Tag Archives: Italian

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

5 Mar

Everyone knows how much I love mozzarella sticks.  It’s one of the few 100% vegetarian appetizers that is on the menu at sports bars.  Thank you to Gina from Skinnytaste for a great healthy alternative to fried mozzarella sticks.

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Spinach Lasagna

20 Feb

When I was about ten years old, I learned to make spinach lasagna at Foothill Summer Camp.  Over the years, I’ve amended the recipe to suit my taste buds and it’s become a huge hit!  It is the perfect dish to make for a large group of people because with no-boil noodles, it is quick & easy and the portions are generous.  So, when we had our friends Nishi & Jay over for dinner, we had an Italian feast.  They brought whole wheat goat cheese bruschetta (which I will blog about soon) and champagne, which went perfectly with the spinach lasagna.

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Parsley & Spinach Spaghetti

9 Feb

My mom used to make me parsley spaghetti when I was younger and I devoured it.  It was one of those things that I ate and probably didn’t know how good it was for me.  For all you college/post-grad kids who resort to spaghetti on a lazy night, add in a few extra ingredients and treat yourself to a gourmet meal. 

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A Naan-Traditional Pizza Recipe

15 Jan

My good friends, Shilpa and Sean, were in town for MLK weekend.  They had a flight to catch and we needed to fill their bellies quick!  So, in under an hour, we went to Trader Joe’s, picked up our ingredients (most of which we already had at home), and cooked this quick and delicious twist on pizza for dinner.  Thank you Meera Patel for the lovely idea!

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Wanna hear a good joke about pizza? . . . Nevermind, it’s too cheesy.
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It’s PRIzza Time: Pizza

6 Jan

Everyone’s favorite vegetable is pizza.  Around the world, pizza is an all-time favorite food but it’s not something most people would think to make from scratch (Baboli crust is not REAL pizza, people).  However, homemade pizza is truly delicious and can taste even better than eating out.  Try this quick and easy recipe for a healthy homemade alternative.

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Q: How do you fix a broken pizza?
A: With tomato paste!!
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