These cute cookies hail from Italy and the name is synonymous to the town of Saint Vincent in Valle d’ Aosta, a small mountainous region of North Western Italy. I love to cook recipes or food that are unique to a particular region which provides a slight insight about their tastes in particular. I was wrong with my assumption that breads were the one that needed yeast but this cookie made it to my list Want to know more about this recipe?
Zucchini just like cauliflower is perfect for pizza crust experiments. I’ve tried cauliflower crust pizza before and we liked the taste except that the crust may not hold well if the dough is wet and not pre-baked to crisp. Since zucchini has more water in it than cauliflower, I didn’t want to bake a regular pizza so I baked them in muffin cups and they turned out yum. I made them as after school snack Want to know more about this recipe?
Calzones are Italian turnovers or more commonly folded pizza. They are usually filled with all the toppings that adorn a pizza but I’ve used chole as the filling. It’s totally fun to make and very tasty too. If you had to make calzone from scratch, you might need to start with a basic pizza dough recipe or take my route, semi-homemade cooking and use store-bought pizza dough. Pizza dough is so handy especially on busy nights Want to know more about this recipe?
One of the good uses of cauliflower is to make pizza crust out of it. This recipe isn’t time-consuming and doesn’t require any yeast and definitely does not require you to wait for the dough to ferment as in the regular pizza crust. A big selling point for me was the calorie in each slice of this pizza(about 150 calories per slice) which is a fraction of a regular crust pizza. Now comes the warning, Want to know more about this recipe?
I make pastas very often and I’m always on the look out for making it with as much variation as possible. I’ve tried sauteeing vegetables and then toss them with marinara sauce. I’ve tried grilling vegetables in the oven to get that charred taste and then tossing them with olive oil and cheese. I’ve tried baking them with cheese. This recipe was something my son loved it at my friend Anu’s house. She was trying Want to know more about this recipe?
From thinly cut, thickly cut, crinkly cut to curly kinds, fries do take up many form but are basically potatoes cut in desired shapes and deep fried to crisp. Now do they have to be deep fried to be crispy? I guess not, they can be baked and be as tasty if not better than fried ones. I topped these fries with garlic and Parmesan cheese and I couldn’t stop myself or my kids from Want to know more about this recipe?
My little one gets attached to one type of food and bores everyone at home with the same food for weeks. He is so stubborn that he would refuse to eat anything else until the fever of one food spreads to another. This time it was bagel and cream cheese that was on for weeks and then transformed to pizza. I didn’t know what to do with the leftover bagels that were sitting in my Want to know more about this recipe?
Daughter: I want Italian. Son: I want rice or Mac & Cheese or better yet Curd Rice. Husband: I want simple dinner or no dinner at all (Nowadays this is what I get when I ask him what to cook?). Me: I feel like cooking all different meals and mixing them in one big vessel and serve it as one dish. I love one pot meals and the closest Italian pasta that resembles rice is Want to know more about this recipe?
Two weeks back, my husband came home raving about the lemon salad he had at his work. I was so curious and was asking him to describe the salad. He couldn’t recollect the name of the salad (oh! that would have made it easier for me). He likes to create suspense and confusion and finally I’ll be running around the house in wits end, unclear about the dish and the need to know what it Want to know more about this recipe?
I was brain storming on ideas of what to do for my last post for this theme. My daughter specifically wanted pasta for dinner. I didn’t want to do the usual pasta with marinara sauce and vegetables, nor was I inclined to make it cheesy. But the thought of cheese took me to a dish that I previously had at a restaurant. The pasta was mixed with spinach creamy white sauce (loaded with cheese of Want to know more about this recipe?