Find out about me

Welcome to my blog! My name is Maurizio, and I come from a long line of Italians who’ve migrated to the United States. I’ve decided to start using this virtual space in order to share my passions for good food and good sports. As you know, we Italians are pretty good at soccer, and I used to be as well, at least when I was in high school. This has changed now that I have a full-time job, but I still enjoy getting as much exercise as possible. What I do for this is jog two or three times a week, depending on how much time I have available. Also, I like kicking back with my two little boys and watching some boxing matches on Sundays. While I do not condone alcohol consumption in any way, nothing seems to be more relaxing than enjoying a beer on the couch and watching boxing at the same time.

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Because I like to stay in shape, I don’t binge-eat and never buy food whose ingredients I can’t understand. It’s pretty difficult for a rather active person like me to become a vegetarian, although I have been considering it for some time now. While I have managed to give up eating red meat, I just can’t live without a nice piece of grilled chicken. I find that it gives me the energy that I need before a workout session, particularly as I have recently joined a boxing studio. I’m also looking for ways to integrate this kind of exercise in my personal routine, which is why I’ll be buying a heavy bag in the future.

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As you can imagine, Italians eat a lot of pasta and pizza. Even though many people think of pizza as unhealthy fast food, I really couldn’t disagree more. If you stick to the basics and add just two or three toppings, pizza can be pretty healthy. Of course, you shouldn’t eat it too often, but maybe once a week or every other week. Try to keep your food as simple as possible, so even if you eat pasta, for instance, just have it with some nice tomato sauce that you’ve cooked yourself, add some basil, and skip the cheese. This way, you won’t have to eat any unnecessary calories. I’ll detail some of my experiments in the kitchen at a later date.

Hope you’re able to learn something from the time that you’ll spend on my blog.

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