Vegetable Tartlets – Like Little Flowers

I was inspired to make these vegetable tartlets after making a ratatouille. They are not exactly...

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Small Plate Recipes

Vegetable Tartlets – Like Little Flowers

Vegetable Tartlets – Like Little Flowers

I was inspired to make these vegetable tartlets after making a ratatouille. They are not exactly the same, but share some similar techniques and ingredients. These vegetable tartlets came out so beautiful, like little flowers. They are perfect for a holiday or special...

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Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip

On holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, my family usually eats dinner in the afternoon. This gives us plenty of time to digest so we can have coffee and dessert in the evening. We usually serve some type of dip before dinner while we are all catching up and...

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Black Beans With Cherry Tomatoes

Black Beans With Cherry Tomatoes

This is a super easy recipe for when you want to get a healthy side dish on the table in just a few minutes. My Black Beans with Cherry Tomatoes recipe takes about 15 minutes tops. Black beans are one of the healthiest beans you can eat. They are high in fiber,...

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Main Course Recipes

Leek and Potato Pie With Cheese

Leek and Potato Pie With Cheese

When the weather starts getting colder, I like to make cozy, savory meals that are filling and comforting. This leek and potato pie is all those things and more. It's so tasty. And even though the recipe contains cheese, it's not overwhelmingly cheesy. It adds a...

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Gnocchi With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Gnocchi With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

This is a quick, flavorful meal that looks beautiful on the plate. I wanted to make a roasted red pepper sauce for pasta that doesn't rely on heavy cream as a thickener. My solution was to use fresh gnocchi so that the starch would add to the sauce. Some parmesan...

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Mediterranean Galette – Vegetable Pie

Mediterranean Galette – Vegetable Pie

Now that the weather is turning cooler, we've been thinking about how to use the seasonal autumn vegetables in new ways. We love to combine multiple vegetables in one meal to bump up the nutritional content, and that is how this Mediterranean Galette came to be. A...

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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...

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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 is similar to a cake we remember from childhood. A local Philadelphia...

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Chocolate Brownies Full of Love

Chocolate Brownies Full of Love

We love chocolate. And we love brownies. We made these chocolate brownies using a heart-shaped mold to show our love. Now you may be thinking how are chocolate brownies on the Mediterranean diet? Well, that’s part of the reason we call this website “Mostly”...

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Lifestyle

The Grace Cocktail

The Grace Cocktail

A few years ago, we wrote a book about cocktails. We included our favorite cocktails 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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I Wrote a Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

I Wrote a Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

I wrote a Mediterranean diet cookbook! It’s been months in the making, but I can finally tell you all about my cookbook, The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking. This book is huge. It is over 300 pages, and contains 200 tasty recipes all written and tested by me....

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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.

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