Posts tagged ‘italian’

November 21st, 2013

Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce with Farro {+ Homemade Pumpkin Puree}

by Chrissy

Pumpkin Parmesan and Fried Rosemary Sauce over Farro_LYK6

If you have never made homemade pumpkin purée and maybe just figured it came out of a can, don’t worry, I used to think that too.

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But now that I’ve crossed over to the other side, I can assure that you are missing out on the good stuff.

Pumpkin Parmesan and Fried Rosemary Sauce over Farro_LYK3

Try it this season. Try it now. With Pumpkin Pie’s biggest day coming up, you will be doing yourself, your family, friends, and the glorious pumpkin a great service, if you make … Read more...

January 15th, 2013

Chicken & Cannellini Soup with Kale

by Chrissy

If it wasn’t for consuming a large bowl of this soup before writing this post, I am fairly positive that my fingers would be icicles. When it drops into the 30’s by Southern California’s coastline, I know that it has to be absolutely frigid everywhere else.

Fear not! There’s nothing like a little homemade soup to warm up the body & soul…and restore to functional use in no time at all.

The pleasant mixture of sage and leek, kale and … Read more...

July 10th, 2012

The Taste of Little Italy 2012

by Lauren

The glorious San Diego Taste of Little Italy took place a few weeks ago and we were so excited to go again! As three-time Taste of Little Italy champions, we take our job rolling walking around and eating food, quite seriously.

Here’s the highlight reel of our competitive eating tasting experience:

You will see here that after we grabbed our passes, we sat down at one of our favorite happy hour spots in Little Italy, Zia’s Bistro. Lucky for us … Read more...

May 29th, 2012

Lemon-Thyme Basil Pesto

by Chrissy


I’d like to think that we have a “no basil left behind” motto in our kitchen.

You see, one time last year, we went to TJ’s to grab a few key ingredients for a dinner that we were preparing later that night; there was none to be found. Organic and non-organic basil were both MIA. Obviously, they just had not been restocked, yet.

Obviously not. Let the panic begin. There is simply no suitable substitute for fresh basil. It’s … Read more...

April 29th, 2012

Lemon Caper Chicken Tenders with White Beans

by Lauren

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I am ashamed to admit that we only ate one full meal in Vegas this weekend. Well, two if you count the slice of pizza at 3 a.m.

Yep, our diets consisted of Cheez-its, pub mix, bananas and trail mix.

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We were having so much fun, we often failed to eat full meals which wasn’t the best idea in retrospect but we had priorities…and for once, food apparently wasn’t one of them.

You know, like gorgeous views, dancing until our … Read more...