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It’s Vlogmas 2017 with Mediterranean Recipes

You know what time of year it is? It's Vlogmas 2017. Yay! I'll be producing videos on my YouTube channel every day leading up to Christmas. Check in each day of Vlogmas 2017 for Mediterranean-inspired recipes, holiday decorating and crafts, and tips on how...

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Mediterranean Diet Tuna Salad

It was the middle of summer and I was invited to a pool party. I knew the host would have hamburgers, hot dogs, spare ribs, and all kinds of meat. I wanted to enjoy the party but also be able to stick to my new healthy lifestyle. Tuna is a staple of the...

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Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil and Red Pepper

This classic Italian pasta dish is so easy to make. It only takes as much time as it takes to boil the pasta. You'll find many variations of the recipe online, but I like to keep it simple. I hope you try my recipe for spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and...

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Mediterranean Fig Galette

I love desserts that are healthy and super quick to make. When I was at the farm market this week I found a pint of small figs. What to do? What to do? When in doubt make a galette. Here is my recipe for a Mediterranean Fig Galette. My figs were tiny so I...

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Tzatziki Sauce With Herbed Naan

I love the freshness of cucumbers and I love the zip of garlic. Tzatziki sauce is a brilliant combination of these two ingredients. This recipe is super easy. You can use it as a dipping sauce or as a sandwich topping or even as a salad dressing. In the...

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Buddha Bowl With Farro and Eggplant

For a healthy and tasty meal with a lot of variety, try making a Buddha Bowl. Start with a grain, add some beans, some vegetables, maybe a green on top, whatever you like. In this version, I used farro for my grain, red kidney beans, eggplant, and some...

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Gimlet, A Cocktail With Literary Merit

An icy gimlet is the perfect cocktail for springtime. It's cold, it's sweet, it's refreshing, and looks pretty too. I had my first gimlet at Trader Vic's in Beverly Hills. Not only was Trader Vic's a delightful restaurant, it was also known for its...

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Zuppa di Farro (Farro Soup)

Legend has it that this soup was used to feed the Roman army. Farro 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 source of iron,...

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Martini vs. Vodkatini vs. Vesper

A real Martini is made with gin. Despite what James Bond says in the movies, if you use vodka, you get a Vodkatini. In the James Bond books by Ian Fleming, the character actually drinks a Vesper. They pay homage to the Vesper in the James Bond flick,...

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