Category Archives: Mediterranean

Cool Mediterranean plate for hot nights. 8/12/20

Our Mediterranean dinner tonight was a combination of store bought and homemade components. I made the tabbouleh but just assembled the rest. This is a Lebanese style tabbouleh with the emphasis on parsley rather than the bulgur. Using a food … Continue reading

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🥬 Red lentils with rice and salad. 2/5/20

Red lentils are quick to prepare and delicious to eat! After sautĂ©ing onions, garlic, and ginger you add spices and stock. Then you add the picked over and rinsed lentils. Bring the pot to a boil and in 15 minutes … Continue reading

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Vichyssoise – a summer potato soup. 8/22/19

There are two components to tonight’s dinner, a Mediterranean salad and a French soup. There is some question as to whether vichyssoise is a French or American creation. Potato and leek soup served hot has been around in France since … Continue reading

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Great tabbouleh and more! 8/14/19

I get a lot of accolades from the family when I make this parsley-forward tabbouleh based on a recipe for a Lebanese Tabbouleh from NYTimes Cooking. For tonight’s version, here is the recipe: Lemony Parsley Tabbouleh 1/2 cup bulgur wheat … Continue reading

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Mediterranean salad. 8/10/19

We have all sorts of tomatoes covering the kitchen table. There are large ones and petite cherries, plus all sorts of colors, green, purple, yellow, orange, and red. It is hard to keep up with this onslaught! We are giving them … Continue reading

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Vegetarian/vegan paella. 8/3/19

After eating on the less healthy side for the past few days, my sister and I decided to go to the Farmer’s Market today and make a vegetable inspired dish. Laden with corn, zucchini, shitaki mushrooms, green onions, spinach, parsley, … Continue reading

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Vegetarian/Vegan Duo. 7/29/19

For Meatless Monday we made a delicious vegetarian or vegan pairing of Mediterranean salad and Afghani red lentils. NOTE: for vegan fare omit yogurt and feta cheese. The Mediterranean salad consists of cucumber, tomatoes, onion, avocado, olives, and pepperoncini dressed … Continue reading

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Gazpacho starter. 7/26/19

Earlier this week when we had gazpacho we did not finish all of it. So I put it in the refrigerator where it became the starter, much like the sourdough starter we also have in our refrigerator, of a new … Continue reading

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Best of the season tomato gazpacho. 7/23/19

We are swimming in tomatoes here.  Three of us against about 5 pounds of tomatoes a day. Every day I get the same plea, “Mom, eat the tomatoes!” So two things that use up tomatoes are gazpacho and spaghetti sauce. … Continue reading

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Lamb and salads. 7/13/19

In my ongoing attempt to use up what foods we have in our freezer, tonight we had some boneless leg of lamb (left over from Passover) with an embellished cole slaw (leftover from last night) and a couscous Mediterranean salad. … Continue reading

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