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Spinach Almond Pesto Recipe

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Pesto: one of my total fave sauces. You can make it with anything really. Any green, any veggie, combined with any nut, olive oil, and acid. Don’t forget the salt and heat component. Cheese is optional in my book, just make sure you have something that represents the flavor. I put this pesto on…(Read More)

Italian String Beans

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A Favorite Old World Recipe (one of many!) Recipe Redux has asked us for our favorite family vintage side dish this month. Well, my family’s Italian string beans are the bomb. In fact, in wouldn’t be Thanksgiving or Christmas without them. They are so sensational, the Marinelli table gives them their own course…(Read More)

What is a cultured veggie recipe? Why eat them? It’s easy to create imbalance in your digestive tract Back in the 1990′s when I gained and lost 100 lbs, a slew of health issues accompanied that experience. It wasn’t just about the weight. If you’re interested in the details of that…(Read More)

Italian Pesto Bread

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A Healthy Twist on a Great Original Recipe I give total props to Foodie Bride on BlogHer for her original Braided Pesto Bread recipe for the inspiration to create this healthier version of it. She made it look so good and I wanted to eat it so badly, I felt compelled to add some fiber…(Read More)

Lemon Garlic Kale Recipe

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A Kale Recipe that Makes Greens Taste Great If you make a batch of my Kale Pesto and you’re wondering what to do with the rest of that delicious head of kale, this is as simple and delicious as it gets. It also is a fabulous recipe for a whole head of kale  – with…(Read More)

Kid-Friendly Quinoa Starts with Familiar Flavors Kids can be picky eaters. Many prefer foods and flavors that are familiar. Even if they ate a wide array of foods at a young age, they often become more picky by the age of 4 until they are teenagers. If you have a less adventurous eater at…(Read More)

A High Fiber, No Bake Summer Meal This recipe was inspired by Recipe Redux’s July Challenge: a no bake healthy meal. I got to thinking about how much I love avocados and how much I don’t love hummus. But a twist on hummus with avocado…that sounded like a good idea to me…(Read More)

I Reached to My Roots for This One! When Recipe ReDux shared the United States Potato Board Healthy Summer Potato Salad Challenge with us this month, I knew I would reach to my Italian roots. My grandmother always made “Italian Potato Salad,” and now my Dad does, too. We Italians like our pancetta in potato…(Read More)

What makes this salad recipe different? I get tired of salads. I always try to spruce mine up. My salad recipe MUST be full of flavor and satisfying. I don’t want to be hungry in two hours and be tempted with chocolate. (truth be told, I’m always tempted by chocolate!) Keep your salad…(Read More)

You Don’t Need to Add Sugar to Applesauce Why? Because sugar is a way to cover up lack of flavor. When food is tasty, natural sweetness sings. Chuck your sugar out the window – it’s not needed here. My nephew houses this applesauce. He will eat 3-4 servings. As will my husband, brother…(Read More)