Zucchini flower pizza

If you follow me on instagram, you know I’ve been traveling Namibia for the last couple of weeks and that I had a great time. The views, the animals, the space, the blue skies, every thing was beautiful. I would go back in an instant!

If you don’t follow me on instagram, here is a sample of the pics.


Anyway I am now back, and one of the first meals I had back here in the US was pizza with zucchini flowers. Quite delicious and perfect to use some of that delicious garden bounty that comes around this time of the year.

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Pasta with capers, tuna and lemon

And today I’m going to give you a simple pasta with a salty-lemony dress that I made a couple of times last week. It is simple and fresh and is a great simple lunch for summer.

Pasta with tuna, capers and lemon

And for today that’s all folks! Brief and to the point.

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Tuna, fennel and beans salad

Today I am presenting a new take on an Italian summer classic: tuna and bean salad. This dish is a delicious and simple summer lunch that is typically put together by mixing canned tuna, canned beans and onions for flavor. Dress it simply with olive oil and maybe a tad of balsamic vinegar and you have a winner!

Tuna fennel and beans salad

For this version, I used butter beans and added fennel to the basic ingredients. Of course given how simple this dish is, you have to really pay attention to the ingredients. In particular, the tuna that has to be of good quality or it might be too dry. Since most of the flavor in this salad comes from the onion, choose an onion you like. A white onion will be milder, a purple one will be stronger.

Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed!

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Summer pasta with arugula

Let’s try to get back on track and share another recipe before next year….

lately I have been cooking a lot of simple dishes. Mostly salad or pasta salads. It is probably the beginning of summer heat (although today it is kind of cold here), but I really crave light, bright dishes.

Summer pasta with arugula

I’ve been using raw or lightly cooked ingredients a lot, added in bright dressings based on lemon juice and stayed largely vegetarian. This pasta was no exception: barely cooked tomatoes and arugula, a little olives and mozarella for flavor and nothing more.

Simple, yet delicious!

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Raw Greek bulgur salad and where I was

So I have disappeared. Some of you, though probably not many since I do have a tendency to disappear, might wonder why and some of you might know because they have seen the picture on instagram or facebook. Well I disappeared because of this



and I will probably disappear again next month when we will go for our honeymoon in Namibia (so looking forward to it!!!).

But in the mean time I will give you a very easy summer recipe that can be prepared in no time flat. And it is raw. And vegetarian. And can be made vegan.

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