Cooking with Da Giulia

 

Hello, and welcome to the Da Giulia blog! I set out in this blog to show that so many recipes include Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce, and if that don’t, it’s always pretty easy to incorporate them in the recipes.  Now, I am a little biased on the brand of pasta sauce to use, because I am in the Pasta Sauce business, and own a line of pasta sauces under the name da Giulia.   I can honestly say the business was born, on a desire to bring my family recipes to others. 

Tomato Basil Fresh Mozzarella Crostini

Does anyone really ever get tired of this combo?  seriously? tired?  I get that maybe some people dont think they should eat that much bread, and some people shouldnt eat so much cheese, but lets face it, this is a well worth indulgence.  Hands down, my favorite...

Spaghetti Carbonara

I have a go to in Italian restaurants when I don't know what to order. I order the Spaghetti Carbonara because I always like to see how different it can be made.  Twists on the basic carbonara which is pasta, with pancetta, parmesan cheese, and egg, can be anything...

Gnocchi Pesto

Growing up in my Italian household, I suspect I had homemade Gnocchi more than most non Italians, however, that said, we still didn't dine on it very often.  I want to say maybe 3-4 times a year.  When we did though, it was a big treat.  I still can remember the long...

Avocado Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I love love this blog.  They focus on a lot of local producers and easy recipes, which is right up my alley.  This recipe is quite simply just delicious.  Its creamy and gooey with the added bonus of being so easy to prepare, and loaded with tons of nutrients.  The...

Spaghetti Tomato Basil and Fresh Mozzarella

So we made a Tomato Basil Panini the other day, and because we don't like waste, and we were in a hurry, we went for the obvious, Pasta!  I get it that is so easy to make a recipe that is only 4 ingredients, but in general, I don't want a blog with difficult recipes,...

Shrimp Vegetable Stir Fry

Easy recipe that can work with whatever vegetables you have, whether its fresh, frozen, even canned,and the bigger variety the better.  This recipe is easy, healthy and delicious. Ingredients: 1 red pepper sliced 1 orange pepper sliced 1/2 onion  sliced 2 cups...

Eggs In Purgatory

I love this dish for many reasons: First- it so easy to make and contains ingredients I always have on hand.  I always have pasta sauce and I always have eggs.  Truly that is all you really need to make this dish, however, there are lots of ways to doctor up the...

Tomato Basil Fresh Mozzarella Crostini

Does anyone really ever get tired of this combo?  seriously? tired?  I get that maybe some people dont think they should eat that much bread, and some people shouldnt eat so much cheese, but lets face it, this is a well worth indulgence.  Hands down, my favorite...

Skirt Steak Marinara Stir Fry

8 ounces Skirt Steak 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 cup da Giulia Marinara 1 tbsp canola oil 1/2 cup sliced onion 1/2 cup red peppers 1/2 cup  yellow pepper 2 cups white or brown rice(cooked according to instruction)   In bowl combine soy sauce and marinara add steak in bowl and...

Chickpeas Meatballs

2 cans chickpeas 1/2 cup bread crumbs !/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes !/2 cup da Giulia Tomato Basil In food processor or blender combine all ingredients and blend until smooth and ingredients are all combined and smooth Roll meal balls into golf ball size and...

Creamy Tomato With Broccoli

So I know it appears i make so many soups with da Giulia Tomato Basil as my base, but honestly before this my blog and website I never thought to use a "pasta sauce" as a soup base, and I don't think most others do, but it just makes so much sense.  Obviously unless...

Tomato Corn Chowder

Mid April in Illinois and 40 degrees out means comfort food!  Also means I just didn't feel like going to the grocery store.  I didn't have a lot to work with, but managed to come up with one of the best sups i  have ever made. I had corn, potatoes, and of course I...

Vodka Creamed Spinach

Who would have thought a spinach dish could be so good and so easy to make? I made this recipe on a suggestion that I include more Keto friendly options on my blog.  So because my friend is a big Keto advocate because she has had such success on the Keto plan, she...

ChickPea Burger

This burger is gonna knock your socks off, Its completely Vegan and loaded with so many nutrients and actually so incredibly easy to make.  .There are different ways to add taste dimension to this burger..  A lot of the taste is coming from the herbs and spices you...

ZOODLE MARINARA

  So what would you say about a pasta that actually is missing the pasta? Ye Ha!! No carbs, no gluten, Paleo friendly!!  What else?  Packed with tons of fiber and nutrients, oh and cooks in a 2 minutes and is so pretty to look at.  Id say, I'm in love with my...