Zucchini Carbonara

This Zucchini Carbonara recipe is my springtime take on carbonara sauce. I replaced the...

Small Plate Recipes

Deviled Eggs With Tapenade

Deviled Eggs With Tapenade

I made these savory Deviled Eggs With Tapenade as an appetizer on Easter Sunday, but they would make a delicious treat any time of year. While the eggs were boiling, I made a batch of my Sexy Olive Tapenade. I didn't have a lemon on hand, so I substituted a squirt of...

Roasted Red Beet Hummus

Roasted Red Beet Hummus

Don't be intimidated by making hummus at home. It's actually quite easy, and it comes out so creamy and delicious. It takes only a few minutes including making your own tahini. You can adapt the flavors to your liking. For this recipe I wanted the beautiful color of...

Main Course Recipes

Zucchini Carbonara

Zucchini Carbonara

This Zucchini Carbonara recipe is my springtime take on carbonara sauce. I replaced the traditional guanciale or pancetta (Italian bacon) in carbonara with a vegetable that reminds me of spring. Zucchini has a mild fresh flavor and wonderful refreshing scent. I like...

Chicken Cacciatrice

Chicken Cacciatrice

This meal came to me in a flash of inspiration. I was planning on making Chicken Cacciatore, which is hunter's chicken. The idea behind hunter's chicken is that men would be out hunting for poultry or rabbit, and they would make a stew out of whatever vegetables they...

Dessert Recipes

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – A Sweet Treat

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – A Sweet Treat

Sometimes after dinner I want a little sweetie. But when I'm trying to lose weight on the Mediterranean diet, I don't want a big luscious dessert like gelato or tiramisu. An oatmeal raisin cookie or two really hits the spot. These cookies are not diet cookies; they...

Spice Cake With Chocolate Frosting

Spice Cake With Chocolate Frosting

At this time of year we like to bake with spices. This spice cake with chocolate frosting is one of our family's favorites. It's basically a Yorkshire Parkin but we add chocolate frosting to make it similar to a cake we remember from childhood. A local Philadelphia...

Lifestyle

Spring Clean Your Diet

Spring Clean Your Diet

Spring is about renewal and fresh starts. Let the fruits and vegetables of the season inspire you to reboot for spring and get excited about a new season. Let's spring clean your diet. 10 Tips To Spring Clean Your Diet 1. Explore the fruits and vegetables of the...

The Grace Cocktail

The Grace Cocktail

A few years ago, we wrote a book about cocktails. We included our favorite cocktail recipes from over the years, and wanted to introduce a special cocktail designed specifically for the book. Our goal was to make the drink somewhat healthy and to include gin. Thus,...

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The Mediterranean diet is all about gorgeous, seasonal food shared with family and friends. As Federico Fellini once said, “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” So come join us for a little magic and lots of pasta.