No-Fuss (No-Cook) Bruschetta Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla puttanesca is one of my favorite Italian dishes. While the best I ever had was in Rome, I have found that the recipe never disappoints, no matter where you get it. The dish is tangy and mildly salty, and I always find myself cleaning my plate. While thinking about what kind of recipe…

Quinoa and Veggie-Stuffed Bell Peppers

In this series of recipes, I am highlighting the wonderful produce that is in-season in the summer. This week, I couldn’t resist focusing on delicious bell peppers. You can use any color that you’d like – but keep in mind that the red ones are slightly sweeter than the green. I like to change it…

Easy-Peasy Homemade Pomodoro

Tomatoes! Of course we can get them year-round, but they are literally ripe for the picking in the summer. Right now they are sweet and juicy and perfect for countless recipes. While there is nothing wrong with eating produce that isn’t technically in season, eating a fruit or vegetable at its peak means it is…

Turkey Sausage with Romanesco and Dry Sherry

I had these ingredients in my refrigerator and after a quick improvisation, this very tasty and satisfying dish emerged.  I used turkey sausage, but feel free to substitute Italian pork sausage (spicy or sweet).  And while I chose Romanesco, broccoli or cauliflower would work as well.  Happy cooking! Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of olive…