• Polyphenols – What They Are, and Why You Need Them
    Posted in: Berries, Chocolate, Healthy Food Choices, Herbs and Spices, Holistic Health and Wellness, Nuts and Seeds, Raw Foods, Spices, Super Foods

    By Dr. Mercola Polyphenols are phytochemicals, meaning compounds found abundantly in natural plant food sources that have antioxidant properties. There are over 8,000 identified polyphenols found in foods such as tea, wine, chocolates, fruits, vegetables, and extra virgin olive oil,1 just to name a few. Polyphenols play an important role in maintaining your health and […]

  • Meatballs
    Posted in: Main Courses, Recipes, Side Dishes

    A meatball is ground or minced meat rolled into a small ball, sometimes along with other ingredients, such as bread crumbs, minced onion, eggs, butter and seasoning. Meatballs are cooked by frying, baking, steaming, or braising in sauce. There are many types of meatballs using different types of meats and spices. The term is sometimes […]

  • Fajitas
    Posted in: Guilty Pleasures, Healthy Choices, Low-Carb Recipes, Main Courses, On the Grill, Recipes

    A fajita (fajitas) (/fəˈhiːtə/; Spanish: [faˈxita] ( listen)) is a term found in Tex-Mex cuisine,[2] commonly referring to any grilled meat usually served as a taco on a flour or corn tortilla. The term originally referred to the cut of beef used in the dish which is known as skirt steak.[3] Popular meats today also include chicken, […]

  • Fried Rice
    Posted in: Recipes, Side Dishes

    While the exact origins of fried rice are lost to history, it’s believed that it was invented sometime during the Sui dynasty (589 – 618 AD), in the city of Yangzhou in eastern Jiangsu province. Yangchow (Yangzhou) Fried Rice is still the standard by which all other Chinese fried rice dishes are judged: morsels of […]

  • Braciole
    Posted in: Healthy Choices, Low-Carb Recipes, Main Courses, Recipes

    What are known as braciole in the United States are called involtini in Italy. Involtini can be thin slices of beef, pork, or chicken rolled with a filling of grated cheese (usually Parmesan cheese or Pecorino Romano), sometimes egg to give consistency and some combination of additional ingredients such as bread crumbs, other cheeses, minced […]

  • How To Make A Roulade
    Posted in: Food Prep 101, From the Editor

    A roulade is a dish of filled rolled meat or pastry. Traditionally found in various European cuisines, the term roulade originates from the French word “rouler”, meaning “to roll”. However, the term may be used in its generic sense to describe any filled rolled dish, such as those found in maki sushi. A meat-based roulade […]

  • Seed Encrusted Cordon Bleu
    Posted in: Healthy Choices, Low-Carb Recipes, Main Courses, Recipes

    A cordon bleu or schnitzel cordon bleu is a dish consisting of meat wrapped around cheese (or with cheese filling), then breaded and pan-fried or deep-fried. (Veal) cordon bleu is made of veal pounded thin and wrapped around a slice of ham and a slice of cheese, breaded, and then pan fried or baked. For […]

  • Meatloaf Low Carb
    Posted in: Healthy Choices, Low-Carb, Low-Carb Recipes, Main Courses, On the Grill, Recipes

    A big plate of meatloaf with potatoes and gravy has been called, “the All-American meal.” Like many classic American foods, the true story of how it came to be will never be known for certain. One theory is that it’s just a larger, loaf-shaped meatball: The Italian immigrants that populated the Northeastern states would take their […]

  • Fried Zucchini Potato and Pepper Pie
    Posted in: Healthy Choices, Recipes, Side Dishes

    This is a dish my Grandmother and Mother made for every family get together and picnic I can remember — it was considered a true staple at every function. My Grandmother was from Calabria, so I always assumed the recipe was from the southern region of Italy, but, to this day cannot find anything quite […]

  • Seafood Risotto
    Posted in: Healthy Choices, Main Courses, Recipes

    Risotto is so comforting, yet elegant at the same time. It can be made with virtually any kind of stock or broth you have on hand, with whatever vegetables you like, and if desired, top it with anything from roasted seafood or meats to big shavings of Parmesan cheese. The 3 Most Popular Types of […]