Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad makes a tasty sandwich filler that is healthy and super easy to make. Chickpea...

Small Plates

Beet Apple Crostini With Arugula and Cheese

Beet Apple Crostini With Arugula and Cheese

Crostini are easy to make and open to so many variations. Get creative in the kitchen. I made these Beet Apple Crostini with thin slices of red beets, honeycrisp apple, arugula, and Fontina cheese. I drizzled on top a dressing I made from orange juice, olive oil and...

Aubergine Caviar – French Eggplant Dip

Aubergine Caviar – French Eggplant Dip

I first had this tasty appetizer in a French restaurant in Los Angeles, California. They called it Aubergine Caviar, which I learned is an eggplant dip from the Mediterranean region of France. It's packed with flavor, but the recipe is very simple. Here is a fun fact...

Russian Dressing

Russian Dressing

Flavorful Russian dressing can be used on salads or as a condiment on sandwiches. You may recognize it as the spread used on Reuben sandwiches. Despite its name, it is actually an American concoction. According to lore, the original recipe contained caviar, which is...

Main Courses

Salad With Eggplant Cream

Salad With Eggplant Cream

This wonderful salad is refreshingly pale green with a mix of textures from the creamy dressing to the crunchy topping. Use iceberg lettuce for this salad. It's mild flavor and crunchy texture hold up well to the creamy dressing. Don't fear using iceberg lettuce....

Zucchini Carbonara

Zucchini Carbonara

This Zucchini Carbonara recipe is my springtime take on carbonara sauce. I replaced the traditional guanciale or pancetta (Italian bacon) in carbonara with a vegetable that reminds me of spring. Zucchini has a mild fresh flavor and wonderful refreshing scent. I like...

Chicken Cacciatrice

Chicken Cacciatrice

This meal came to me in a flash of inspiration. I was planning on making Chicken Cacciatore, which is hunter's chicken. The idea behind hunter's chicken is that men would be out hunting for poultry or rabbit, and they would make a stew out of whatever vegetables they...

Desserts

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...

Rustic Peach Pie – A Summer Favorite

Rustic Peach Pie – A Summer Favorite

Southern New Jersey is known for its delicious peaches. This year has been a particularly brilliant crop. The weather has been perfect, and the peaches are simply delectable. You can buy them by the peck, half-peck, or individually at the local farm market. I have so...

Lifestyle

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,...

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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....