DAILY BREAD: Product Placement = Produce Power!

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 3, 2015 | Category: Meal Management, Nutrition News, Our Daily Bread, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

CHOP CHOP!

Put Powerful Produce At Eye Level!   Kids Eat What is Easy to See Come to think of it, adults eat what is easy to see too! DA STORY: Why hide the most powerful pieces of produce in a drawer in the fridge? Whenever I have a spare moment or two,... more

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Daily Bread: Da Farmers Market Top 10 List

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 2, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Meal Management, Nutrition News, Our Daily Bread, Seasonal, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Veronika Hartmann will one day be hailed for the great works of art that hang in walls around the world.  I was lucky enough to enjoy a fruit that fell off her vine for Renata's Kitchen when she was 7 years-old. This is a photo of Veronika Hartmann  who painted my Renata's Kitchen logo!! "I picture veggies floating over my head" was all I said to  her. This is the work of art she produced.  Picasso would be proud.  Her mother is proud. God is proud.  I am honored.

RENATA’S KITCHEN TOP 10 LIST: DA FARMERS MARKET It’s time to Eat With the Seasons!   DA STORY: TOP TEN THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TO THE FARMERS MARKET! #10. Search For Your Local Farmers Market HERE: http://www.localharvest.org or http://search.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/  #9. Search Elmhurst Farmers Market HERE: Opening Day of Elmhurst Farmers... more

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Daily Bread: Mike Royko and the Great City of Chicago

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 1, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Our Daily Bread, Seasonal, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Smashing City

What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up Da Story, Da Recipe, Da Quote Da Story: I always wanted to be Mike Royko. There. I said it.  For those of you who don’t know who the heck they is; he was a daily columnist for the great city of Chicago. ... more

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DAILY BREAD: Top 10 Ways NOT to Go Broke at Whole Foods

By: | 2 Comments | On: May 29, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Meal Management, Nutrition News, Our Daily Bread, Uncategorized, weekend, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Your Inner WF guardian: "You don't need it...you don't need that lavender soap.  You DO need that lavender bath salt though!"

Missing Letterman’s Top 10?  Renata’s Top 10 Ways NOT to Go Broke at Whole Foods Market   #10 Eat before you leave the house! Preferably “slow burning food”, i.e.; nut butter on whole grain bread, oatmeal, apple or veggies, and plenty of water! #9 DON’T bring your kids… unless they scream and cry... more

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DAILY BREAD: Stuff Nita Says…About Freezing Summer Tomatoes

By: | 2 Comments | On: May 28, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

My mom, Nita Tribo, who we call "Grandma Nita".

Stuff Nita Says… About Freezing Summer Tomatoes by Nita Tribo I don’t grow the tomatoes, my husband Enzo does. He brings in about a half bushel at a time. We eat the red ones right way or keep to hand in the kitchen.    But the ones that are really, really... more

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DAILY BREAD: “Bella Bean Bowl” is the Life of the Party

By: | 2 Comments | On: May 27, 2015 | Category: Holiday Meals, Meal Management, Our Daily Bread, Seasonal, Sophie's Vegan, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread

"My Little Chick-a-Peas" taste much better when made from dried, soaked and slowly simmered organic chick peas from Wholefoods bulk section.  Come up and see them sometime!

Beans, Beans, a Work of ART!    Bella Bean Bowl ***** Da Recipe Ten Servings: 2 large (26-28 oz) cans drained, rinsed beans (cannellini or chick peas) {or cook dried, soaked beans from scratch if you have time and want to reduce price} 2 English hot house Cucumbers finely chopped 2 small heads... more

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Daily Bread: There Are No Mistakes; Only Recycled Delish!

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 26, 2015 | Category: Family Preserves, Pasta, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

La Bella Fagiolo Pasta Primavera

Recycle Your Mistakes or Leftovers Into Delicious New Recipes http://www.renataskitchen.com/bella-fagiolo/ I’m not a big fan of the phrase:  “Everything happens for a reason”. I see life more as a giant recyclable, repurposed, reusable ecosystem.  Mistakes can be recycled into opportunities.  Wrong turns can be repurposed as adventures. Leftovers and new ingredients can be... more

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Daily Bread: Patty’s Pesto Party

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 22, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Family Preserves, Frozen to Fabulous!, Guest Chefs, Our Daily Bread, Pasta, Seasonal, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Process all ingredients except Parmesan cheese, which can be added after you thaw out your pouch of pure paradise in the deep winter frost.

Fruitful Friday– Patty’s Pesto Party Welcome to Fruitful Friday, your weekly column for growing “da-vine” in your back yard. I would like to introduce you to my friend from college, Patty Lange DiVita who lives in St Paul, Minnesota with her husband Sam and their two teenagers Sal and Dominic.   My... more

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Daily Bread: Grandma’s Calling!

By: | 3 Comments | On: May 21, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Meal Management, Our Daily Bread, Uncategorized, Your Daily Bread

My mom, Nita Tribo, who we call "Grandma Nita".

Stuff Grandma Nita Says I’m thrilled to introduce you to a new column called: “Stuff Grandma Nita Says” My mom, Nita Tribo, should be everyone’s Go-To-Cooking-Guru.  She is mine.  I thought it would be appropriate to share the bits of food wisdom that drip off her spoon from time to time.... more

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Daily Bread: Breaking Bread is Risky Business

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 20, 2015 | Category: Meal Management, Our Daily Bread, Uncategorized, Your Daily Bread

Carol Pavlik bakes her grandmother's bread to draw on treasured memories from the family table.

Breaking Bread is Risky Business! (daily recipe follows story) If any of you can’t bear to cook once you get home from work, I totally understand! I spent the entire day yesterday from 6am-6pm making my son’s birthday dinner and birthday cake.  Is this how people lived in the 1950s?... more

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