Longevity Soup

According to Dan Buettner, who wrote the Blue Zones books, in Sardinia and Ikaria they eat some...

Small Plates

Bagna Càuda

Bagna Càuda

Bagna Càuda is a hot dish made from garlic and anchovies melted into a hot olive oil and butter mixture. It’s been a popular recipe in Provence, France, and Piedmont, Italy since the 16th century. This dip is best served warm with vegetable crudités or bread. Bagna...

Mediterranean Potato Salad

Mediterranean Potato Salad

I've been craving a dairy-free potato salad recipe that doesn't use vegan mayo, and this is what I came up with. My Mediterranean Potato Salad is dressed with a lemon thyme vinaigrette that gives this salad a zesty boost. It's perfect for summer. You can serve this at...

Asparagus With Lemon Zest

Asparagus With Lemon Zest

Asparagus are in their peak season in spring. This tasty vegetable is easy to prepare and makes a zesty side dish to your meals. Asparagus With Lemon Zest appears in my Flexitarian Cookbook for Beginners. Lemon zest adds a bright sparkle to the asparagus. It really...

Main Courses

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...

Riviera Salad

Riviera Salad

This salad recipe has become my favorite meal. I make this at least once a week because it is so versatile. I call it my Riviera Salad. I imagine myself sitting poolside in the South of France enjoying this salad with an ice-cold glass of Prosecco in front of me. The...

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...

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...

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”...

Lifestyle

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...

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...