Mediterranean Living

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Sheet Pan Haddock with Swiss Chard and Sun Dried Tomatoes

By |30 Minute Meals, Entrées, Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Recipes, Sea Cuisine, Sheet Pan, Weight Loss|

When I was growing up, my mom did most of the cooking. Inspired by her Italian grandmother and ancestors, she made delicious pasta dishes, baked bread and comforting casseroles. My dad, on the other hand, would only cook on occasion and it always revolved around the same thing - fresh fish. Much to my mom's chagrin, these nights felt very special as a kid because dad was cooking. Not only was he cooking, but his excitement about the fish he had selected at the fish market was contagious. One of the reasons he would get so excited is because he [...]

Tian Provencal (French Baked Summer Vegetables)

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This beautiful recipe for Tian Provencal (French Baked Summer Vegetables) was created by our French recipe developer and food photographer Mary Devinat. If you are looking for a new vegetarian centerpiece for lunch or dinner, Tian Provencal is both gorgeous and delicious. We hope you enjoy it! Read more about the dish from Mary below. When I prepare this dish, I can only remember the summers I spent as a child in the Luberon, a very beautiful corner of Provence. You hear the cicadas singing and you feel that typical heat there. These are just great memories and the cuisine [...]

Cherry Tomato Sauce made in a Mason Jar

By |30 Minute Meals, Cheap Eats, Gluten Free, Italian, Recipes, Sheet Pan, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Weight Loss|

Summer is a crazy harvest time for us.  One week we are picking a ridiculous amount of zucchini, the next its eggplant and this week it has has been cherry tomatoes.  One of my favorite pasta sauces is roasting cherry tomatoes in the oven with olive oil, capers and garlic.  Usually, I leave the tomatoes whole after roasting, but this week I roasted the cherry tomatoes and then pureed them in a mason jar with an immersion blender.  The result was a sweet, creamy sauce that was a perfect compliment to pasta and made even more wonderful topped with grated [...]

Grilled Pork Kabobs with Vegetables (Italy)

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Now that spring is here, it’s time to get outside and start grilling Mediterranean-style.  This recipe for pork kabobs with vegetables is brought to us by our Italian recipe developer, Giorgia Fontana. Check out her write-up below! Who doesn’t love some delicious grilled meat and vegetable kabobs? If you like grilling outside and enjoy tasty and healthy food made with high quality ingredients, this is the perfect recipe for you! In fact, these pork kabobs with vegetables are not only loaded with flavor, but also quite good for your diet. Here in northern Italy, this recipe is an evergreen of [...]

Traditional Grilled Italian Vegetables

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Now that spring is here, it's time to get outside and start grilling Mediterranean-style. Grilling vegetables is a great way to enhance their natural flavors and can be an inspiring way to increase your uptake of veggies. Here is our first grilling recipe of the year - traditional grilled Italian vegetables. It's brought to us by our Italian recipe developer, Giorgia Fontana. Check out her write-up below! Here in Italy, whenever you grill meat or fish you also grill some vegetables to go with it. In fact, in my experience, most of the time you start by grilling the vegetables [...]