Carmelina’s in Little Italy Boston, MA!
Carmelina’s in Boston’s North End was an absolute treat after spending a sunny Saturday afternoon moving my “little Freshman” into her college dorm!
Checking out the menu in silence!
Little Italy in Boston’s North End
Ready for lunch.
Mussels in White Wine
Wild Mushroom Rissotto.
Warm Crusty Bread.
Table of food.
Catch of the day on Broccoli Rabe.
Rissotto with Seafood.
More “fruits of the sea”
Angel Hair Pasta
Arugula with shaved Parmesan.
Tuna with Fusilli.
This meal was delicious and it was the perfect time of day to consume copious calories.
Believe it or not, not long after this meal we walked down the street to the Caffe Paradiso for the world’s best ( no hyperbole ) tiramisu and coffee.
As close to an authentic Italian experience as one could find on this side of the Atlantic.
An emotional weekend fueled by olive oil and mascarpone cheese, you can be sure that I will be visiting often for many reasons!
Posted in: Chefs and Restaurants, Indulgences
Tags: arugula, arugula salad, Caffe Paradiso Boston, Carmelina's in Boston Ma., Italian desserts, Italian food, Ma., mussels, rissotto, tiramisu
Roasted Veggies with Fritatta and Arugula Salad for a Late Afternoon Lunch!
These roasted vegetables are the perfect dish for a sunny Autumn afternoon lunch.
Beautiful Donna, from Italy, made this light lunch for me and my BFF.
Roasted sweet potatoes, red peppers and zucchini with olive oil and salt and pepper in a 425 degree oven for about an hour is all it takes.
These were fantastic and tasted great with the mozzerella cheese fritatta with a hint of sauteed onion.
A light touch is the perfect ingredient.
Arugula salad with walnuts and dried cranberries is herb and berry freshness.
Eggs make a great light but protein and nutrient rich meal when you’re trying to eat light or stay on a tight budget.
Posted in: Food on a Budget, Healthy, Ingredients, Recipes
Tags: arugula, arugula salad, brunch, budget meal, dried cranberries, eggs, fritatta, healthy eating, healthy inexpensive meal, healthy meal, late lunch, mozzerella, mozzerella cheese fritatta, olive oil, red pepper, roasted vegetable, roasted veggies, sweet potatoes, walnuts, zucchini
Meatless Monday! Goat Cheese Purses in Pesto with Asparagus and Roasted Red Peppers and Arugula Salad
Lots of pesto and olive oil!
I sliced french bread and brushed it with olive oil and broiled for a few minutes to get crunchy, crusty goodness!
I also toasted some pine nuts and served them on the side to garnish everything!
Arugula dressed with fresh squeezed lemon and olive oil is simple, clean and delicious!
A great bottle of red wine and Brownies a la mode definitely make this a Meatless Monday to remember!
No one feels deprived. Not even the most serious of meat eaters.
Posted in: Green Living, Healthy, Ingredients
Tags: arugula, arugula salad, asparagus, David Bruce petite sirah, french bread, garlic, Goat Cheese Ravioli, lemon, Meatless Monday, olive oil, pesto, pine nuts, roasted red pepper, vegetarian, vegetarian meal, wine
Baby Arugula and Asparagus Salad with Lemony Tahini Dressing and Pine Nuts!
Lemony, garlicky, creamy, tahini dressing made this salad fantastic.
Baby arugula and lightly steamed asparagus was the perfect meal for a sunny day with promises of Spring!
I used the juice of 1 lemon to 2 tablespoons of sesame tahini plus 3 cloves of fresh garlic! To that I added 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
It was potent! and sooo delicious.
Another good thing about being a vegan is that the dog is never really interested in what I’m cooking.
Sammy was all about sunbathing today.
Posted in: Green Living, Healthy, Ingredients, Recipes
Tags: arugula salad, asparagus, baby arugula, garlic, lemon, olive oil, pine nuts, Salad, tahini, vegan, vegan meal, vegan recipe, vegetarian