Category Archives: Mediterranean

Gazpacho and chickpea salad. 9/9/21

As the temperature keeps hovering in the mid- to upper 90s, I am finding ways to keep from heating up the kitchen. On Thursday I made gazpacho from the myriad Roma tomatoes that our daughter brought home from the Community … Continue reading

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Dining out – better choices 4/27/21

One thing we were planning on doing during our road trip was to have picnics. That way we would have better control of the ingredients that would go in our lunches. In fact we even brought along a folding table … Continue reading

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LFD – Dal soup with additional veg. 2/20/21

For Leftovers For Dinner I sautĂ©ed some mushrooms, cabbage, and kale stems and then added them to the split chickpeas and split pigeon peas stew. I added more broth to it to make it soupier. It seemed to be lacking … Continue reading

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Mediterranean fish stew. 1/8/21

This is an adaptation of a recipe by British chef, Rick Stein. It is from his cookbook, Fruits of the Sea. We have made this before and have had trouble not getting the various seafoods over cooked so we decided … Continue reading

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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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