Monday, August 15, 2011
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
If you mention Italian food, the first thing that everyone will think about is pizza. Pizza is Italy and Italy is pizza. We have all eaten the frozen pizzas and they do taste great, but what if you wanted to make one from scratch? Well the above video will teach you how to do just that and I can promise that you will not be left disappointed.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
This is a delicious recipe that tastes wonderful and is easy to prepare. It is one of the few Italian dishes that cannot be accurately represented by Italian frozen food.
- 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 5 cups beef broth
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 4 large tomatoes - peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
- 1/2 tablespoon packed fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 cups sliced zucchini
- 8 ounces fresh tortellini pasta
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- In a 5 quart Dutch oven, brown sausage. Remove sausage and drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of the drippings.
- Saute onions and garlic in drippings. Stir in beef broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce, and sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
- Skim fat from the soup. Stir in zucchini and parsley. Simmer covered for 30 minutes. Add tortellini during the last 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on top of each serving.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Here's another one of my favorite recipes provided by a juggernaut of the Italian frozen foods world: Bertolli.
1 pouch Bertolli® Premium Champignon & Portobello Mushroom Pasta Sauce
1/2 cup water
8 ounces fresh or thawed frozen gnocchi
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 oz.)
4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Combine Sauce with water in 1-1/2-quart casserole. Add gnocchi, 1/2 cup mozzarella, 2 tablespoons Parmesan and 1 tablespoon basil. Top with remaining cheeses, walnuts and bread crumbs. Bake uncovered 12 minutes or until bubbling. Sprinkle with remaining basil.
Posted by ItalianFF at 4:35 PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Here's a great recipe from a giant in the Italian frozen foods world. It may not come frozen,but it involves some of Bertolli's products and it is a great way to make a cheap meal that tastes wonderful.
1 bunch green onions
1 Tbsp. Bertolli® Classico™ Olive Oil
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
3/4 lb. red snapper, skin off, cut into 2 (6-ounce) pieces
Bertolli® Extra Light™ Tasting Olive Oil
1/4 cantaloupe, cut with melon baller
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 to 2 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
Bertolli® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Brush onions with 1 tablespoon Bertolli Classico Olive Oil; season with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Preheat grill or grill pan. Brush green onions with additional Bertolli Classico Olive Oil and grill until tender, slightly brown and caramelized, approx. 5 to 10 minutes.
- Season fish with salt and fresh ground black pepper on both sides. Heat 2 tablespoons Bertolli Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil in 12-inch skillet over high heat and cook skin-side down, approx. 4 minutes, pressing lightly with spatula to crisp the skin. Turn and cook 4 minutes or until snapper flakes with fork and is nicely browned on both sides. Let rest.
- Combine melon balls with crumbled feta. Season with a touch of salt, fresh ground black pepper and white balsamic vinegar to taste; set aside.
- Plate grilled onions, place snapper on top and finish with melon salad. Season with fresh ground black pepper to taste, drizzle with Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil and serve.
Posted by ItalianFF at 10:31 AM
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Life for a college student can be hard due to the new experiences that come with living on one’s one and away from parents for the first time. One of the most challenging parts of this new lifestyle is upholding proper eating habits or even developing them. This is made a challenge thanks to the restrictions that living in a college dorm can put on a person since they are typically limited to the food that the campus has to offer and this food is rarely ever healthy. Many college students will actually attempt to offset this lack of healthy food by not eating more than one meal a day. The solution to the food problem for these college students is simple: Italian frozen food.
The first problem with the food that most college students eat is that it is very unhealthy and bad for them and that is where the beauty of Italian frozen food comes in. This food is actually rather healthy and it is definitely healthier than the food that is found in most college cafeterias, not to mention the affordable price. That is right: a major reason that college students will eat food with poor nutrition is that it is simply cheaper than salads and such. Well, this type of frozen food is very affordable, being about half the price of the average college meal. By eating this food, college students will be able to enjoy great tasting food that is also healthy which is something that the average student attending University rarely is able to experience without breaking the bank. Those are a couple of reasons that Italian frozen food is of such great benefit to college students.
Furthering the earlier points, Italian frozen food will also promote proper eating habits. Students will no longer feel the need to skip meals and further harm their body because they will have good quality food that is also affordable sitting in their fridge. Students will begin to eat lunch and dinner every day since they will have the available funds and food and this will keep them healthy, happy, and performing to their best ability. Eating right is a very important aspect to living a happy and fruitful life which explains why students who eat right often perform better in school then those who don’t. There is no reason for a student not to eat right considering the food that they have at their disposal. If they are able to keep Italian frozen food stocked in their fridge then they will be sure to eat enough every day and to also save money since that is very important to college students and families with children in college. The answer to the problem of nutrition in Universities can be found in your local supermarket under the sign that reads “Frozen Foods” and it is Italian frozen food.
Posted by ItalianFF at 4:49 PM
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I will give my opinion on the best value foods that are both cheap and quality as I explore this interesting and competitive world full of delicious food. The only thing that I ask of you, the reader, is that you continue to support and that you contribute if you see fit. What I write is merely opinion. I would be more than happy to know yours. Thanks and enjoy.
Posted by ItalianFF at 4:31 PM