Melted cheese, pizza sauce, and spicy pepperonis taste pretty good when you bite into a large triangle of pizza crust, but guess what? That combination tastes pretty good on some golden brown fries, too.
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Tacos are an easy, go-to weeknight dinner that help you navigate your week with a little less stress. However, taco Tuesday can become cumbersome after a while. Spice it up by making even easier pizza tacos!
In her breathlessly anticipated new cookbook, Organs for Vegans, actress and Spanish food expert Gwyneth Paltrow offers this difficult-to-make and frankly not very tasty mélange of vegetable innards. "People are surprised when they learn that non-meat offal even exists," says the lithe blonde, who writes her own cookbooks. "But think about it: cabbage has heads, artichokes have hearts, so why shouldn't wheatgrass have a liver?" In addition to this unusual "sweetbread" and "liver" preparation, Paltrow offers recipes for such unexpected delights as Parsnip Spleen Croquettes, Kohlrabi Jowl Sliders with Chia Mayonnaise, and, for readers with a sweet tooth, an agave-syrup-sweetened Loquat Kidney Upside-Down Cake.
This week's recipe for roasted sweet peppers with capers, anchovies, pine nuts and sultanas in garlic sauce was stolen with permission from Peter Chastain, chef and owner of Prima Ristorante in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Peter Chastain joined Prima in Walnut Creek, Calif., in 1999 and purchased it with his partner John Rittmaster in 2005. Peter and John want guests to feel when they enter Prima that they have a sense of being invited into the warmth and stylish comfort of a restaurant in Florence or Rome. Patrons will find warm, earthy colors, and cozy spots to linger over a glass of wine accompanied by market fresh Italian cuisine; either fireside (caminetto), or near the wood burning oven (forno), all adding to the casually elegant charm of the restaurant.
About the chef: A native of Berkley, Calif., Peter Chastain trained under the late, renowned Ken Wolfe at Contra Costa College. Since then, he has been an instructor at Contra Costa College and worked in several leading Bay Area restaurants. Having also worked in Japan and Europe, he has extensive experience in all aspects of kitchen operations, from production to instruction.
Chef Chastain is an American who embraces the Italian sensitivity to ingredient quality and freshness and the Italian sensibility of using foods that are exquisitely pure and immaculately simple.
Chef's tip: This can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator — as long as you allow it to warm up in the kitchen it will be delicious. Some people also prefer a splash of vinegar or a squeeze of fresh lemon. It is important to use fresh California garlic for this dish; imported garlic will impart an acrid, unpleasant flavor, especially as it sits for a while.
Try serving this incredible fondue at your next party or as an afternoon snack! Your family won't be able to get enough of this cheesy pizza fondue. Make it vegetarian by swapping out the pepperoni for vegetables!
Using the same principle as a turkey roll-up or pinwheel, these pizza roll-ups ditch the crust for a low-carb whole-wheat tortilla and pack in the protein with low-fat cheese. To make this delicious treat, which packs well in your child’s lunchbox or your grown-up lunch bag, gather the essential ingredients: low-carb whole-wheat tortillas, prepared pizza sauce, low-fat mozzarella, and any toppings (i.e. spinach, mushrooms, or pepperoni).
Not to be a bit boasty or anything, but when cooking, there are a whole lot of fantastic Italian ingredients. Rich cheeses, salty, cured meats, oily olives — are you salivating yet? — are ideal and will always make a great spread as a starter or a dream base for a killer recipe.
Such is the story of this pasta salad — a food lover's dream. Try not to eat more than one dish, let's see how you do.
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