Kitchen Q & A: Rocco DiSpirito

If anyone can attest to the benefits of a healthy diet, it's chef Rocco DiSpirito (just keep him away from the pizza)! This New York City-based restauranter and television personality's message is simple: with the right lifestyle and ingredients, you...

Rocco’s Caprese Salad

Chef Rocco DiSpirito's recipe for caprese salad from the island of Capri boasts basil, said to stimulate the sex drive, and plump ripe tomatoes (not called "love apples" for nothing). When you make it for your beloved, Rocco says, your...

Rocco’s Super Olive Oil

With only 28 calories per tablespoon, Chef Rocco DiSpirito's super olive oil boasts almost 75 percent less fat and calories. Makes 1 1/2 cups (1 serving equals 1 tbsp) Ingredients 1 cup water 51/4 tbsp garlic-stuffed green olive juice, such...

Rocco’s Lasagna Bolognese

This is not your grandmother's lasagna, which might call for two pounds of cheese (2,930 calories and 189 fat grams). But Rocco DiSpirito's recipe will resonate in flavour and, just as important, take less time to assemble and cook. Rocco...

Rocco’s Healthier Mac & Cheese

Rocco DiSpirito's healthier mac and cheese boasts half the calories but twice the flavour of the full-fat original. From Rocco DiSpirito's Now Eat This! Diet (Grand Central Publishing, 2011) Serves 4 Non-stick cooking spray 1 large vidalia onion, roughly chopped...

Five Quick Calorie Cuts

TV's chef du jour, Rocco DiSpirito (Rocco's Dinner Party, The Biggest Loser), serves up healthy alternatives for five high-calorie culprits. From Rocco DiSpirito's Now Eat This! 100 Quick Calorie Cuts (Grand Central Publishing, 2011) 1. Say goodbye to sour cream....

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