Why do meatballs have to be so complicated? Right now, I need you to forget everything you’ve ever learned about how to make a good meatball. What I’ve learned is that there’s absolutely no reason why meatballs shouldn’t naturally be gluten-free—and dairy-free.
Even growing up with a Roman father and Neapolitan grandfather didn’t school me as to why you have to first soak bread in milk before you can even think of forming a meatball. And when you think of what the soaked bread is technically there to do—give the meatball a melt-in-your-mouth tenderness—there are easier, healthier ways.READ MORE »
Dinner, Fall, Gluten-Free, Home Featured, Spring, Summer, Winter
Now that the warmer weather seems here to stay, I’ve started my annual rotation of what I eat. It’s just like rotating your wardrobe seasonally, I spring-clean my (and my family’s) breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. There are foods I start craving when it starts heating up, like juice, which has become one of my everyday, feel-good foods in the last few years.READ MORE »
Feels like summer in the city over here in Brooklyn! What better to welcome the season than with grilling. I love the fast cooking times and the easy cleanup that comes with making a meal on the grill. I also like to let my ingredients speak for themselves, which is to say that if you’re getting in-season veggies and good-quality meats, they’re already packed with lots of flavor so a sprinkle of salt and pepper along with a drizzle of fruity olive oil is all you need.READ MORE »
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