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Parmigiano Reggiano is a Staple in Our Home. #ParmesanAmbassador

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is a staple in our home. As an Italian-American, I cannot imagine not having this cheese in the fridge.  Nor would I dream of eating pasta and may other dishes without it. That is why I was thrilled to be asked to be a blogger ambassador for Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
If you truly want rich flavor, don’t settle for pre-grated parmesan cheese. There is nothing like the intense flavor you get from freshly grating a wedge of Parmigiano Reggiano right into and on top of your favorite recipes and dishes.  Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is made by a collective of farmers and producers in Italy. If you see the pin-dots on the rind, you know you have the real deal!
This cheese is great on way more than pasta, grate it on of your salad,  it is delicious in soups, I love it on veggies and a real favorite is using it to make oven baked potato wedges. Even the rind can be used to flavor a delicious homemade broth. If you want to see more ways to use this great cheese, click HERE.
If you are lactose intolerant, you will be glad to learn that due to the long aging process, Parmigiano Reggiano is naturally lactose-free. It is easily digestible and a great source of both protein and calcium. It is a healthy cheese for your whole family. One of my favorite comfort foods is pasta and a simple tomato sauce with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano on top.  It is easy to make, and so delicious.
Recently, after a long day running around,  I was looking forward to getting home and making some cheese tortellini with a tomato basil sauce and lots of grated Parmigiano Reggiano. I can tell you, sitting down with that delicious meal, the stress of the day just melted away and I was in heaven. What can I say,  we Italians are passionate about our food.
Yesterday, I made some super greens because they are so rich in iron. I sautéed them in garlic and olive oil and seasoned with pepper. When I plated them, I topped them with fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano! So healthy and delicious!
More About Parmigiano Reggiano:
Did you know that just three ingredients—milk, salt and rennet—and eight centuries of cheese making experience go into every wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano? From the local grasses and forage fed to the cows, to the milk they produce and then the cheese that is produced by nearly 400 cheese makers, Parmigiano Reggiano is a true reflection of its place of origin and the art of generations and generations of cheese artisans. Parmigiano Reggiano is produced exclusively in the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and parts of the provinces of Mantua and Bologna, on the plains, hills and mountains enclosed between the rivers Po and Reno.

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Would you like  a chance to win a Holiday Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Feast? I knew you would! All you need to do is click HERE to enter. Good Luck!

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Peel and Julienne Your Vegetables Quickly and Easily with One Tool!

The Pridebit Julienne Peeler lets you easily peel your vegetables with one side of the blade and with the opposite side of the peeler, julienne them effortlessly. The peeler has a 2 in 1 blade that will peel even tough vegetables like squash and eggplant easily.

PrideBit Julienne Stainless Steel Peeler


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Pridebit Peeler


Food prep is easy with this versatile tool made of professional quality stainless steel that maintains sharpness even after washed in the dishwasher.  The peeler comes with a handy cleaning brush to help you clean out any small vegetable peels and then you can just rinse them and put right in the dishwasher.

Pridebit Julienne Peeler



See our video below of it in action.  You can purchase the peeler on Amazon.com. There is a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee! Let me know what you think.

I received this peeler to facilitate my review as always, my words and views are 100% my own.

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Kyocera Vertical, Double Edge Peeler Review & Giveaway

Kyocera double edge peeler

Kyocera Advanced Ceramics Vertical Peeler is a great peeler for any size hand.  The ergonomic handle fits comfortably and securely whether your hands are small or large or left or right-handed.


Peeler 1

The handle allows you to peel in a vertical style.  Easy care, just pop the peeler in the dishwasher.  The peeler’s vertical blade is made from advanced ceramic and it is super sharp and stays that way 10 times longer than steel blades. It is so easy to peel vegetables because the optimal cutting angle just glides right through foods effortlessly.  The blade will not rust or corrode ever! The ceramic blade also will not brown foods or transfer a metallic taste or smell.

Peeler 2

My husband tried this peeler out and loves it.  So easy to peel any type of fruit or vegetable and the ceramic blade is so much cleaner and more sanitary than metal.  The sharp red color makes it easy to locate the peeler in a drawer.  If you are in the market for a new peeler, do yourself a favor and check out the Vertical, Double Edge Peeler from Kyocera Advanced Ceramics.

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Loving the Vitamix!!!

What can I say?  I think it has been a week and I am loving drinking raw green smoothies at least once a day.  I am thrilled that I am eating things like Kale, which I have never eaten before.  I cannot believe the health benefits in Kale, and it is all in its raw form so nothing is taken away through cooking.  I feel like my skin has more elasticity, that I have more energy, less sugar cravings and feel  healthier in general.  Jimi has been enjoying them too and even Luke will sip from my glass.   I made pizza dough in it the other day in the dry container and it worked out great and we had homemade pizza.  I love that we are eating more food we make from scratch than processed food with who knows what in it.  There are so many recipes we want to try and I just love the machine.  It is a cinch to clean too, you just add a drop of dish soap and some warm water and crank that baby up.  It works in a jiffy and with a quick rinse you are all set for the next time.  Some of the concoctions I enjoy are kale, fresh cranberries, kiwi with skin, orange, fresh organic baby spinach, organic baby carrots, apple, banana, grapes, pomegranate and broccoli.  Some may say that sounds gross, but it isn’t.  It is surprisingly good and so healthy for you.   Well, off to whirl that baby up again!!!

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Going Green…Smoothie That Is!!!

Well, like I wrote in my last post we are ordering the Vitamix 5200.  So I have been searching a lot of green smoothie books, lifestyles, recipes, etc.   I have read some truly remarkable testimonies from then tasting so good and helping people with a lot of health issues.  I ordered two books from Amazon to get us started on this raw lifestyle.  Not that we are going 100% raw but I will definitely be making breakfast green smoothies.  I also plan to make the chocolate beet cake and cannot wait for my books to get here so I can read all the healthy filling recipes.  I also read a lot about group produce buy ins on the local level.  Also buying Raw nuts in these group buy ins.  I have so much to learn but it is such a wonderful thing to be on a quest for knowledge, after all we should die learning. 

The health benefits from the green smoothies and the raw food diet is great energy, strong immune systems, better overall health, low cholesterol, good blood sugar and so so much more.  I am really excited to see how the kids will like these smoothies.  A great way to make sure they get all those great fruits and veggies in every day. 

So our new quest is going green and I am so looking forward to the whole process.  I will be standing and waiting with bated breath for the UPS man to arrive with our new beast of a blender and great new books chock full of recipes and inspiration. 

So I bid you goodnight for now and sweet dreams to everyone.  Me, I will be dreaming in green of my new VitaMix 5200.

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