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Nestled along the picturesque coastline of northern Italy, Liguria is a culinary gem waiting to be discovered. Known for its stunning landscapes, charming villages, and delectable cuisine, this region offers a culinary journey. This post will take you on a short culinary journey through Liguria, Italy, with three of their worldwide famously renowned recipes: Pesto Genovese, Focaccia and the Farinata. It’s all a bit different than what we thought, but equally delicious! Trofiette al pesto Let’s start with the Primo piatto or first plate, the pasta dish usually in Italy. Trofiette al pesto is pasta made on a wood board and rolled into small 3 cm spirals. They are a typical style of pasta originating. They are mainly served in the Liguria region, usually with the beloved pesto alla Genovese (basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil and parmesan paste). Don’t be fooled here; the “authentic” pesto a la Genovese isn’t precisely this basil sauce…

Avocado Zucchini Pasta offers a fantastic gluten-free option to traditional pasta dishes. Zoodles, essentially zucchini strands created by grating them lengthwise, are paired with a delectable avocado pesto dressing and enhanced with sun-dried tomatoes—a delightful combination of flavours and textures. Avocado Zucchini Pasta is the new pasta (well…actually, non-pasta) in town. I see them everywhere; for guys who didn’t catch the “zoodle” vibe, it’s zucchini noodles. No gluten or wheat is in them, making them an excellent meal for fitting in our bikinis this summer or a low-carb diet. This was my first attempt to do those famous”zoodles,” no need to buy those big spiralizer machines to make them; I simply use a cheese grater, and it does the trick. It’s an easy, fast, healthy recipe but also creamy and tasty; the avocado pesto makes it stand out. Zoodlelizer or Not? Most zoodles recipes out there use a spiralizer machine, which…

Cilantro Pesto Zoodles with Shrimp contains a pesto made of avocado, cilantro and sunflower seeds topped with shrimp. A great way to cut on carbs without losing on taste! Cilantro Pesto Zoodles with shrimp is such a simple and tasty dish. Quite a “hit” from last summer, not yet out of the spectrum of trends… so let’s make good use of it! I’m looking for ways to cut on carbs these days, and zoodles are a great way to imitate a plate of pasta without all the empty calories! Don’t worry if you don’t own a special zoodle machine. Use the cheese grater! I’ve made the zoodles ultra creamy with the help of an avocado-based pesto and given them a fresh touch of cilantro. If you are one of those “soap” tasting people, substitute it with some basil. Plus, since the carbs are low, the avocado will help satisfy and…

Red and Green Pesto Sticks with parmesan are made with phyllo, creating a crunchy and easy appetizer for the holiday season. A crowd-pleaser is guaranteed! This holiday season will be a hit with those two colours Pesto Sticks. They are easy to do and super crunchy without all the fat from the usual puff pastry. I’ve used two types of pesto: the famous green pesto, a la Genovese (basil) and a red pesto (dried tomato). I thought it would be great to have both colours for the holidays. Those fingers are a nice bite for any dinner party, finger buffet or snack. You can quickly cook them ahead of time, and they stay crispy and tasty for long leaving you time to work on other things while the guests are gathering around the table. The Cheese This recipe suggests parmesan because it adds an extra umami touch, but could easily be…

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