Tortellini Soup – Tortellini en Brodo With Shrimp

Tortellini soup, known in Northern Italy as Tortellini en Brodo (in broth), is a traditional first...

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Small Plates

Spicy Calabrian Shrimp – A Crowd Pleaser

Spicy Calabrian Shrimp – A Crowd Pleaser

This recipe for Spicy Calabrian Shrimp is a real crowd pleaser. Consider serving them as appetizers at your next get-together. These spicy shrimp make a great accompaniment to risotto dishes. They also make a tasty addition to a salads. Spicy Calabrian Shrimp are so...

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Main Courses

Chicken With No Tomatoes

Chicken With No Tomatoes

This is a meal that comes directly from our father’s memory. His mother made this hearty and tasty dinner when he was a kid and he always remembered it fondly. Because our father grew up eating Italian food every day, he always appreciated a meal that wasn’t made of...

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

As the season's change, the fruits and vegetables that become available change according to what our bodies need at that time of year. At the farm markets in autumn, we're seeing pumpkins, butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and all kinds of gourds you...

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The Pizza Sandwich

The Pizza Sandwich

If you love pizza as much as we do, you’ll love this recipe for a pizza sandwich.  We sold many of these in our sandwich shop growing up. Our Dad priced a small pizza sandwich with a bag of chips and a soda at $1.00. Of course, this was back in the 1970s. School kids...

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Desserts

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

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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