8 Easy Back-to-School Quinoa Recipes for Your Family

  It’s hard to believe that yet another summer has flown by, and it’s time to get ready to go back to school. The crazed busyness of your warm-weather activities, as you rush from sports camps to pool parties to BBQs, is coming to a close, and yet your schedule won’t slow down much once…

Gourmet Grilling for Summer

Summer is always a time for celebration with various holidays, summer sun and is a great time to the gather with family and friends. But for foodies and those of us who love to grill, braise, and BBQ, summer is a culinary adventure where we can church up old favorites and turn them into gourmet…

When It Comes to Gluten-Free Grains, Quinoa Takes the Cake

I’m Jenny Finke, and I have celiac disease. I was diagnosed on April 17, 2012 while eating a gluteny fast food sandwich and washing it down with a diet soda. Classy, right? I know what it’s like to live an unhealthy, eat-whatever-you-feel-like-eating diet. I was that person not too long ago. Fast-forward five years. I’m…

Best Sources of Vegan Proteins

Many people opt for a vegan diet to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce their carbon footprint. However, it can be difficult to get some of the most necessary vitamins and minerals to keep your body running smoothly, including protein, amino acids, and B vitamins. Thankfully, there are some amazingly delicious meat substitutes that will…

Five Spring Recipes Featuring Artichokes

With spring just around the corner, it is time to celebrate the changing of the seasons, and what better way to do that than through delicious and healthy artichokes? Packed with a variety of health benefits and nutritional value, eating artichokes is one of the best ways to hale the warming temperatures during the last…

Could Adding More Olive Oil to Your Diet Keep Your Heart Healthy?

An ever-increasing body of research strongly supports the many health benefits of adding Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) to our diets. Extra Virgin Olive Oil has more commonly been described as a “healthy fat.” And for good reasons. On February 13th, 2017, the journal Circulation released a new study conducted at the Hospital del Mar…

Romantic Dinner Ideas for Two

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, now is the time to show your Valentine how much you care by cooking a romantic dinner for two. Not only will you up the romantic ante, but with the help of Cucina & Amore, you will also have delicious, GMO-free products in your meal. For your next Valentine’s Day…

5 Delicious Uses for Pesto

Cucina & Amore has 3 varieties of pesto that are delightfully rich in flavor, thanks to the delicious mixture of vegetables, garlic, nuts, and sunflower oil. Pesto sauce can be used for more than just pasta in addition to a variety of ways to perk up your breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late night snack. Try…

Fall Recipe Round-Up

Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Kale Cucina & Amore Potato Gnocchi is as delicious and fresh as they come. Made with real potatoes, this gnocchi pairs perfectly with healthy butternut squash and kale. If you need a superfood fix, this recipe by Barber Foods is perfect for your next meal. Butternut squash is browned with…

How to Pair Your Pasta Sauces

A quick guide for what proteins pair with each Cucina & Amore Pasta Sauce  Sometimes combining pasta with a delicious pasta sauce from Cucina & Amore is all you need to enjoy your evening meal. Although, you can always bring your Cucina & Amore dish to the next level by combining it with an organic…

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Quinoa Instead of Rice

Rice is a mainstay for many dinners, either served as a side, underneath teriyaki chicken, or in soups. White rice has little nutritional value compared to the superfood quinoa.  Quinoa is a complete protein packed with vitamins and minerals. Instead of using rice during your next meal, replace it with quinoa for a healthier alternative….