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Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli by John Spottiswood

This roasted broccoli recipe, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, is really wonderful. It has a lot of flavor. We served it with a mild pasta, and it was just a wonderful combination. Don't be worried by the lemon juice and zest. They impart a subtle flavor that adds a nice dimension to this dish.

25 votes
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Spinach and Ricotta Balls - Gnudis

Spinach and Ricotta Balls - Gnudis by John Spottiswood

I've been looking for tasty ways to cook spinach and wild greens because they are so healthful. This one is fantastic. These are called Gnudis in Florence because they are "nude", e.g. missing the pasta on the outside. These are sort of like a spinach ravioli without the pasta. If that doesn't sound all that flavorful to you, wait…

6 votes
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Shaved Brussels Sprout and Farro Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Farro Salad by John Spottiswood

This recipe is adapted from one by Susan Spungen. I thought it was phenomenal. If you can't find Farro, you coud substitute brown rice or pearl barley, but get Farro if you can. It's wonderful. You might consider serving this as a side for Thanksgiving. It would make a great addition.

3 votes
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Frittata ai carciofi (Artichoke Frittata)

Frittata ai carciofi (Artichoke Frittata) by Frank Fariello

The frittata is one of those categories of dishes, like risotto, where the main ingredient, in this case egg, can act as a foil to an almost infinite variety of flavors, be it meat, fish or vegetable. So by learning a single technique, you open up a whole new culinary galaxy. One of my favorite frittate, especially this time of year,…

5 votes
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Sicilian Eggplant & Ricotta Pasta

Sicilian Eggplant & Ricotta Pasta by John Spottiswood

This is yet another wonderful Italian recipe that I've adapted from Marcella Hazan's classic "Essentials of Italian Cooking". This one is good enough that my wife put a little smily face in the upper corner of the recipe and wrote "It's a keeper!". I think you'll feel the same way. We served this for friends with a wonderful citrus…

12 votes
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Italian Penne Pasta Salad

Italian Penne Pasta Salad by daphne sy

I thought I’d try a new type of posts – since I read so many food blogs myself, I always end up bookmarking tons of recipes I want to try. You can find all of them on my Delicious account. Well I actually tried an Italian pasta recipe yesterday. I got this recipe from All Recipes and was very happy with the results. I’ve really…

2 votes
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Tofu Honey Panna Cotta with Blood Oranges, and Pistachio

Tofu Honey Panna Cotta with Blood Oranges, and Pistachio by House Foods America

Chef Wong combines complimentary colors and textures in this flavorful and satisfying Italian dessert. Recipe created by Chef Lee Anne Wong For House Foods America

1 vote
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PURPLE AND WHITE EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA--BAKED--NOT FRIED

PURPLE AND WHITE EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA--BAKED--NOT FRIED by Cecelia Heer

I think that the first time I ever made eggplant parmigiana was in 1979. Back then, it was the "typical pizza parlor" dish with eggplant fried in vegetable oil and then covered with that Polly-O mozzarella cheese "stuff" that was wrapped in plastic and tasted as such, dusted with Parmigiano "cheese" that had the consistency of baby…

1 vote
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Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce

Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce by Denise Sherin

I love homemade tomato sauce, it's so much better than jarred sauce. As a summer side dish I add sauteed zucchini, it's so yummy. I recently served it as a side with baked cod and we wound up putting it right over the fish it was terrific!

1 vote
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Broccoli-Potato Frittata

Broccoli-Potato Frittata by RecipeKing

Broccoli-Potato Frittata-is a delicious, easy and quick (40) minute recipe which works well for a weekend breakfast, lunch or light supper. Key Ingredients: Broccoli, potatoes, onion, tomatoes, eggs and cheese. Seasoned well with italian spices. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars,…

2 votes
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Easy Bread Lasagna Recipe - Quick Party Starter- Appetizer Idea

Easy Bread Lasagna Recipe - Quick Party Starter- Appetizer Idea by Manisha Bharani

As you know, Lasagna sheets may not be easily available, so I have used the bread instead. Also, the authentic lengthy process of making Lasagna has been made easy. This is a simpler way of making the lasagna. And since you don't actually make the…

1 vote
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Garbanzo Bean Soup

Garbanzo Bean Soup by Suzi

This garbanzo bean soup is very nourishing and quite easy to prepare. It has a tomato based broth using tomato paste. This is one of the first dishes that I learned how to make when I stopped eating meat, over forty years ago. Back then I ate cheese sandwiches with lettuce and garlic powder everyday until I realized I needed to…

1 vote
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Bread Soup

Bread Soup by Judy Rodgers

Here is an easy-to-remember recipe for delicious, hearty Tuscan-style bread and vegetable soup. It calls for equal amounts of each vegetable, and then you build the soup starting with the firmest vegetables, finishing with the tenderest ones. You can certainly adjust, or estimate, the amounts of any or all ingredients, but if you’ve…

1 vote
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CINNAMON POACHED PEAR WITH ALMOND PANNA COTTA, ORANGE SORBET

CINNAMON POACHED PEAR WITH ALMOND PANNA COTTA, ORANGE SORBET by CHEF ASHRAF ABD ALEEM ELKHARBOTLY

CINNAMON POACHED PEAR WITH ALMOND PANNA COTTA, ORANGE SORBET

1 vote
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Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan by Jennifer Bass

2 votes
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