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If you’re over-run with fresh tomatoes, you have to try my family’s Italian Fresh Tomato Basil Dressing. Every year when my dad’s garden overflows with ripe juicy tomatoes, I look forward to eating this one up. It’s super easy to make, packs a ton of flavor, and you can literally…(Read More)

Yum, it’s tomato season! I’m putting them in everything, which is what inspired this crazy delicious California Quinoa. Fast, easy, and flavorful with fresh herbs and avocado, be sure to use a zippy, high quality red wine vinegar for your marinade. Let’s talk more about that… Is All Red Wine Vinegar the…(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)

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)

PB&J Overnight Oats

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What are Overnight Oats? Overnight oats are oats you don’t have to cook. Score! All you do is put all the ingredients in a jar, let them sit overnight, and wa-la. You have breakfast in the morning. Take to work, or eat at home. Either way, no cooking required. And for me, that…(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)