Chickpea Salad

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

Small Plates

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...

Butter Bean Casserole With Tomato and Cheese

Butter Bean Casserole With Tomato and Cheese

I recently saw a photo of a cast iron pan full of beans in a cheesy tomato sauce. It looked delicious but the picture has no recipe attached. So I went to my kitchen and created this dish with what I had on hand. This Butter Bean Casserole With Tomato and Cheese is...

Main Courses

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...

Chicken Paisano With Cheese Ravioli

Chicken Paisano With Cheese Ravioli

This recipe is inspired by one I had at a local Italian restaurant. In their recipe they used veal. When I recreated it at home, I replaced the red meat with chicken. This recipe is adaptable to meat, chicken, or even fish. I've made it with sword fish and also with...

Desserts

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...

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

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...

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...