Three Berry Smoothie

The main ingredients in this three berry smoothie are blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. These healthy berries are bursting with anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins. Use your imagination – you could substitute other fruits too. Also a couple of tablespoons of oatmeal flakes can turn this into a great instant breakfast. Throw everything into the blender and press the button! Of course the edible flower is only a decoration. Continue reading

Raspberries and Roses Smoothie

Raspberries and roses have something in common since they both belong to the “Rubus” family of flowering plants. If you think of it, there are some roses that have a faint scent of raspberries. This raspberries and Roses Smoothie here is a delicious example of how well they go together! Continue reading

Tearose Deli

I love cooking and baking but now and then I need a break! Just a few steps away from my home in Monza there is the lovely Tearose Deli right in Piazza del Duomo facing the beautiful cathedral. Not just a cafe’ but also a place where you can enjoy a light vegetarian (or more appropriately vegan) meal – everything freshly made including the bakery goods. The fresh flowers and garden atmosphere makes this cafe’ a perfect stop in a busy day. Continue reading

Super Detox Smoothie

This Super Detox Smoothie is a great after holiday tonic to give your digestive system a break! By substituting a meal with it you’re not only detoxing but also including lots of important vitamins, minerals and last but not least, healthy fiber. The raspberries are a good addition for vitamin B and C and they also contribute to the taste and color of the beverage. Continue reading

Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie

This chocolate breakfast smoothie can be quickly assembled the night before in your blender. No fuss the next morning, just switch on the blender and serve, couldn’t be easier! If you’re on the run, getting ready to go to work or school this is the perfect solution for a quick and super nutritious breakfast. The oatmeal is first on the list for the highest percentage of protein in a cereal (16%)! Plus the other ingredients are packed with minerals and antioxidants. You surely won’t run out of energy until lunch time. Continue reading

Cold Punch for 50

This cold punch recipe is long time favorite. It’s a refreshing summer drink for young and old – everyone seems to like it. Great for picnics, parties, large gatherings as it serves at least fifty. I’m always being requested this recipe so I finally decided to post it on my blog. It’s a good recipe to have on hand in case you have a lot of people to serve. Continue reading