Cooking for Isaiah

Why I wrote my new book: The 30-Minute Dairy-Free Cookbook

When I was 24 years old, I gave birth to my son Isaiah. In the competitive food magazine industry in New York City, where I worked, you could say I had just ruined my career. By age 26, I was a single mom and life was beautiful chaos mixed with […]

Hazelnut Praline-Swirled Chocolate Fudge Truffles

Growing up in an Italian family, the holidays were always kissed with chocolate, especially when we celebrated them in Rome. We would always stop at this decades-old chocolate shop near Viale Libia, close to where my grandfather lived to stand in line to get freshly-made gianduia and torrone, studded with […]

Homemade Gluten-Free Halloween Candy

Can Halloween be sinfully good and good for you? The answer is yes. Sweet Medjool dates are transformed into caramel, and extra-dark 91 percent chocolate — the darker, the better — enrobes each candy with its rich, complex flavor. Plus, healthy fats like coconut oil and unrefined sugars like maple syrup mean […]