All posts tagged: tuscany

Mushroom Pasta Sauce with Tuscan Truffle oil

This was the first dish I made after getting hold of some Tuscan truffle oil. It is also so fast to make its ridiculous and absolutely delicious… I mean mushrooms and truffles are pretty much the perfect combination. I first tasted truffles recently at a friends wedding. The groom is a chef and put together the most amazing picnic style wedding dinner – half vegan, half not! It was so refreshing to see a chef make such amazing vegan food at an event like this… not just a stir fry and a salad for the ‘fussy eaters’ but and amazing spread of exciting interactive food for everyone to try. A full on appreciation that food can be amazing without the animal products and doesn’t have to become a side thought just because it’s vegan. The truffles came in the form of an amazing mushroom pate with truffle oil. The second time a had truffles were in Volterra, Italy, on a Porcini mushroom and truffle oil pizza (senza mozzarella!) That was when I knew I had …

Food Adventures in Tuscany

Things have been absolutely crazy since getting back from Italy, and I regret that it has taken me this long to do another post! We fly out to the ship again this Saturday, so I am enjoying my last week in England for about a year, and loving the cold weather and the beginning of Autumn… by far my most favourite season. It was so warm in Italy, the cold shocked me when we got back. Simple things like remembering to wear socks now its cold… it sounds so stupid but after spending almost the last 2 years in summer it really was aΒ  major oversight! Pretty happy to be skipping another English winter this year in exchange for sun shine, ocean, islands and trying to help out some marine life. Tuscany was such an amazing place and can’t wait to go back there one day. Just the simple fact that we never had to worry about where we could get food, so chosing restaurants where all our family could eat… absolutely everywhere was vegan …