Lunch | Salads

CHICKPEA AND EGGPLANT SALAD

INGREDIENTS 1/2 a small red onion, finely sliced 1 eggplant, cut in half lengthwise and sliced into half moons extra virgin olive oil juice of 1 lemon 2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 large fresh tomatoes 1 bunch of fresh parsley, chopped 2 teaspoons garlic-infused olive oil 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper Slivered almonds, […]

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Lunch | Soups

BROCCOLI AND POTATO SOUP

Broccoli and potato soup is truly an incredibly healthy food, especially on a cold winter days. Broccoli, the super food, not only gives the dish a beautiful color, it is packed full of Vitamin C, to help fight all of the stinker viruses that are lurking. NOTE!  Cooking methods can impact the nutrient content and health […]

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Dinner

Greek Stuffed Eggplant

If you enjoy Greek food and want to learn how to prepare it, this greek stuffed eggplant will be a treat for you.  If you’re of Greek heritage, see how this recipe compares to the family recipes shared by your relatives. INGREDIENTS: 6 small eggplants (6-7 inches long each) 2 cloves garlic (minced; if garlic […]

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Breakfast

Caprese with avocado

If you appreciate traditional Italian insalata caprese, try this similar avocado caprese salad with fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and ripe red tomatoes, and the addition of avocados for extra flavor. INGREDIENTS: 2 avocados, sliced 2 ripe tomatoes 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese 1 1/2 ounce bunch fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup good quality olive oil 1/4 […]

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Breakfast

Garlicky Italian Bread

INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. dried oregano 1 large egg, beaten 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 c. whole milk 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 c. shredded mozzarella 1 c. minced tomatoes 1/4 c. finely chopped basil 2 tbsp. freshly […]

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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

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

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

Broccoli Meatballs with Garlic-Tomato Sauce

Ingredients Meatballs 4 cups broccoli florets (1 large head) 1 cup raw almonds 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.) 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 large eggs Garlic-Tomato Sauce 1 Tbs. olive oil 1/4 cup diced white onion 1 […]

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Dinner

Spice-Marinated Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients 2 lb. cherry or grape tomatoes 6 Tbs. olive oil 1 Tbs. sherry vinegar or white balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp. garam masala 4 green onions, finely chopped (1/4 cup) Preparation 1. Bring large pot of water to a boil, and prepare large bowl of ice water. 2. Use knife to score small X on […]

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