Protein Packed Breakfast Bowl

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why not start the day off right with a healthy meal full of healthy protein and carbs? This recipe is perfect for the vegetarian, gluten free foodie who wants a meal packed with a protein punch! Serving Size: 1-2 Prep Time: 2-3 minutes…

Spicy Jalapeno Pizza

Sometimes I go through a spicy phase when all I crave are spicy foods. Others just love the zing of heat that scorches their tongue and the beads of sweat that make your tastebuds come alive. I thought of this pizza creation for the people that love spice and would like some more of it….

Cheesy Gourmet Baguettes

Who doesn’t love pizza? I know I do! This Cheesy Gourmet Baguettes recipe takes a spin on the traditional pizza to make it oh so gooey and gourmet. In this recipe, there are 2 Cheesy Gourmet Baguettes to choose from. One of them is vegan thanks to Go Veggie. Serving: 1-2 people Prep Time: 10-12 minutes Cook…

Mediterranean Flatbread

Artichokes are an acquired taste. They also just happen to be a delicious topping to take the boring to extraordinary. You can add artichokes to salads, sandwiches, pastas, pizza and more! If you haven’t seen any of my other posts, I love artichokes! Here is another recipe to satisfy all artichoke lovers. This Mediterranean Flatbread recipe is…

Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwich

Sometimes I have a sweet tooth that craves for sweet breakfast items like pancakes, french toast, and donuts. Other times I have a savory tooth that craves eggs, bacon, and vegetables. Today was a savory tooth kind of day. This Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwich recipe is actually quite simple and easy to make. Some people think that when…

Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

For those of you who have never tried a piquillo pepper, they are not spicy. When people see the word pepper, they immediately think that it’s going to be hot. Piquillo peppers are similar to a bell pepper and can actually be kind of sweet. This simple recipe actually makes 2 different types of appetizers. One…

Yin & Yang Quinoa

Let’s face it, Quinoa is delicious! You can do a lot of different things with this superfood. You could have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND dessert! It’s amazing how versatile quinoa can be with the ingredients that you choose to cook or bake with it. A perfect example is my Yin & Yang Quinoa…

Turkey Artichoke Pesto Sandwich

The best part about a sandwich is your ability to customize it any way you want. Even by adding one simple ingredient to the traditional sandwich can make a world of difference. This Turkey Artichoke Pesto Sandwich recipe is the perfect afternoon pick me up. It will satisfy those sandwich craving tastebuds and leave you…

Pesto Garlic Bread

Bread is one carb that I’ll never give up. So when I found myself with a lot of bread at home, I had to figure out what I could make with it. This was another one of my “A-ha!” moments. I was so happy that I was able to find a way to incorporate pesto into yet…

The Better Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a typical Italian appetizer which is most commonly served as chopped tomatoes. But what if I told you bruschetta didn’t have to be tomatoes at all? Variety is the spice of life, right? Why not change up that old boring bruschetta and try something different? Cucina & Amore has 5 different bruschetta to choose from that…

Mango & Jalapeno Quinoa Salad

One of the best moments that I have come to enjoy is when people share their love for Cucina & Amore. Many express their love in different ways, but the one I like the most is sharing their meal/recipe ideas with us. It fills my heart with joy and my tummy wanting more Cucina & Amore….

Spinach, Kale & Artichoke Salad

Most of the times, simpler is just better. You don’t have to add a ton of ingredients to a salad to make it flavorful, delicious and satisfying. I think sometimes, simplicity is key, especially when you don’t have time to chop all the fixings for a salad. This Spinach, Kale, and Artichoke salad is just…