Happy Spring! It’s time to celebrate with a light and lovely Ricotta Cheesecake with Lemon & Raspberries! The Italians do a lot of things right when it comes to cooking and one of the best things they’ve come up with is Ricotta Cheesecake. Ricotta is lighter and lower in calories than cream cheese and though I love a good …
This recipe is life-changing for me y’all. I adore a good, cheesy lasagna but because we are pretty much grain-free at our house, it’s not something I get to enjoy often. Until today! I’m thrilled to share my discovery and a clean and healthy Italian comfort food dish I would be thrilled to serve to friends. And the secret ingredient is…you guessed it…
Sliced and roasted eggplant! As long as you peel and slice the eggplant about ¼ inch thick and salt it for awhile to get the excess liquid out, you’ll be fine. It takes a bit longer to cook than boiling noodles in water but it’s a more nutrient dense option than pasta plus it really holds up well to the sauce and cheese. The salting adds more time but if you’re gluten-free, you won’t mind the delay one little bit. And it’s a great vegetarian, gluten-free and paleo option for guests….
Doesn’t that just warm your heart on these cold winter days? Hot, cheesy and wonderful, a classic lasagna with homemade meatballs and sauce and a creamy layer of Béchamel underneath to make it extra wonderful. Don’t be scared by Béchamel sauce. It’s a super easy white sauce with a little nutmeg added in. It adds a wonderful richness to the lasagna that takes a classic comfort food to a whole new level. Once you try it, you may never go back!
Learn how to make classic Italian Chicken Marsala. It’s so simple to prepare. You’ll love this elegant and deeply flavorful chicken dish–my kind of meal!
And amazingly, married to an Italian as I am, there is no red sauce, no ricotta, no mozzarella but boy, oh boy is there incredible flavor. Savory bites of mushroom, creamy nutmeg scented béchamel (which is just a fancy name for white sauce), a hint of garlic and lots of freshly grated parmesan cheese. It’s not low calorie but it might just make you swoon. It freezes brilliantly if you have some left over. Which I sincerely doubt. It’s the perfect vegetarian option for your Thanksgiving feast. Rich and creamy and supremely decadent. Even the turkey lovers will want a piece!