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Chicory Varieties for the Italian Kitchen Garden: Growing & Cooking

If you love Italian cooking and are experimenting with growing your own Italian herbs and vegetables, you will want to try some chicory in your Italian kitchen garden. This guide on growing chicory will help you decide between the best Italian chicory varieties and give you tips on growing, cooking and storing this delicious leafy …

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14 Best Winter Squash Varieties For the Italian Kitchen Garden

Love cooking Italian food? Winter squash is one of the more important vegetables to Italian cuisine. The tastiest traditional Italian winter squash varieties aren’t available in-store however, so you need to either grow them yourself or find them at select farmers’ markets. With this guide, I’ll help you discover the best Italian squash varieties, and …

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How to Grow and Cook Italian Flat Beans (Romano Beans)

Take a leaf out of the Italians’ book and learn to grow and cook with Romano beans, a broad, flat bean in the same family as garden variety string beans. Romano beans are juicy, with a sweet flavor and a great crunch, and they come in a wonderful range of colors. Italian flat beans taste …

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Comprehensive Guide to the Pesco Mediterranean Diet

Before noting health benefits or weight loss success of the Pesco Mediterranean diet, here is a summary of the key components: Jump to: Weight Loss? | Intermittent Fasting | Comparison to Other Diets | Key Foods | Recipes How is it Different from a Regular Mediterranean Diet? The traditional Mediterranean diet has been endorsed for …

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Southern Italian Beef Braciole (Involtini) Recipe

The Italians I know go all out for Winter holiday celebrations, and this show-stopping beef braciole (aka braciola) is often a centerpiece on the Southern Italian table. This Sicilian/Neapolitan version includes pine nuts, prosciutto, parsley, garlic and cheese as the filling (raisins if you want the sweet flavor). It is served with high quality rigatoni …

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Traditional Pork Pozole Rojo: Pork & Hominy Stew

This version of pozole rojo is from mi amiga who lives in the Bajío region of Mexico (west-central Mexico). It is a luscious slow-cooked stew made with pork, hominy, Mexican spices, and a blend of mild to moderate chile peppers in the rojo sauce. It is simple to make without a lot of hands-on time, …

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Easy Salmon Baked with Mayonnaise: + Salsa Macha

This low carb salmon dinner comes together in 15 minutes with only 2-3 ingredients. The mayonnaise adds a creamy tang to the salmon and the optional salsa macha adds the heat and the crunch. Great week-night dinner! Jump to: RECIPE | Ingredients | Illustrated Step by Step Ingredients: There are really only 2 key ingredients …

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Southern Fried Green Tomatoes with Crab Remoulade: + Crab Stack

This fried green tomato stack layered with a creamy, tangy crab remoulade is a Southern specialty that is truly sublime. It is the perfect way to shine a light on the end-of-season green tomatoes for an unforgettable appetizer, lunch or dinner. Plate it as a “stack” for the visual restaurant-like appeal, or enjoy it as …

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Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies: Low Sugar

Raspberries and chocolate is a classic pairing in desserts, and for good reason….the combination is superior in flavor, texture and visual appeal. These raspberry chocolate chip cookies are made with dark chocolate (78%) and minimal sugar so the sweet-tart raspberries and the rich but somewhat bitter chocolate is allowed to shine. Jump to: RECIPE | …

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Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini

This fall, cozy up with a warming twist on a classic cocktail. A great little pick-me-up for rainy days, this pumpkin spice espresso martini is the perfect combination of intense espresso, boozy vanilla vodka, and homemade pumpkin spice simple syrup. Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini Ingredients Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup A normal espresso martini has just …

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Low Carb Pork Chops in Italian Peperonata (Stewed Bell Peppers)

Peperonata is a rustic Italian stew of sweet bell peppers long simmered into a tender melt-in-your-mouth sauce. It is often a side dish, or a topping for crusty bruschetta, but in this recipe it is a sauce that is used to flavor and tenderize pork chops. A common problem with pork chops is that they …

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Smothered Pork Chops in Italian Puttanesca Sauce

Puttanesca was once considered a humble Italian dish, made with common pantry ingredients. The sauce is typically made by combining tomatoes, capers, garlic and olives, with optional ingredients like red pepper flakes or anchovies into a bold, robust “gravy”. This briny sauce is typically served over pasta (often spaghetti), but it also pairs beautifully with …

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