Cipriani Food High Protein 30% Tagliolini Extra Thin Egg White Pasta

When it comes to healthy cooking, a good idea is to restock your kitchen with the right, healthy ingredients in lieu of unhealthier options, like whole milk with skim milk, sodas with seltzers, and cookies and ice cream for yogurts and fruit.

It takes a change in mindset, but you will find that making these simple changes will help your cooking, improve your health and mind, and you won’t even notice the difference after a while.

A really great alternative to traditional flour pasta is egg white pasta. If you’re looking to lighten your pasta dishes and add a little protein, you definitely should consider trying Cipriani’s High Protein Tagliolini Extra Thin Egg White Pasta for your next meal.

Egg white pasta is a great alternative because it eliminates flour and is lighter in calories. Pasta is known for being heavy in calories and carbs, but you have to admit that there are some really great pasta dishes you really can’t go without. Egg white pasta allows you to enjoy your favorite pasta dishes with a lighter twist.

This egg white pasta is 100% cholesterol free. Egg whites are also naturally gluten free, meaning you couldn’t find a healthier, tastier alternative to flour. Use this egg white pasta to make saucy spaghetti and meatballs, or light chicken pasta with a lemon lime sauce topped off with parmesan cheese.

Egg white pasta is also great in soups and stews. Break up a few strands of this egg white pasta into a chunky chicken soup or into hearty beef stew. If you’re feeling really adventurous, there are also many recipes for desert pastas. The big difference is that your dishes will be healthier and lighter, all from changing one simple ingredient. Your taste buds will only notice the difference for the better.

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Congedi Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Handmade Cruets

To feel more connected to your cooking, and the integrity of the ingredients, a great way to start is by investing in food items that come in their traditional and customary containers. This congedi extra virgin olive oil comes in a handmade ceramic cruet that is both visually stunning and quality made.

In many cultures the containers, pots and pans used to made fresh food are just as important as the food itself. Mexican cooking is saturated with functional tools for cooking that are just as important and integral to the meal as the food itself. The Mexican pestle is a great example. In fact, certain cultures can be identified and named solely by the pottery they use and how it is made.

Olive oil is no stranger to tradition, and this handmade ceramic cruet follows in that tradition. Filled with the finest oil, produced in strict compliance with the ancient methods of olive oil extraction passed down through centuries, you know you are investing in nothing but the best.

Just like fine wines, any olive oil connoisseurs will have certain oils set aside as favorites or for special events. This might be the oil for you, but the truth is I find it rather difficult not integrating a favorite oil in my meals throughout the day. I use a pinch to top of an onion bagel with salmon and a bit of cream cheese. For lunch, nothing hits the spot than a sliced baguette dipped in olive oil and spices with a side of hummus and cheese. And for a simple dinner, simply season your favorite cut of steak in olive oil and balsamic vinegar with a side salad. Take minutes, and it’s delicious.

This handmade ceramic cruet may be what inspires you to elevate your cooking, or it might remind you that the best foods come from the most traditional and simplest creations.

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Condorelli Italian Holiday Cakes and Treats

March 14, 2014 4:59:38 AM EDT

Condorelli Italian Holiday Cakes and Treats

When it comes to trying out news foods, it is my honest suggestion that you take advantage any opportunity that comes your way to sample new flavors. Candy is a great way to start. Every culture and region has traditional candies are pastries that you can sample without breaking the bank or going too wild. You can’t go wrong. Who doesn’t love traditional pastries? And it’s an opportunity to learn from another culture.

Pasta Cheese offers an assortment of traditional Condorelli Italian Holiday Cakes and Treats that are hard to find outside of Italy. If left to my own devices, my diet would consist of little more than marzipan fruit and chocolate covered orange peels. These Condorelli Italian Holiday Cakes and Treats are the best you could find without a passport, and they’re made with the finest ingredients and follow the strictest traditional recipes. And that is key here: there is nothing worse than trying something for the first time only to have a negative experience. That happened to me with my first cannoli. It was store bought and had been sitting under lights for hours. By the time I had it, it was soggy and stale. I didn’t have a real cannoli until I visited Little Italy in the Bronx, and I was reformed. These candies are made with the same quality in mind.

For Valentine’s Day, gift that special someone with a box of Torroncini nougats. It’s a twist on the ordinary box of chocolates and definitely much more special than something you would buy at the same place you pick up couch syrup. For a twist on the traditional chocolate and nut bar, try the Condorelli soft nougat bars with pistachios. You will never eat chocolate out of the vending machine again.

Trying out quality-made sweets is the simplest way to explore new flavors from different cultures. There is no pressure because candies are supposed to invoke pleasant feelings. Once you’ve got the candy down, you can work your way up to breakfasts from around the world, to dinner specialties. You will be eating rare delicacies in no time.

0 Comments | Posted in Baked Goods and Sweets By Mike Vlachos
Marabissi All Natural Holiday Panforte Fruit Cake

A name you can trust, Caviar & Caviar has over 65 years of professional expertise in the art of selecting and supplying unparalleled quality Caviar & Gourmet foods world wide. Our goal is perfection, and we strive to provide Caviar without equal. Our private stock contains only the most cherished and highly sought after reserve caviar. Each caviar set offered at Pasta Cheese is selected to be the finest in terms of texture, firmness, taste, and aroma so that when you taste it, you feel like a royal and your taste buds will be in for a treat.

When you buy caviar from Caviar & Caviar you can rest assured that you’re buying from the most prestigious brand out there. Caviar & Caviar stays up to date on caviar production and updates their stock so that they only offer the freshest strains of caviar to be delivered straight to your door; if it’s out of production then Caviar & Caviar would never offer it. Caviar is a delicacy, and when you treat yourself to it you should do it the right way. Caviar & Caviar caters to its clientele and wants to give you the best caviar experience.

Pasta Cheese offers a variety of gift sets from Caviar & Caviar so that you can gift some of the delicacy to your loved ones or coworkers, or simply gift to yourself as a mid-week pick me up. Caviar & Caviar also has eight or four ounce servings and a convenient one ounce serving option to wet your taste buds and initiate you into the world of caviar if this is your first venture into it. Once you taste caviar from the Caviar & Caviar you’ll never want to taste caviar from a different source! It’s time to sophisticate your taste buds; it’s time to taste some caviar!

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Marabissi All Natural Holiday Panforte Fruit Cake

When you’re looking for a delectable treat that can’t be bought at your local grocer around the block you know it’s time to turn to Pasta Cheese and the wide selection of food products that they offer. From Pasta Cheese to your door, all it takes is for you to decide on how many purchases you’re going to limit yourself to… or if today is the day you splurge on your taste buds.

Marabissi All Natural Holiday Panforte Fruit Cake should be in your shopping cart at Pasta Cheese. Marabissi is made from all natural healthy ingredients that combine together with the indulgence of cocoa to create a sensational journey each time you take a bite. Marabissi All Natural Holiday Panforte Fruit Cake comes in different ounce sizes as well as flavors: do you prefer the almond, chocolate and candied fruit cake or the dates and almonds panforte? Or how about that each Marabissi All Natural Holiday Panforte Fruit Cakeis made of candied fruit that includes the likes of melon peels and orange peels and is just as equally made up of almonds, the nut that is the source of healthy and good for you fats. Each fruit cake also includes a sprinkling of just the right amount of spices to give each piece the right amount of kick that will wake you up and make you appreciate what you’re eating.

If you’re running behind on your holiday shopping, it’s not too late to choose to gift a Marabissi All Natural Holiday Panforte Fruit Cake to a family member or coworker, or to whomever is still left on your list. Receiving a Marabissi All Natural Holiday Panforte Fruit Cake as a present is something that anyone can appreciate. I mean, you’re telling me that I get a present and that I can eat it? What more can you ask for on the Holidays! Try a Marabissi All Natural Holiday Panforte Fruit Cake today and make sure that Marabissi becomes a regular part of your holidays from now on. 

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