Creamy Italian Dressing

When I was growing up, we always finished our dinner with a salad. My mother made a bowl of salad...

Small Plate Recipes

Restaurant-Style Tomato Salsa

Restaurant-Style Tomato Salsa

On football Sunday we're always looking for healthy snacks. Restaurant-style tomato salsa has all good ingredients that are Mediterranean diet friendly. Tortilla chips aren't the healthiest choice, but what are you going to do. This website is called "mostly"...

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...

Main Course Recipes

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...

Dessert Recipes

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...

Lifestyle

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...

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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.