Radicchio Pesto

Radicchio Pesto

by Whitney Scelp March 19, 2019

Traditional basil pesto, a well-known and well-loved Italian sauce, was the inspiration for this recipe. Its simplicity allows each ingredient to shine through and when crushed together, or pestare in Italian, creates a perfect balance of flavor.  I chose to pair it with radicchio which has some amazing health benefits including a boost to your immune system.

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Real Italian Meatballs

Real Italian Meatballs

by Esther Milne March 19, 2019

This is a very simple recipe for making real Italian meatballs in less than 45 minutes.  We used ground beef but you can use ground turkey or even add in some vegetables.  You need some Papa Vince Sicilian Cherry Tomato Sauce and Papa Vince Busiate Pasta to serve and of course the Papa Vince EVOO.

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Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

by Esther Milne March 19, 2019

This is a typical recipe from Sicily.  My mom grew up eating dishes like this and that's how she has taught me to cook and to eat!  Sicilians don't really eat a lot of meat, maybe once or twice a week.  They prefer to eat the ingredients that grow freely in the fields.  When my mom was growing up, my nonna would make home made pasta and they would pick the fresh olives and tomatoes in the fields.  Of course you need a good quality olive oil, just like Papa Vince!

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Vegetable Pasta with Papa Vince Tomato Sauce

Vegetable Pasta with Papa Vince Tomato Sauce

by Esther Milne March 13, 2019

We used zucchini as our main vegetable ingredient, you can use green beans or cauliflower or your favorite combination of vegetables.  
We also used 2 different types of pasta.  The shape is called Busiate which is traditional pasta from Sicily.  The darker pasta is made from tumminia ancient grain & has 6 times more fiber than regular pasta.  The yellow pasta is made from stone ground semolina which is high in nutrients and protein.

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Pesci al Cartoccio - Baked Fish Parcels

Pesci al Cartoccio - Baked Fish Parcels

by Esther Milne March 06, 2019

Baked fish parcels with vegetables, garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We always used to eat fish on Fridays when I was growing up and this was one of our favorite recipes.  We used red snapper but you can use your favorite fish and follow the recipe in the same way.  The most important ingredient is the Extra Virgin Olive Oil!  This is a tasty recipe that you can eat as part of the Mediterranean diet.

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Zucchini Napoleon with Tahini-Nut Cheeze - Recipe by Jazzy Vegetarian, Laura Theodore

Zucchini Napoleon with Tahini-Nut Cheeze - Recipe by Jazzy Vegetarian, Laura Theodore

by Esther Milne March 05, 2019

This vegan recipe by Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore combines zucchini, marinara sauce and a home made vegan tahini nut cheese.  Served on top of Papa Vince Busiate Pasta, it looked & tasted delicious!

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Romaine, Mini-Pepper & Walnut Salad - Recipe by Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore

Romaine, Mini-Pepper & Walnut Salad - Recipe by Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore

by Esther Milne March 05, 2019

A vegan recipe by Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore that is simple, fresh and colorful. For the salad you need romaine lettuce, mini peppers and walnuts and the dressing is made with Papa Vince EVOO and Papa Vince Balsamic Vinegar. 

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Quick Red Lentil Soup - Recipe by Laura Theodore, Jazzy Vegetarian

Quick Red Lentil Soup - Recipe by Laura Theodore, Jazzy Vegetarian

by Esther Milne March 05, 2019

Lentils are easy to prepare, versatile and nutritious.  They are also a budget friendly way to add protein to your diet.  This wholesome soup is a recipe from Jazzy Vegetarian, Laura Theodore that is vegan friendly and simple to make.

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