Who needs meat! Vegetarian restaurants in Florence

Love that Italy is finally embracing vegetarian foodies!

Girl in Florence


Normally, you would never think of Italy as a place for vegetarians. This is a land known for bistecca, cured meats and all sorts of delicious goodness. That being said, the traditional Mediterranean diet is very vegetable based and healthy to boot. Personally, I tend to eat very little meat – just out of habit more than anything so this list is just as good for me than anyone else. Plus you would be surprised how yummy some of these plates really are. Risotto with strawberries, creamy pumpkin soup made with coconut milk & curry, fragrant ravioli – need I say more. Plus with wonderful grains such as farro or quinoa for your protein, who really needs meat?

Well, I do enjoy my bistecca alla fiorentina every once in a while ;-). 

Enough about that, before I go stuff myself with pizza {hint to self-never write a…

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25 Things I’ve Learned About Italy

Humorous and a real look at life in Italy.

Living In Italy.Moving To Italy. Loving In Italy. Laughing In Italy.

I’m often asked to compare Italy to the United States to give people an idea what it’s like living here. Obviously, a lot of these things are generalizations, things I’ve heard from my husband or our Italian friends but written in a humorous and exaggerated way for my own amusement. The statistics and stuff I read in  books or articles, and many of them are linked. It’s titled, 25 Things I’ve Learned About Italy because it’s things that I’ve learned from others and a few things that I’ve observed through an expats eyes. It’s not 25 opinions about Italy. That list would be a lot different and probably funnier and more offensive. So, it might sound like I’m trash talking, but that’s just because I was blessed with an incurable tendency to be ironic. Also, it’s also good to keep a mental note that this is a humor blog where…

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