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Lentil-Walnut Burgers (Middle Eastern Burgers)

Jun 22, 2010 by Susana Fare

Middle Eastern food is part of the Mediterranean diet which is considered to be healthier than any other lifestyle food, because of its use of olive oil, vegetables, fruits and only a small amount of [...]

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Potato croquettes with Manchego cheese & quince sauce

Jun 09, 2010 by Susana Fare

Who doesn’t like potatoes? I always liked them, but it took me a while to realize how good they really are for you. Although, it may seem like just a starchy item without any nutrients, [...]

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Bruschetta

Jun 03, 2010 by Susana Fare

For people who live in Italy, Bruschetta is a must!
For people of Italian descent, Bruschetta is a regular part of their menu. Even if you’re not Italian or don’t know anything about Italian [...]

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Sopa de Ajo (Castilian garlic soup)

May 27, 2010

I really enjoy traveling around the Mediterranean region through my cooking.
Food is an international language, and all countries in this area always have a delicious and nutritious dish to match each particular country and [...]

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Ful Mudammas (Simmered Fava Beans)

May 13, 2010

I had the chance to check out a book from the library called Mediterranean The Beautiful Cookbook. Just by looking at the book cover you’ll fall in love with the Mediterranean.
Seeing all of those [...]

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Baklava

May 07, 2010

I’ve been eating Baklava for many years and always wanted to make it myself. I thought it was difficult to handle phyllo dough because it breaks easily. But by taking good care of it, it [...]

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Tunisian Vegetable Couscous

Apr 29, 2010

Couscous is a round hard grain made of semolina wheat. It has been used as a food staple and eaten since the Berber civilization in North Africa. Berbers were indigenous people living west of Egypt [...]

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Muhammara (Spicy Walnut Paste)

Apr 22, 2010

This delicious Turkey relish is called Muhammara. It can be served as a dip with bread, or it can accompany a salad.
This relish or dip are part of the little dishes of the eastern [...]

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Greek Spinach Pie (Spanakopita)

Apr 15, 2010

I received the book “101 Foods That Could Save Your Life”as a Christmas present. This book is always on my night table, and I always use it as a reference. It’s amazing how many foods [...]

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Farinata & Focaccia

Apr 08, 2010

Farinata
With the introduction of hummus from the Middle East, chickpea and chickpea flour are receiving a positive reception lately. This legume is consumed as flour with whole grain milling before dehulling in the Mediterranean [...]

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Caldo verde (Portuguese Kale soup)

Apr 01, 2010

Caldo Verde is a type of soup which originated in northern Portugal and is considered a traditional national dish during holidays. It’s usually made using the famous “chorizo” (spicy and chewy smoked sausage). As a vegetarian, I avoid that. I could add a veggie sausage, but that’s usually loaded with sodium.

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Risotto Milan Style

Mar 26, 2010

Risotto is a traditional Italian rice dish cooked with broth and flavored with Parmesan cheese and other ingredients. Risotto means little rice, and it’s one of the common ways of cooking rice in Italy.
Rice [...]

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Ratatouille

Mar 19, 2010

The Ratatouille movie? No, this is the dish featured in it! Ratatouille is a typical dish from Provence, France.
Thanks to the internet I was able to find the real meaning of the dish’s name:
The [...]

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