Things I took for granted growing up Italian, have now become treasured experiences. Flavors, smells and memories, are part of my repertoire of sensory recalls I hope to share with you.
Interested in making your own Greek yogurt from raw milk? Well here is a recipe so easy that the yogurt practically makes itself! I have spent a lot of time feeling discouraged by rather involved yogurt recipes. This is not one of them.
Working full time and being a student and a wife keeps me pretty busy. So when it comes to making dinner, I try to choose easy and nutritious, but inexpensive meals that both my husband and I can have for lunch the next day.
I did not grow up celebrating Thanksgiving. The first time I partook of the celebration I was eighteen. My host parents had an amazing spread of food, all new to me; from the cranberry sauce to the pumpkin pie to the sweet potato casserole. It was a feast of unknown flavors, smells, and presentations.
As a sign of solidarity to everyone making an attempt to greet trick-or-treaters with wholesome, yummy desserts, I am offering a simple recipe for nutritious, minimally processed, gluten free, mini-coconut-pumpkin-muffins with colorful, homemade cream cheese frosting.
I love roasted chicken. But I love gravy with roasted chicken even more. This is a simple recipe I enjoy making on a regular basis because (1) it tastes delicious, (2) it has healthy saturated fats, (3) it is great for leftovers, and (4) the gravy is gluten free.
The first time I made this soup it was a total accident. We had some random ingredients in our fridge and I had to come up with something to feed my hungry husband. The results were so delicious that I have begun to make it regularly ever since.
These last couple of weeks have been rich with harvest. Happy Fall everyone! The other day I was making plum butter, tomato sauce, and pumpkin soup, when one of William Blake's poems came to mind.
I came up with this smoothie recipe on a Sunday morning after realizing there were no eggs or bacon in the fridge. The result? "Absolute deliciousness!"
Pizza is one of my favorite foods. This week I have a recipe for a pizza that is built in layers, sort of like lasagna, and recalls the cuisine of Sicilian American immigrants. Featuring gluten-free dough.