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Green Bean Fritters – Mediterranean Diet

Green Bean Fritters – Mediterranean Diet

Since I started eating a Mediterranean Diet, I've been trying all kinds of vegetables. A fun way to get several servings of vegetables in one meal is to make fritters. This recipes is for green bean fritters, but it works with many kinds of vegetables. Traditionally,...

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Olive Oil Dipping Sauce

Olive Oil Dipping Sauce

One of my favorite treats is to dip Italian bread into an olive oil dipping sauce. This is my go-to snack when I want something quick and comforting. It only takes a few minutes to make. Olive oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, is full of antioxidants that...

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Recipe: Chicken Paisano

Recipe: Chicken Paisano

If you like hot peppers, this simple Chicken Paisano recipe is for you. It combines boneless chicken with fresh vegetables. Serve it with a side of pasta. This time I chose to serve it with cheese ravioli but rigatoni works well too. This recipe is so easy. The only...

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Mediterranean Diet Tuna Salad

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 Mediterranean...

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Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil and Red Pepper

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 red pepper...

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Tzatziki Sauce With Herbed Naan

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 picture above...

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Buddha Bowl With Farro and Eggplant

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 other...

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Gimlet, A Cocktail With Literary Merit

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 cocktails. It...

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Zuppa di Farro (Farro Soup)

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, magnesium, protein,...

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