Salad With Apples, White Beans, and Mackerel

We're dreaming of Spring and experimenting with salads. When building a salad we like to have a...

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Salad With Apples, White Beans, and Mackerel

Salad With Apples, White Beans, and Mackerel

We're dreaming of Spring and experimenting with salads. When building a salad we like to have a lettuce base, some vegetables or fruit, a protein source, and added flavors. This salad with apples, white beans, and mackerel was made from ingredients we had on hand. We...

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Waldorf Chicken Salad

Waldorf Chicken Salad

This chicken salad recipe was inspired by the Waldorf Salad from the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. The original Waldorf Salad was a simple recipe of chopped apples and celery dressed in mayonnaise. It was created by Oscar Tschirky, the maître d'hôtel of the Waldorf...

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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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Main Courses

Niçoise Salad – A French Classic

Niçoise Salad – A French Classic

This classic salad from the city of Nice in the south of France combines the strong flavors of olives and tuna with lettuce, tomato, and hard-boiled egg. Most American versions also include potatoes and green beans, as I do here. A Niçoise Salad can be a complete...

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Potato Leek Soup – A French Classic

Potato Leek Soup – A French Classic

We don't often think of French food when we talk about the Mediterranean diet. But parts of France are indeed on the Mediterranean Sea, and many French recipes follow basic Mediterranean diet principles. Potato Leek Soup is a classic French meal that fits this...

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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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Desserts

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 it 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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