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Seafood Corn Chowder

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Now that summer is coming to an end, I thought it would be appropriate to make one last dish to celebrate the season. And what would be better than something with fresh seafood and something that requires minimum cooking effort in this scorching weather?… Read More Seafood Corn Chowder

Breakfast, Breakfast Food, Diet, Drinks and Cocktails, Fall Recipes, Food Styling & Photography, Healthy Cooking, One-Pot Dishes, Product Reviews, Soups, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Superfoods Recipes for a Healthy New Year

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Once the holidays are over, it’s time for a break from all the super rich food and cocktails and detox with some healthy recipes made with some of my favorite superfoods for a fresh start to a healthy New Year!

What’s all the fuss over superfoods about? They help step up your immunity, boost energy, slow down aging, lift your spirits, improve circulation, detox, improve sleep, and they have healing benefits too. And they just make you feel better and healthier all around. Colorful fruits and vegetables possess tons of vitamins and minerals – start ‘eating the rainbow’, and you’re off to a healthy start.… Read More Superfoods Recipes for a Healthy New Year

Cheese, Chicken, Fall Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, One-Pot Dishes, Rice/Risotto/Orzo, Savory Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Soups, Stews, Uncategorized, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Chicken Meatball Soup with Kale, Chickpeas & Orzo

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There’s nothing better than a big pot of soup in the Winter – and this has been the longest one..ever. I’ve always loved my Gram’s Minestrone soup – chock full of veggies, ground beef and pasta and thought I would make a spin on it by making it a combination of her Minestrone and Italian… Read More Chicken Meatball Soup with Kale, Chickpeas & Orzo

Beef, Ethnic Recipes, Fall Recipes, Food Styling & Photography, Gourmet Food and Drinks, One-Pot Dishes, Potatoes, Savory Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Soups, Stews, Uncategorized, Veggies, Winter Recipes

A Big Bowl of Comfort :: Irish Stout Beef Stew

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Winter is always a little bit depressing without any sunshine and constant grey skies and snow storms every other day in New York City. But there’s something cozy about it too, when I’m pent up in my apartment with not much to do other than cook, watch a good movie and snuggle under a blanket… Read More A Big Bowl of Comfort :: Irish Stout Beef Stew

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Garlicky Greens and Beans with Sausage

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On a recent trip up to Rochester, I had the pleasure of discovering a lovely little Italian place called the Mona Lisa Café. My mother and I stopped in there on a whim one afternoon for a cappuccino, but after entering the café and seeing all the delicious pastries and gelato and enticing smells of amazing food, we decided to stay for lunch instead.… Read More Garlicky Greens and Beans with Sausage

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Pot of Gold: Mom’s Chicken Noodle Soup

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I love coming home for the holidays, not only to spend some quality time with family and friends but for some of Mom’s cooking! With all this crazy weather lately I haven’t been feeling so hot and of course, just in time for Thanksgiving. I flew home to stay with my parents earlier this week,… Read More Pot of Gold: Mom’s Chicken Noodle Soup

Fall Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking, One-Pot Dishes, Soups, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Winter Recipes

Roasted Cream of Tomato Soup

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Last year in January, it was cold, dark, rainy, and downright miserable and depressing. Not to sound negative, but we all know that’s what winter in NYC can feel like at times. ENDLESS. I pretty much hibernated away in my apartment, and decided I needed to entertain myself somehow – what better way than to… Read More Roasted Cream of Tomato Soup

Comfort Food, Entrees, Fall Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Savory Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Soups, Stews, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Italian White Bean, Vegetable & Pasta Soup

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I always look forward to the season change to Autumn – there’s something calming to the beautiful colors of the leaves, the cooler temperatures, and sunny skies. It’s a time of harvesting and celebration of autumnal fruits of the earth mixed with a sadness for the upcoming cold Winter months. I love the heartier, warming… Read More Italian White Bean, Vegetable & Pasta Soup

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An Interview w/ Italian Chef Pia Vallone :: Spring Vegetable Soup Recipe

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I love Italian food. I mean really loooove Italian food.. And who doesn’t? But especially authentic, homemade Italian – cooked with fresh ingredients and simple, healthy recipes that are downright divine. I recently took a cooking class at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City with Chef and Culinary Instructor Pia Vallone, who… Read More An Interview w/ Italian Chef Pia Vallone :: Spring Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Recipes Worth Sharing: A Collection of Favorite Regional Recipes

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I recently picked up a cookbook at a conference called Recipes Worth Sharing by Favorite Recipes Press. It’s a collection of the most prized, tried-and-true tested home cook recipes from some of the most popular regional community cookbooks and charitable organizations in America. I remember my Mom and Grandmother would occasionally cook from these spiral-bound… Read More Recipes Worth Sharing: A Collection of Favorite Regional Recipes

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