Budino di riso (Grand Mother’s Rice Pudding)

Italian rice pudding

I love a bowl of comforting rice pudding when sad, happy, celebrating, sulking….the list goes on.

Offer a bowl to whoever is in any of these moods and see a sweet smile on their faces.

I have seen many variations of this worldwide in most of the countries.
Everyone has their own version, own additional ingredients.

Pasta Puttanesca With Cauliflower


Pasta Puttanesca is a classic Italian dish where pasta is dressed in a sauce made of tomatoes, garlic, olives, capers and red chili flakes.

Pasta Puttanesca is easy , quick-to-prepare, and can be made with a handful of easily available ingredients.  For freshness and flavor add Roasted Cauliflower, freshly chopped parsley and lemon rinds to finish.  Cauliflower gets wonderfully crunchy and nutty when roasted, and this flavor pairs nicely with the olives, capers and tomatoes.  Parsley and lemon add fresh  flavors of green and sour test to balance.