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Quick Meatless Dinner: 5 Irresistible Recipes – Italian Cuisine

Quick Meatless Dinner: 5 Irresistible Recipes

Here are 5 quick ideas to take to the table for dinner if you are short on time and don't want to eat meat. Healthy, unusual and very tasty dishes!

Have you decided to reduce your meat consumption a little, but you no longer know what to cook as a main course for dinner, when you have little time to bring something good to the table?
Here are 5 ideas that are right for you. They are prepared in a short time and with few ingredients.

Poke with couscous

For a quick dinner, but at the same time rich, colorful and beautiful to serve, we definitely suggest you try poke, but with couscous instead of rice because it cooks earlier and if you are in a hurry or very hungry it is always the best solution.
Once the couscous has been tempered in hot water, let it cool and shell it with a fork.
Dress it with extra virgin olive oil and then add all the other cold ingredients: cherry tomatoes, edamame, smoked salmon, mixed seeds, avocado and if you also like a sweet note, add an exotic fruit like mango or pineapple.

Vegetable burger

When we talk about vegetable burgers we are talking about an infinite number of variations because you can prepare them with many types of legumes and vegetables.
A vegetarian burger that everyone always likes is that based on lentils which is prepared by blending 300 g of cooked and drained lentils, with a red onion, a carrot and a boiled potato.
Season with salt and pepper and then add some breadcrumbs to compact everything well.
You can cook them in the oven or in a pan and they are excellent to serve in the classic burger bun.
You can also make them with a more pink shade by adding some beetroot in the dough.

Baked feta

This recipe is prepared by adding a stick of feta cheese on a pan of vegetables cooked in the oven.
The pan can contain all the seasonal vegetables you prefer, or just cherry tomatoes.
The secret is to add the feta cheese at the end of cooking, when the vegetables are cooked and let everything go in the oven for 5 minutes, just long enough to soften the cheese, which in any case will not melt.
A real treat that can also be transformed into a sauce for pasta.


Hummus is also a quick solution for a last minute dinner.
Prepare it with the classic chickpea hummus recipe, complete with tahini and garlic if you like and then serve it inside a wholemeal sandwich with vegetables, or on toasted bread.

Eggs in purgatory

Finally, we couldn't forget the eggs.
A quick way to prepare them as a main course for a really rich and tasty single dish is to add them as we did before with feta with vegetables in the oven or in a pan, or to a tomato sauce.
Eggs in purgatory are just that, eggs cooked in a simple tomato sauce and serve with bread or focaccia.
You can also prepare them in single-portion casseroles if you have guests.

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An irresistible mulberry jam – Italian Cuisine

An irresistible mulberry jam

As delicious as the fruit, mulberry jam can be enjoyed simply on a toast, but can also be used for pies, cheesecake and to accompany cheeses

If you know them you already know that they are irresistible, that once tasted you can no longer do without these sweet fruits even more greedy than cherries. We are talking about mulberry blackberries, a delight that can be found from May to August and that can be used in many ways in the kitchen, from risotto to salads to the tiramisu, and then to prepare delicious jams.

Origin of mulberry plants

They belong to the families of Moraceae and are originally from Asia, where they were used for the practice of sericulture. The most common types of mulberry are the white and the black, with the fruits of their respective colors. Less common is the red mulberry, more common in North America. These are plants with large, majestic foliage, which grow here above all in the southern regions. Their fruits are rich in beneficial properties for the body because they contain a high content of iron and potassium, manganese and magnesium, in addition to vitamins C, K and group B. They are also an important source of polyphenols, antioxidants useful for the prevention of diseases of cellular aging, degenerative diseases of the nervous system, diabetes and tumors. So here's how to prepare one with mulberry blackberries marmalade good in every sense!

How to make mulberry jam


1 kg black mulberries, the juice of one lemon, 400 g brown sugar, 1/2 red apple with peel.


Put the cleaned mulberries in a saucepan and cut in half, the sugar, the lemon juice with the peels and the apple cut into small pieces. Leave in the refrigerator for two to three hours. After this time, remove the lemon peels and put the saucepan on the stove, stirring. After 30 minutes, blend everything with an immersion blender and put it back on the heat. Cook again until the jam has become the right consistency. Then pour the jam into jars that you will have previously sterilized and that you will have to boil in water for about 10 minutes. Then remove them from the water and turn them over while still hot, to form the vacuum. Your jam is ready!

In the tutorial you will find some more tips for preparing and enjoying mulberry jam

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smooth or stuffed, it is always irresistible – Italian Cuisine

smooth or stuffed, it is always irresistible

These are pancakes of the Neapolitan tradition to accompany meats or to be stuffed with anchovies in oil

You know a crunchy cream puffs? Perfect to accompany a nice plate of cold cuts or fanciful pickles? There grown pasta is just that, a delicious salty pancake made of water, salt, flour and yeast, which goes well with many ingredients, for an irresistible home aperitif.

The origin of grown pasta

These bread dough pancakes they are one of the oldest specimens of Neapolitan street food: it still happens to find in the alleys of Naples women sitting in front of the house, frying in pots filled with boiling oil, these irregular balls of pasta then arranged in the classic "Cuoppo" the paper container for walking. from crispy crust and soft bake, grown dough pancakes are often stuffed with anchovies in oil, courgette flowers or small pieces of ham, to give even more taste to a much loved dish.

The recipe for grown pasta

Ingredients: 300 g flour, 10 g fresh brewer's yeast, 250 g water, a pinch of salt, peanut oil for frying

Method: in a large bowl put the flour and, in the center, the yeast dissolved in the water. Knead and when you have obtained a homogeneous but fairly liquid mixture, add the salt. In a large pan, heat the oil and then, with the help of two spoons, pour a small dose of dough, frying it and turning it gently so that it turns golden on each side. Once the crispy crust has formed, remove the pancakes with a slotted spoon and place them on a plate covered with a sheet of absorbent paper so that they lose excess oil. Salt if necessary and serve very hot.

Even more delicious variations

The flavor of these bread dough pancakes is very neutral and for this reason it lends itself to being stuffed with many ingredients. The difficulty lies in the consistency of the dough, which is very liquid. You can overcome this problem combining the ingredients with the dough and mixing them together. You will thus form balls composed of bread dough and vegetables, cheeses or salami, as you prefer. The most successful combinations are with anchovies in oil, diced cooked ham, speck or provolone, fish and vegetables such as courgette flowers, courgette cubes or bell peppers. To you the choice!

In the tutorial some more advice

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