Posts Tagged ‘fruit’
January 29, 2016 by admin
When my husband was a little boy, his mother made him “pappa gialla” on cold, wintry mornings. The northwestern region of Italy where he grew up was notorious for a bitter dampness that penetrated down to one’s bones. His mother’s semi-soupy concoction of milk, flour, sugar, eggs and Marsala wine was her antidote to the intense cold outdoors.
One nutrition trend that is emerging for 2016 is breakfast soups (aka smoothie bowls). Served in a bowl or in a to-go container, this combination of your personal choices of fruit, dairy, protein, nuts and grains gives you all the powerhouse nutrients of a juiced breakfast PLUS the fiber that doesn’t get tossed.
I think this can be a wonderful start to any day. I’ve put together some of my favorite ingredients for a wintry breakfast soup, and, in deference to my mother-in-law, even added a touch of Marsala. This is an out-of-the-box kind of breakfast. Maybe it’s for you! keep reading »
October 31, 2012 by Johanna Burani
Italians prefer their fruit to showcase their natural sweetness and this recipe does just that. The spices and natural sweeteners blend harmoniously with the cooked fruit. You might never dream of adding vinegar to fruit but leave it to the Italians! The balsamic vinegar blends together all the flavors of this compote as soon as it hits the palate. keep reading »