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Caprese Quinoa Salad

Fresh and fragrant, delicious and satisfying. The classic Italian antipasto salad, Caprese, becomes more nourishing by combining it with protein-packed and mineral-rich quinoa. Plus, adding some dark leafy greens, such as baby spinach, makes this delicious dish even healthier! Best served cold as a side, or alternatively can be eaten as a vegetarian meal given it is loaded with protein from both the quinoa...

Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

A quintessentially Sicilian spread that is a vibrant mixture of eggplant and other fresh vegetables, spiked with briny olives and capers. Can be served room temperature or cold, caponata is absolutely gorgeous as a topper for crisp baguette or potato rounds, or as an accompaniment to fish or chicken. It tastes even better the further ahead it's prepared allowing the bright and bold flavours to better combine. Chockfull...

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

This is rustic Italian cooking at its tastiest with the added convenience of a slow cooker. As the word 'cacciatore' means 'hunter' in Italian, this dish is essentially a hearty hunter's stew... chicken braised in a sweet yet briney sauce made of tomatoes, onions, herbs, wine (or vinegar) and in our case today, olives and capers. Preparing this in a slow-cooker ensures the chicken is fall-off-the bone tender....

Paleo Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

Pizza night gets a makeover! We've eliminated gluten and grains and pumped up these delicious thin-crust pizzas with nutrients by using sweet potatoes instead of flour to make the crust. Sweet potatoes are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and fibre, as well as magnesium, a superstar mineral for de-stressing as it promotes relaxation and a calm mood. This paleo and grain-free crust is sturdy, filling and...

Walnut & Almond ‘Bolognese’ Sauce

We love the classic Bolognese Sauce. Referred to as ragù, Bolognese Sauce is a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy. It is often prepared with ground beef or veal, sometimes pork, and vegetables like carrots and onions. We've lighted up this Italian classic by swapping the meat for nuts. This swap may seem nuts, but this Italian meatless sauce will not disappoint. It's hearty and filling. The nuts...