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Green Beans with Walnut Oil and Lemon

Green Beans with Walnut Oil and Lemon

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    Green beans are one of the simplest side dishes what doesn’t make them less enjoyable. Basic aromatics, such as garlic, lemon, orange, and flavored butters and oils make these legumes or vegetables (I still prefer to call them vegetables) really delightful. They are […]

Cauliflower-and-Farro Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Cauliflower-and-Farro Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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    Enjoy this healthy and nutritious dish either warm or cold. It can be served as a vegetarian meal, a fulfilling salad at lunchtime or as a tasty side dish. A touch of sour lemon, sweet speckles of sun-dried tomatoes, nutty farro, and fragrant […]

Sautéed Spinach Italian Style

Sautéed Spinach Italian Style

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    In Italy, in Italian cuisine restaurant’s menu, among other side dishes, you can find sautéed spinach. And it doesn’t matter if the restaurant is located in a hot touristy spot or in a small, hard to find on map village. Everywhere the spinach […]

Mushroom Ragu

Mushroom Ragu

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    Of course the very best mushroom ragu is made from wild mushrooms. It is fragrant, earthy, and incredibly tasty. But any combination of white bottom, cremini (baby bella), shiitake, and Portobello mushrooms is a quite worthy replacement. Mushroom ragu is delicious by itself. […]

Mushroom Carpaccio

Mushroom Carpaccio

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    In Italy, when porcini mushrooms are in season, mushroom carpaccio is one of the delightful dishes you can taste. In America, the only porcini you can find are dried porcini (very few stores stock frozen porcini). They are great with rice (mushroom risotto), […]

Basket Vegetables Mediterranean Style

Basket Vegetables Mediterranean Style

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    Soon, very soon, hearty stews, casseroles and warming soups will fill my family’s menu. But today I am trying to catch on the grilling days. Probably I should have published this recipe two months ago when a grilling season was at its peak […]