Tag Archives: Italian

Pesto alla Genovese (Basil Pesto)

I couldn’t blog about Sicilian pesto without giving equal attention to its northern Italian counterpart, Pesto alla Genovese (aka basil pesto). Every summer, my mom grows basil in her backyard, which I help to “harvest” (if I’m visiting) into a massive batch of … Continue reading

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Pesto alla Siciliana (Sicilian Pesto)

I am of Italian descent, and I am ashamed to say I have never heard of Sicilian Pesto (can I blame this on the fact that my great-grandparents were from Naples?) until I flipped through a summer edition of Cuisine … Continue reading

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The Best Gluten-Free Pizza in Creation

Okay, so the title is a bit hyperbolic, but that was my response after biting into the first slice while sitting on my balcony, bathing in the afternoon sunlight, and nursing a cold one: “This is the best pizza in … Continue reading

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Turkey Bolognese and Spaghetti (Squash)

The first time my mom prepared spaghetti squash, I thought she was moonlighting as a magician. How in the world did she change the squash into spaghetti?? (I was an imaginative child, err 15 year old). Any vegetable with magical qualities … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan

I firmly believe my love of food stems from my Italian background. The smell of Pecorino-Romano Cheese instantly zooms me back to my Great-Grandmother’s tiny kitchen in New York where “dinner” was a six-hour long family gathering. Growing up, Sundays … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Chicken Fagioli and Cornbread

Even though it hit 60 degrees in Northern Virginia this past week, I have to remind myself that it is still February after all…the season of soup! (Although let’s be real, I eat soup year around). Over the holidays, C came … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Mushroom-Olive-Arugula Pizza

Football was big this weekend: Broncos vs. Patriots, Saints vs. 49ers, Giants vs. Packers, Ravens vs. Texans. As I was flipping through cookbooks and food magazines to pick “the” recipe to kick-off this blog, I realized that there was no … Continue reading

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