I loved that this episode started out with my cooking demo at Chef Central! I feel so at home in the kitchen, cooking up dishes with love. I made SO many recipes from my newest cookbook Fabulicious! On the Grill: Flank Steak Alla Consilina (using my Skinny Italian Balsamic Ketchup as a marinade), Parmesan & Paprika Corn on the Cob, Patata Rossa (Red Potato) Salad, and Summer Cassata Cake.
The only one you saw was an appetizer: Kale and Pancetta Bruschetta. I love kale -- it's so good for you, packed with antioxidants and betacarotene and even protein! It's great for Meatless Mondays! When you cook it down, it changes from tangy to mild, and paired with the salty pancetta, it's perfect! I put the recipe up on my blog here: http://teresagiudice.com/food/. You can get Fabulicous!: On the Grill at bookstores or Amazon: http://amzn.to/RtCq8e, and my Skinny Italian food line at: http://www.skinnyitalianfoods.com/
How funny was Gia trying to throw away my sparkly bikini? She's so protective of me. All my girls are. Did you see Audriana chasing Gia to get it back? So cute!
I missed them when we went to Arizona, but I was happy for the chance to hang out with my family and friends again. It's been a long, hard road, but I'm really hopeful that we can stay in a good place.