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Pasta Broccoli

Pasta Broccoli

One of my favorite go to meals! It’s ready in 20 minutes and is perfect for lunch or dinner. In the winter I leave some of the pasta water and because it is flavored with olive oil and garlic it turns into a satisfying hot bowl of soup! In summer I serve it for brunch at room temperature!

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EATALY!!! BEST PLACE FOR EVERYTHING IN ITALIAN CUISINE!

EATALY!!! BEST PLACE FOR EVERYTHING IN ITALIAN CUISINE!

Eataly is my "go-to" specialty market for everything authentically Italian to make the most incredible meals! I picked up some of their homemade pasta and these ravioli, one with ricotta cheese and one with fresh pea puree! I used the summer tomato sauce for the Pea...

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PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

Fresh Tomato Sauce  INGREDIENTS 6 organic medium round tomatoes or 12 Roma Tomatoes cut into chunks 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium white or yellow onion, chopped small 6 scallions chopped into small pieces 3 garlic cloves peeled and chopped small 1/3...

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SUMMER SALAD! INCLUDING 3 DRESSINGS TO CHOOSE FROM

SUMMER SALAD! INCLUDING 3 DRESSINGS TO CHOOSE FROM

FILL A SALAD BOWL OF YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER LETTUCES AND FRUITS, ENOUGH FOR 4 TO 6 SERVINGS! I USE WILD ARUGULA, BABY SPINACH, FRISEE, BABY GEMS (ROMAIN), ADD IN BABY ROMA HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, FRESH STRAWBERRIES, WALNUTS, RADICCHIO, EDIBLE FLOWERS! YOU CAN USE YOUR...

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THIS IS NUTS! A “SOOTHIE” FOR MIND-BODY-SOUL

THIS IS NUTS! A “SOOTHIE” FOR MIND-BODY-SOUL

  Nuts are packed with protein and most contain heart-healthy unsaturated fats. The good fats in nuts lower bad cholesterol levels and are loaded with antioxidants that can help you lose weight and reduce inflammation. This "SOOTHIE"  is filled with heart, brain,...

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Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Super healthy, super delicious! I start my meal with a small bowl of soup followed by this outstanding chicken salad sandwich. Full of protein, vitamins and minerals that are heart and brain healthy! Enjoy!

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CHICKEN BREASTS GRILLED WITH SPICY ORANGE-GINGER GLAZE

CHICKEN BREASTS GRILLED WITH SPICY ORANGE-GINGER GLAZE

This is one of my favorite meals, perfect for lunch or dinner. The chicken turns out moist and tender and is bursting with flavor because of the marinade. I like to serve it with a crisp salad, couscous, and mango salsa! Make the Salsa first the day before if you...

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PEA PASTA

PEA PASTA

PEA PASTA! Fresh peas are in season from June until August and you'll most likely find them in farmers' markets or larger supermarkets. The season for garden peas lasts from spring through the beginning of winter. Not only are they delicious, but green peas also...

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Roasted Shrimp with White Beans

Roasted Shrimp with White Beans

ROASTED SHRIMP WITH CANNELLINI BEANS    Roasted shrimp and white beans always reminded my mother of growing up in by the sea in Italy. One of her favorite lunches by the sea where she grew up was freshly caught shrimp that was grilled and served with a cannellini,...

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GREEN MONSTER “SMOOTHIE”!

GREEN MONSTER “SMOOTHIE”!

I see green and I automatically know it's good for me!  I find myself low on energy around 4:00 O’clock every afternoon. If I don’t eat or drink something to bring my energy level up to hold me over until dinner, I will inevitably start picking, piece of cheese here,...

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CHILLED AVOCADO SOUP WITH GRILLED SPICY SHRIMP

CHILLED AVOCADO SOUP WITH GRILLED SPICY SHRIMP

 Avocados are incredibly nutritious and supported by scientific research. They contain more potassium than bananas, loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and fiber. Avocados help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels and are loaded with powerful...

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SMOOTH MOVE! TWO SECRET INGREDIENTS FOR A HEALTHY GUT!

SMOOTH MOVE! TWO SECRET INGREDIENTS FOR A HEALTHY GUT!

It goes without saying but what we eat and drink directly affects our bodies especially our bowels. If we are not hydrated or eat enough fiber in our daily diet you may find yourself bloated, gaseous, constipated, in a bad mood, and susceptible to disease. In the gut...

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EGGS THE PERFECT PACKAGE!

EGGS THE PERFECT PACKAGE!

We LOVE breakfast in our home and I serve up a variety of different breakfast foods during the week to start the day off right including smoothies. At least two times a week I prepare eggs and when I do I want them to be perfect or should I say my family would like...

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ROASTED CHICKEN, SPATCHCOCK YOUR CHICKEN!

ROASTED CHICKEN, SPATCHCOCK YOUR CHICKEN!

My favorite way to prepare a chicken. To spatchcock a chicken or butterfly it, is to remove the backbone, allowing it to be completely opened out and flattened. This will reduce the cooking time significantly and allows the whole chicken to be cooked quicker than...

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CHILLED SWEET SUMMER  CORN SOUP,  NO CREAM!

CHILLED SWEET SUMMER CORN SOUP, NO CREAM!

  CREAMY CORN SOUP, NO CREAM Fresh corn on the cob and summer peaches are two of my favorite foods in the whole world. I make all kinds of dishes using corn. I put kernels of fresh corn in salads, pasta, soups, cornbread, salsa, and eat a lot of corn on the cob...

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CUCUMBER & ZUCCHINI CARPACCIO!

CUCUMBER & ZUCCHINI CARPACCIO!

  This is my go-to salad for the whole month of August when cucumbers and zucchinis are at their peak of flavor. I go to the farmers market to pick mine and always buy organic. Because they are vine-ripened you can taste the clean, fresh off the vine flavor. It's...

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