Recipes From Cuisine: Italian

Creamy Pasta And Mushrooms


Many fad diet plans eliminate white pasta for overweight and obese Americans. The rational is refined white pasta can cause blood glucose (sugar) spikes. That’s true if you eat a plate of pasta without sauce or any other foods. This simple Creamy Pasta And Mushroom recipe provides 5 grams of ...

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Italian Seasoning

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Prepared Italian Seasoning is used for 100s of recipes, but most commonly used to make tomato pizza and pasta sauce, soups, and salad dressings. You can reduce salt and sodium in your diet by using herbs and spices. No two brands of Italian seasoning are alike. Some use oregano, others ...

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Potato Gnocchi

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Italians have made and enjoyed gnocchi since ancient Roman times. The major difference is Roman gnocchi were made using wheat semolina since potatoes were not introduced to Europe until the 16th century. Today, most prepared (dried or frozen) and restaurant gnocchi are made using potatoes as the main ingredient. Spinach, ...

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Zucchini & Prosciutto Risotto

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Risotto originated in northern Italy and is now popular throughout Italy. Made using short grain arborio rice and parmesan, it has a creamy texture unlike any other rice recipe without the need for cream or any other sauce. Risotto is rarely offered on the menu of most Italian-American restaurants. Unlike ...

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Chocolate Sausage & Meatballs

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I obtained this simple recipe from my cousin in-law, Anna, while visiting relatives living in northern Italy. She served a chocolate sausage for dessert made using crushed cookies. Having celiac disease, she couldn’t eat the sausage. That made me think about Nestle’s chocolate bar with crisp rice. I modified the ...

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Sicilian Style Eggplant Pizza


Sicilain cuisine has many influences including Greek, Arab, and African. Sicily was a melting pot of the ancient world. Sicilian Style Eggplant Pizza reflects those influences. You won’t find this pizza on the menu at American pizzerias. Americans love meat. The top selling pizza is pepperoni not eggplant. High saturated ...

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Basic Pizza Sauce


Basic Pizza Sauce is a simple, low fat, pizza sauce recipe¬†for two 12″ to 14″ pizzas. Adjust all seasonings to taste.

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Pasta With Mushroom Pesto Sauce

Pasta With Chicken Mushroom Pesto Sauce


Pasta With Mushroom Pesto Sauce flavors pasta with basil pesto instead of tomato sauce. Although pesto is higher in calories due to the cheese and oil, a little goes a long way. For some people, pesto made using only basil has too strong a flavor. You can make a bright ...

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Cucumber-Tomato Salad

Cucumber, Tomato & Olive Salad

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For many Americans, a salad is iceberg lettuce, tomato, cucumber and salad dressing. A good size salad made from the first three ingredients has about 200 calories. Four tablespoons of creamy salad dressing can add 400 or more calories. The dressing adds flavor but very few nutrients. While 600 or ...

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Beef and Turkey Meatballs

Beef and Turkey Meatballs


You can use Beef and Turkey Meatballs in any recipes calling for meatballs like spaghetti and meatballs, meatball sandwich and meatballs served with tomato or other sauce. Small meatballs (1/2 to 3/4 inch) are perfect in soups, as a pizza topping or served as an appetizer. Replacing pork with 93% ...

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