Browsing Category

Vegetarian

Creamy Polenta Recipe with Parmesan Cheese

polenta-7

No joke, I’ve been making this Creamy Polenta Recipe with Parmesan Cheese for the longest time but for some reason I’m just getting it up on BillyParisi.com for the first time.  Talk about a ridiculously easy to make but tasty side dish to serve up at any meal.  Most people always go with the traditional rice or potato as a starch but they’ve been missing out big time.  Polenta is not only delicious as a side dish but it also works great as a main component of a main meal.  For example, you can fold in roasted vegetables and chicken into…

Continue Reading
2 Comments

Boiled Green Beans Recipe with Butter Glaze

green-beans-6

I know this Boiled Green Beans Recipe with Butter Glaze is beyond simply, but sometimes it’s the easiest dishes that can bring out the most joy.  For me this recipe reminds me of my childhood a bit, because I always remember my mom outside watching us runaround while she picked green beans and threw them into a pot.  We cook them different nowadays as I like a much firmer greener green bean, but the taste is still there. We actually even trim the green beans different as well lol, mom I promise your’s are still great!  I remember when I was…

Continue Reading
3 Comments

How to Make Scalloped Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese

potatoes-7

If you’ve ever wondered How to Make Scalloped Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese then you’ve come to the right place.  Similar to that of it’s more fatty counterpart potatoes dauphinoise, scalloped potatoes have no cream in them which makes them a little healthier to eat.  In face you could make them as healthy as you want by even replacing the small pads of butter I put in between each layer with olive oil or even coconut oil if you are really looking to keep anything unhealthy down.  I’ve always been in the mindset that anything in moderation is ok.  However this is…

Continue Reading
12 Comments

Avocado Yogurt with Muesli Cereal and Fresh Berries

Yogurt-Muesli-4

As humbly as possible this Avocado Yogurt with Muesli Cereal and Fresh Berries is the best photography I’ve taken to date… Oh and it tastes INSANE too!!  I only put avocado in the title of the recipe but truth be told there are actually two yogurts, the other is a roasted peach and honey yogurt which compliments the cereal and the avocado yogurt like something from heaven, seriously!     To make the peach yogurt simply pit the peaches and brush them with some melted butter.  Next roast them in the oven on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper…

Continue Reading
1 Comment

Summer Vegetable Pasta with Pappardelle

Summer-Pasta-9

By the time summer finally hits I am so over all of the root vegetables and ready to indulge in some delicious fresh ripe sweet tomatoes, just like in this Summer Vegetable Pasta with Pappardelle.  Don’t get me wrong, I love root vegetables and all of the fresh produce available over the winter months, but summer just brings to light my most favorite veggies and fruits.  I’m Italian so liking tomatoes was a gene inherited at birth, and because of it I eat them and cook with them as much as possible when in season.     My biggest regret…

Continue Reading
2 Comments

Vanilla Cashew Rice Pudding with Coconut and Passion Fruit

Vanilla-Cashew-Rice-Pudding-with-Coconut-and-Passion-Fruit-7

When I was growing up I remember my mom always making some odd, sweet luke-warm rice thing with cinnamon in it, which at the time seemed kind of gross.  Well fast forward 25 years and enter my Vanilla Cashew Rice Pudding with Coconut and Passion Fruit that I made myself.  The crazy thing is that it’s really no different than what my mom used to make decades ago, it’s just that I like it now.  Even when I was young and my mom made it I never even tried it, I just thought that I wouldn’t like it because it…

Continue Reading
No Comments

Classic Nicoise Salad Recipe

Classic-Nicoise-Salad-Recipe-12

At least once a week we indulge in an all-out vegetable fest and this Classic Nicoise Salad Recipe hit the nail on the head!  I make so many rich, delicious foods and desserts that a few times a week we just crave nutrients from vegetables so I try to get all vegetarian, or in this case pescatarian, and create something amazing.  I have always been a sucker for Nicoise Salad, in fact I did one some years back but roasted every single ingredient on the grill including the romaine lettuce.  This time around I wanted to use up the new…

Continue Reading
No Comments

Berry Acai Bowl Recipe with Coconut, Bananas and Hemp Seeds

acai-bowl-3

If you haven’t noticed the craze out there for acai bowls then you’ve clearly been under a rock because these things are everywhere.  I decided to stick my toe in the water and my own Berry Acai Bowl Recipe with Coconut Bananas and Hemp Seeds that is so delicious I’ve been eating for breakfast every morning since last week.  It’s incredibly easy to make and is so versatile depending on what fresh fruits are in season and on sale. To make the acai bowl, it starts with acai powder.  Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of it, because honestly I…

Continue Reading
3 Comments