Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
THIS IS EXACTLY THE READER CONTRIBUTION I LIKE TO SEE. The kind where the food gets devoured before the reader remembers to snap the pic! From D. Barnes, this burger is ground beef with egg whites, parmesan, pepper, garlic and old bay all on the grill. Sounds like a perfect combo of spices... aaaaand I think I'd like this with some bacon and an Old Bay bloody Mary for as a brunch burger. YUM!
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
This is so easy, you can prep it way in advance and it basically cooks itself. Get your zucchini, wash and cut them in half. Place them on an aluminum foil covered cookie sheet or baking pan, season with some olive oil, salt and pepper then spoon on your favorite Italian-style dip or tapanade. A few spoons of pesto, an olive tapanade from Harris Teeter or even an artichoke bruschetta topping. Make your own or buy it already made. Toss it in the oven at 275-300 for 15-20 minutes or until the zucchini are tender with your fork. Serve warm or room temperature. An awesome vegan, gluten & dairy free and light carb dish!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
here and how to cheat and make a super easy risotto here, but now we'll quickly and easily round off our meal with a ruota di carne. So easy it cooks itself. Get a leg of lamb (you can use it whole or butterflied and in smaller pieces is even easier) mix it with a pile of your favorite root vegetables like carrots, onions, and potatoes; season and marinate them however you'd like (I love to throw in fresh rosemary, sage, garlic and cured olives) then toss everything in an oiled pan or casserole, cover and cook at 400 degrees, for about 15-20 minutes per pound. Calculate more or less how long everything will be the oven and plan dinner accordingly. When the meat is done, take everything out, serve it over your favorite risotto and WHAM, that's a hearty dinner.
- Hi there, my name is Giacomo and I enjoy things delicious. Long story short, my parents moved from Italy to NJ where I grew up (and loved it) but found myself in Washington, DC fourteen years ago and haven’t yet found an excuse to leave. Food has always been a huge part of my day and life… from happy times, sad times, holidays, drunken escapades and all the rest in between, I’ve usually spent a good portion of that time putting something in my mouth. I guess I started this blog a little while ago to keep track of what I was cooking and places I’d eat-- simply because my friends were always asking “how do you make this” or “where do you get that” but surprisingly over time I guess real people started reading too. SO, take a look around and let me know what you think. You’ll see that the backbone of lots of my food is Italian but I manage to cover most bases. Thanks for stopping by. BUON APPETITO!