Lunch

Dill Pickle Hummus

INGREDIENTS: 2 c. canned chickpeas 1/2 c. chopped dill pickles, plus more for garnish 1/2 c. tahini 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving 1/4 c. pickle brine 2 cloves garlic kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 1 tbsp. chopped dill, for garnish Pita chips, for serving […]

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Breakfast

Greek Salad Skewers

Greek Salad Skewers are good as appetizers or even for breakfast. INGREDIENTS: 1 big block of feta (about 12-oz.), cut into cubes 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 clove garlic, smashed 1 tbsp. Chopped fresh dill 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley Flaky sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 12 pitted kalamata […]

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Breakfast

Caprese Bites

INGREDIENTS: 8 oz. mozzarella balls 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp. Italian seasoning 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes kosher salt 24 cherry tomatoes 12 fresh basil leaves 1 c. balsamic vinegar PREPARATION: In a small bowl, stir together mozzarella, olive oil, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes, and season with salt. Set aside. […]

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Dinner

Grilled Vegetables with Basil Vinaigrette

Grilled Vegetables with Basil Vinaigrette has the dressing that comes together in one minute in a blender or food processor and tastes like a beautiful basil bomb exploded in your mouth. If you want to add protein but still keep it light and vegetarian, grilled tofu or tempeh is great. INGREDIENTS: 1 medium zucchini, trimmed […]

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Dinner

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

These Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts are roasted at a high temp so that wonderful caramelization develops and they’re so fast and easy to make. Halfway through baking, flip them over and drizzle with balsamic glaze or balsamic reduction and a pinch of brown sugar to boost the caramelization factor. A balsamic glaze or reduction is simply […]

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Dinner

TABBOULEH

Finely chopped fresh parsley and mint are bathed in fruity extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice in this classic Middle Eastern appetizer. Ingredients 3 cups packed parsley leaves, roughly chopped 1 1⁄2 cups packed mint leaves, roughly chopped 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1⁄2 cup fresh lemon juice 1tbsp. pomegranate molasses 1⁄2 tsp. ground allspice 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon […]

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Lunch

ALMOND AND GARLIC SOUP

Ingredients 3 1⁄4 cups ice-cold water 2 1⁄4 cups blanched almonds 6 cloves garlic, peeled 1 (6-oz.) baguette, crusts removed, torn into pieces 1⁄2 cup olive oil, plus more 2 1⁄2 tbsp. sherry vinegar 2 drops almond extract Kosher salt, to taste Halved green grapes, for garnish (optional) Instructions Combine 2 cups water, the almonds, garlic, and bread in a food processor […]

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Lunch

CREAMY GARLIC SOUP

This creamy garlic soup is a very healthy recipe, garlic has a lot of benefits for the body. Garlic soup is prepared in several countries in Europe, each country has it’s specialty for this tasty soup. Ingredients 2 tbsp. olive oil 16 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 4 onions, sliced 6 3⁄4 cups heavy cream Kosher salt and […]

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Lunch

Tomato Soup

Ingredients 2 Tbs. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped (11/2 cups) 1 Tbs. tomato paste 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.) 1 tsp. sugar 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes 1 vegetable bouillon cube, optional 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp. dried thyme Preparation 1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and […]

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Dinner

Seared Baby Eggplant with Mozzarella and Basil Oil

Ingredients Basil Oil 1 cup tightly packed fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup olive oil Eggplant 3 baby eggplants (1 lb.), sliced into 30 1/2-inch-thick rounds 2 Tbs. olive oil 1 leek, halved, white and light green parts cut into half-moons 4 Tbs. white wine vinegar, divided 1 6-oz. ball fresh mozzarella, sliced into 6 rounds […]

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