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Pistachio Cream Sauce for Pasta

Pistachio Cream Sauce for Pasta

You'll often hear me say that the Mediterranean diet is a lifestyle of moderate indulgences. This pistachio cream sauce for pasta is a perfect example of what I mean. This rich sauce is made with heavy cream but it is only consumed in a small portion. You don't have...

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Spicy Calabrian Shrimp – A Crowd Pleaser

Spicy Calabrian Shrimp – A Crowd Pleaser

This recipe for Spicy Calabrian Shrimp is a real crowd pleaser. Consider serving them as appetizers at your next get-together. These spicy shrimp make a great accompaniment to risotto dishes. They also make a tasty addition to a salads. Spicy Calabrian Shrimp are so...

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Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

To maintain a healthy Mediterranean diet, you need to eat lots of fresh, seasonal vegetables, healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil, and whole grains. This Mediterranean chopped salad combines all of those ingredients into one colorful, delicious salad. This salad...

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Strega Soup a.k.a. Garlic Broth

Strega Soup a.k.a. Garlic Broth

It’s the time of year when the cold and flu bug goes flying around the universe. Combat the evil spirits by making my recipe for Strega Soup, also known as Garlic Broth. It’s perfect to help sickies feel better or to strengthen you against cold and flu germs. I named...

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Sweet Hot Cherry Pepper Relish

Sweet Hot Cherry Pepper Relish

We love cherry peppers. They are great to add to sandwiches, in egg dishes, and to sprinkle on nachos. Cherry peppers can be found in the supermarket jarred in vinegar. This recipe for Sweet Hot Cherry Pepper Relish calls for fresh peppers. You can usually find them...

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Banana Walnut Bread

Banana Walnut Bread

Sometimes we like a sweetie for breakfast. In an effort to make a sweet breakfast healthier than a piece of cake, we made this delicious Banana Walnut Bread.It’s best to use very ripe bananas for this recipe. You want them soft and sweet. Very ripe bananas...

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Caramelized Peach Salad

Caramelized Peach Salad

Peaches are at the height of their flavor in June and July. Our area of southern New Jersey is known as peach country. They are plentiful at our farm markets. You see peach trees everywhere as you drive around the neighborhood. We picked up loads of white...

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Chicken Salad – A Lunchtime Classic

Chicken Salad – A Lunchtime Classic

Who doesn't love chicken salad? It makes a delicious lunch sandwich, or you can put a scoop in the middle of a green salad. Here we made open-faced sandwiches on Italian bread and put some pickles on the side. Pickles and chicken go so well together.We...

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Sexy Olive Tapenade – A Provençal Treat

Sexy Olive Tapenade – A Provençal Treat

Sexy Olive Tapenade is one of our favorite Mediterranean-inspired appetizers. It only takes a few minutes to make, perfect for a hot day.Tapenade is a traditional dish from the south of France, namely Provence. It consists mainly of olives, capers, and...

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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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