Not your traditional rice and beans!

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Not the same old rice and beans for my clients!  Of course I had to put my Italian spin on the dish! Creamy corn, risotto and Tuscan-style white beans, spinach and basil pesto – finished off with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. This Italian Rice and Beans meal was custom made for my veggje- and risotto-loving,… Read more »

Corn and Shallot Chowder

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Finnnnallly got around to preparing some awesome recipes out of the Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease cookbook that one of my fave ladies gave me @char_nolan! I made my client Tarrazan Soup and pictured here, the Oberlin Corn and Shallot Chowder…..Of course I had to add my own little touch by adding puffed corn as a… Read more »

No more rubbery meatballs!

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Being 100% Italian I know what a good meatball tastes like (my Momma makes the best!!) Have you ever had a “rubbery” meatball !? I know I have and they are the worst! Well here is the the secret to a good meatball: You are not looking for a protein packed “ball”, when meatballs originated… Read more »

“Herb” Wild – Wrapping it up

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So today is the last day of my “Herb” Wild series and instead of featuring one herb, I decided to feature a tip for ALL fresh herbs!! So here ya go, and I hope you enjoyed the “series”!  LOL Looking for a way to keep fresh herbs fresher, longer? Well, to keep them perkier longer, just… Read more »

“Herb” Wild, Round Three

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Day 5 brings us to CILANTRO I have found my clients either LOVE or HATE cilantro. Some people find cilantro citrusy and aromatic, while to others it tastes a bit soapy or, as my father puts it, “spicy.” I happen to be one of those that absolutely LOVES cilantro – just about every night I… Read more »