Veronica Lavenia

Veronica Lavenia

Veronica is a born and raised Italian. She inherited her love for travel, passion for cooking and natural, sustainable, healthy slow food from her parents. Her works have appeared in 'Vegetarian Living', 'Veggie Magazine', 'Lifestyle food', 'Australian Good Food & Travel Guide', 'Chickpea' and 'Free from Heaven', among others. She is the author of "Panini: the simple tastes of Italian style bread"; 'The Rustic Italian bakery", "The Vegetarian Italian Kitchen" and "A Modern Italian table", published by New Holland Publishers Australia.

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Pizza Margherita

Make one of the most representative dishes of Italian cuisine that crosses the lines in history between myth and real…

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Vegan Pistachio Cookies

Vegan Pistachio Cookies

Rich in flavor, but without eggs or butter, these Sicilian vegan pistachio cookies are rustically beautiful and perfe…

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Baked Chiacchiere

A traditional treat of Carnival, chiacchiere are scraps of dough flavored in different ways, stretched thin, and frie…

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Italian Baking: Fig Cake

Suitable for a sweet winter snack, this Italian favorite with dried figs and nuts is soft and great with wine or a gl…

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Amalfi Mini Lemon Cakes

This moist and fragrant recipe is a tribute to the Amalfi Coast, full of colors and scents. A unique place where ever…

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Vegan Tramezzini

Tramezzini are popular triangle Italian sandwiches. Hazelnuts and tofu fill this rendition for a delightfully nutty b…

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Sicilian Honey Cake

Traditional orange cake from Sicily is sweetened with honey to create a rustic and fragrant dessert.

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Italian Chocolate Salami

The “Salame di Cioccolato” is a traditional sweet of Italian home cooking. Enjoy a sweet treat filled with delicious …

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Roasted Chestnuts

In Italy, you know that fall has arrived when you begin to smell roasted chestnuts. Here’s how to make them at …

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White Chocolate Muffins

White Chocolate Muffins

They’re soft, made with olive oil, and just sweet enough. Whip up a batch of these white chocolate muffins for …

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