There are still a few remaining plants from ancient civilizations that we are enjoying today. Farro, Italian for “ancient wheat grain” has origins in Mesopotamia and hasn’t changed a bit in thousands of years. It is a healthy alternative to refined grains and is packed with healthy nutrition, 5 benefits of Farro Quinoa is technically also ∞
It has been an incredible fig harvest from our 5 fig trees here in New Jersey. We have enjoyed tree-ripened figs all summer, and now that it’s autumn, the ones left on the trees are ready to be dried and stored for recipes throughout the winter. There are a few different ways to dry figs. ∞
I've been visiting Michigan for a few days and I must say, it is a fantastic place to see! I was impressed with the amazing variety of foods offered at the local eateries, and the mini-vacay was much needed. I have many new recipe ideas and a few traditional recipes that I modified to make… Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce (DF, and GF)
This sweet bulb is a staple in Italy and France. Also known as 'finocchio', the Italians cut it up and eat it plain, or place in salads, add in stews, or roast as a side dish. The subtle flavor of licorice makes this unique and pleasantly surprising vegetable a culinary feature in Mediterranean dishes.
Do you want to boost the flavor and nutrition of your basic prepared dishes by one million? Then it’s time to get out the parsley and start chopping. By garnishing your vegetables, meats, or seafood with this Italian herbal condiment you will have provided a much-needed nutritional addition to your diet. It is beneficial to…… Continue reading Gremolata is a Parsley Powerpunch
Eggplants can be transformed into a hummus-like spread that can add healthful flavor to many dishes. Mostly used as an appetizer, the recipe originated from the Far Eastern region of the Mediterranean. There are many different ways to prepare this popular dip/spread, but the base always begins with 3 staples: Roasted Eggplant, Tahini, and lemon juice.…… Continue reading Baba Ghanoush on Grilled Italian Bread
Just a few simple ingredients and a blender is all you need to make your own delicious, fresh hummus. The fresh cooked Organic Beet that I added gives it a unique taste and is so much more nutritious. The entire prep time is only 15 minutes if you pre-cooked the beet the day before. … Continue reading Organic Beet & Roasted Garlic Hummus