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Pasta Carbonara

The delicious pasta carbonara is the easiest and quickest pasta dish you will make. This classic Italian pasta dish is made with creamy eggs, Parmesan cheese, salty pancetta, and a hint of black pepper and can be prepared in only 15 minutes. I remember the first time I ate pasta carbonara. It was in a …

Roasted Sweet Potato Risotto

Autumn is a time for bulky sweaters, crisp morning air, streets decorated with colourful leaves, and warm comfort foods, like this roasted sweet potato risotto. A comforting family meal that will warm everyone up on a chilly autumn day. For me, risottos are the ultimate comfort food. Rich, creamy, warm, and satisfying. They’re a dinnertime …

Roasted Eggplant Couscous Salad

This warm roasted eggplant couscous salad is packed with Mediterranean flavours, from pine nuts and kalamata olives, to cumin, dill, and tangy feta cheese. It’s perfect as a clean eating side dish for barbecued meats, or can be enjoyed as a vegetarian one-bowl meal all on its own. The vegetables in our garden are dwindling, …

Antipasto Pasta Salad

This is the perfect party pasta salad. It combines all the flavours of an authentic Mediterranean antipasto platter-feta cheese, artichokes, roasted red peppers, basil, olives, capers, and cherry tomatoes, and more. Pasta salads make great take-along meals to barbecues or potlucks since they can be prepared in advance, and maintain their texture and flavour for …

Green Beans in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Greens beans have a bad rep, especially when it comes to kids. This is most likely due to the fact that they are often prepared the wrong way- boiled and served bland. This traditional Italian recipe proves that with a few fresh flavours, bland green beans can be transformed into the ultimate side dish- one …

Tomato Chickpea Salad

This simple, easy to make tomato chickpea salad is packed with bright, fresh flavours. It’s a great salad to serve to dinner guests and be personalized to suit your taste preferences. When making summer salads, it almost goes without saying that one must take advantage of fresh, seasonal ingredients. They are essential for optimal flavour and are …

Clean Eating Zucchini Spinach Scramble

Start your day off with a clean eating breakfast, packed with veggies and fresh flavours. This clean eating zucchini spinach scramble is delicious at breakfast, a healthy addition to brunch, or a hearty lunch for two. Clean eating is all about fresh, healthy ingredients. This simple egg scramble is flavourful yet light-tasting, with a combination …

Caprese Avocado Rice Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Caprese salads spell S-U-M-M-E-R. Not literally, of course! Fresh hand-picked basil and tomatoes from the garden, and morsels of mozzarella cheese make this Italian-inspired dish a light and refreshing, yet satisfying summer meal. My love for mozzarella di bufala all started in Molise years ago, when my husband’s relatives introduced me to REAL mozzarella, not the shredded, …

Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad

Bring the fresh flavours of summer to your dinner table on a dreary fall evening with this light and tasty pesto caprese pasta salad. This recipe is unbelievably easy to make and requires only a few simple ingredients to prepare; perfectly cooked al dente pasta, nutty basil pesto, sweet cherry tomatoes, and creamy mozzarella cheese. Although …