Tortellini Primavera with Cajun Shrimp

Tortellini are ring-shaped pasta, sometimes also described as “navel shaped”, hence their alternative name – “belly button” (ombelico). Originally from the Italian region of Emilia (in particular Bologna and Modena), they are usually stuffed with a mix of meat, which is pork loin, raw prosciutto, and Mortadella. It also contains Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, egg and […]

Roasted Root Vegetables & Shrimp Salad

This roasted root vegetable salad is not only plated with shrimp, but also mixed greens. It is then pleasantly dressed with a mango chipotle dressing. The salad also has some crunch with roasted pecans. Pecans taste so good in salads. Roasting them even deepens the flavor and crispness. Three interesting fact about Pecans: Pecans are […]

Orecchiette With Andouille Sausage & Pesto Chipotle Sauce

Orecchiette is a pasta typical of the Apulia region of Southern Italy. The pronunciation of Orecchiette is : ohr-ay-KYEHT-ee. The shape of the pasta is what gives it, its name, as it resembles a small ear. In Italian, the word “orecchio” means “ear”, and the suffix ‘etto’ means ‘small’. What’s Andouille Sausage As for the andouille sausage, […]

National Tortellini Day

Tortellini is a pasta that has made centuries of tradition for all the families that live in an Italian province called Modena. The pasta is made on special occasions, using recipes handed down from one generation to another. Views of the Province of Modena, Italy It is said the origins of the tortellini dates back to the early 1600’s. […]

Mushroom Tortellini with Asparagus

The medical journal, “American Medical Association” publish  in 2010 based on a study that found vitamin B-6 when combined with folate ( not folac acid, the inferior form, a synthetic form) and methionine ( an amino acid, also found in meat, chicken, fish, eggs, garlic, onions, legums, and some dairy) can reduce the chances of […]

Which Tomato Will You Grow For Your Homemade Sauce

With thousands of tomato varieties available today, selecting the variety of tomatoes you want to grow in your garden can seem like an overwhelming project. Tomatoes are very diverse, as each variety offers up its own unique set of characteristics, such as flavor, size, and even color. Is your objective for growing tomatoes to serve […]

Asparagus with Garlic and Smoked Bacon

Asparagus is packed with antioxidants, and ranks among the top vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. Asparagus has between 5 and 12 percent of your daily need of vitamin-C, B-6, zinc, iron, and magnesium. Those nutrients are a great combination, as vitamin-C needs zinc for absorption, and magnesium hitches a ride with […]