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Mediterranean Diet Recipes for Weight Loss2021-09-18T12:33:59-04:00

Recipes for Weight Loss

Dutch Oven Mediterranean Chicken Thighs

By |December 3, 2021|Categories: Anti Inflammatory, Cuisines, Dutch Oven, Entrées, Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Mediterranean Diet, Recipes, Weight Loss, Why Mediterranean?|Tags: |

These dutch oven mediterranean chicken thighs are perfect for a chilly fall or winter evening when you want something warming and flavorful to lift your spirits.

Vegetarian Polpettone alla Genovese

By |November 24, 2021|Categories: Entrées, Italian, Recipes, Sheet Pan, Vegetarian|

In Liguria, the region where I grew up and where I live, the Appennini mountains drop directly into the Mediterranean Sea with no flat land in between. The natural landscape is absolutely stunning, but this leaves basically no space at all for farms and ranches. This is why historically most of our diet is based on fish and vegetables. Even today, most of the traditional Ligurian dishes contain very little to no meat at all.  For this very reason, even though in the rest of the country polpettone is a meat-based preparation, for us in Genoa is a delicious vegetarian main dish made with potatoes and green beans.

Quinoa Tabbouleh

By |October 8, 2021|Categories: 30 Minute Meals, Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Tapas/Mezze, Tapas/Mezze, Vegan, Vegetarian|Tags: |

Coming from the Eastern Mediterranean (Lebanon and Syria), tabbouleh cools the senses and is a brilliant complement to spicy  or strong flavored foods.  It is wonderful as a lunch with grape leaves, olives and roasted red peppers.

Pasta with Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Ricotta & Pine Nuts

By |October 1, 2021|Categories: Entrées, Italian, Recipes|Tags: |

This zucchini pasta is extremely easy to make and super tasty, the perfect solution for a casual weeknight meal without any stress in the kitchen. Moreover, making the sauce takes just about the same time as boiling the pasta so you will have more time to enjoy eating this scrumptious dish.

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