I've always been mindful of what I'm putting into my body, with a focus on wholesome, balanced meals whenever possible. But the holidays admittedly derailed me quite a bit. Now, with yuletide celebrations behind me, I want to make sure that I set a new decade off on the right foot.
That's why, when friends came to visit, I ditched the restaurant reservations in favor of a protein-rich, high-fiber meal that included not only my favorite roast beef Spring rolls, but also a super speedy bean salad.
Rosemary, pecorino romano, and cannellini beans pay tribute to Italy, but the shelled edamame and garlic add a pop of color and Asian flair. Make this different bean salad in five minutes when you keep reading.
No fruit or vegetable ushers in the season of late Spring and early Summer quite like the fava bean. Simply ask the denizens of southern Italy, where short-lived favas are a prized warm-weather favorite. There, the tender, creamy beans are frequently served in a delicate salad with buttery olive oil and nutty pecorino cheese. The traditional way of preparing favas is to shell and then blanch them to remove their tough outer skins — but if you're new to working with favas, you may want to stick with selecting young, thin-skinned pods, which require no blanching. Make the fava bean salad that suits you best when you read more
Who knew that pecorino romano is an ancient Italian cheese whose recipe has remained the same throughout time? Fascinating! For more on pecorino, read this quick but interesting profile. — Vanilla Garlic
Today's Reader Recipe comes from our very own TeamSugar. This past Christmas her family decided they would give warm salads a try. I suggested that she try a recipe that member AlliJean posted and from the look of things, it turned out spectacularly. If this warm salad recipe for Roasted Squash, Prosciutto and Pecorino tastes as beautiful as it looks, then sign me up! To get the recipe for yourself, read more