What I am presenting today is a "parmigiana" made with Zucchini instead of Eggplant. The main ingredient changes but the procedure stays "almost" the same. If you had to stick to very traditional recipe, the vegetable shoud be fried, but I don't like to fry that much thus I grilled my zucchini instead. Here below is the recipe, easy and very tasty.
Lentils are a symbol to the Italians. Legend has it that if you eat lentils on New Year's Eve, at midnight, the next year will be happier, you will be lucky and you will get more money than the previous year.
The recipe I am presenting you today is my mother's interpretation of a simple dish made with Broccoli and Cauliflowers, which she learnt from my grandmother, who also learnt it from her mother, and so on, till the beginning of times.
Don’t you also feel that simple pleasures are the best, sometimes? I do believe that cooking shouldn’t be complicated (maybe long, but not complicated) so I really like those recipes that do not involve special skills, knowledge and abilities because they are so pleasantly simple that anyone can do, anytime, anywhere.
You will never find a definitive recipe for the Ligurian Vegetable Pie. In fact, although it is a tradition, every cook makes it differently, mostly due to season’s availability of the raw materials.
Minestrone is mostly a “concept” rather than a recipe as ingredients vary a lot based on seasonality and geographical area. The final result changes quite a lot every time you make it as vegetable do not have standard sizes and your personal taste may like it with more of this and less of that, or you may include even legumes to make it more consistent and to increase its nutritional value.
My suggestion for Easter lunch: Vegetarian Lasagna. I know what you are thinking: being Italian, using the word Lasagna for a dish other than the traditional and delicious baked pasta, known all over the world, is almost a heresy. It is, in fact. However, calling this recipe “baked seasoned vegetables” is not correct, neither “vegetable pie” nor “layered vegetables” ... the most visually appropriate solution of what the final result should look like is simply: