Tagged with vegetarian

Mediterranean Cooking Class Recipes

I taught a wonderful class last night which highlighted some of the classic foods and tastes from Mediterranean cuisine. ┬áThis was probably my last class for a few months since next month I am having surgery to repair a SLAP tear on my left shoulder. I’m sad about this but I will be happy to … Continue reading

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

My husband needs to cut out salt and fat from his diet as he is on the borderline of hypertension. He has already lost some weight, which is good although he wasn’t too much overweight, maybe 20 pounds? ┬áSo once again I found myself searching the internet for recipes and a new way to cook. … Continue reading

A Lesson in Quadrucci Pasta

A Lesson in Quadrucci Pasta

Sometimes I have very high aspirations when I find new recipes or new-to-me old country recipe from Italy. I think, “eh, how hard can it be?”. I am here to tell you sometimes it’s really tough.Last night I remembered to buy flat leaf Italian parsley to try this really cool dish called “Quadrucci in Brodo” … Continue reading

Pierogi Tutorial with Photos

Pierogi Tutorial with Photos

This past Saturday I taught a pierogi workshop at Cool Beans Cafe and it was a success. Due to time constraints, we ended up with some leftover dough and filling for me to take home and make for my family. I thought I would add in another recipe for filling as well as giving you … Continue reading

Pappa al Pomodoro or Bread and Tomato Soup

Here in North East Ohio we are suffering with some frigid temperatures outside. It’s the perfect weather to stay inside and enjoy some comfort foods that are hot and filling. Bread and Tomato soup fits the bill perfectly. I’m making this soup Thursday evening for my students attending the Italian comfort foods class at Cool … Continue reading

Garganelli….the mystery pasta.

Garganelli….the mystery pasta.

If you’re a fan of my blog on Facebook, today you might have been following my posts about olives and garganelli. I decided the olives can wait another day so I’m sharing with you more information about the mystery pasta I discovered. I was searching on Amazon.com for a price on a good gnocchi board … Continue reading

My 2012 Garden

My 2012 Garden

I finally went out and bought seeds and plants. Monday I was able to get most everything in before a nice rain fell saving me from having to water. And it’s been raining a bit daily so I haven’t had to worry about that part of gardening, so far. Here is what I put in: … Continue reading

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna Roll-ups

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna Roll-ups

This is a vegetarian dish I was testing for my Meatless Meals class at Cool Beans Cafe. It turned out very good although I didn’t get my own picture of my finished dish due to the fact that I took it to a potluck dinner/meeting last night. Photo credit: LaCucinaCatering Ingredients 16 cooked and cooled … Continue reading

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

Once again I have a recipe that isn’t Italian based. Some purists might go so far as to say fried rice is not truly a Chinese food either. I actually think it’s Chinese-American cooking. Just yesterday I found a book on ethnic cooking and learned a ton of new information about foods that are traditionally … Continue reading

Finding Answers

I truly wish I could report that I have found some answers to my health issues, but I can’t. I have found a doctor who specializes in treating allergies along with food intolerance issues therefore I will be scheduling an appointment with him. My blood work showed not a single reaction to any of the … Continue reading