My name is Serena, I am a photographer, graphic designer and food blogger. I live and work in Genoa (Italy) and I’m crazy about good food! I have a long tradition of cookery lovers in my family, like my mother ,who most of all inspired my love for cooking. I enjoy spending time in the kitchen, cooking and taking photographs, I find it very relaxing and creatively challenging.

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Foodfulife is dedicated to the joy of home cooking, offering step by step cooking techniques and new recipes that you might find useful. This blog is also about sharing traditions as well as new ideas… 

Salmon with Lime And Balsamic Vinaigrette

 I must admit, I came across the salmon-balsamic vinegar combination totally by accident. I was trying out a new dish that went horribly wrong, when I dropped some balsamic vinegar on a piece of salmon by mistake…Yes, in my kitchen these kind of things can happen! :-) ...more

Salad (Low-fat and Packed With Vitamin C)

Spring is here and with it comes the time of serious dieting! From this week on I want to dedicate a little time to preparing light recipes and meals.To start with, I prepared a beautiful and super-healthy salad with only a little amount of calories, but full of crunchy flavours! This salad can definitely be a very satisfying low-cal lunch, low in fat and carb, but rich in fibres, potassium, protein and vitamin C....more

Mom's Amazing Baccalà Recipe

First of all, I shall introduce this recipe explaining that salted and dried cod (Baccalà and Stoccafisso) are both very popular in Genoa, where I live. We use them in many traditional dishes, although they are widely used in several countries, I know. Both these cod require some care in the process, but they are very healthy and versatile....more

Rich Chocolate Tart (gluten-free and vegan)

Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, with only a little refined sugar and absolutely delicious!!!!...more

My Grandmother's Pasta Machine

I still remember the aroma of home-made tortellini coming from my grandmother’s kitchen, at my grandparents’  apartment, which is where I live now. The texture is different from any pasta I have ever eaten since then. The pasta was thicker, not very smooth and would melt in the mouth easily, unleashing a feast of comforting flavours. The meat in the filling was lean but very tasty and the broth, in which the tortellini were served, was very warm and intense....more

Fresh Egg Pasta with Italian Flour 00

Easy tutorial (step by step)This week we are going to prepare plain fresh egg pasta, using flour 00. This pasta can be used as a base for making a variety dishes, prepared with all sorts of creative stuffings and sauces, but we will see this in the next posts....more

An Oscar Winning Menu!

A DELICIOUS MENU FOR YOUR OSCAR PARTY!With Stuffed Calamari, Spaghetti with Trumpet Gourds,Mini Chocolate Trifles and more..See the ful menu An Oscar Winning Menu...more

Gluten-free Buckwheat Gnocchi (Step by Step)

Buckwheat Gnocchi(Healthy, Gluten-free, Vegan Recipe)Step by Step Tutorial + VideoBuckwheat is related to sorrel, knotweed and rhubarb. The seeds are fruit seeds, not cereals, very similar to sunflower seeds, and with a distinctive triangular shape. They are rich in protein, important minerals and vitamins B. Buckwheat is normally used in flour or grains. The flour is very…...more