There’s something about Olive Garden. People love it or hate it, but I have to say they’ve cracked the code on how to keep America’s diners happy and coming back. My folks are big fans (more about that, below) but my favorite thing, by far on the menu, is their Zuppa Toscana Soup. Luckily, it’s super easy and fast to make at home. You just need Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana Copycat recipe.
I’m making an effort to eat salads and eat healthier in general, how ’bout you? I thought I’d share this Shaved Brussels & Kale Salad with Sliced Chicken Breast. It’s perfect for an early Spring day…filling and healthy.
When Angie over at Fiesta Friday challenged other food bloggers to create a healthy dish this month, I was all set. See I’ve been making so many marvelous healthy dishes with cauliflower this month (I just can’t seem to get enough of it – maybe I’m lacking some trace mineral it has) that I thought I could just slide a recipe right by her.
This Healthy Italian Wedding Soup is a huge fave at my house. The tender meatballs, made from chicken and flavored with old world spicing and a touch of ricotta just “make” this soup. They just nestled right into the rich broth brimming with hearty vegetables. It is so delicious, no one will notice how healthy it is!
Empanadas have long been a favorite indulgence, whether made with a traditional filling to some crazy wild combination, they’re just fun to eat! From the flavorful filling to the crispy, flaky pastry, they practically shout party! These Chipotle Pulled Pork Empanadas are no exception.
Kale, absolutely delicious when bought at the right time and used quickly, is gorgeous in this salad. The kale in this salad is nearly raw, just softened slightly in a dressing made from quickly sauteing Acorn Squash in a bit of olive oil. The caramelized oil left behind is sweet with no added sugars, and becomes the base for the dressing.
I miss the show Mad Hungry. Lucinda Scalla Quinn seemed to have her finger on the pulse of how America cooks. While I haven’t picked up her book, her recipes on the show spanned the simple to complex, healthy to decadent, cultural specialties and heritage recipes. Kind of like the recipe box of everyone I know.
Always looking for new recipes using Kale, I came across these little Shrimp and Kale bundles. A few simple ingredients in a fancy package, what caught me by surprise was how incredibly, indescribably fantastic these are. This recipe has more than just looks, the bundles seal in and intensify the flavors.