Top Rated Mediterranean Diet Recipes

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Michele Humes
Tart and refreshing, today's Cook the Book recipe is Turkey's take on lemony avgolemono. Nancy Harmon Jenkins' yogurt soup with mint starts with the same chicken broth as the Greek favorite, but uses yogurt instead of lemons to deliver tang. If you're concerned about calories, this recipe works just as well with low-fat or non-fat yogurt. A bit of farro or rice, as well as some shredded chicken, will bring a nice heartiness to the otherwise light soup. Win 'The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook' In addition to excerpting a recipe each day this week, we're giving away five (5) copies of The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. Enter to win here »
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Michele Humes
This week, I've saved Nancy Harmon Jenkins' luscious recipe for Turkish apricots stuffed with sweet, thick yogurt for last. Dried apricots are softened in Sauternes (a French dessert wine), stuffed with sweet labneh (strained yogurt), and sprinkled with crushed pistachios. "They should look," Jenkins notes, "like an old-fashioned whoopie pie." But unlike a whoopie pie, you can safely eat several. Win 'The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook' In addition to excerpting a recipe each day this week, we're giving away five (5) copies of The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. Enter to win here » note: Experiment with different brands of yogurt until you find one that pleases you. Small producers often make the best. Just be sure it's a pure yogurt made with acidophilus and other living cultures and with no added pectin, gelatin, or other thickeners.
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A heart-healthy quickie dinner Oh, those Italians — always watching out for you with their heart-protecting Mediterranean diet. Even their egg dishes are healthy! Check out this frittata from The Mediterranean Heart Diet (Fisher Books). It's an omelette that has hardly any butter or fat but tastes absolutely scrumptious. And it's filling, too. Best of all, this dinner-worthy meal can be whipped up quickly any night of the week.
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bluemoon downunder
Baked potatoes stuffed with broad beans, rocket (or baby spinach leaves), tangy blue cheese, garlic and basil; and if it takes your fancy, topped with chopped bacon! Adapted from a recipe on some 'Good for You' cards from International Masters: a series focussing on health and nutrition. I am intrigued that 'broad beans' are not in the Zaar Kitchen Dictionary. So, some information about broad beans! From Wikepedia: broad beans have a long tradition of cultivation in Old World agriculture, being among the most ancient plants in cultivation and also among the easiest to grow. It is believed that along with lentils, peas, and chickpeas, they became part of the eastern Mediterranean diet in around 6000 BC or earlier" Reading that you'd expect to find them in the Zaar Dictionary! Not so! The entry in the Cook's Thesaurus reads "fava bean = broad bean = butter bean = Windsor bean = horse bean = English bean = fool = foul = ful = feve = faba = haba = habas". And my recipe card says "Broa
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Michele Humes
Nancy Harmon Jenkin's recipe for Greek-style baked gigante beans makes a whole lotta beans, but any leftovers are easily frozen to use later in soups or stews. Jenkins also suggests that you mash up the tomatoey, honey-sweetened beans to the texture of Mexican refried beans, and serve them "with steamed bitter greens as a super-healthy vegetarian meal." If you can't find true Greek gigantes, any large white beans will do. Win 'The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook' In addition to excerpting a recipe each day this week, we're giving away five (5) copies of The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. Enter to win here »
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International Recipes
Hi all. I've been lurking for a few months now and feel that I finally havesomething worthwhile to contribute. I made this at the weekend. It's basedon a recipe from TASTY AND EASY RECIPES OF MEDITERRANEAN DIET which Imodified slightly. Although ...
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Olha
This is a staple in Mediterranean diets. The flavorful cod marries perfectly with the seasoned beans. Serve with a simple green salad, crusty bread and cold white wine for a delicious meal.
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Michele Humes
Here's one for the garlic fiends: a soup that uses six whole heads of garlic. Adapted from Nancy Harmon Jenkins' New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, Castilian garlic soup is a mellow, saffron-tinted broth with the mingled sweetness of garlic and sherry. Add a poached egg and some good bread, and it's a light but warming meal. Win 'The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook' In addition to excerpting a recipe each day this week, we're giving away five (5) copies of The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. Enter to win here »
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sosousme
We all know, or at least are hearing, about how heart healthy the Mediterranean diet is. This recipe uses the Mediterranean principle of eating; use it as a side dish, or simply put it on some lettuce and call it lunch.
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International Recipes
Hi all. I've been lurking for a few months now and feel that I finally havesomething worthwhile to contribute. I made this at the weekend. It's basedon a recipe from TASTY AND EASY RECIPES OF MEDITERRANEAN DIET which Imodified slightly. Although ...
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ellie_
Recipe source: The Mediterranean Diet
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