Nicole’s MINESTRONE STYLE FARRO SOUP

Minestrone with Farro

Today we finally got some fall weather our way. Don’t get me wrong, I love the SoCal ‘endless summer’ weather we are blessed with mostly year round. But I guess it makes these cooler, drizzling days more of a treat. So the first thing that came to my mind this morning was some hot, comforting Minestrone soup. It was always a winter staple as a kid growing up in Italy. I still remember my grandma behind the stove (and yes, if you are thinking about the stereotypical Italian grandma right now, you are spot on!), the smell filling up the kitchen on those rainy days. To this day, Minestrone is still probably my favorite soup of all: earthy, wholesome, light and fulfilling. Continue reading “Nicole’s MINESTRONE STYLE FARRO SOUP”

Nicole’s QUICK & EASY JACK-O’-LANTERN STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

Jack-o'-lantern Stuffed Bell Peppers

Halloween!! This is definitely one of my favorite Holidays! Perfect weather, best sunsets, and everybody is ready to celebrate! Whether you are planning on throwing a little party this evening, or just give a fun twist to your dinner, this recipe will do the trick 😉 It’s quick, easy, tasty and healthy! SPOOK-TACULAR!! Continue reading “Nicole’s QUICK & EASY JACK-O’-LANTERN STUFFED BELL PEPPERS”

Nicole’s QUINOA, SAUSAGE & APPLE STUFFED ACORN SQUASH

Quinoa Sausage Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Yet another squash recipe! I do love them very much… This stuffed acorn squash is a combination of the season’s “Holiday flavors” with an Italian twist. I love finishing dishes with raw extra virgin olive oil and fresh Parmesan cheese ❤

This recipe is fairly easy to execute, super-tasty, looks beautiful when you plate it, and last but not least, has great nutritional values. Continue reading “Nicole’s QUINOA, SAUSAGE & APPLE STUFFED ACORN SQUASH”