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Making Aprilanne’s Grandma Rose’s MEATBALL Recipe will transform you into an Authentic Italian chef. Your family and guests will shower you with meatball compliments, and you will realize you don’t have to be Italian to cook like an Authentic Italian.
There are some things in life you just can’t live without - like Grandma Rose’s Authentic Italian Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce!
Now while I have 2 Meatball Recipes to share with you - the first is my Grandma Rose’s Recipesince it is recipe to make the Meatballs I grew up on…which has been handed down generation after generation. The secret ingredient in this recipe is the hot dog roles (yes you read that right!) which are soaked in milk prior to mixing in with the meat to give these meatballs that delectable softness Grandma Rose’s Meatballs are famous for.
The 2nd recipe is courtesy of Sonoma County Chef Graziano Perozzi who, graciously showed us how to “make meatballs” on California Living Prime Time – which can be viewed in the video player above for an easy step by step account of how to…make Meatballs! Graziano’s Meatballs, unlike Grandma Rose’s, don’t call for any bread or breadcrumbs. Are they still soft and delicious? Why not make both recipes and you be the judge…and if you are so inclined – drop us a note to let us know your vote on which recipe makes the better Meatball - Enjoy! Aprilanne
PS: You can substitute ground turkey for the ground beef, pork, etc., if you prefer – and no one (including you) will notice any significant difference in the overall consistency and taste!
Aprilanne Hurley SFN is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition,Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach, Series Creator of California Living, and author of “The Party Girl Diet,” available on Amazon.com so you can “Keep the Party Going…While You Lose the Weight.”
San Francisco Bay Area Author Aprilanne Hurley set out on a mission to teach nutrition to the mothers and children in a transitional village on the Island of Oahu…and came home with a lesson in the power of the human spirit.
It was all smiles and giggles as some 30 Oahu village children gathered around Aprilanne to learn about healthy food choices as part of Hurley’s “Eat a Rainbow” nutrition program. Hurley designed this 4 module course to teach at-risk parents and children about making healthy foods choices through the use of color.
“We had an amazing day of learning, food, and fun,” Hurley offers, adding, “and while all of the children were excited and thrilled to see the many colorful foods presented, the younger children got extremely excited when they saw they were going to have orange juice. It broke my heart. These children, most of them previously homeless, shared a glimpse of the amazing resilience they have no matter what adversities life brings. Their beautiful innocence, and sheer exuberance for the little things in life like orange juice and fruit – will stay with me forever.”
With Weinberg Village Waimanalo’s Director Holly Holowach’s catering expertise in the kitchen – we served over 60 village members a tasty recipe from Hurley’s Party Girl Diet book for the main course: Cavatelli & Broccoli. This super healthy dish was made with fresh steamed broccoli, braised dark meat chicken, chopped garlic, and curly shaped pasta to attract the Keiki’s interest.
Holowach offers, “the families at the Village really enjoyed Aprilanne’s visit. The mothers were so attentive during her class and appreciated learning her tips on how to create healthy bodies through eating fruits and vegetables and adding more colorful foods to their diets. The children loved the food, especially the fruit and yogurt. “
Holowach adds, “the parents are still talking about how much they liked the Chicken Broccoli pasta dish! Several of them have read Aprilanne’s book and were so thrilled to meet her! Mahalo to Aprilanne for coming to the village and sharing her love of healthy eating and good nutrition with our families.”
We covered The Party Girl Diet’s Top 10 Foods for Health & Longevity, and the importance of eating breakfast, healthy fats, fruit, vegetables, and fiber.” The health benefits of daily exercise was also emphasized.”
Hurley’s “Eat a Rainbow” Party for the Keiki (meaning children in Hawaii) started off with a colorful “pupu platter” consisting of fresh veggies and tomato salsa. The fun kicked into high gear with dessert – as Aprilanne launched a “hands-on” food project with the Keiki – who all thoroughly enjoyed learning how to make their own fresh fruit kabobs with a wide assortment of colorful fruits. Honey and cinnamon was mixed into plain – non-fat greek style yogurt to create a healthy fruit dip for the kabobs.
“It was spectacular,” Hurley beams, and so rewarding to know that by the end of our “Eat a Rainbow” Keiki Party – the children tasted as many as 9 different colors through the assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables in the dishes we served. It is interesting to note that it was the first time many of the children tasted some of the vegetables and fruits we presented – which are very common foods to us on the mainland.”
“I look at my nutrition work in Oahu as planting seeds for a future free of obesity,” Hurley notes. “Even if just one mother or child takes what they have learned about healthy eating through my nutrition program to heart ~ I am one step closer to ending the fight against obesity.” A Special Thank You goes out to Holly Holowach Director of Weinberg Village Waimanalo – who has been an integral part of this project. It is because of Holly’s passion and commitment to see an end to homelessness in Hawaii that brought Aprilanne to Oahu, and the many hours of time, talents, and resources Holly has invested to see this project come to fruition for her village are appreciated beyond words…Mahalo!
A warm thank you also goes out to Holly’s dedicated staff who graciously supported and assisted us throughout the day – Mahalo!
100% of the net-proceeds for all Party Girl Diet books sold in Hawaii during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week support the Weinberg Village Waimanalo’s L.E.A.P Fund – an Enrichment Program for the Children.
Aprilanne Hurley is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, Author of The Party Girl Diet, and Registered Natural Foods Chef with The First Lady’s Chefs Move to Schools Initiative. The First Lady’s Chefs Move to Schools Initiative.
“Sin City Bound?” The All Day Buffets, Infinite Dining Options, and that 24/7Party Lifestyle Las Vegas is Known for Can Take a Toll on Your Waistline and Your Health!
Party Girl Diet Author Aprilanne Hurley emphasizes – that “unlike the famous Vegas saying: ‘What Happens in Vegas…Stays in Vegas,’ the extra calories you consume over what you need to maintain your weight in Vegas don’t stay in Vegas…they stay with YOU!”
In The Segment Below, Hurley Shares Tips From Her Book on How to “Keep the Party Going…and Keep the Weight Off” on Fox 5 – KVVU’s “More Access” Entertainment Show:
During the show, Hurley presented an array of the Few delicious Party Girl Diet foods you can enjoy “guilt free” on The Party Girl Diet Plan - So You Can “Keep the Party Going…and Keep the Weight Off!”
Aprilanne Hurley SFN is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, California Living TV Health Expert, and author of “The Party Girl Diet,” available on Amazon.com so you can “Keep the Party Going…While You Lose the Weight!”
Hurley’s new book “The Official Sexy Abs Diet” will be available this season! Visit SexyAbsDiet.com for pre-order updates and release date info.