Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Eat Like an Italian: A Pick of Summers Best (Foodie Favourites)

12 years ago on a family holiday I discovered a love for Italian food and and everything Mediterranean really. I've been eating pizza and pasta ever since (who hasn't) and have dreams of living there one day.  The truth is that Mediterranean diets are scientifically proven to be some of the healthiest in the world, full of fresh fruit and veg and monounsaturated fats (the healthy fats). Families in some parts of Italy (such as Sardinia) regularly live beyond 100. Parmiagana melanzane is an aubergine and mozzarella dish and is up there as one of my favourites!

For a simpler summer salad that isn't all green lettuce and rabbit food (can you tell I'm not fond of the stuff?) try a basic Caprese salad by slicing mozzarella and tomato, sprinkling with olive oil, salt and pepper and adding basil leaves.

Frittata or quiche are other options for using up veg and eggs without eating lettuce all summer long. This is a sweet potato and green bean frittata made by my mum.

Strawberries and blueberries are great but peaches have to be the best of the summer fruit, right?

I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe even got some ideas for your shopping list or menu. Ciao!

Carpe Diem xx

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