Chocolate is definitely one of life’s little pleasures which is difficult to resist. Chocolate is rich in calories, but in moderation it can be part of our diet. Make allowances for it in your daily calorie intake. In my book The Mamma Mia! Diet, I recommend a dose of dark chocolate, 1 oz or about 30 g, two or three times a week. Continue reading
Eating healthy is an extra challenge during the holidays, but it doesn’t have to be that difficult with Paola’s improved version of the classic Mediterranean diet, which she aptly calls The Mamma Mia! Diet. And she is delighted to share this traditional Italian holiday cookie recipe below. Enjoy the recipe with warm wishes for the holiday season ahead. Continue reading
Have some leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? Why not use that in this fantastic taco recipe? Which can be found inside Taco! Taco! Taco! by Sara Haas, a perfect gift for any taco lover. Check out her recipe below.
When I was in college, there was a delicious little sandwich place that I used to frequent. I loved it and spent most of any of the money I earned on their sandwiches. I wanted to re-create that sandwich in this recipe, but this time in taco form. The result? Let’s just say I’m glad I don’t have to pinch pennies to buy them anymore! Continue reading
Panzanella is a cold salad, full of summer flavors. It originated in Florence and had conquered all of Tuscany by the beginning of the nineteenth century. It is a rustic dish with a peasant birthright. In the past panzanella was made with basic ingredients such as crusty, day-old bread, tomatoes, onions and fresh basil tossed with a vinaigrette dressing. It is an example of how people did not waste any food….there was not a lot! Nowadays there are many richer variations with the addition of other ingredients. My recipe includes other vegetables and tuna, it is a Mamma Mia! Diet version. Actually, I tried this one in Viareggio in one of the outdoor restaurants along the beautiful beach and loved it. I made it to share with you as soon as I returned home. Continue reading
This tasty and colorful salad is prepared with different Mediterranean vegetables that recall the beautiful summer sun. It can be served as a main course on a hot day when we appreciate a light and refreshing meal. The Mamma Mia! Diet is based on eating real, good food, while keeping processed and refined food at the minimum. It is a healthy diet for lovers of GOOD FOOD. Continue reading
Dirty Vegan by Catherine Gill is the all-in-one vegan-style cookbook that makes eating vegan fun! Dirty Vegan lets you prepare delicious vegan cuisine that anyone and everyone can enjoy, and showcases the sheer variety of amazing recipes you can create, all while remaining vegan. Just in time for summer, we’ve provided this wonderful recipe below. Continue reading