Creamy Italian Dressing

When I was growing up, we always finished our dinner with a salad. My mother made a bowl of salad...

Small Plates

Creamy Italian Dressing

Creamy Italian Dressing

When I was growing up, we always finished our dinner with a salad. My mother made a bowl of salad and we passed it around at the end of our meal. She usually made her own Italian dressing out of red wine vinegar, oil, and a little salt and pepper. Nothing fancy. And...

Harissa (Hot Chili Pepper Paste)

Harissa (Hot Chili Pepper Paste)

Harissa is a spicy North African paste made with roasted red bell peppers mixed with hot peppers and lots of spices.  You can use this paste as a condiment, or add a spoonful to ground beef. Rub it on fish or chicken before roasting. Use it as a marinade. Mix a...

Restaurant-Style Tomato Salsa

Restaurant-Style Tomato Salsa

On football Sunday we're always looking for healthy snacks. Restaurant-style tomato salsa has all good ingredients that are Mediterranean diet friendly. Tortilla chips aren't the healthiest choice, but what are you going to do. This website is called "mostly"...

Main Courses

Marinated Roasted Vegetable Pasta

Marinated Roasted Vegetable Pasta

This Marinated Roasted Vegetable Pasta dish is a great way to use up vegetables in your fridge that are on their way out. Don't waste food. Roast the veggies, add a zesty marinade, and serve tossed with pasta. I had a small eggplant, yellow squash, and zucchini that...

Mediterranean Flounder

Mediterranean Flounder

Flounder isn't the first fish that comes to mind when thinking about the Mediterranean diet. But wild-caught flounder has many nutritional benefits. This Mediterranean Flounder recipe is sure to become a favorite. Flounder is a healthy saltwater fish with a mild...

Vegan Black Bean Burgers (with Sea Moss Gel)

Vegan Black Bean Burgers (with Sea Moss Gel)

I've tried several black bean burger recipes and finally settled on this one. I added a small amount of roasted red beets to the mixture which I had prepped earlier in the week. The red beets add a little color and help round out the flavor. This time I made Vegan...

Desserts

Pear Crisp

Pear Crisp

Pear crisp is a classic dessert that is both easy to make and fairly healthy. It's a great way to use up ripe pears. The filling is made with fresh pears, brown sugar, and spices, and the topping is made with oats, flour, brown sugar, and walnuts. It's easy to prepare...

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

How To Save Money When Food Shopping

How To Save Money When Food Shopping

Food is outrageously expensive right now. I’m sure you’re feeling the pain at the checkout counter. We all are. I’m going to give you some tips to save money food shopping that do not involve clipping coupons or living off instant ramen noodles — although you can do...

How To Get Omega-3s Without Eating Fish or Seafood

How To Get Omega-3s Without Eating Fish or Seafood

When most Mediterranean diet guides recommend eating more foods that provide Omega-3 fatty acids, they’re usually referring to the fatty fishes, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, sea bass, and sardines. But what if you are allergic to fish, or simply don’t like fish, or...

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...