Veggie Burgers

2022-05-02T14:11:21-04:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

Here’s a great recipe for veggie burgers.  Composed of healthy veggies, grains, and beans, these burgers are sure to please the vegetarians.   Tasty, wholesome, and filling burgers, the meat eaters may come around and enjoy one of these as well.  I like to serve my veggie burgers on my homemade buns with curly lettuce, tomatoes, [...]

Eggplant Parmesan

2021-10-15T11:28:44-04:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: Pasta, Rice, Grains, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

March 2016 Last October, during our travels in Tuscany, Italy, my husband and I boarded a train in Florence and headed 29 miles southeast to the charming medieval town, Figline Valdarno, to take a private cooking class with one of the great chefs of Tuscany--Claudio Piantini.  It was just the two of us with Chef [...]

Potato Gnocchi with Sausage Ragu

2021-10-21T09:12:50-04:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains|

November 2016 This 5-star recipe for Potato Gnocchi with Sausage Ragu is from Davide Odore, Master Chef at the Castello di Guarene, a magnificent restored 18th century palazzo/hotel overlooking the Langhe hills in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy. Potato gnocchi are tiny potato dumplings.  They are light, pillowy and delicate in flavor—a perfect base [...]

Vegetarian Lasagna

2021-10-20T10:29:27-04:00October 1st, 2016|Categories: Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Vegetarian|

October 2016 The year of 2016 has been zipping by.  I just realized there are only three more months left for My Year Of Italy, and I have yet to write a column on lasagna. We can trace the origins of lasagna back to the Middle Ages to Naples, Italy.  Traditional Neapolitan lasagna is made [...]

Citrus Grilled Halibut with Quinoa and Confetti Corn Timbales

2019-08-25T17:43:43-04:00June 1st, 2013|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Side Dishes, Vegetables|Tags: , , |

Halibut is my go-to fish for grilling season.  It is a mild white fish with a firm, meaty texture that holds up well on the barbecue.  I marinate the halibut in a soy honey mixture infused with citrus juices, and brush on the reserved marinade to glaze the fish while grilling.  I like to serve [...]