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Braised Leeks and Artichokes (Recipe)

I like to serve this both as a side dish and as an appetizer, with sliced bread as an accompaniment. It really celebrates the bounty of spring; want to up the ante? Add peas, green beans, fresh fennel…

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8 Ways to Order Wisely at an Italian Restaurant

All the world loves a hearty Italian meal. But it is only too easy to gorge on creamy pasta and overdose on cheese-laden pizza. Here are some smart ways to get all the flavor without the fat: Don’…

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An Easy Twist on Basil Pesto (Recipe)

I've been searching for the perfect basil pesto recipe for years to no avail. Which is funny, because, well, there aren't a whole lot of variations out there. Almost all recipes call for the same 5 or…

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Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan

A great way to enjoy eggplant parmesan without all the breading! Cut the eggplant in thick slices, which makes for a delicious casserole with an Italian flair. 8 slices eggplant, cut in ¾ inch piec…

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4 Ways to Choose Wisely When Dining Out

We’re eating out more than ever today. But if we choose wisely and eat small portions, we needn’t worry about unhealthy cholesterol and unsightly bulges. Sharing some tips that I find useful: At a …

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Confetti Vegetable Sauce with Zucchini, Squash & Red Pepper

I've been keeping something from you. More than a year ago, I was hanging out in Italy. Mostly just eating, but sometimes cooking. Obviously, my life tends to revolve around food as it is, but my f…

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Lighter Tofu Mushroom Parmigiana

Instead of having a greasy, battered coating, the tofu "cutlets" in our revamped Parmigiana are breaded and lightly pan-fried in just a small amount of oil then topped with part-skim mozzarella, fresh…

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