Registered Dietitian Fiorella DiCarlo RD, CDN prepares this healthy and seasonal salad packed with antioxidants to fight inflammation in the body and boost your immune system! Choose ripe Stone fruits like nectarines, peaches or apricots, avocado and red onion for a spicy kick! Ingredients: Stone Fruit (i.e. nectarines, peaches, apricots), cubed Avocado, chopped Red Onion, thinly sliced Mozzarella (or feta, ricotta salata) Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lemon Juice Sea Salt Basil Pre
Just in time to take advantage of nature's bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables and greens this season! Fiorella has released her newest Living in Italian recipe e-book: Salads of Southern Italy where Fiorella shares her favorite salads from her hometown right outside Naples. Using her fool-proof method, you'll never have a sad salad again! It takes a few key components that you can adjust to your taste and what is season. The foundation of any salad includes: base greens + fib
Just in time to take advantage of nature's bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables and greens this season! Fiorella has released her newest Living in Italian recipe e-book: Salads of Southern Italy! Salads have long been perceived as "rabbit food" or a symbol of dieting and deprivation, but Italian-born Registered Dietitian Fiorella DiCarlo shows you that salads the Living in Italian way can deliver bold flavors and satisfaction! In her new e-book, Fiorella shares her fool-proof r
Caprese salad is a quintessential Italian antipasto, traditionally made with mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil, which encompass the colors of the Italian flag! Thought to have originated in Capri, the luxurious and ancient island in the Gulf of Naples, you'll find a caprese salad in almost every restaurant or home kitchen in Italy.
Caprese salad can be enjoyed as is as a delicious and refreshing appetizer during any time of year, or enhanced with protein and veggies to make a
The aroma of citrus groves fills the air in Southern Italy. From lemons and bergamot oranges of the Amalfi Coast to the famous blood oranges of Sicily, citrus fruits are staples of Italian cuisine. Another staple of Italian food is finocchio, or fennel, is grown throughout the country and common in many Italian dishes. Italians love adding a hint of anise flavor and use the entire fennel, from the delicate fronds to its dried seeds. Pairing the juicy, aromatic tang of citrus
Figs, native to Asia and the Middle East, thrive in Mediterranean climates, including Southern Italy here fig trees are common along streets and corners. With a short peak season during the end of summer into fall, they are a classic Italian fruit that add a luscious and fresh flavor to any meal. Figs are versatile and can be enjoyed in savory or sweet dishes, pairing well with a smear of mascarpone and a drizzle of honey or wrapped in salty salumi like prosciutto. With the
While the inventor of the Caesar Salad is controversial, born of Italian American chef in Tijuana, Mexico during Prohibition era, no one can deny it's legacy as one of the most classic salads of all time. The simplicity of the ingredients and preparation of the Caesar salad embodies the essence of Italian cuisine: using quality ingredients that can shine on their own. Especially the use of anchovies, widely popular in Italian cuisine, are often used to add salty, briny flavor
Italian cuisine is widely known for its use of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Italian's are also known for mixing locally sourced and readily available foods from all food groups into a large nutrient-packed salad. Stone fruit is native to Italy, particularly the southern regions such as Naples and Sicily, where streets are lined with cherry, apricot and nectarine trees for residents to pick and eat on the go! This salad is the perfect, refreshing, summer dish with a sweet and
Salads don't have to be boring! Fiorella shows you how to whip up a fantastic salad with notes of sweet, tart, spicy, and salty. You can recreate this healthy and delicious shrimp salad in no time!
Seafood is a staple in southern Italian cuisine, known as Frutti di Mare, or "fruits of the sea." You can find busy, fresh fish markets that have been stocked that morning by the local fishermen- anything from shrimp, octopus, swordfish, sepia and shellfish- they are fresh and in
Are you tired, fatigued, need more iron or just love a juicy steak? Iron has many health benefits including boosting your energy, building robust blood cells (and avoiding anemia), enhancing your immune system and optimizing muscle health. Fiorella prepares a meal filled with iron, both in animal and plant form. Steak, or any red meat, is filled with "heme" iron, which is more bioavailable or easily used by your body. "Non-heme" iron, found in dark leafy greens, is less bioav