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  • Roasted Olives with Feta and Jalapeno

    Easy Roasted Olives

    Easy Roasted Olives ~ this simple and elegant Mediterranean inspired appetizer is my go to for parties of all kinds.  Healthy olives fit into most everyone’s diet, so it’s always a hit.…

  • Minimal Monday: Roasted Olives

    Step away from the baby carrots and ranch dressing.  Put the clip back on that bag of Kettle Chips. If you’re having people over for dinner, or you’re just sitting in…

  • Pasta peperonata with tuna in a bowl with fork

    Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives

    Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives is a rustic Italian style pasta that’s easy to throw together on a weeknight.  It’s an inexpensive, healthy 30 minute meal with that casual Mediterranean…

  • Baked feta cheese with olives, lemon, and rosemary with toasted bread on a tray with toasted bread

    Baked Feta Cheese with Olives and Lemon

    Baked Feta Cheese with Olives and Lemon ~ an easy baked cheese appetizer that shows off the spectacular sun drenched  flavors of the Mediterranean.  Serve it with some toasted bread and…

  • Roast Chicken with Blood Orange and Olives

    Roast Chicken with Blood Orange and Olives ~ you’re going to roast chicken anyway, so why not make it special?  Peel a couple of blood oranges (substitute regular oranges or tangerines)…

  • Chicken with Cracked Olives and Herbs

    Chicken with Cracked Olives and Herbs ~ this is a fabulous one pot meal in the vibrant healthy Mediterranean tradition, it’s so easy to throw together, and it bursts with sunny…

  • Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives ~ this healthy Mediterranean fruit salad is packed with the sunny flavors of the Mediterranean!

    Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives

    Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives ~ this glorious salad in the Mediterranean tradition is an experience not to be missed.  It’s proof positive that not all fabulous salads are leafy…

  • Chicken in Lemon Sauce with Olives | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Chicken in Lemon Sauce with Olives

    Chicken in Lemon Sauce with Olives is an easy meal bursting with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean. These Greek style chicken thighs in a silky lemon sauce are on repeat…

  • Fried Olives

    Fried Olives are the best little appetizers in the world ~ they’re crisp on the outside, warm and juicy on the inside ~ dip them in a little garlicky aioli and…

  • Healthy baked cod with lemon and olives

    Cod with Lemon and Olives

    Cod with Lemon and Olives is a low fat and delicious 30 minute meal, full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and one of my favorites.  For such a simple recipe it’s…

  • Olive and Herb Appetizer Wreath on a white platter with cocktail forks

    Festive Olive Wreath Appetizer

    My Festive Olive Wreath Appetizer is such fun for the holidays ~ olives are easy, they’re healthy, and fit just about every diet out there.  It looks Martha Stewart-ish, but it’s…

  • A bowl of Spanish Chilled Almond Soup with droplets of olive oil, toasted almonds, and fresh mint leaves

    Spanish Almond Soup “ajo blanco”

    Spanish Almond Soup ~ aka ajo blanco, or white gazpacho, is a cool and creamy chilled soup without a speck of dairy ~ it’s wonderfully refreshing and unexpectedly delicious!…

  • 15 recipes that’ll make you a Game Day hero!

    What’s the score?  Doesn’t matter ~ everybody’s a winner with these 15 Game Day Recipes.  From chips and dips to meatballs and more, I’ve got all your bases covered for a…

  • Simple Greek Style Baked Fish

    Simple Greek Style Baked Fish

    Simple Greek Style Baked Fish ~ this is a vibrant example of the healthy Mediterranean diet, it’s low in calories, high in nutrients, and drop dead gorgeous!…

  • Greek tzatziki dip with pita bread triangles

    How to Make Tzatziki Dip

    How to Make Tzatziki Dip ~ a refreshing and healthy Mediterranean appetizer that is absolute heaven on sweltering nights… if you’ve OD’d on hummus lately, (and who hasn’t?) this garlicky yogurt…

  • Making a chopped chef salad in a wooden salad bowl

    Chopped Chef Salad with Creamy Sweet Onion Dressing

    Chopped Chef Salad with Creamy Sweet Onion Dressing ~  the chef salad is an American institution, and probably the original main course salad.  But this epic loaded salad gets even better…

  • Lemon Buttermilk Chicken Skewers

    12 Inspiring Recipes that Pair Chicken with Citrus

    12 Inspiring Recipes That Pair Chicken with Citrus ~ considering we each eat, on average, close to 100 pounds of chicken a year, having some good ‘juicy’ recipes up our sleeves…

  • Asparagus Goat Cheese Frittata

    Asparagus Goat Cheese Frittata

    Asparagus Goat Cheese Frittata ~ is there anything easier, and more comforting, than eggs for dinner?  This is a convenient busy day 30-minute meal that always feels like a treat to me.…

  • Sheet Pan Chicken Puttanesca ready for the oven

    Sheet Pan Chicken Puttanesca

    Sheet Pan Chicken Puttanesca is a riff on pasta puttanesca, one of the most effortlessly delicious (and sensual) dishes out there.   This easy 30 minute tray bake makes good use…

  • Winter Cheese Platter

    How to Make an Epic Winter Cheese Board

    How to Make an Epic Winter Cheese Board ~ grazing tables are all the rage this year, and this blockbuster appetizer is ideal for winter holidays, game days, or any time…

  • A round platter ofRainbow Crudités with Fire Feta

    Rainbow Crudités with Fire Feta

    Rainbow Crudités with Fire Feta ~ an oasis of freshness and crunch in a season full of comfort foods and holiday treats, people will flock to this colorful healthy appetizer!…

  • Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, and Maple Syrup

    10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

    10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers ~ you’ve probably got the menu all set, the turkey, the fixings, and the desserts, but don’t forget about the all important starters!…

  • Colorful purple cauliflower rice salad in a wooden bowl

    Purple Cauliflower Rice Salad

    My healthy Purple Cauliflower Rice Salad is gluten free and so colorful ~ it combines roasted and raw veggies for tons of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber!…

  • Easy and healthy Chimichurri Shrimp appetizer or light meal ~ serve it over greens for a low carb paleo dish, or with bread or pasta for some serious comfort food. ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    5 Easy Shrimp Recipes

    5 Easy Shrimp Recipes ~ shrimp is the original fast food, it can be on your table in a flash.  I’ve gathered together 5 delicious dishes that showcase my favorite crustacean,…

  • Pizza Supreme Chicken in a skillet

    Supreme Pizza Chicken Skillet Dinner

    My Supreme Pizza Chicken Skillet Dinner is a cheesy skillet chicken loaded with all the toppings from your favorite pizza.  Had a hard day?  Treat yourself to this comforting one skillet…

  • Mediterranean roasted sheet pan salmon with tomatoes, olives, onion, and lemon

    Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon

    Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon is impressive but really effortless when you start with a large filet and a sheet pan.  The healthy Mediterranean toppings are simple but paint a beautiful edible…

  • Shrimp and romesco sauce in skillet

    Shrimp in Romesco Sauce

    Shrimp in Romesco Sauce ~ serve this grilled shrimp and bold roasted red pepper sauce along with some crusty bread for a Spanish style tapas menu.  It’s a wonderful way to…

  • What to Eat Now: Citrus

    What to Eat Now: Citrus ~ here are the best citrus recipes on tvfgi to help you make the most of these juicy gems of mid-winter, whether you have access to…

  • My favorite Recipes of 2017

    My favorite Recipes of 2017 ~ these are the ones I personally loved, and if you missed them, I recommend giving them a try.  2017 was a pretty tasty year!…

  • How to Make the Ultimate Cheese Board

    How to Make the Ultimate Cheese Board ~ an easy meat and cheese platter is ideal for the busy holiday season. ~ it’s quick to throw together, looks stunning, feeds 2…

  • Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash

    Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash ~ fall is finally in the air and I’m celebrating with the perfect meal for a chilly (pun intended) night.  I’m using acorn squash as healthy little…

  • Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame

    Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame ~  perfect for those busy nights when you want a nice healthy salad for dinner, but crave some protein and carbs along with it.…

  • Guacamole Bruschetta Bar

    A guacamole Bruschetta Bar is an easy appetizer or a healthy light meal for a crowd ~ and admit it, you’ve always wanted to eat avocado toast for dinner!…

  • Jeweled Hummus ~ a ridiculously easy appetizer for a last minute special occasion ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    50 Ways to Hack Your Hummus

    The doorbell just rang ~ and all you’ve got is a tub of hummus.  What to do?  Here are 50 ways to hack your hummus so you don’t miss a step. …

  • How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs

    How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs quickly and easily from any type of bread ~ fresh or dry, seasoned or unseasoned, whole grain, gluten free, even from crackers.  I’ll show you…

  • Albacore Buddha Bowl Recipe ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Healthy Albacore Tuna Buddha Bowls

    I make my quick and easy Albacore Tuna Buddha Bowls with pantry staples, and they’re packed with flavor, protein, and vibrant nutrition.…

  • Wild Caught Tuna Crostini --- these little toasts are fun to make and so healthy --- theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Wild Caught Tuna Crostini

    Wild Caught Tuna Crostini are a super healthy and colorful appetizer or light meal — just add wine and friends and you’ve got the makings for the perfect summer gathering.…

  • Healthy Fattoush Salad

    Fattoush Salad

    My Fattoush salad recipe is a chunky Mediterranean salad full of healthy veggies and crunchy toasted pita bread — a tangy lemon-sumac dressing makes the dish sing.…

  • Harvest Kale Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing

    Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing

    Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing because salad love doesn’t stop when the calendar switches over to fall…this healthy and colorful salad is perfect for the holidays!…

  • Fun and festive Antipasto Skewers --- who needs salad?

    Antipasto Skewers

    I make these colorful and fun Antipasto Skewers all the time ~ everybody gets their own personal antipasto selection right on a stick ~ from Game Days to the Holidays, these…

  • Meyer Lemon Roast Chicken 2

    Meyer Lemon Roast Chicken

    Meyer Lemon Roast Chicken is a delicious way to perk up your weekly meal plan ~ the flavors are bright and sunny, and the whole dish looks as beautiful as it…

  • Baba Ganoush, a wonderful Middle Eastern eggplant appetizer

    Smokey Baba Ganoush

    Smokey Baba Ganoush is a wonderfully rich and creamy Middle Eastern eggplant dip that might just give hummus a run for its money!  This healthy vegan appetizer is easy to make,…

  • Minimal Monday: Arugula Pesto

    I think we can all agree that basil pesto is one of the world’s great foods. It’s so great that it’s easy to forget about all the other interesting variations of…