Tabbouleh Ingredients 1 cup bulgur wheat, soaked in hot water for at least 30 minutes 2 bunches of parsley, washed, dried and chopped 1 bunch of mint, washed, dried and chopped 1 bunch of scallions, washed, dried and chopped 2 large firm tomatoes, cubed 1/2 cucumber, cubed Juice of 1 […]

Brazilian Style Beans

Brazilian Style Beans Ingredients 2 cups dried carioca (or pinto) beans 8 cups of water, plus more for washing and soaking 2 bay leaves 3 strips of bacon, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves of garlic, minced Salt to taste Instructions Pick through the beans, discarding the damaged ones […]

Fresh Tomatoes and Arugula Risotto

Fresh Tomatoes and Arugula Risotto Ingredients 1 cup arborio rice 2 Tbsp olive oil 3 shallots, chopped 1/2 cup dry white wine 3 cups hot vegetable stock (plus 1 just in case) 2 Tbsp cold butter 2 cups arugula, washed and dried 1 cup little vine tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes), […]

Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce Ingredients 1 28oz can whole San Marzano tomatoes 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 Basil sprig Salt to taste Pinch of sugar if necessary Instructions Pour the tomatoes into a large bowl and crush them using your […]