Harissa (Hot Chili Pepper Paste)

Harissa is a spicy North African paste made with roasted red bell peppers mixed with hot peppers...

Small Plates

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...

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...

Main Courses

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...

Chicken With Orzo, Fennel, and Tangerine

Chicken With Orzo, Fennel, and Tangerine

I'm always looking for new ways to make chicken, and I've been loving cooking with orzo recently. So you may see a few variations on Chicken with Orzo coming soon. Tangerines are in season at the moment, and they inspired the flavors of this meal. Fennel and orange...

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 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”...

Watermelon with Campari – A Cool Adult Summer Treat

Watermelon with Campari – A Cool Adult Summer Treat

If you’re looking for a cool take on summer melon, here’s an adult bittersweet tasty treat that’s easy to make and fun to eat. All you need is a watermelon, a melon-baller and a bottle of Campari. Watermelon with Campari is a sophisticated dessert to serve at your...

Lifestyle

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...

The Grace Cocktail

The Grace Cocktail

A few years ago, we wrote a book about cocktails. We included our favorite cocktail 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,...