Italian Sushi Using Leftover Risotto

People often wonder what to do with leftover risotto. I'll write a post in the future outlining...

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Small Plate Recipes

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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Olive Oil Dipping Sauce

Olive Oil Dipping Sauce

One of my favorite treats is to dip Italian bread into an olive oil dipping sauce. This is my go-to snack when I want something quick and comforting. It only takes a few minutes to make. Olive oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, is full of antioxidants that...

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Main Course Recipes

Creamy Carrot Soup

Creamy Carrot Soup

This recipe for creamy carrot soup is so easy and quick. The basis of a Mediterranean diet is fresh food, prepared with minimal ingredients.  This soup is a perfect example of that. In this carrot soup recipe, you really get to taste the flavors of the fresh...

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Zuppa di Farro (Farro Soup)

Zuppa di Farro (Farro Soup)

Legend has it that farro soup was used to feed the Roman army. Farro is a healthy whole grain that was a part of everyday life in ancient Rome. It is known as the "mother of wheat" because it is considered to be the ancestor of all wheat species. Farro is a good...

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Greek-Inspired Salmon Rice Bowl

Greek-Inspired Salmon Rice Bowl

Whenever I've had a salmon rice bowl in the past, they were always Asian flavors, perhaps teriyaki with some white or brown rice. They are always delicious, but this time I'm putting a Mediterranean diet twist on the classic rice bowl by using Greek flavors. For...

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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

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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Mediterranean Diet Pyramid

Mediterranean Diet Pyramid

The Mediterranean diet pyramid, as you can see in the picture above, puts emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, herbs, spices, and healthy fats, especially extra virgin olive oil. These foods should be consumed every day.A traditional...

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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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