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  • spaghetti salad in a white bowl

    Spaghetti Salad ~ a family favorite!

    Spaghetti Salad is what you make for dinner when you’ve got loads of fresh produce but you’re craving comfy carbs (sound familiar?)…this easy season spanning recipe combines hot garlicky pasta with a…

  • slicing fennel on a mandoline slicer

    Quick Pickled Fennel

    Quick Pickled Fennel is a zippy condiment that works with just about anything you’ll pull off your grill this season.  It’s great in salads, and I love to eat it straight…

  • tossing a chopped Italian salad

    Chopped Italian Salad Recipe

    My Chopped Italian Salad is your excuse to open up the doors and take dinner outside.  It’s a combination of crunchy veggies and Mediterranean flavors that just can’t be beat.…

  • pasta with radicchio and bacon

    Pasta with Radicchio, Bacon, and Walnuts

    Pasta with radicchio, bacon and walnuts is a classic meal with a complex flavor and that Italian flair for tossing together something incredible with very little.  This 30-minute meal is a…

  • Puttanesca style beans and toast in a bowl

    Puttanesca Style Beans and Toast

    Puttanesca Style Beans and Toast is the most sophisticated meal from the pantry I’ve had in a long time. It marries all the vivacious flavors of one of my favorite Italian…

  • Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto

    I’m all about healthy 30 minute meals like this Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto that come together from the pantry without a trip to the store.  It’s frugal eating…

  • ladling brothy beans onto garlic toast

    Brothy Beans with Garlic Toast

    Brothy Beans with Garlic Toast ~ yes beans can be dinner, and a darned delicious one at that, especially when you combine them with garlicky toasted bread and and an incredibly…

  • Kale and Pancetta Pasta with Lemon and Garlic

    Kale and Pancetta Pasta with Lemon and Garlic ~ this recipe doesn’t have many ingredients, but the combination of flavors is bold and satisfying.  Pasta rules the 30 minute dinner world…

  • Baked Egg Galettes

    Ottolenghi’s Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes

    Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem ~ these eggs baked in puff pastry are the ultimate breakfast in bed recipe, and they look spectacular on a brunch…

  • colorful and healthy gluten free cauliflower couscous salad

    Mediterranean Cauliflower Couscous Salad

    Mediterranean Cauliflower Couscous Salad ~ healthy cauliflower turns a grain salad into a gluten free glow bowl full of fresh vibrant flavors ~ if you love easy cauliflower rice recipes you’ll…

  • roasted halibut with tomatoes, peppers, and olives

    Roasted Halibut with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Olives

    Healthy Roasted Halibut with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Olives ~ it’s like putting a pan of Mediterranean sunshine on the dinner table, but it’s a lot more delicious.  Roasting is the best…

  • Italian White Bean Soup with Sausage Meatballs

    Italian White Bean Soup with Sausage Meatballs is the coziest dinner imaginable, it’s based on a traditional Italian bean soup with brilliant little sausage meatballs that take no  time to make.…

  • Instant Pot hummus with toasted pine nuts

    Instant Pot Hummus

    Instant Pot Hummus is easy, fast, and impossibly silky ~ let me show you how I cook my chickpeas (no soaking or peeling required) in my Instant Pot pressure cooker for…

  • gluten free walnut cake topped with figs

    Flourless Walnut Cake with Fresh Figs

    My Flourless Walnut Cake with Fresh Figs is a 3 ingredient gluten free cake topped with gorgeous figs and lightly sweetened whipped cream.  This classic Italian cake recipe is truly special!…

  • spiced lamb meatballs with hummus

    Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Hummus

    Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Hummus is just about the most perfect union I can think of.  The hummus is soft and rich and silky, (the meatballs and tahini sauce are too!)…

  • gazpacho negra in a white bowl with pansies

    Fire Roasted Gazpacho (Black Gazpacho)

    My Fire Roasted Gazpacho (Black Gazpacho) is intensely delicious. I make this Spanish chilled soup with fire roasted tomatoes and blistered peppers for a deep rich color and a smokey flavor that is…

  • Gazpacho in small glasses

    Summer’s Best Gazpacho Recipes

    Memorizing a few simple gazpacho recipes is essential if you’re going to survive the rest of the summer without wilting.  I’ve collected all versions of this classic Spanish chilled soup, from…

  • 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…

  • Burrata Caprese Salad with colorful heirloom tomato wedges

    Burrata Caprese Salad

    Burrata Caprese Salad ~ a great tomato salad is on regular rotation throughout the summer here.  My latest?  A chunky riff on Caprese, with thick wedges of heirloom tomatoes, a luscious…

  • Green Lemon Potato Salad in a bowl with spoon

    Greek Lemon Potato Salad

    This Greek Lemon Potato Salad bursts with sunny Mediterranean flavors.  It’s a healthier alternative to classic potato salad ~ and no mayo means it’s perfect for outdoor picnics and barbecues, too.…

  • Sheet Pan Salmon Primavera

    Sheet Pan Salmon Primavera

    Sheet Pan Salmon Primavera ~ (PREE-ma-vera) or spring, in Italian, has inspired some of my favorite dishes.  This healthy meal is a celebration of tender spring veggies with omega 3 rich…

  • Stuffed zucchini in a pan with spatula

    Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Pine Nut Salsa

    Stuffed Zucchini with Pine Nut Salsa ~ zucchini boats stuffed with a delicious blend of sausage, tomato, cheese, garlic, and breadcrumbs, topped with a lemony pine nut salsa that will knock…

  • Bloody Mary Gazpacho with lime wedges and garnishes

    Bloody Mary Gazpacho

    Bloody Mary Gazpacho recipe ~ this vodka spiked gazpacho is a clever mash-up of your favorite brunch cocktail and a refreshing Spanish chilled soup ~ now you can sip a zesty Bloody Mary…

  • Balelea Salad, Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

    Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad (Balela)

    Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad (Balela) ~ You know I love a great bean salad as much as I love Middle Eastern food, and this hearty Mediterranean chickpea salad paired with creamy…

  • 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…

  • Chickpea Salad with Pesto in a large white bowl 2

    Chickpea Salad with Pesto

    Chickpea Salad with Pesto might just be the perfect salad, perfect for family meals, potlucks and working lunches alike.  This deliciously colorful Mediterranean bean salad should be a staple in any…

  • a mug of Italian Sausage and Bean Soup

    Italian Sausage and Bean Soup

    Italian Sausage and Bean Soup is hearty, nourishing, comforting, and quick to make ~ clocking in at just under an hour.  It rivals Grandma’s chicken soup when it comes to curing…

  • Minestrone soup in a white cast iron soup pot with ladle

    Italian Minestrone Soup

    Italian Minestrone Soup ~ next to grandma’s chicken soup there’s nothing more comforting than a pot of minestrone bubbling away on the stove.  This authentic recipe will warm you, satisfy you,…