The Best Neapolitan Pizza in Como

 

I’m totally in love with Italy so it’s no wonder I found myself an Italian boyfriend! I always had a strong connection with the country of passion, love and food. But of course since I actually fell in love with a guy there my connection just became stronger and I now like to visit as often as I can!

I have been spending lots of time in Como and I thought that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to find out where you can have the best vegan pizza in town! Lots of pizza’s and glasses of wine later and I have finally found the perfect spot!

 

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Often the less prettier and old fashion restaurants is where you can eat the best food. One of those places just like that is Pizzeria Da Benito. This pizzeria is hidden away in a small street 5 minutes walking from the centre. When the sun is shining you can sit outside and enjoy a cold glass of wine while you wait for the ultimate pizza.

 

What I love

 

Pizzeria Da Benito makes the best pizza marinara, an ultimate classic.  This pizza has a crispy crust, as you take a bite you can hear the crust break and white flower dust remains on your fingers. The tomato sauce is so rich, you can taste the freshness of each ingredient. And even though there is lots of sauce the bread remains crispy. It has the perfect balance of textures and flavours. You can truly taste the classic Italian flavours that will remind any Italian of their grandmothers food. It’s honest, and purely delicious.

What’s also amazing is the fact that they offer a choice of pizza dough. Instead of normal white dough you can also have a wholegrain, multigrain or kamut base. Making your pizza extra healthy! Healthy, fresh and absolutely delicious! Doesn’t this just sound like a dream?!

 

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Where to go

 

Pizzeria Da Benito is open everyday from 12–3PM, 6:30PM–12AM and their address is Via Briantea 29 in Como.

 

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Pecan Cinnamon Granola

 

This granola is one of my all-time favourites! It’s healthy, delicious, easy to make and if you keep it in an airtight container you’ll be able to enjoy it for more than a week – in my house it doesn’t last that long! 😉

 

Ingredients

Makes one big jar of granola.

  • 300 grams oats
  • 100 grams pecans
  • 3 dates
  • 50 grams shaved almonds
  • 100 grams agave syrup
  • 60 grams liquid coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hennep seeds
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon

 

Method

  1. Start by turning on the oven on 180c (fan).
  2. Place the oats, shaved almonds and cinnamon inside a big bowl and mix.
  3. Break the pecans in half or smaller and mix into the bowl.
  4. Get a smaller bowl and put the coconut oil and syrup inside, mix until it forms one thick liquid.
  5. Pour the coconut oil and syrup mix into the large bowl with the other ingredients and mix well until everything sticks together.
  6. Place the mixture into a baking tray and spread it out evenly.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 15-20 min until golden brown, mix everything frequently to make sure the top doesn’t burn.
  8. In the meantime cut the dates into small pieces.
  9. When you’re granola is done take it out of the oven and mix in the chia seeds, hennep seeds and small bits of dates, then leave to cool.

 

There you have it! You’re own home-made granola which isn’t only yummy, but it’s also super healthy and will give you a great boost in the morning. Ready to start the day!

 

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The most delicious & traditional cooking class at The Amala, Bali

Some days sunny Bali turns into a rainy paradise and leaves you being washed away from the beach. However, on days like that I know just the activity that will give you a chance to get to know a little piece of Bali’s culture!

At The Amala Hotel in Seminyak they offer private cooking lessons, teaching you how to cook an authentic Balinese meal!

As a surprise for my boyfriends birthday I decided to take him on this cooking adventure. We got got picked up, escorted through the rain and lead into a little piece of paradise.

In the middle of the busy streets of Seminyak you will find a tiny road that will lead you to a whole different world. As soon as you arrive you notice the tropical green colours, palms, water clattering down the stones, it truly is a beautiful place.

 

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The Amala Hotel

 

 

 

The cooking lesson is held next to the swimming pool and everything has been taken care of. The ingredients are ready for you to taste, the menu you will be preparing is there for you to inspect and your apron is ready to be put on!

 

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Ingredients for our dishes – The Amala Hotel

 

The chef teaches you what kind of ingredients the Balinese kitchen uses and how to use it. Next to preparing some of the most delicious Balinese food I have ever tasted, I also learned a lot about the Balinese culture. Its amazing to get to talk about the overall culture and the importance of its food.

 

 

Cooking all these amazing recipes and preparing delicious dishes is an amazing experience. But it does get you hungry! The great thing is, after cooking all the meals you will be seated on a beautiful table with a view over the swimming pool and your very own prepared meals will be served to you! While raindrops were falling around us we sat down, enjoyed the view and had a feast!

 

 

From delicious Gado-gado and tofu in banana leaf to Pisang goreng (fried banana, my favourite!). Every single dish was as delicious as the other. The whole experience was amazing and I highly recommend you to join a class! Its perfect for a special occasion as you can join a class with a large group, or go for a romantic private lesson with your lover!

When we finished our dinner we even got an official certificate, our apron, the recipes and a little box of ingredients that we can use to recreate this delicious meal! We loved it!

 

 

The Amala Hotel  is located on Jl. Kunti I, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

A class is 725.000 Idr (around 40 pounds) per person and you can book your very own lesson by clicking here! I’m sure you will love it just as much as we did!

Enjoy! X

 

 

 

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