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Italian Frying Peppers – 3 Delicious Ways To Cook

Italian Frying Peppers is a variety of small sweet peppers that have elongated finger size shape. They are typically green but will turn red if allowed to ripen. They have nothing in coming with small peperoncini peppers (chili peppers) that they’re often called in English speaking world. Italian Frying Peppers are easier to digest than …

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The Best Minestrone Soup Recipe {How Italians Make It}

Nothing says more “comfort food” than thick, hearty, melt-in-the-mouth Minestrone Soup. Italian Minestrone soup is made with seasonal veggies, legumes and small pasta shape or rice. The beauty of this soup is that you can make it a hundred times and have it taste different every time you make it. For this reason there’s no …

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Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe

Orecchiette with broccoli rabe is one of the signature pasta dishes from Apulia, city of Bari in particular. This is a classic “poor man’s dish” or cucina povera that dates back to ancient times. A couple of simple local ingredients like homemade pasta (orecchiette), seasonal veggies (broccoli rabe), anchovy fillets, extra virgin olive oil, garlic …

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The Best Italian Recipes With Eggplant

Who doesn’t love soft and creamy texture of eggplants? Its mild and delicate flavor makes eggplant a perfect veggie (or it’s actually a FRUIT!) to pair with all sorts of flavors. That’s why eggplant is the main ingredient of some of the iconic Italian dishes. Parmigiana {Eggplant Parmesan} If you ask an Italian to name …

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Sauteed Broccoli Rabe {Rapini}

Are you tired of conventional steamed spinach or broccoli sides? This sauteed broccoli rabe will give you the perfect variety to classic healthy green sides. For those of you hearing about this leafy vegetable for the first time, let’s see what broccoli rabe actually is. What is Broccoli Rabe? Broccoli rabe is a green leafy …

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Green Beans And Potatoes – Classic Recipe & 5 Delicious Variations

If you’re looking for simple, delicious, no-fuss dish that can be served in many different ways then you’ve got to try this green beans and potato salad! Slightly crunchy green beans are paired with soft potatoes and seasoned with delicious olive oil, vinegar and parsley dressing. Add finely chopped garlic if you like a bit …

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Skinny Vegetable Lasagna with Tomato And Basil Pesto Sauce

There is nothing you wouldn’t love about this vegetable lasagna. Nothing fried, no heavy melted cheeses or unnecessary breadcrumbs. Instead, super light,  oven baked slices of eggplants and zucchini, layered with slightly tangy Parmesan cheese. Add tomato and basil pesto sauce to balance all the flavors and to give your lasagna perfect juiciness from top …

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Italian Stuffed Artichokes

This simple but utterly delicious  Italian stuffed artichokes is classics that just can’t go wrong. Imagine, soft buttery petals paired with crunchy cheese, herbs and breadcrumb mix all with light and flavorful garlic taste. These artichokes are nothing short of epic! Italian stuffed artichokes can be served as an appetizer, main vegetarian course or paired …

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Pressure Cooker Brussel Sprouts with Pine Nuts & Pomegranate Seeds

Are you always on the go? Or maybe tired of the  same old veggie sides? These pressure cooker brussel sprouts is a total saver. Quite literally! Aside from instant noodle bowl, what else can you make in less than 5 minutes?? Brussel sprouts cook in pressure cooker for 3-4 minutes while maintaining all vitamins and …

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Candele Pasta with Roasted Eggplant, Bell Pepper & Olives

Here’s another special pasta I got as gift this Christmas. Candele is typical pasta from Naples, Campagna region of Italy. As you might guess it got its name from a smooth, cylindrical form that resembles a candle. Very much like those real candles that were used in various religious processions common to Southern Italy. Candele …

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Garganelli With Creamy Spinach Sauce

Imagine slightly ‘al dente’ egg garganelli coated in rich creamy spinach sauce that are ready in the blink of the eye. This spinach pasta is seriously one of the favorite all-season quick meals. Top it generously with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and it’s heaven on earth! Of course as with most pasta sauces you can …

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Oven Roasted Eggplants Alla Sarda

Oven Roasted Eggplants Sardinian style is one of signature dishes my mother-in-law makes at home. She shared this recipe with me some time ago and it has become one of my favorites ever since. The original Italian name of these eggplants is Melanzane alla Sassarese. Sassari is a town in Northern Sardinia, and it’s just …

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