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Crudaiola – Pasta flag

Crudaiola is a typical summer dish of south Italy; known as Pasta Flag in the rest of Italy, the name refers to the colors of ingredients Red White and Green like the Italian flag.

Crudaiola is pasta regularly cooked and seasoned with an uncooked mix of cherry tomatoes basil and ricotta salata.

 

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You can make Crudaiola recipe while the pasta is cooking or a few hours before for much tasty, anyway Crudaiola is a very easy and fast recipe, light fresh with an amazing taste.

So, are you ready? let’s up your apron and let’s cook…. 😉

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • Pasta
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Ricotta salata
  • Extra verging olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

METHOD:

For make Crudaiola start to wash and dry your cherry tomatoes, cut it in pieces not too small;

Crudaiola preparing by Francisco Calabrese

Cut the basil, previously washed and dried, put cherry tomatoes and basil in a bowl and add grated ricotta salata, extra vergine olive oil, salt and pepper;

Cook the pasta in water and salt as described in the newsletter, to make Crudaiola – Pasta Flag you can use a short pasta format of your choice, among which Fusilli, Penne or Orecchiette…

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Compose your Crudaiola now, add your cooked pasta in the bowl with cherry tomatoes basil and grated ricotta salata;

Mix everything well and enjoy your Crudaiola – Pasta Flag!!

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Chicken and vegetables mix with delicious sauce

Hi dear friends,

do you likes the chicken?

Super!! 😀

Because Chicken and vegetables mix is a very nutritious meat, low in fat and rich in selenium, vitamins and proteins.

 

Chicken fillet

Chicken is your best ally to health

Chicken is really tasty in various combinations, today we propose you a recipe with chicken and vegetables simple to prepare, but very tasty and perfect in every season.

Today in Homemade Italy’s kitchen we prepare our Chicken with vegetables mix irrigated with an amazing sauce, a guaranteed success that conquers the palates of young and old… a very fast and easy recipe to everyone 😉

So, are you ready? Lace up your apron and let’s go!!

Ingredients:

  • chicken fillet cubes
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • zucchini
  • flour
  • 1 small spoon of butter

for sauce:

  • 150 ml beef broth
  • 100 ml milk
  • 1 spoonful of potato starch

Beef broth

Click here to read the recipe for Homemade beef broth

Method:

Wash and cut all vegetables, no too small pieces, to speed cooking make a cut at the base of each stalk of broccoli,

meanwhile bring to boil water in a pan big enough and cook the vegetables for 2-3  minutes; Leave it at part in a colander.

Now prepare the sauce, Mix in a bowl milk and beef broth with potato starch sifted, without forming lumps; all ingredients should be at room temperature.

Melt the butter in a frying pan, flour the chicken and put into pan, let it fry before to add vegetables into pan and then add the
sauce, now lower the heat and cover for 10 minutes.

Chicken and vegetables mix

Chicken and vegetables mix

It’s right when the sauce is creamy, serve to your guest the hot chicken and vegetables mix with abundant sauce combined with crunchy seeds bread and Buon Appetito  😉

 

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La Bruschetta Easy Italian appetizer

Hi guys!!
Today we will prepare an easy Italian appetizer
able to conquer all palates…

Italian appetizer BruschettaThis recipe is very simple, with an amazing taste.

“La bruschetta” is the queen of the

Italian appetizers

a traditional dish full of flavor that remember the freshness of the
italian countryside.

For make an original italian bruschetta
we need just few ingredients, of course

Good quality is a must!!

So, as always, lace up your apron and let’s go…

INGREDIENTS:Tomatos

METHOD:

Take your washed tomatoes and cut it to little cubes, put it in a deep bowl; 

cut to slice the washed and dryad basil and add it into bowl with tomatoes, add too origan, salt, oil and mix all with a  spoon.

Have bruschette on a large plate and with a spoon sprinkle tomatoes on every one.Friselle Pugliesi pomodoro e basilico

Taste your Italian bruschetta and let us know your opinion about this recipe.

Oh, you can try an alternative base for your Italian appetizer with Frisella

so big, so crispy, so tasty 😉

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The roots of the beef broth

Hello, will be the grey sky or the sentimentality for the summer that is ending, but I think today is a good day to talk about beef broth.

This is a slow preparation dish, but very simply, used as a basis in the preparation of many other recipes, such as saffron risotto, as well as being an excellent tonic on cold winter days or when we are a bit debilitated virus season . The meat broth, in fact, contains the amino acids necessary to block the inflammatory cells of the immune system throughout the body and accumulate in the trachea wreaking sore throat and flu symptoms. Salt broth helps to thin the mucus membranes that accumulate during the season. And besides, the heat causes vasodilation and a fluidizing effect of mucus and phlegm.

Curiosity:

The roots of the beef broth sink in Piemonte, in northwestern Italy.

This dish can be made with pieces of veal or beef from the rib thin, but the Piemontese prefer a cut called “cappello del prete” or “priest’s hat”, so named because butchers traditionally reserve this delicious cut for the clergy.

The “priest’s hat”, anatomically corresponds to the neck of the calf.

So, are you ready? Have you washed your hands? Fasten your apron !!! We are going to prepare a perfect italian homemade beef broth …

INGREDIENTS:

  • (X2 people)
  • 500g neck of cattle
  • 2 pieces marrowbone
  • 1 celery
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cherry tomatoes
  • Salt
  • pepper (ground or berries to your liking)
  • 1.5L water

 

METHOD:

Clean and wash all the vegetables and place them whole in a large pot with cold water;

add the meat and the marrowbone, salt and pepper do not overdo it and cover the pot until boiling.

At this point let the stock continues to simmer on a low heat for 2 to 3 hours; taste it when it is almost ready to make sure that it is salted to perfection.

As mentioned, it isn’t a complex procedure and is cooked just choose how to enjoy it …

You can bake the traditional italians “tortellini” in the broth and add the Parmesan cheese only;

You eat the meat with vegetables or set it aside to prepare a salad or veal with tuna sauce; do not forget that the strained broth is the base for risottos and roasts, you can cook more and keep it in the freezer ready for any occasion.

So now you know all the secrets of homemade beef stock and you can choose to serve it on the table as you like, so as always let your imagination and share your results in the comments, it will be a pleasure to read them all, see you soon !! 😉

Flaxseed benefits tiny allies of health

Flaxseed benefits these tiny allies of health, have taste amazing and all-around use but not yet popular.

Let’s first step back …

History teaches us that the flax has been grown for centuries and has been celebrated for its usefulness in the world, Hippocrates wrote about using flax for the relief of abdominal pain and the Emperor Charlemagne drew so many benefits from flaxseed that passed laws that favored consumption!

Talk science …

The main positive effects on health are due to their rich content in omega 3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), dietary fiber and lignans as well as minerals and vitamins (especially folate, vitamin E, carotenoids, vitamins B6 and B1, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Copper and Selenium).

The essential fatty acids omega-3 fats are considered “good” and are potent anti-inflammatory, reduce the production of agents that promote inflammation and lower blood levels of C – reactive protein (CRP), a biomarker of inflammation. Through the actions of ALA and lignans, flaxseeds have been shown to block tumor growth in animals and to help reduce the risk of cancer in humans.

Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of omega-3 plant.

Lignans are phytoestrogens, plant compounds that have estrogen-like effects and antioxidant properties. Phytoestrogens help stabilize hormonal levels by reducing the symptoms of PMS and menopause and potentially reducing the risk of developing breast cancer and prostate cancer.

How to take flaxseeds benefits …

Flax seeds are on the market everywhere, supermarkets or organic food stores, are basically of two types or varieties: brown and golden yellow color.

The color difference does not seem to affect the chemical content of the food, which is why the chemical analysis both show the same proportion of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids omega 3 that the right choice is only a function of your preference.

Their use in the kitchen is really very varied …

  • You can add them to yogurt or ice cream with fruit pieces to obtain a snack fresh and fast;
  • Added in soups give a crunchy taste that will be really appreciated;
  • You can prepare a mixture of flax seed, corn flakes and muesli slightly beaten in a mortar and use it to coat meatballs, croquettes, pies, cutlets, bread and much more …
Croquettes flaxseed cereals

Unleash your imagination !!!

Latest tips …

  • As also all, the flaxseed if consumed in excessive amounts can cause problems, it has been demonstrated, as rich in fiber, which can slow or reverse the effect of oral therapies.
  • The consumption of ground flaxseed involves a better absorption of nutrients, the seeds eaten whole pass easily into the intestinal tract without being digested and therefore no benefits.
  • It is best to grind the seeds just before serving,to maintain all the nutritional properties, you can save seeds crushed in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.