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Prosciutto, Mozzarella & Sun-dried Tomato Appetizer Skewers

I am a great fan of mozzarella, tomato and basil (and avocado ideally), but wanted to prepare something a little different as an appetizer. Instead of fresh tomatoes I used sun-dried ones and added a slice of prosciutto last. A great taste explosion in your mouth, easy to prepare and just delicious. Give it a try!

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Arancini Style Leftover Risotto Balls

Sometime I prepare a little too much Risotto and then I of course keep the leftovers. But the Risotto never tastes as good on the next day. So what should you do with the leftover Risotto? I have the solution: Risotto balls! Easy to make and very delicious!

See how to prepare them here:

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Scallop, Lime & Prosecco Risotto

When I was younger, I never really understood, why one would like Risotto. And then I tried to prepare one myself (my Lemon Risotto to be exact) and since then, I am one of the biggest Risotto fans. However I have to admit, I only like them, when they are creamy! This Lime & Scallop version really is great! What do you think of it?

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Pasta Carbonara

I just A D O R E a great Carbonara sauce. I know, I know, you are thinking – it’s sooo many calories. But you know what, I prefer taking a few more steps instead of using an elevator or take an additional walk, just to compensate those bad little calories…! You should try yourself!

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Tuscan Lemon Chicken

Oh how I love vacation. That always means time to try out new recipes and last time we were at my inlaws place again and prepared this absolutely delicious Lemon Chicken. Once again a quite simple recipe and more or less only one baking tray to prepare all at the same time!

Give it a try – see how to make here:

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Caprese Salad with Oven-Roasted Aubergines

A delicious variation of the classical Italian Caprese – tomato, mozzarella, fresh basil leaves – Salad: with oven-baked Aubergines! It gives the whole salad a great additional flavor. A must-try!!

See what you need to prepare here:

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Pasta with Salsiccia Prociutella & Dried Tomatoes

We were in beautiful Italy a last week and in a small restaurant in Camaiore I was introduced to ‘Salsissia Prociutella’ – a funny sausage that was prepared in a pasta sauce. I immediately fell in love and prepared my own version at home…in memory of our vacation!

See how to make here:

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Ricotta-Spinach-Gnocchi with Lemon & Olive Oil Dressing

A very close friend and I made these funny little doughy dumplings lately. Fairly quick and fun to make and you have the healthy bit – the spinach – included already. But instead of making the gnocchi with potatoes the traditional way, we prepared them with ricotta! The lemon dressing is delicious and gives the gnocchi a very fresh and light flavor.

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Asparagus & Shrimp Risotto

Mmmhhh!!! What a combo! Super delicious risotto with green asparagus and yummy shrimps. Not only a lovely color combination, but great taste.

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