Something different – Neapolitan – to mark Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday/Carnevale/Pancake Day)
Cooking and Food
Easy Dandan Mien or Tan Tan Mein
Dandanmein is a fiery and satisfying noodle soup with origins in Sichuan. This is an easy vegan version.
A little bit of Kenya in London: Coconut Greens Stew
A coconut stew from London via Nairobi.
Eat Your Greens Pesto
Long gone are the days when pesto meant only the classic Italian sauce of basil, garlic, walnuts and olive oil (yes, walnuts, not pine nuts). Now, you may add this simple, oil free, fast, inexpensive, nutritious and delicious recipe to your pesto repertoire using broccoli!
Beans, Greens and Pasta Soup
This is a very simple, tasty, inexpensive, nutritious and quick meal, using whatever beans, greens and pasta we may have on hand. You may use tinned beans and frozen greens, small pasta or larger sized or even rice, millet, quinoa or cous cous. Ultimately, this recipe should serve as an inspiration to explore combination of…
Neapolitan Classics: Simply Delicious Everyday Tomato Sauce
History Despite that tomatoes were only introduced to Italy in the mid-16th century, tomato sauce, or la salsa di pomodoro, is another staple of cucina povera, which literally translates to poor kitchen – peasant food. The first recipe for tomato-sauce-topped pasta and pizza appeared in 1779 in Antonio Nebbia’s cookbook Il Cuoco Maceratese. Today, the humble tomato sauce is ubiquitous,…
Neapolitan Classics: Lightly Stewed Courgette (Zucchini) with Plum Tomatoes
While visiting my sister B. in Napoli, she made this dish for us for dinner. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed courgette cooked in this manner. Upon my return, I made it for Mr. GoodEating, who also very much enjoyed it. This is a traditional Neapolitan dish and it is inherently vegan. It is a…
Vegg Salad: Vegan Egg Salad
I like food and vegan food is just simply food to me. It is not fake, faux, replacement, vegan-this or vegan-that. But how do you solve a problem like egg salad? [You can sing that if you fancy and know the musical allusion] Do you call it “no egg,” “tofu egg,” “eggless” “n-egg” “vegg”? Or…
No Oil Creamy Spring Bow Ties
What? A creamy sauce made without oils? Yes, it can be done … and you have seen the basic method on this blog before (remember The Easiest and Creamiest Mac & Cheese and the broccoli mac & cheese). This dish sacrifices nothing in terms of flavour. It packs a tangy punch, it is creamy and full of…
Neapolitan Classics: Pasta e Patate
This is a very typical Neapolitan dish and almost embodies the essence of cucina povera. In Naples, you will find it at home and in many restaurants and trattorie. It is very easy to prepare and is inexpensive. Yes, this is, in fact, a recipe for pasta and potatoes. Carbohydrates are not bad for you. They…