Super Broccoli

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Broccoli has some serious super powers. Among all of the commonly consumed cruciferous vegetables, these heads stand out as the most concentrated source of Vitamin C. Plus, 250 calories of this green stuff (about 12% of a 2,000-calorie diet) will give you the full daily requirement of fiber. FYI broccoli is very easy to overcook. Once it’s bright green, STOP COOKING! It’ll turn … Read More


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While this beautiful, chartreuse vegetable goes by multiple names, you’re probably familiar with its most common one: Romanesco. It’s also sometimes referred to as Roman cauliflower, Romanesque cauliflower, or by its latin name: Brassica oleracea. Romanesco, which was first grown in Italy during the 16th century, is actually an edible flower bud. It’s not only delicious and beautiful to look … Read More

Romanesco: Deliciously Bizarre

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romanesque broccoli

If broccoli, cauliflower, and Romanesco were siblings, Romanesco clearly would be the free-spirited and vibrant middle child. When compared to cauliflower, Romanesco has a delicate nutty flavor and is crunchier. Since they are all in the same family, you can prepare Romanesco as you would broccoli or cauliflower; however, to preserve its nutty, crunchy crazy personality do not over-cook. Romanesco … Read More

Romanesco Recipes

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Roasted Romanesco with Brown Butter Toasted Panko (Brooklyn Supper) Roasted Romanesco topped with nutty brown butter toasted panko and a bit of parsley is a comforting winter side dish.           Romanesco Pasta with Olives, Capers, and Parsley (A Beautiful Plate) A simple and flavorful romanesco pasta with parsley and bursts of saltiness from kalamata olives and … Read More

Jumping Into Summer!

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This week we’re jumping into summer with fresh from the field broccoli, zucchini, spinach, and swiss chard! Because fresh, fresh, fresh produce is the only way to eat in Italy (where food is not only delicious but also super healthy), we are dishing up some Italian inspiration. Caprese Salad lovers, we got you covered this week. Pick up fresh basil, beefsteak tomatoes, … Read More