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  1. 2015: The Year of the Cauliflower

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    February 16, 2015 by Johanna Burani

    Franca's Quinoa Cakes

    Some culinary experts and nutrition watchers are predicting a “coming out” of sorts in 2015 for the underrated cauliflower. This cruciferous cousin to broccoli has been in the hands of cooks since the 4th century B.C. So why has it been given the nod now? Perhaps because of its versatility: it can be baked, boiled, mashed, fried, or pureed, or perhaps because of its friendliness to other flavors. Also, it’s nutrient-dense (Vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, Vitamin B6, copper) while carrying few calories of its own.

    I was talking about food with my good Italian friend, Franca, over a coffee in her Parisian apartment a few weeks ago. We shared our cauliflower recipes. keep reading »


  2. Low GI Recipe: Winter Vegetable Mix

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    March 1, 2013 by Johanna Burani

    Winter Vegetable Mix

    Leave it to the Italians to take the humdrum vegetables that everybody has been eating all winter long and ZAP! them with shout-in-your-mouth flavor.  What a combination of well groomed flavors!  Feel free to adjust the dressing seasonings to appease your personal palate.  And, if you find a little excess dressing pooling in your plate, do what the Italians do – soak up every last drop with a piece of fresh crusty Italian bread! keep reading »


  3. Low GI Recipe: Sauteed Cauliflower with Currants and Pinoli

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    October 5, 2010 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe: Sauteed Cauliflower with Currants and Pinoli

    Currants are tiny dark dried grapes that hale originally from Corinth in Greece. The subtle sweetness of this fruit blends perfectly with the astringent qualities of the cauliflower, giving the combination of these ordinary ingredients a unique flavorful character. Italians love their “cavolfiore” and this is one version of what they might do with it.

     

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"Tricklers" are slowly-digested carbohydrates that are gradually released into the bloodstream and sustain satiety. These are the good carbs.


Johanna Burani
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Nutrition Works LLC
Morristown, NJ, USA

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