Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Lately, my Pinterest feeds have been invaded by pumpkin-related recipes: soups, curries, pies, cupcakes…it doesn’t stop! I noticed that here in UK or in US (unlike Italy) pumpkins and squashes are a very traditional autumn vegetable, used in savoury and sweet dishes. As far as I know and experienced at home in Italy, pumpkins (zucche) are used mainly in soups, pasta and risotto, so the idea of using pumpkin in baking got me very curious and I decided to give it try over the weekend.

Here are my Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting: an official welcome to the… Continue reading →

Spiced Granola

Yes, I made it, I completed the Food for Runners challenge! The goal was to post one healthy recipe a week for 10 weeks to support my fianc√©’s nutrition and boost his energies in the lead up to the Rome Marathon.

The M-day has nearly arrived and tonight we are flying to Rome where the marathon will take place on Sunday. While Sandy is cheerful and positive as usual, I’m in full panic mode!

I’ve done my research on training and nutrition and I’ve asked tips to fellow marathon runners. Recently I discovered Never Home Maker blog, which has got… Continue reading →