Archive | April, 2012

Oh mamma mia…Spaghetti alla carbonara

No, this is not healthy. Nope, not really low fat either. But after eating plant-ish things and nuts and seeds (I think I’m actually sprouting feathers)  for the past 48 hours to detox my body from this past weekend’s gorge-fest I felt it was time to do some damage again. Don’t judge. I learned how to make this […]

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Movin’ on up!

It’s official! The Foodie Teacher now has a Facebook page!! Woot woot! For all you Facebookers–head on over and “like” the page, if you’re into that sort of thing! And feel free to share with your friends! Thanks Buon appetito! –Melissa

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Detox Monday

Monday. We meet again. Another weekend has passed us by and yet another weekend of me promising myself that I will eat well (by “well” I really mean healthy-ish). And yet again, another epic fail! Ugh. Why is it that when the weekend rolls around I throw out all my food rules that I so […]

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Back to basics–The stinking rose, allium sativum, or just plain ol’ garlic!

Aaahhhhhh, garlic. Well actually, after eating it you might not want sigh like that if you’re in the close proximity of another human being. Your dog, on the other hand, will love it. What dog doesn’t like the smell of rancid garbage? 🙂 Why are some people so deathly afraid of garlic and garlic breath?? […]

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Rigatoni con ragu’ (rigatoni with meat sauce)

Ahhhh, the beloved Italian meat sauce that everyone loves oh so much. There are so many variations on this sauce and everyone seems to have the best way to make it. I’m not claiming mine is the best (ok, maybe just a little) but mine is certainly fairly painless to make and is not too […]

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Pan-seared mahi mahi; roasted Campari tomatoes with garlic and feta; wilted spinach and arugula

Wow–that’s a long title for such a simple dish! This dish is easy, folks. You’re not going to find any beurre blanc or insert-whatever-foufy-French-preparation-method here but you will be amazed at how something so simple can be so flavorful! That’s what food is supposed to be about, right?? Sure, the fancy crap is great, but […]

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Risotto with wild mushrooms and gorgonzola (Risotto coi funghi e gorgonzola)

For those of you not familiar with risotto, it’s an Italian rice dish that has a creamy texture (due to the arborio rice) and can be made with just about anything. In Italy it’s always served as a “primo piatto”, or first course, and it can be just about one of the best things you’ve […]

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