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Healthy Food Choices to Prevent Cancer

The American Cancer Society states that the Global Perspective has found that 30-40 percent of cancers can be linked to diet. Some people avoid eating a cancer preventing diet by using the excuse… “Everything we eat causes cancer”. That really isn’t a true statement. There are many foods that can be included in the diet that will help prevent cancer. Having a varied diet that plant-based will help prevent cancer. Plant based foods include the following: Grains Vegetables Fruits Legumes

Does ‘Italian’ and ‘Pizza’ Belong in the Same Sentence?

Though many Italian restaurants have pizza on the menu, is pizza really Italian food? If it is Italian food, how come there are Chicago and New York style pizzas? Pizzas have evolved and changed from their simple beginnings. Different cultures, including Italians, have different styles of pizzas. There are Italian pizzas and then there are “other” pizzas. In the United States, there are Chicago and New York style pizzas. There is no limit to the creativity that is used when

Pasta and Italian Cooking

When you think Italian, it is not unusual to think pasta. Many Italian dishes include pastas. The Pasta may be covered with a sauce or stuffed with cheese and meats. Italian dishes can either be simple or elaborate, practical or foolish, store bought or homemade. No matter what is currently popular to eat, Italian dishes will always be popular. If you wonder if this is true, simply look at all of the Italian restaurants that exist today and the number

Christmas Eve and the Seven Fish Feast

When most people think of Italian food, they think of bowels of pasta and rich tomato sauces. Italy has many costal cities and fish is a big part of the Mediterranean regions. Within the Mediterranean region you will find almost any and all types of fish. This includes everything from anchovies to eels. A delightful tradition that many Italians (and others) celebrate on Christmas Eve is the Italian Seven Fish Feast. It is a bountiful holiday tradition that is very

Types of Italian Food

Commonly, when we hear there is spaghetti for dinner we will be expecting a red tomato sauce with meat and seasonings poured over long thin spaghetti. Spaghetti is actually a type of pasta. It is commonly the main course in American homes, but in traditional Italian homes, it would be the first course, with the main course to follow. Traditional types of Italian food and how they are served is a little different than the Americanized version of Italian food.

The Draw of the Italians

What is it that draws people to Italian restaurants like the nationally known, Olive Garden, and local Restaurants like Mama Jennie’s in Miami, Florida? It is the friendliness, relaxed atmosphere, good food, and fine wines. Italian food is associated with feeling full and satisfied. It is the traditional Italian families that have members who stick together and support each other. It is the ease of becoming “part of the family” when you visit an Italian home. There was a refuge

Quick Italian Lasagna

Lasagna is a delicious traditional Italian dish. It can be a time consuming dish with everything made from scratch or it can be purchased ready-made in the freezer section. Most people don’t have the time to make all the ingredients for lasagna from scratch, but don’t want to purchase the ready-made lasagna. There is an alternative between the two. Here is a recipe for quick Italian Lasagna that anyone can make. Ingredients: 3/4 of a pound of ground Italian sausage

Healthy Food Choices for the Elderly

When people age, their needs for nutrition change. It is important for elderly to eat healthy foods that are full of nutrients. Some medications, as well as illness, can affect the appetite of older people. To maintain health and independence longer, elderly people should make sure that when they do eat, that the food is good for them and will help maintain health. Healthy food choices can be made at home, in restaurants, and at the grocery store. The types