Fake carbonara

Hey! What’s up guys? Is still cold in here, january is almost over and february is already knocking at the door. I love this season, the cold weather and everything…I’m the only one who loves cold weather? Wearing cozy clothes, stay home and have a cup of tea watching netflix…there’s something really romantic about this.

I’m spending some more time at home lately, so I’m cooking a lot. I’m trying some more vegetarian recipes, and this one was delicious. It’s fake, just because from the original carbonara recipe, I’ve kept only eggs, parmesan and pasta.

My bf really liked it, and I’ve loved it!

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Ingredients for 2 serves:

  • Spaghetti (or linguine) 180 g
  • 1 large organic zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • Grated parmesan
  • Milk
  • Turmeric 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper

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Cut the zucchini in little slices. Heat a large pan and add some olive oil, fry the zucchini until they are golden and soften.

Bring to a boil some salted water, and cook your pasta ( don’t put your pasta in the cold water. Don’t do that 😀 ). Meanwhile put the eggs in to a bowl, add some salt, pepper, the grated parmesan, milk and the turmeric and mix together with a fork.

When the spaghetti are ready, drain it reserving some cooking water. In a large bowl, put the spaghetti, add the creamy egg sauce and the zucchini, and mix well. If you need it, add some cooking water.

Serve with parmesan and black pepper on top.

The flavour is a bit spicy and creamy, you will love it.

Italian text:

Ciao! Come va ragazzi? Fa ancora parecchio freddo qui, Gennaio è già quasi finito e febbraio sta già bussando alla porta. Adoro questa stagione, il tempo freddo e tutto il resto…sono l’unica che adora questo clima? Indossare abiti comodi e caldi, bere una tazza di te guardando netflix…ha un che di romantico. Si, sono drogata di serie tv, lo ammetto.

Ultimamente sto passando più tempo a casa, quindi sto cucinando tantissimo. Mi capita di provare molte più ricette vegetariane e questa è buonissima! E’ una falsa carbonara, perchè della ricetta originale mantiene solamente la presenza delle uova e il parmigiano.

Il mio fidanzato l’ha molto apprezzata, pur essendo un grande fan della versione originale, ed io l’ho adorata!

Ingredienti per 2 porzioni:

  • 180g di spaghetti o linguine
  • 1 grossa zucchina chiara
  • 2 uova
  • parmigiano grattugiato
  • latte
  • sale e pepe
  • 1 cucchiaino di curcuma

Tagliare la zucchina a striscioline e farla rosolare in padella fino a che non diventa morbida e dorata.

Portare ad ebollizione dell’acqua salata e cuocere la pasta. Nel frattempo in una ciotola sbattere le uova con il latte, il parmigiano, sale e pepe e la curcuma.

Quando gli spaghetti saranno al dente, scolarli tenendo un po’ di acqua di cottura da parte, unirli al composto di uova ed alle zucchine e girare bene. Se necessario unire l’acqua di cottura per rendere cremoso il tutto. Servire con parmigiano e una spolverata di pepe nero.

Ha una texture davvero cremosa ed una nota speziata, buonissima!

There’s life outside Venice

Hi guys! So… What have you received for Christmas? Have you already finished your holiday? Unfortunately I did…back to work! But with a lot of good memories with me.

By the way, I’m here to share with you guys my latest experience in Verona…did u know it? It’s a beautiful, super romantic city near Venice a and I’m in love with it. If you are planning a journey in Italy and you are going to visit Venice (of course you are) you need to plan also a little stop in here. I go there usually once a year, for a couple of days, when I need to stop and find some relax and peace this is my first choice. Probably you know the city because of the Romeo and Juliet tragedy, and you can actually visit Juliet house in here. It’s so so so romantic.

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But let’s be honest, the most important thing to me in EVERY journey is food. I’m all about the food…while my bf plan what to see, where to go, etc…I’m just like, alright fine but, where do we go to eat?? Ahahahah, I know I can’t help myself searching for some new restaurants and bistrot.

This year we had the great pleasure to discover a precious place that I just can’t forget. Is called ENOTECA SEGRETA, and it’s located in the very center, in the heart of Verona. The name means secret wine bar, but there’s a lot more than this. Go visit their website here.

We decide to have a dinner there because of the location, that was extremely close to our hotel, and for the name. I’m not gonna lie, they had me at SECRET !

Well,it was a delicious discover…the place is easy to find, if you have the  direction. It’s a really small bistrot, and the guys working there are extremely young and talented.

I’ve started with a roasted bread with red chicory and westcomb cheddar fondue, that was insanely good, and then I’ve continued with Tortelli ( a filled pasta) with curry, robiola cheese and cheek lard. Just divine.

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The wine was also great, obviously. At the end I’ve ordered a dark chocolate selection. They don’t offer a simple dinner in here, it was a real sensorial experience.

After that we’ve discovered that, if you book it, you can have the “secret table”. It is a table for two, in the wine cellar, with a romantic set. It will be great for anniversary and date dinner.

Let me know if you had ever visited Verona and what you think about 🤗

 

Cheers, see you soon!

V