thinly sliced ​​or into very small cubes and cover with the second sheet.
Prick the surface to let all the air out and close the edges well with a fork.
Pre-cut this cake into many squares without cutting the sheets completely, but pressing well with the blade of the knife almost until you reach the base.
Bake at 200 degrees for about 25 minutes.
Let it cool and then cut out the squares for good.

Pretzels with pesto

You can do the same thing with just one filling: pesto
In this way you will not risk doing messes with melting cheese and runny puree. The result will be some really delicious little pretzels.

Cooked ham swirls

These pretzels are easy to make and very beautiful to serve.
Just spread on a rectangular sheet of puff pastry mustard and then roll out slices of baked ham.
Then roll the puff pastry on itself, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it solidify in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Cut it into slices to obtain swivels.
Brush them with beaten egg and cook them at 200 ° in a static oven for 20 minutes.
The passage in the freezer is essential to obtain perfect spirals.

Salmon croissants and spreadable cheese

To prepare the puff pastry croissants, start with a round pastry.
Divide it first in half, then into four equal wedges. Divide each clove in half and each half again in two parts until you get 16 cloves.
Place a teaspoon of cream cheese and a small piece of smoked salmon at the base of each. Wrap the croissants starting from the base and keep the tip under otherwise it will swell too much during cooking.
Brush them with a beaten egg and cover with sesame seeds.
Bake at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Pear and gorgonzola mini strudel

Cut the rectangular puff pastry in half on one side and then the other.
Then obtain 8 equal parts.
Put some gorgonzola and a slice of pear in each and close as if they were small strudels.
Brush with egg, cover with poppy seeds and bake at 200 ° for 20 minutes.

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How to prepare delicious desserts on a budget – Italian Cuisine


Spend little and make a great impression? You can with the five desserts we have selected for you. Beautiful to look at, delicious to eat and easy to make

Here is a selection of mind-boggling desserts perfect for all occasions and super cheap.

Creme caramel

Crème caramel is that spoon dessert that you have to prepare at least once in your life because it is a classic and also quite easy to make. To do this, a few simple ingredients are enough so it will cost very little but you will make a great impression with your guests!
It can be made with a classic mold, or in single portions.
Watch out for cooking because if it is not compact enough it breaks.

Pavlova

Pavlova is one of the most elegant desserts there is.
White and frothy as snow and sugary as only meringues can be, in fact it is made only with egg whites and sugar.
The nice thing about this dessert is that you can then enrich it with whipped cream or custard and lots of colorful fruit to turn it into a true work of art.

Stuffed apples

Stuffed and baked apples are the unexpected dessert: a treat at the end of a meal, to be enjoyed warm and with a creamy accompaniment based on ice cream, cream or cream.
What to fill the apples with?
You can indulge yourself with dried fruit such as chopped hazelnuts and almonds, or raisins and pine nuts, or dried figs and chopped dates.
For a very tasty variant, use crumbled biscuits: the best are the Amaretti biscuits.
To empty the inside of the apple, use a core remover and dig it out well to remove all the seeds.
Once filled, sprinkle with orange juice, sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon and bake at 180 degrees for 25 minutes, or until the apples are soft.

Stuffed apples.
Stuffed apples.

Homemade ice cream

We call it easy ice cream for two emotional people: it is prepared with two ingredients and without an ice cream maker.
The ingredients are condensed milk and fresh (whipped) cream in equal quantities.
Once everything is mixed with an electric whisk, place the ice cream in a container and leave it in the freezer for about three hours.
To make it softer, add an alcoholic part such as a cup of rum or whiskey cream.
You can also enrich it with crumbled biscuits, chocolate chips or spreads.
It is an excellent accompaniment to cooked apples, strudel or pandoro and panettone at Christmas.

Fruit galette

The galette is a very easy tart, filled with fresh fruit, which is prepared with a base of shortcrust pastry which does not have to be perfect, on the contrary … this cake is beautiful in its imperfection!
Not regular in the edges and rustic in its way, the fruit galette is the dessert that everyone can prepare without difficulty and in a few minutes.
It's cheap, it's delicious and perfect for any occasion!

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