Panzarotti

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These little pillows of fluffy potato are divine! Whenever we would go to my Nonna’s house for dinner, we could tell when we were getting out of the car when these were on the menu! the smell that they produce is warming, addictive and truly delicious!
I have added the addition of greens to this traditional dish.. really you could make them how you see fit! One tip here when it comes to frying: the longer a food takes to develop a crust or to develop its seal.. the more oil it is going to drink. You want the oil hot enough to quickly develop that crust in Β a few seconds to prevent it from soaking up oil.. wether it is veggie patties, hamburgers.. no one enjoys greasy fried food. make sure you have a plate on hand with a paper towel to soak up residual oil.
One last point, instead of frying this can be pressed into a in an even layer and baked! It is equally as delicious!
In a bowl combine:
  • 3 cooled mash potato ( with a fork is fine)
  • 1 med zucchini grated
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped greens ( spinach or kale)
  • 1/4 cup grated hard cheese ( i used pecorino)
  • 1/2 breadcrumb of your choice ( i used sourdough)
  • Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder to taste
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When you have done this, shape each into little long oval pillows, apron 1cm thick. Depending on the moisture content of the potato you may need to add extra breadcrumb.
As mentioned previously, ensure the oil is hot so the moment you add them they quickly seal up and get that crispy outer crunch!
Nothing left to say other then:
“Buon Appetito”

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Spiced Pumpkin Soup

 

Give this Classic Soup a Shake.. or should we say BAM! Bursting with Flavour, Nutrients and read to fill the hungriest of tummies!

This is the type of soup that is well balanced and can really be as potent as you want it to be. I love the way the flavours come together on your tastebuds; the tanginess from the Lime leaves that cut through the Tumeric and Ginger, whilst the Lemongrass gives it a depth to it that warms your body from the inside out. I have used Tumeric Paste in mine, you can easily grate or process your own in a food processor but I love the convenience of the packaged one. It contains only Tumeric and Filtered Water. No added nasties, fillers or preservatives…WINNING! I always end up staining something when I prepare Tumeric so this is a no stain guaranteed method!
Ingredients:
– 1.2kg JapanesePumpkin
– 1 large Sweet Potato
– 2 Carrots
– 1 Shallot
– 3 Garlic cloves
– 2 Springs Lemon Grass
– 4 Lime Leaves
– 1 TBL Turmeric Paste
– 1 TSP Grated Ginger
– 1.5-2 Litres Of either Vegetable or Chicken Stock depending on what consistency you prefer! You may want even less if you like a really thick Soup!
I like to use homemade Broth but you can use store bought just check those ingredients!
Method:
– I Like to start by sautΓ©ing the the Shallot, Garlic, Lemongrass, Tumeric, Ginger and Lime Leaves all together in a touch of Olive Oil. Fry until the beautiful aroma’s start lifting, then you know to add the vegetables and stock! You can season if you like with Salt and Pepper in this step swell, bare in my mind the stock will have seasoning aswell.
– Bring to boil, then simmer gently for approx 30-45 min or until the vegetables are tender. Once cooked, remove the Lemon Grass Stalks and Lime Leaves and then blend until super smooth.

“Buon Appetito!”

Pumpkin Soup
A warming, grounding soup that is pure and rich in anti-inflammatory ingredients
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