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dina's cucina

handmade healthy creations from dina's cucina. i draw my inspiration from locally-sourced, seasonal produce along with my italian-american heritage and southern california lifestyle. buon appetito.
jan 2013
Published a recipe
  • Cooking Time 12 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Course Entrée
  • Cuisine Italian American
lemon-y pizza margherita

gluten-free + fancy-free

dec 2012
Published a recipe
  • Cooking Time 50 mins
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Course Dessert
  • Cuisine Italian
cicirchiata

traditional italian christmas dessert of fried dough + honey. i grew up eating this only at christmas. on a ...

Published a recipe
  • Cooking Time 15 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Course Appetizer
  • Cuisine Vegetarian
baked brie bites

perfect for girl's night, no fat pants needed.

ladies - are you guilty of attending girls’ night and ...

Published a recipe
  • Cooking Time 10 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Course Appetizer
  • Cuisine Vegetarian
polenta with goat cheese + greens

polenta offers a hearty and gluten-free alternative to the boring cracker.

nov 2012
Published a recipe
  • Cooking Time 15 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Course Snack
  • Cuisine American
zucchini + sweet potato fritters

these light + healthy fritters are great for breakfast, lunch or dinner

Published a recipe
  • Cooking Time 40 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Course Entrée
  • Cuisine Italian
linguine with lemon + white white sauce

easy pasta dish of gluten-free linguine with light lemon white white sauce, balanced nicely with peppery arugula + fresh ...

Published a recipe
  • Cooking Time 10 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Course Appetizer
  • Cuisine Italian
figs, ricotta + honey

healthy, beautiful, simple appetizer for your next dinner party

Published a recipe
  • Cooking Time 15 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Course Dessert
  • Cuisine American
fruit + coconut milk whipped cream parfait

4 ingredients + 15 minutes is all it takes to make this fresh + simple breakfast or dessert

Published a recipe
  • Cooking Time 10 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Course Entrée
  • Cuisine American
truffled ricotta + arugula grilled cheese

creamy ricotta + peppery arugula make this grilled cheese a myriad of flavors

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