mercoledì 24 gennaio 2018

Frittata al cavolfiore - Cauliflower Frittata

I always explore new vegetarian dish to share with my family and friends. We are not vegetarian, but lately we eat less and less meat, any kind of, as we do not feel like having it. May be because we are getting older and we do not need much meat any longer, or maybe because we are aware of how animals are bred and killed nowadays. Whatever the reason might be, when I do my shopping I always look at the vegetable stalls to be inspired.

sabato 20 gennaio 2018

Vellutata viola - Purple Veloute

January means winter. No colours around, few vegetables at the farmers market, short days.
However, with a bit of creativity, we can make up seasonal recipes able to enlighten our long evenings.
I love all the cabbages, I love their crunchiness and variety of colours, from the cavolo nero to the red cabbage through all shades of greens and white.

Here I combine a red cabbage with potatoes and red onions. I trim, peel and roughly chop my vegetable - no need to be precise as I make a veloute at the end - and I cook it for half an hour.

Seasonal, no waste and a great joy for your eyes. The colour is amazing! No photoshop.

Vellutata Viola - Purple Veloute

half of a medium red cabbage (350 g), trimmed and roughly shredded
2 medium red onions, peeled and quartered
2 small potatoes, peeled and quartered
500 ml vegetable stock
sea salt
black pepper
yogurt (optional)

Serves 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

1. In a pan, place the vegetable and cover with stock.

2. Bring it to the boil and leave to simmer for 30 minutes.

3. Blend it in a blender and season with black pepper and salt, if needed.

1. Serve at once, with a spoon of yogurt, if you wish.