FOOD CULTURE

September 12, 2017

Italians are known for growing fresh fruits and vegetables, and taking them right from the garden to the kitchen! Fruits and vegetables are most nutrient dense when they are in season. Dandelion and chicory greens can grow wild and are known as fora...

As an Italian from Naples and a New Yorker--being a pizza critic is in my DNA. Even dietitians enjoy pizza, what's not to love? A classic cheese slice will always be the testament to a good pizza. But you can fancy it up with a topping here and there that won't ruin th...

May 10, 2017

Vegetarian Flatbread Pizza Italian Style! A colorful array of vegetables over cheese and a flatbread--what more could you ask for? 
 

Ingredients:

  • Naan Flatbread

  • Mozzarella Cheese

  • Fennel

  • Peppers

  • Red Onion

  • Olive OIl

  • Sea Salt

Preparation...

May 1, 2017

Becoming vegetarian is not always easy, but keeping a few staple foods in the fridge and pantry will encourage a smooth transition! Here are 5 nutritious foods to keep in the fridge when you are saying goodbye to meat: 

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1. Lentils & Beans 

These little legum...

April 25, 2017

Escarole is a classic Italian dark leafy green. Fiorella will show you how to spice it up with red pepper flakes and other Southern Italian staples!

Ingredients:

  • Escarole, roughly chopped

  • Olive Oil

  • Scallions, chopped

  • Clam Juice

  • Sea Salt

  • Red P...

November 8, 2016

Treat your veggies right, and they will treat you right! Truffled Brussels Sprouts are the easiest way to add Italian flavor to any vegetable! Just another reason to have truffle oil on hand at all times!

In her new series, Living in Italian: NYC Fiorella draws on her I...

October 2, 2016

Did you think we were finished with farmers markets this year?  Think again!  Fall welcomes a host of local nutrient-packed produce to bring home this season.  Explore this year and try new ways of preparing your favorite fall fruits and vegetables.  Look for these for...

June 29, 2016

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh ingredients in the sun and increase your veggie intake. However, it doesn’t take much time to get sick of eating the same grilled vegetables at every barbeque.  Keep reading for some fresh ideas to mix up your veggies!

Mexic...

April 4, 2016

Ah, spring. We’ve suffered through the cold and dark of winter long enough, and we are now rewarded with the harvests of the new season. As the sun stays out longer, and the snow and frost melts away from the ground, we start to see early signs of greenery growing out...

November 9, 2015

Top 6 Seasonal Vegetables for Fall/Winter

 

You found out all you needed to know about the top seasonal fruits. What else would we write about this week but the best vegetables to snatch up this fall and winter? These six items will be in abundance in the next few months...

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