Photo may be seen (in Savor) at: www.annacia.com I love pasta salad's and this one was shared with me recently. It's simple, delicious and packs a decent amount of nutrition. I swapped out the spinach for green kale which I roughly cut across the leaves and it was delicious. I skipped the pine nuts on top as I didn't have any at that time.
A twist on good ole minestrone. Very tasty and good for you too. This asks for the beans to be drained and rinsed. I never drain the juice from beans going into a soup. It's far too much food value to wash down the drain.
I find that I keep collecting more an more Mediterranean recipes. Italy isn't at the bottom of my list and that's because everything is just so good! This is no exception and it makes a big batch so you'll have leftovers if you have a smaller family. Leftovers are good as they are always better on the second day for lunch. I served with crusty multi-grain rolls and a simple green salad.
Fregolata is an oversized crumb cookie from Italy. It's perfect for family dinners or snowy holidays with guests around the table. You couldn't go wrong serving it with espresso or cappuccino. It's very easy to make too which is a plus.
This easy pan roast is served with a supple sauce. Leeks, a mild, sweet member of the onion family, are cooked slowly along with the pork until they're very tender. This recipe earned its status as a favorite because the time-honored Italian technique and straightforward flavor are so reliable. --From Cooking Light,Recipe by Giuliano Hazan