Giada makes three mild and vivid Italian recipes for dinner


TV personality, author and restaurateur Giada De Laurentiis TODAY shares some of her deliciously healthy favorite recipes from her new cookbook “Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out”. She shows us how to make pasta with meaty mushrooms and nutty pistachios, lemony fried chicken and a simple salad with bitter greens.

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Mushrooms with Marsala and Pistachios are a fantastic combination of flavors, which is why this pasta is one of my favorites right now. Try royal trumpet mushrooms, morels, cremini, shiitakes, or oyster mushrooms. They all have different flavors and textures and experimenting with new strains is part of the fun!

Giada's Amalfi Lemon Chicken

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Lemon? Check. Crispy skin? The delicious smell of fresh herbs when roasting the bird? Easy enough to do on a weekday? Check, check, and check again. This recipe ticks all the boxes for me, and I’m sure it will apply to you too.

Giada's simple salad made from bitter greens

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Chicory like radicchio, endive and Treviso are not shriveled violets; Their slightly bitter edge makes them confident enough to withstand even boldly seasoned starters. The lemony dressing adds brightness to any heavy meal.

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