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Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Vegetable Phyllo Pie (Island of Crete)

Vegetable Phyllo Pie (Island of Crete)

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Phyllo pies are one of the staples of the Mediterranean Diet.  On the island of Crete, we make many different types of phyllo delicacies from cheese pies to spinach pies...

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Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Zest (Greek island of Crete)

Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Zest (Greek island of Crete)

0 of 5 60 Minutes

When I was a child, baking a cake was a family affair.  Back then, there was no grocery store to buy flour, eggs or lemons.  Our land was our supermarket....

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Provolone and Tomato Sandwich Grilled in Olive Oil

Provolone and Tomato Sandwich Grilled in Olive Oil

5 of 5 10 Minutes 1 sandwich

Yesterday, most of the Northeast had a snow day.  My wife, Christine and I stayed inside all day, worked on some projects and did a lot of relaxing.  It reminded...

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Baked Cod with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Olives

Baked Cod with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Olives

0 of 5 20 Minutes

In a previous chapter of my life I was a fishmonger. For this recipe, I like to find a large fillet because it presents nicely when displayed in an...

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Fried Onion Salad with Black Olives (Greek Island of Skyros)

Fried Onion Salad with Black Olives (Greek Island of Skyros)

5 of 5 25 Minutes

Many of us who live on the Mediterranean islands love to island hop when we go on vacation.  One of my favorite things to do as I travel is to...

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Olive Tapenade and White Bean Salad - Italy

Olive Tapenade and White Bean Salad – Italy

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The combination of olive tapenade with a white bean salad not only makes for a complete, hearty nutritious meal, but also fills bellies without a lot of calories.  Tapenade is...

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Savory Breakfast Polenta with Eggs, Sautéed Onions, and Spinach

Savory Breakfast Polenta with Eggs, Sautéed Onions, and Spinach

4.8 of 5 15 Minutes

I get tired of the same old breakfasts all the time so I love to invent new ones!  With this recipe, we get it all: a gluten free, vegetarian, veggie...

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Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Raisins (slow cooker)

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Raisins (slow cooker)

5 of 5 4 Minutes

Here’s how to make flavorful Moroccan chicken tagine in less time than it would take to order it in a restaurant.  Spend 15 minutes in the morning preparing all the ingredients,...

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Baked Eggplant and Tomatoes Topped with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Baked Eggplant and Tomatoes Topped with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

4.8 of 5 40 Minutes

This recipe fits in very nicely with me being a lazy cook.  Instead of frying the eggplants in olive oil, a task that can be tedious, I just throw them...

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Italian Farmhouse Chunky Tomato Sauce

Italian Farmhouse Chunky Tomato Sauce

3.8 of 5 1 Minutes

This easy sauce is so full of flavor it almost doesn’t need pasta!  And because I use a lot of sauce and a small amount of pasta when I eat...

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