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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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Creamy Carrot Soup

Creamy Carrot Soup

This recipe for creamy carrot soup is so easy and quick. The basis of a Mediterranean diet is fresh food, prepared with minimal ingredients.  This soup is a perfect example of that. In this carrot soup recipe, you really get to taste the flavors of the fresh...

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Zuppa di Farro (Farro Soup)

Zuppa di Farro (Farro Soup)

Legend has it that farro soup was used to feed the Roman army. Farro is a healthy whole grain that was a part of everyday life in ancient Rome. It is known as the "mother of wheat" because it is considered to be the ancestor of all wheat species. Farro is a good...

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Greek-Inspired Salmon Rice Bowl

Greek-Inspired Salmon Rice Bowl

Whenever I've had a salmon rice bowl in the past, they were always Asian flavors, perhaps teriyaki with some white or brown rice. They are always delicious, but this time I'm putting a Mediterranean diet twist on the classic rice bowl by using Greek flavors. For...

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Chicken Noodle Soup from a Whole Chicken

Chicken Noodle Soup from a Whole Chicken

Homemade chicken noodle soup is a great comfort food. It takes a fair amount of time, but I enjoy the process. It makes the house smell wonderful as well. In this recipe we'll be making our own chicken broth by boiling a whole chicken with a variety of vegetables. It...

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Pasta e Fagioli – Pasta and Bean Soup

Pasta e Fagioli – Pasta and Bean Soup

When it's cold outside and you want a hot comforting meal, this Pasta e Fagioli soup really hits the spot. In the U.S. you may have heard people refer to this soup as Pasta Fazool. It’s a traditional Italian soup made with pasta and beans. It’s super easy to make and...

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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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Roasted Cherry Tomato Spaghetti

Roasted Cherry Tomato Spaghetti

This recipe for Roasted Cherry Pepper Spaghetti is from Not Another Cooking Show, a YouTube channel featuring loads of delicious pasta recipes. You can view his recipe video here. We modified the recipe slightly by adding a few San Marzano plum tomatoes so we could...

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Eggplant and Lemon Sandwich

Eggplant and Lemon Sandwich

An eggplant and lemon sandwich sounds odd, doesn't it? But the flavors are surprisingly addictive. We made this sandwich up on a whim, and absolutely loved it. We've eaten it twice this week, and can't wait to make it again.This is a very easy recipe. We...

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The Mediterranean diet is all about gorgeous, seasonal food shared with family and friends. As Federico Fellini once said, “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” So come join us for a little magic and lots of pasta.

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