Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad makes a tasty sandwich filler that is healthy and super easy to make. Chickpea...

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

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad makes a tasty sandwich filler that is healthy and super easy to make. Chickpea salad is perfect for when you want an alternative to tuna salad or chicken salad. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, grow in pods and are classified as a legume. They...

Shrimp Scampi With Orzo

Shrimp Scampi With Orzo

I bought a bag of orzo, which is rice-shaped pasta, sometime referred to as risoni. I was exploring recipe options online, but mostly all I found were orzo salad recipes. I wanted to make a hot dinner with orzo that would be creamy and satisfying. I decided to make it...

Dessert Recipes

Classic Italian Olive Oil Cake

Classic Italian Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil helps create a lovely moist cake with a crispy coating. Classic Italian Olive Oil Cake is wonderful served with mixed fresh berries and a little whipped cream. We used Grand Marnier liqueur in this recipe to add a hint of orange flavor. You can use any...

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...

Lifestyle

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...

Vin Brulé – Simplified Mulled Wine

Vin Brulé – Simplified Mulled Wine

I love mulled wine at holiday time. This simple recipe for Vin Brulé is easy and fun to make. It only has a few ingredients but it has a powerful flavor. Take care when making it though. You set it aflame just before serving. Don't let things get out of hand. It's a...

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