Mary Beth Clark

Culinary Educator · Consultant · Author


Mafaldine with Mussels, Broccoli Rabe, and Tomatoes in Broth is a southern Italian stew that satisfies while being low in calories. Make in less than 15 minutes. Delicious!

Garlic Shrimp with 'Nduja and Broccoli Rabe is a fabulous antipasto. Typical of southern Italy, spicy olive oil sauce naps juicy shrimp and contrasts slightly bitter greens.

Baked Spicy Cauliflower and Eggplant Pasticcio warms and satisfies us on blustery days. Make delicious vegan and gluten-free versions, too.

Spicy Cauliflower and Eggplant Ragù with 'Nduja is easy to make. This robust sauce is perfect with zucchini noodles, pasta, polenta, eggs, tofu, toast, fish, or chicken.

Rye Berry Salad with Roasted Carrots and Squash, Pomegranate Seeds, Arugula, and Persimmon is a luscious main dish. Low-cal, easy to make, and nutritious, too.

Spaghetti alla Chitarra with Cuttlefish Ink and Seafood is an anticipated addition to Christmas Eve's Feast of the Seven Fishes or La Vigilia. Easy to make. Delectable.

Pop fresh persimmons in the freezer. Thaw. Serve Frozen Persimmon as Sorbet. This creamy dessert is low-cal and packed with Vitamin C. So easy, fresh, and delicious.

Roasted Beet Tarte Tatin with Walnuts, Goat Cheese, and Feta is a fabulous show-stopper for the holidays. Serve it as an elegant appetizer or a savory dessert.

Include leftover holiday turkey in Broccoli Salad with Romanesco, Grapes, Dates, Sunflower and Pumpkin seeds. Nutritious and delicious, it's addictively good.

Serve Porcini Mushroom Soup as a luscious main dish, satisfying the soul and renewing the spirit.

Creamy and zesty with a spike of heat, serve Gorgonzola Dip with Fresh Fennel, buffalo wings, chilled celery, grissini, or grilled chicken. Makes a great party dish.

Spiced Tofu Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms, Scallions, and Kale make a soothing, nutritious meal. Enjoy delicious pasta without grain-based pasta.

A specialty of the coastal city of Messina, Sicilian Fish with Potatoes and Tomato-Olive Sauce is a restaurant-quality main dish you can easily make at home.

Sauteed Pears, Nectarines, and Onions with fragrant Wild Mountain Cumin Seeds and Feta is delicious as a side dish or savory dessert.

Farro Salad with Tuna, Artichoke Hearts, Cherry Tomatoes, and Arugula is a classic Bolognese warm-weather salad. Boil farro then toss ingredients together. Serve as a main dish.

Add creamy avocado, chives, and cilantro to classic Italian Caprese Salad of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. It will be the star of your party buffet.


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