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Main Course Recipes

Chicken Paisano With Cheese Ravioli

Chicken Paisano With Cheese Ravioli

This recipe is inspired by one I had at a local Italian restaurant. In their recipe they used veal. When I recreated it at home, I replaced the red meat with chicken. This recipe is adaptable to meat, chicken, or even fish. I've made it with sword fish and also with...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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Shakshuka – Eggs Cooked in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka – Eggs Cooked in Spicy Tomato Sauce

This egg dish makes a wonderful breakfast or a hearty breakfast-for-dinner option. Shakshuka originated in Tunisia but has become a popular breakfast dish all around the Mediterranean region. The eggs are cooked in a chunky, spicy tomato sauce, along with a sweet bell...

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Cream of Chicken Soup

Cream of Chicken Soup

As we transition to autumn, and the weather begins to get cooler, I'm starting to think about soups. Soup is so easy to make from scratch. I was in the mood for the flavor of chicken soup but I wanted a creamier, filling soup that could be a complete meal. I made this...

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Niçoise Salad – A French Classic

Niçoise Salad – A French Classic

This classic salad from the city of Nice in the south of France combines the strong flavors of olives and tuna with lettuce, tomato, and hard-boiled egg. Most American versions also include potatoes and green beans, as I do here. A Niçoise Salad can be a complete...

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Potato Leek Soup – A French Classic

Potato Leek Soup – A French Classic

We don't often think of French food when we talk about the Mediterranean diet. But parts of France are indeed on the Mediterranean Sea, and many French recipes follow basic Mediterranean diet principles. Potato Leek Soup is a classic French meal that fits this...

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Leek and Potato Pie With Cheese

Leek and Potato Pie With Cheese

When the weather starts getting colder, I like to make cozy, savory meals that are filling and comforting. This leek and potato pie is all those things and more. It's so tasty. And even though the recipe contains cheese, it's not overwhelmingly cheesy. It adds a...

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Gnocchi With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Gnocchi With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

This is a quick, flavorful meal that looks beautiful on the plate. I wanted to make a roasted red pepper sauce for pasta that doesn't rely on heavy cream as a thickener. My solution was to use fresh gnocchi so that the starch would add to the sauce. Some parmesan...

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Mediterranean Galette – Vegetable Pie

Mediterranean Galette – Vegetable Pie

Now that the weather is turning cooler, we've been thinking about how to use the seasonal autumn vegetables in new ways. We love to combine multiple vegetables in one meal to bump up the nutritional content, and that is how this Mediterranean Galette came to be. A...

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Root Vegetable Soup

Root Vegetable Soup

It's soup weather. Now that the air is getting crisp and cool, I plan on creating lots of new soup recipes. This Root Vegetable Soup is one of my favorites, and it's so easy. It tastes delicious, and is very, very low in fat and calories. This soup will give you a...

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