Black Beans With Cherry Tomatoes

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Small Plate Recipes

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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Italian Sushi Using Leftover Risotto

Italian Sushi Using Leftover Risotto

People often wonder what to do with leftover risotto. I'll write a post in the future outlining all of my ideas for leftover risotto. This one is too good to wait. I love to stuff vegetables with rice, beans, pasta, etc. I had the idea to create a fun, appetizer that...

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Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Sandwich

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Sandwich

As the weather is turning cooler, I wanted a warm, toasty sandwich. I had some late summer vegetables: a small eggplant and a zucchini. To that I added some jarred roasted red peppers and fresh mozzarella. It resulted in this Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Sandwich....

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Main Course Recipes

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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Holiday Gift Guide for Mediterranean Diet Lovers

Holiday Gift Guide for Mediterranean Diet Lovers

It's that time of year when we are searching for holiday gifts while at the same time are starting to think about our New Year's resolutions. Our holiday gift guide for Mediterranean diet lovers can solve both problems. The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest...

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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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