Miso-Ponzu Zucchini Noodles with Tofu & Veggies

Miso-Ponzu Zucchini Noodles with Tofu & Veggies

The month of December was pretty tough for my family. I haven’t opened up about it yet, but we found out that my grandfather was sick. He underwent a very serious surgery and his recovery was tough. Luckily, he made it through, was released on Christmas Day and now, he’s better than ever. Us Italians, we’re thick-skinned and strong willed!

While he was in the hospital on the Upper East Side, our family was in his recovery room every day. It was comforting to have everyone around, because it’s easy to worry yourself into a panic in those sorts of situations.

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Chorizo, Avocado & Butternut Squash Rice Stuffed Peppers

Chorizo, Avocado and Butternut Squash Rice Stuffed Peppers

Avocado is one of the most talked about superfoods out there. I feel like if foods were personified (wow, haven’t used that word since the 7th grade) and could be friendly with other foods, then kale and avocado would be best friends.

Avocado has taken the place of dairy in sauces, replaced cream cheese on toast, has become a staple salad topper and of course, is the essential ingredient in everyone’s favorite appetizer: guacamole.

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