Category Archives: Vegetarian

In Honor of Parmigiano Reggiano Night: Risotto Cacio e Pepe!

October 27, 2012 at 8pm at the “Salone del Gusto” in Turin, Italy, was the webcasted event “Parmigiano Reggiano Night.” This occasion was to celebrate one of Italy’s most beloved cheeses and an opportunity to virtually share the table with … Continue reading

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Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese, Rosemary & Honey Spread

When in season, fresh figs are one of my favorite fruits. They are delicate and mildly sweet, which pairs well with savory flavors such as cheese, cured meats, and vegetables.  I just returned from Brazil where my cousin Daniela served … Continue reading

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Lemon Buttermilk Breakfast Cake (Low Fat)

It is customary in Brazil to have a simple light cake for breakfast, afternoon tea or coffee. By ‘light’ I refer to the texture and not calories or fat content; since cakes don’t usually feel as heavy as their ingredients. … Continue reading

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Three Bean Salad… in 5 minutes!

Beans are a basic food staple all over the world. It is a legume rich in protein, and often one of the main ingredients in a vegetarian’s diet. I love beans hot or cold: in soup, with rice, or on … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Spaghetti cacio e pepe’s simplicity will surprise you. Its sauce, as the name suggests, is made only with cacio (cheese), pepe (black pepper), and the addition of pasta water to make it creamy. I first saw this pasta recipe when … Continue reading

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