Is cheese GMO? Well, cheese is made with rennet. Rennet is an enzyme that curdles milk. There are five types of rennet. Some are GMO. Do you know which cheeses are made with it? Even though I don’t eat dairy on daily basis due to my sensitivity to it, I still occasionally indulge in a […]
Kale and chickpeas minestrone is a warming soup, filled with smoky bacon and carrots in a sweet tomato sauce. It’s likely to become your family’s favorite dish, too. There are as many recipes for minestrone as there are Italian grandmothers. And everyone has their favorite minestrone recipe. From my time living in Italy, I learned that […]
Bolognese sauce is one of best dishes to use to hide vegetables that your picky eaters wouldn’t normally eat. Light and yet meaty, this lighter bolognese is packed with zucchini and instead of beef, it’s made with turkey. Garlic, oregano and fennel give it a refreshing Italian flavor. Use Lighter Bolognese Sauce To Hide Veggies! […]
What’s Italian fast food? Definitely piadina, a rustic Italian flatbread. It is a true street food, cooked to order in small sidewalk booths and filled with cheeses, grilled vegetables, greens, prosciutto or ham, even jams. It’s like an Italian version of soft tacos. You could fill it with anything really. I like pairing it with warm salads such […]
Mediterranean beet salad made with roasted beetroots and their leaves is a wonderful summer salad. Beautifully roasted beet roots are complimented with braised beet leaves and seasoned with salt, virgin olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and fresh thyme.
Chicken cacciatore is a rustic, warm and simple Italian stew. It generally consists of chicken or rabbit meat (bone-in and skin-on) with tomato, onion, garlic and different vegetables. Carrot, celery, yellow or red bell peppers, olives, and sometimes mushrooms are added. Herbs are not as substantial as in other Italian dishes, but I like to […]