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Rediscover the serenity with COOKING THERAPY and recipes with pumpkin

19th October 2018

Cooking therapy What is it, why, for whom? I strongly believe in the benefits of the kitchen as a mental wellbeing therapy and positivity holder. Practicing cooking therapy is not like following a cooking class, it is a personal practice aimed at everyone and especially to those who have never cut an onion and do not know what is lost. Cooking is not just about feeding, cooking is the expression of ourselves, of our personality; It is the discovery of new flavors that are associated with a particular moment of life, to our current mood. Often you do not realize that the kitchen mirrors us and we cook what we want depending on how we are. Cooking for others, or for ourselves does not matter. The kitchen is a connector between people, it is the expression of love and the desire to say something, to communicate indirectly through pleasure; It's sharing, meeting. Many are intimidated by the kitchen because it is understood as wanting to demonstrate the culinary skills to themselves and others, from the fear of making mistakes, from performance anxiety, from lack of ideas… just because we are accustomed to look at images of dishes well Photographed, which, not saying are to our liking, or because we associate the kitchen to those who do so by trade to those who are in the restaurant. That's another thing… that's not the concept of cooking therapy. Then I turn to those without fears and problems cooking regularly meals for the family or for themselves and has no difficulty preparing a plate of pasta, a cake, etc… But in that case the kitchen could be flat and without personality, in a nutshell you cook for duty. But what if that plate of pasta that has been cooking for twenty years underwent a change? If grandma's cake that prepares for about forty years became a personalized grandmother's cake, revisited? In the worst case may not like but it was fun. Meanwhile with the first experiment will open a world, the mind, discovering new tastes, new pleasures. Boredom, moments of depression, loneliness, insecurity are situations common to all of us and the solution and create the interests that keep us away from thinking and obsessing; One of them is the kitchen. I'm not here to do the work of conviction but it bothers me when I hear say I can not cook, without having tried. I wonder, "a sandwich, a salad you will know?"  This is cooking! From today he experimented with new salads, new sandwiches. The contest pumpkin lovers, which I created on Instagram and Facebook was born for this and was greatly appreciated. I've seen exchange of obinions, sharing, inspiration and fun. The sense was to have fun and create a positive "cooking movement" using pumpkin as a seasonal ingredient. You have been fantasic and I show here and on social your creations in order to take, give inspiration. Thank you!

My wimps-proof recipe is:

Lentil salad and pumpkin

Ingredients dried lentils or canned pumpkin flakes of parmesan parsley garlic (optional) rosemary olive oil Salt and pepper procedure: Cook the dried lentils Otherwise you can use the canned ones for practicality and just heat them and Drain them well. Meanwhile bake the pumpkin in the oven. Turn on the oven at 200 degrees. Cut the pumpkin roughly in the same size, place it in a snug baking pan and season with rosemary, salt, pepper, garlic (optional) and a drizzle of olive oil. Cook for about 20 minutes (always depends on the power of the oven) then activate the grill to brown it at your own pace. Once cooked, leave to warm and then cut into cubes not too small. Add the pumpkin with lentils, parsley, parmesan flakes and a drizzle of raw oil. Serve with another sprinkled of parsley and flakes on the surface. Try it and share it on social by tagging @nonnacool

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Magical ROAD TRIP in the Tuscan MAREMMA and the energy of the TERME DI Saturnia

17th September 2018

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In this relaxing article I show you our four days spent in the Tuscan Maremma with an experience at the Terme di Saturnia Resort. Me and Ale have brought you with us, with the hope that you start to watch flights, trains and any kind of perfect route for you, to reach these lovely places.

In the video you will find a panorama of our Tuscan mini road trip. In the middle of our Italy, in the province of Grosseto, there are some villages that catapulting you into a historical world that makes you forget for a few days of all the negative thoughts enjoying everything that the Maremma has to offer. His loving people are ready to welcome you with smiles, good food, fantastic accommodations immersed in nature… and then the scent of wine, the vineyards along the roads that you walk, the cellars that have that smell of wine of grandpa, great grandfather or who knows what Generation that takes you on a wonderful mental journey; Then, if you start to try their wines, the journey will become more intense, I assure you. We who traveled from London, we landed in Rome Fiumicino which is the most convenient airport because, after renting a car, we reached the location in about an hour and a half driving. If you do not have a car, I found that many hotels, farms and B&B offer a shuttle service to and from stations or airports; As a result you can rent, a car on the spot. Just ask and get a ride on, Airbnb, Google etc… We leave the highway, the road is like in the films of Pieraccioni, we find ourselves in the middle of the Tuscan hills! Never seen live, I had only the memory of some film image or those programs of the Sunday type Green Line… Damn, it's all the way we imagined it! Large expanses of vineyards, with every now and then a farmhouse or a cellar with signs inviting you to taste their vintage with typical Tuscan products. Also here, like the rest of Italy with you do not miss anything… bread, salami, cheese, meat and many varieties can satisfy every palate. Manciano Province of Grosseto is the first stop, where we have in a beautiful farm with the lady, the owner, who prepares the yogurt and fresh ricotta to serve us at breakfast, you have understood well I said right at breakfast! Jams strictly homemade, typical Tuscan bread without salt, which I adore because without the salt better taste the food that is already salty of his. Obviously there is no shortage of cake made by her every morning… The farm is called POGGIO Petrella. We did a road trip by visiting:




In the video I show you a little bit of everything but without ruining the surprise. Here are some photos:

But it's not over…

 Saturnia TERME

We recharged for health and wellbeing at the Terme di Saturnia spa and Golf Resort where we regained all the energy we needed before returning to the London routine. These spas are famous for the intense properties that have spring water with its natural temperature of 37 degrees and is characterized by a high quantity of bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium; The bottom of the pools is of volcanic stone so all left to the natural. To complete you can, indeed, you must use waterfalls and jets of water, whirlpool pools and the vascular path of hot water and cold water that helps the circulatory system. In addition to the inner wellbeing of our body, the Temale di Saturnia is a real cure-all for the beauty of our skin, to which you will give a natural exfoliation and a deep cleansing. The relaxation is not only given by the water but also by the good food that you can taste by the pool, by the artisan gelato and by the treatments for the body that the structure offers, such as massages, face and body masks and many other paccchetti. In short, a good health and wellness lover at least once you should give our body a spa path of Saturnia.   Visit the thermal baths: Terme di Saturnia spa and Golf Resort

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SHOPPING Costumes IDEA-How to match different costumes

13th July 2018


This year I redid the wardrobe of costumes. I had to do a mix and match to get more options interchanging pieces above and below among the various costumes. The mix and match besides being trendy is also cheap! 

Premise: i love the swimsuits, I find them very cool, refined and special. A flaw of the piece, is that if you are wearing it the first few days at sea, we are cunt until we wear bikini then seem a new version cookies ringo … in costume.

Not all matter-tone problem because not all go around with the belly uncovered so whatever … the choice is yours.

Between my costumes there are both options.

First, my favorite, purchased in January for their honeymoon in Asia one of the most appreciated on Instagram.

Second favourite is a whole that becomes a body/shoulder top costume for a party outfit at the beach or in town.

Style 60 years. Total black and high-waisted briefs that enhances the female form and takes out the whole of our femininity. Elected instagram star!

Simple bikini, black; Basically I used the above piece of vintage bikini and bought only the normal briefs.

Same thing I did with this

And this.

Instead here I used the black panties that I had with this bra lined with wide band under the bust … how I love the rows only I know!! 

Speaking of rows, I put this outfit that I bought two years ago for vacation in Greece–still current but a bit big for me.

Finally the fringes … never go out of style. Strangely I had forgotten to have this bikini … It will be because this year they are more a flowers lover.

In order not to miss anything at a beach dress cute when you do not go to the sea becomes a citizen outfit.

Already since last year the pom pom have colored our holidays. Who knows if we'll have next disconnect them one by one or continue to wear balls … LoL haha.

Happy holidays to all!!

Enjoy this month's holiday, never mind anything … in September will be seen.

With love, Ross ❤ ️


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17th June 2018

Yes, I’m still going to try and experiment with banana bread recipes, despite the previous versions I liked. This version but I have to pass! The recipe of the banana bread oatmeal is, in fact, made with oats, banana, eggs etc… I first tell you that there is no addition of sugar, oil, butter, flour… “But then, what is this banana bread made of?! ‘ ‘ You’re going to be wondering behind my back… I’ll tell you right away… and don’t worry about time and patience because you won’t need it. It’s very easy!!       Ingredients:

  • 180 grams of oatmeal
  • 3 medium and Super ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs 
  • One teaspoon of peanut butter or almonds (optional)
  • Raisins 
  • Chocolate drops.
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar or apple cider vinegar.


Turn the oven to 180 degrees. Blend the oats into the processor to reduce it as a flour. Pour the flour obtained in a bowl. Always in the blender, pour all the ingredients except baking soda and vinegar and whisk until you get a cream.  Add the freshly blended ingredients to the oatmeal together with the baking soda and vinegar. Stir well and pour the mixture into a baking pan, plumcake, non-stick or lightly oiled, which is not too large otherwise the bread will be low.  Cover the surface of the mixture with banana slices.  Bake at 180 degrees for 35 minutes. Always do the test of the toothpick.  When cooking is complete, switch off the oven and let the banana bread cool inside the oven. Let me know if you try it and share this recipe with the whole world!   



5th June 2018

[Embedyt] v = YTWpWIvw6YM [/embedyt] Although in London the summer is (maybe) starting now, I have already done a mini-shopping. I thought it could be useful, as inspiration for your purchases.  Even if my shopping comes from London, remember that there is online shopping that has taken out every border and if you do not find exactly that boss you can always look elsewhere… So situated! Good view and good shopping!! Follow me on Instagram and share your purchases with me!  Bye!!!



30th April 2018

It’s been a while since I wanted to try Shepherd’s pie, this recipe is British based on meat and I made it with lentils and mushrooms. Very healthy !! It seems difficult to prepare but it is not at all! I could never do this to you … give you a difficult recipe! I’m sure you’ll love it when you get to taste these ingredients all together … 


  • Lentils
  • white onion
  • carrots
  • white potatoes
  • Champignon mushrooms 
  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • parsley, salt, pepper, aromatic herbs.


I do not write the exact doses because when I’m cooking these kind of recipes, I use the ingredients, randomly, in fact, I cooked a lot of lentils that I had to freeze a part … LOL! Before I forget the oven must be preheated to 180/190 degrees. Boil the potatoes to prepare the puree.

Step 1: cook the dried lentils, then add a white onion, diced or sliced carrots, ripe tomatoes or canned tomato pulp, finely chopped celery, aromatic herbs to taste. Cook over medium heat following the instructions on the package. Add salt in the last ten minutes of cooking. I recommend you let the liquid dry, the consistency of the lentils must be like a pulp.  SAVE YOUR TIME: use canned lentils and bake them with the same ingredients!

Step 2: Meanwhile, sauté the mushrooms, then cut into cubes and pour into a pan with a drizzle of olive oil; season with garlic or onion, parsley, salt and pepper and add a little water. Cook them with a lid. Now you can mix lentils and mushrooms.

Step 3: Peel the potatoes and prepare the mash as you already know how to do. Phase 4: Assembly: in a lightly oiled pan, place the well-leveled lentils. 

Then a nice sprinkling of Parmesan and then create a cover with mashed potatoes. Crush it and level it with your hands.  Sprinkle  Parmigiano again and bake for about 20/30 minutes until the mash is a little golden and well compact.

 Wait approximately 15 minutes before serving.             Love, laugh, eat … Ross.

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13th February 2018

Today is the pancakes Day and tomorrow is Valentine’s Day; I thought to group the recipes of the various pancakes that I tried and posted on the blog so you have a recipe book post.

All of my pancakes are healthy, light, gluten-free and weird! And they are here to be tested by you!

In This post you have forget the traditional pancakes, these variations will not make you resist. You’ll find pancakes cake, stuffed giant pancake, pancakes at matcha tea, beans… You will surely have fun! Let me know which one you try and what you think.

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Let’s start!!!!!!









Bean flour



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12th February 2018

The Return to society!

There are rumors that Ross is back?!  People’s voices are never wrong! I’m back, or rather, I’m coming back.

Without wasting time I make my entry into the blogging  with a recipe that has won me the first mouthful, cauliflower with cream of harissa and Yogurt.

It’s a very healthy recipe and it’s for everyone! Even for those who do not research dietary recipes but love to cook this vegetable.

Eating cauliflower you will get Vitamin C, Iron, Protein… that’s a good deal for you healthy!

Ok let’s start! You will only need three ingredients, little patience and little time. The recipe that we have always wished for our busy life!


  • 1 cauliflower

  • 2/3 teaspoons of Harissa paste

  • 3 tablespoons white yogurt or single cream


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

Take away the green leaves and wash the cauliflower well on the surface, then wipe it with a cloth.

Cut the hard base leaving the cauliflower entire. Wrap the cauliflower and seal it in an aluminium foil and cook for 30 minutes in the oven. If the cauliflower is large it will require a longer cooking time; When the fork gets into it then it will be ready. 

Prepare the cream of yogurt and harissa. Mix about two/three tablespoons of yogurt and two/three teaspoons of harissa paste. If you do not have harissa you can replace it with sweet or spicy paprika and tomato paste. You can also replace the yogurt with the single cream. Up to you!

Spread the cream of yogurt and harissa on the surface of the cabbage and bake it again without covering it with the foil for another ten minutes until when the sauce on the surface is cooked and absorbed by the cauliflower. Sprinkle with parsley at the outlet and serve as a side dish, appetizer or with rice.

These doses are based on my medium small cauliflower, in the case of a larger cauliflower increase the doses.

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10th October 2017

This is a post only suitable to a female audience both adult and minor, relieves stress and lighten their wallets … but not too much! Well! Boring Sundays have started, it all depends on how you get there are Sundays boring when you’re super excited to stay at home, in pajamas, to do everything and do nothing and wallow in laziness. Then there are the boring Sundays but have a negative impact on your being lazy, still wearing pajamas! Here, in this case or you fall into chronic pessimism that after lunch, it gets even deeper because it puts us as well the thought of Monday, or take the plunge and go take a hike, a coffee or maybe shopping.  Don’t you have to have high expectations from shopping may prove just a walk around among the collections of stores … everything ok! Often, when I go out without my wish list, I make the best shopping. It all began with an electric toothbrush that I suggested my sister … you think high expectations fashion I had! Unfortunately, right next to Boots, the famous English perfumeries/pharmacies, there was one Zara with a beautiful autumn showcase and besides take a cool picture

 I even bought a summer shirt lol! No from the t-shirt now can be worn for four seasons said.

Zara £15.99 

Why did I get it? Because I like a lot what I call the ” mood ” t-shirts that reflect the mood of the time when you wear it.   And I got this black bag very pretty not so big that you close to the bag.  

Zara £ 15.99-find it here Zara bag 

I show you this cute hat and earrings that I thoroughly enjoy but I bought them because I like them.

Zara Hat £ £ 9.99 Buy me. 

Zara Earrings £ £12.99 Buy me

Esco from zara and I go from Marks & Spencer which is a chain of stores in the United Kingdom with online shopping. So dear Italian friends if you really like this sweater with sleeves rounded pearls, go online or try something like around much is safe or better yet, armed with needle, thread and pearls and stick it on you.

Mark and spencer-35 pounds. You can get it from here Buy me

  I move towards Oxford Circus and I go from H & M where I found another of my grandma-style skirts but really cool! 

H & m skirt-£34.99 buy me

Here she is. Is of black tulle embroidered with flowers too cute. In your opinion is more a floral tulle skirt that I love I could never leave her? I hope there will be in the stores of H & M Italy otherwise online. I also purchased this grey sweater from H & M that I wear with the skirt, to add it to my collection 50 shades of gray in my wardrobe. This however is a light grey! Humbly found on the stand of the super sales of things that nobody has considered (£7). Thank you for leaving him, I needed it!  Always from Boots as well as the famous toothbrush I bought this lipstick. We’ll post a picture of the history of Instagram-follow me here

Stay Matte-Rimmel-200 Pink Blink £5.99 Pounds

Sunday shopping is finished, I hope with my express shopping has inspired enough to do your shopping. Let me know by commenting and social. Continue to follow on social and the stories they tell about me and my life in London every day.

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1st October 2017

This week I share the recipe that deceive you all. If you look at it you think it’s a bomb, it really is a recipe fit and good like bombs. How many times have we said ” I would eat and not get fat ... ”, you can! Just eat the right things and would have the patience to home. But nonnaCool recipes are not difficult, so don’t steal too much time if you like to get away from the stove. 

This is a cake that is not exactly a real cake is deceiving because it looks like a chocolate cake but it isn’t. It is a large protein pancakes, and stuffed with yogurt. Another pancake cake among my recipes but other than cake you made for my birthday. I leave here the recipe if you want to try it

This is an evolution, it is a giant pancake that I usually do in the morning for breakfast, for lack of time and laziness, instead of making so many pancakes I make one giant who goes for two or three. One morning I engaged in a super protein pancakes with egg white, I got an high giant pancake so I stuffed and decorated like a cake. 

My version is free from gluten and lactose but can also be made with other flours. Without sugar and butter. I say sorry to Americans but the fried pancakes are too much fat for my healthy breakfasts.


  • 50 g of brown rice flour (or plain flour)

  • 150 grams of egg white or 5 egg whites

  • 40 g Greek yoghurt or soya

  • 4 grams of baking powder.

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

  • Stuffing: fruit and yogurt.

  • Glaze: cocoa powder + milk or water.


Whisk egg whites not very firm, add the yogurt, then the flour and continue mixing with an electric mixer; Finally add the yeast. If the dough is too firm, add a little water or milk.

Preheat a non-stick pan and pour the mixture. Cook with cover for 5 minutes, then turn the pancake instead and cook for another 5 minutes on low heat.

The Pan must be little my is 14 cm but if you have smaller even better because will help to get an high pancake.

Cut half the pancake and stuff it with yogurt and fruit to taste. 

Prepare the glaze:

In a saucepan melt two tablespoons of cocoa powder with a tablespoon of water or milk and stir on low heat until creamy and not too runny nor too thick. If you need more water add a teaspoon at a time.

Pour the chocolate glaze on top and decorate with other fruit.


Let me know if you prepare this delicacy for breakfast and the result obtained.

With Love. Ross.

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