.: My version of falafel

Ok it’s not the original recipe for Falafel, but it’s good for me. I’m not a pro cook, so I really find it hard to make them without an egg and I like to add a bit of cheese too. Maybe you’ll like them too.

100 gr chickpeas – ceci
onion – cipolla
parsley – prezzemolo
cumin – cumino
coriander – coriandolo
grated bread – pan grattato
1 egg – 1 uovo
parmesan cheese – parmigiano

Boil chickpeas, mix with all the rest. Form some meatballs (there is no meat !), put some grated bread on them and fry in hot oil.
I ceci vanno bolliti, oppure li comprate già bolliti. Unite tutti gli altri ingredienti, nelle proporzioni che preferite. Formate delle polpettine, impanate nel pane e friggete.

Poi guardatevi una puntata di The Closer. I love Brenda Leigh Johnson character and also the rest of the show crew. I think I’ve watched it 5 or 6 times already, but can’t get tired of it.

.: Teyata bekanze and gnocchi

When you need peace and tranquillity, you may have soft gnocchi. Gli gnocchi sono davvero un cibo adorabile… morbidi e saporiti anche con un sugo semplice semplice di pomodoro e olio. I know I already told you about them, but I really got in love with Maffei’s tenerotti, and the proof is that I had them two more times.


Also because they have Minions on their package… and I really love Minions.

Minions can make you smile even when you feel sad.


And if you need some soothing music, my advice is Teyata Mantra.
With rain sound in the background…

or from the lovely voice of Deva Premal

Teyata om bekanze bekanze
Maha bekanze
Radza samudgate soha

Translation:

It is like this.
Medicine Buddha, you are the King,
the Supreme Healer.
Please remove illness, illness and the
great Illness. Now I offer this prayer.

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.: Crisp biskitz

“I’mma live my life like I should”

When something upsets you, cook some biscuits. Yes. My famous biscuits. Quelli dell’immagine che accompagna il blog… e mettono allegria.
La ricetta è semplicissima. Recipe is simple

200 gr flour – farina
100 gr sugar – zucchero
90 gr butter – burro
1 egg – 1 uovo
baking powder – lievito

Whip the egg white, then add the yolk and the sugar.

Then add the butter and the flour

You will have to add some more flour until you have it a bit solid but soft


Then you have to lay it out and make the biscuits.

I love my little moulds, but you can make them also with a glass or cut them square.

Cooking is 170°C for about 15 minutes.


And here they are. Beautiful and tasty. Se volete, potete anche decorarli con il cioccolato fuso, ma questa volta io li ho fatti senza cioccolato. Puri e semplici biscotti di frolla burrosa. Perché il burro ti ricorda che vuoi bene a te stessa, anche se il mondo a volte è tanto carente di gentilezza.

Does anybody really know the secret
Or the combination for this life and where they keep it
It’s kinda sad when you don’t know the meanin’
But everything happens for a reason
I don’t even know what I should say
Cause I’m an idiot, a loser, microphone abuser
I analyze every second I exist
Beatin’ up my mind every second with my fists

And there ain’t nothin’ I can do
Cause life is a lesson, you learn it when you’re through

.: Tuna

Tuna fish is pretty common and easy to find. The simplest thing you can do is pasta with tuna. You can make a base with sautéed onions in evo oil, or, if you want to make something real fast and simple, you can forget it. Just tuna and tomato in a pan. Add the cooked pasta (in salted water, of course) and it’s done.

And there’s also the “refined” version. Instead of simple tuna, you can use ventresca, which is tuna belly (or tuna fillet). I prefer eating it just as it is, but you can use it for a tasty pasta too. As I said before: just a pan and some tomato. In effetti la ventresca è un po’ sprecata per farci una pasta, però è buonissima e si fa in 5 minuti. Home food, pasticci buoni da mangiare.

e le tagliatelle sono perfette con questa ventresca

Ritmo elementare, tanto lusso e… voilà la ventresca

.: One of these nights

Everyone likes fried chicken. Usually you put it in a beaten egg, then you cover it in bread crumble and you fry it. But tonight I tried something different: I used no egg. I simply wet the meat with some oil, then cover the meat in bread crumble, and fried it. Hey looks good!

Avete mai provato ? Impanatura senza uovo: ho unto il pollo con un po’ di olio e l’ho passato nel pangrattato. Sembra che funzioni. Anzi… è buono. Ecco il secondo piatto, con rosmarino e pane ai cereali.