Cristina Ferrare

CHILLED TOMATO SOUP WITH GRILLED NAN

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SUMMER SWEET CHILLED TOMATO SOUP WITH GRILLED NAN

It’s been so hot out and when that happens I don’t know about you but I don’t have much of an appetite. I prefer to have meals that are light while giving me the energy I need to get through the day. I make soups out of most vegetables and serve them chilled or hot depending on the weather. Since tomatoes are at their peak of sweet flavor in summer and are super healthy for you I make it often because the season is short. I like to use baby cherry or baby Roma tomatoes for this recipe because they are sweet. I serve grilled Nan bread on the side. In Indian cooking, Nan is a type of leavened bread shaped like a teardrop and is cooked in a clay oven. I use it often and serve it with hummus, tzatziki, or on the side with a crisp salad.

What can I say, I LOVE summer vines ripe tomatoes! Tomatoes are heart healthy, filled many health benefits, including potassium which is great because you sweat so much in the summer heat that you need potassium to balance electrolytes in your body. Keep your self-hydrated and remember to drink lots of water! ūüôā Read more »

“FOOD FOR THOUGHT” DESSERTS

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PUMPKIN CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

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These moist and delicious little morsels are pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting from the “Dessert” chapter in my newest cook book, “Food for Thought”. My passion and focus are getting the word out about how what you eat directly impacts your health. Every single recipe in the book was carefully planned and prepared to bring you recipes that heal and nurture¬†the brain, heart, and gut. The most important thing you must eliminate from your diet is processed sugar which damage cells and can cause cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and many more! I made all the delicious desserts without processed sugar and white flour. There’s even a creamy smooth chocolate mousse made without dairy or sugar!

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PANZANELLA SALAD WITH FRESH PEACHES

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You all know by now how much I love  organic summer fruits and vegetables. I constantly think about different ways to use them before the season is over.

I’m a big salad eater and have salad with every meal, sometimes even breakfast!

I’m always thinking about different combinations and unique ways to serve them. One of my favorite summertime salad is Panzanella.

It is very popular in the summer. Read more »

Green Monster Power Booster

 

 

 

                         GREEN MONSTER POWER SMOOTHIE

I would like to share a smoothie from my newest cookbook, “Food for Thought” that will be available this fall. I don’t know about you but I find myself dragging around 3:30 ¬†every afternoon. If I don‚Äôt eat or drink something to bring my energy level up to hold me until dinner, I will inevitably start picking‚ÄĒa piece of cheese here, tortilla chips there, pretzels, toast‚ÄĒyou get the picture. I am committed to staying strong and healthy so my choice is to make this delicious and good for you power boosting smoothie. It gives me just the kick I need to continue on with my day feeling strong and in control and it certainly holds me over until dinner so I don’t pig out. I make this smoothie for breakfast too. Just look at that beautiful color, I see green and I automatically know it is good for me! I feel great when I make choices that are healthy and healing for my body. This drink is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to keep my mind sharp, heart healthy. A drink for all ages! Enjoy!¬† Read more »

SUMMER FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

                                                             SUMMER FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

   

I am always so excited for the summer months of July and August. This is when all of the summer fruits and vegetables are at their peak. Vine ripened, sweet, and full of vitamins and minerals our body’s need for gut, heart and brain health.There is nothing like a pasta sauce made with vine ripened fresh tomatoes they just taste different. It reminds me of the tomatoes I would eat right off the vine when I was a child. I would go into the garden and pull a tomato off the vine and take in the aroma. I would bring the basket filled to the brim into the house and would enjoy the harvest as we made jars of sauce and canned them. Throughout the summer season I make extra sauce so I can have that fresh summertime flavor all year long!

As I mention in my newest cook book “Food for Thought” I don’t eat anything unless I know what I’m putting into my body will nourish, heal, and provide many health benefits.¬†Tomatoes are a major dietary source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. Lycopene has been linked to many health benefits, it reduces risk of heart disease and cancer. Please make sure you buy organic!¬† Read more »

PERFECT SUMMER DIP!

                          I made this perfect summer time dip with Hummus!   

First, what is Hummus? Hummus is a traditional blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, (which is sesame paste) lemon juice, and spices. When creamed together it makes a delicious nutrient-dense food.It contains vitamins and minerals, vitamin K, B-6, folate, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, chole, and selenium and iron. ¬†¬†¬†I personally feel it is a healthier choice than any other dip. ¬†It is naturally gluten-free and is an excellent source of protein and fiber, important for brain and heart healthChickpeas are one of the most popular legumes and have a large range of health benefits. They boost digestion, keep blood sugar levels and helps stabilize your heart rate. Read more »