Archive for Vegetarian

Greek Spinach Pie (Spanakopita)

Apr 15, 2010 by Susana Fare

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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Road Trip!

Apr 13, 2010 by Kristi Rimkus

When was the last time you packed a bag on the spur of the moment, threw it in your car, and hit the road? That feeling of adventure and freedom is exhilarating!
This is exactly [...]

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Farinata & Focaccia

Apr 08, 2010 by Susana Fare

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 by Susana Fare

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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Save Your Pennies and Eat In

Mar 22, 2010

My husband and I have sold our home. We have two new homes in mind, and both need a bit of remodeling. I’m not sure whose great idea that was, but we’re packing as I [...]

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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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Makeover your Workday Lunch

Mar 14, 2010

I’m picky when it comes to what I eat for lunch. I don’t want the same old sandwich, or a tiny frozen meal from the grocery store that wouldn’t satisfy an ant. I certainly can’t [...]

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Piquillo peppers stuffed with Manchego Cheese

Mar 11, 2010

I enjoy watching the Jose Andres – Made in Spain program on TV. He introduced small plates called “tapas” in the USA. Tapas are small appetizers from the Mediterranean diet. They are called tapas because [...]

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Lighten Up That Burger With Quinoa

Mar 09, 2010

“KEEN-wah!”
“KEEN-wah” is the proper pronunciation of the word “quinoa.” It tops my list of favorite grains, yet it really isn’t a grain at all.
It’s a leafy green vegetable akin to spinach that looks like small, [...]

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Flavors of Spain to California: Moorish-style Chickpea and Spinach stew

Mar 05, 2010

When the Moors invaded Spain in 711 AD, not only did they bring their influence in architecture and science, but also in food. The Moors’ occupation of Spain may have lasted for over seven hundred [...]

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What is Farro?

Feb 24, 2010

According to many articles, Farro has a long and glorious history. It has been cultivated around the Mediterranean and Middle East for thousands of years, and has fed people since then. It is called The [...]

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A California Mediterranean Salad

Feb 13, 2010

With a touch of Greece, Italy and Spain, this salad is proud to have its name as a derivative of the Mediterranean coast.
Nothing’s better than a bunch of leafy greens, tomatoes, and onions that [...]

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Healthy Super Bowl Dips and Spreads

Feb 05, 2010

Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that tomorrow is Super Bowl XLIV, which pits the New Orleans Saints  vs. Indianapolis Colts.

Of course, Super Bowl Sunday parties are, and have been the rage [...]

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