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Boo Hoo Hoo Italian Quinoa and Turkey Meatballs Send Pasta Home Crying I’m Italian. I love pasta, especially homemade. Reality check, it’s not the healthiest of foods. Whole grains kick its butt. Sorry pasta. You lose. No sense crying about it. “Move on,” as anyone in my family would tell you. Gram liked…(Read More)

Vegan Frozen Yogurt Can Pack a Punch When you give up bad fats and refined sugar, how do you create flavor? Herbs, herbs, herbs. Let’s say it again: herbs. Bold, bright, delicious, they have a ton to say. Not just in savory food. They make a great showing in desserts, too. This month’s…(Read More)

Need Tips for Rolling Pasta? Get it right the first time! Need more help with homemade pasta? Check out my other videos: How to Mix Pasta Dough and Rolling Pasta! Need a healthy homemade pasta recipe? Be sure to try my Healthy Homemade Pasta with Spinach Almond Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes…(Read More)

How to Make Healthy Homemade Pasta When Recipe Redux made this month an oscar challenge I immediately knew what I wanted to make. They asked us to take a dish from a film we saw and create a healthier, but equally tasty version. I fell in love with Silver Linings Playbook Not just because of…(Read More)

Learn How to Mix Pasta Dough: Plain and Simple! Need more help with homemade pasta? Check out my other videos: Rolling Pasta and Tips for Rolling Out Pasta! Need a healthy homemade pasta recipe? Be sure to try my Healthy Homemade Pasta with Spinach Almond Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes…(Read More)

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)

For this month’s Recipe Redux Challenge we were asked to recreate a favorite meal we had on vacation into a healthier version. If you read my blog post The Best Food I Ate in Boston, you may recall the brick oven pizza in the North End I raved about. Gluten-free, pesto, and topped…(Read More)

Kale Apple Pesto

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Kale Pesto is the Bomb! How do you get those super healthy greens into your diet? This Kale Pesto Recipe is the bomb baby! It makes it easy to eat your kale and combines it with other super power foods, like nuts and apples. Full of fiber, Omega 3s, Vitamins A and B, Calcium and…(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)