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 autumn season.
All the recipes I found required canned pumpkin puree; not just any type, specifically Libby’s Pumpkin Puree. While searching for this product online, I stumbled upon a recipe for Pumpkin and Cinnamon Cupcakes by Maison Cupcake.
In her blog, Sarah explains that pumpkin puree can be… Continue reading →
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 fiancé’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 lots of useful running tips! I’m following their “Marathon Week Taper” recommendations and find myself sending threating texts to poor Sandy, such as “don’t eat carbs today!” one day, “eat carbs today!” the next day or “remember to eat fresh fruit!” and “don’t eat too much cake!”. I have also… Continue reading →