We’re all familiar with buffalo chicken wings but cauliflower wings? It was through a snapchat from my niece, Sara, that I discovered the vegetarian version. She sent me the photo and I was intrigued; it’s a guilt-free snack. The meat version happened quite by accident, as most ingenious recipes do. The original Buffalo chicken wing was born in 1964 out of necessity. Continue Reading →
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Affogato in Italian means drowned. Most are familiar with the dessert version using a scoop of vanilla ice cream and topped with a shot of hot espresso; simple and really quite scrumptious. Broccoli affagato is a simple Sicilian recipe that can be used on toast (crostini), in pasta or on its own as a side. It’s a forgiving dish as you really can’t mess it up. It can be prepared a few hours before serving…just reheat. In this Sicilian recipe, the drowning bit is where a glass of red wine is poured over the steamed broccoli. Continue Reading →
The freezer compartment of our fridge is puny! While it has 2 levels, it’s like playing a game of Jenga. Everything placed in the freezer has to be done with much precision and each time the freezer drawer is opened, there’s constant reshuffling. A while ago we purchased a package of frozen crab meat (imitation, that is) from a large box store – the price was too good to pass up. A store employee was working at a food stall dishing out crab meat salad on small paper wrappers. To our surprise, they were good and were shown where to find the crab. Continue Reading →
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