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August 14, 2019

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 sp...

July 31, 2019

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 Na...

Foods rich in probiotics are some of my favorite foods to include in my everyday diet. Probiotics are live microorganisms or good bacteria that help optimize your gut bacteria, which has been shown to improve digestion, immunity, metabolism and even skin health....

January 16, 2019

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 capr...

September 5, 2018

Living in Italian is all about using fresh seasonal ingredients, especially seasonal fruits and herbs, to elevate your dishes. My favorite way to use fruits is to dice them up with my choice of herb for a rustic salsa or chutney. Salsas and chutneys are so versatile, y...

September 5, 2018

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 souther...

August 26, 2018

A woman's body requires additional nutrients during pregnancy that women do not usually need when they are not pregnant. During pregnancy, the body becomes depleted in iron, folate, vitamin C and fiber, and it is important to consume these essential nutrients  for the...

August 7, 2018

We all know how important a good night of sleep is. But did you know what a lack of sleep can do to your body (other than cranky morning)? Lack of sleep can lead to exhaustion, anxiety, headaches, slows your body's metabolism and prevents your body from restoring itsel...

August 2, 2018

Sicilian tuna is world renowned given Sicily's long history & relationship with the sea. Sicilian fisherman pack the tuna in extra virgin olive oil and pair it with pane cassata "bread dried by the sun." Sicilian tuna is very different from the tuna we are familiar wit...

July 25, 2018

An infusion is the process of extracting medicinal components from a plant material into water, tea, oil or alcohol. This method has been used for centuries to aid in good health. Posca, also known as honey water was a favorite in ancient Rome. The Romans wou...

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