Category Archive: Mediterranean

How to Saute Vegetables Oil Free

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No Oil Saute

I love, love, love vegetables! There aren’t too many of them that I don’t like so I have a never ending variety to choose from. Fresh, frozen, steamed, oven roasted or sauteed in a pan – I like them all. Maybe that’s why a plant based diet was so easy to transition to. At first …

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Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Mediterranean Lentil Salad
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As the weather warms up I start thinking about different kinds of salads to replace some of the soup meals we enjoy during the colder months. Salads don’t have to be all vegetables. Lentils and beans tossed with some raw vegetables make for hearty flavorful salads that easily stand in for your main entree. Sometimes …

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Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

This cool and creamy sauce is delicious with so many Greek dishes like Falafel Patties. It also make a wonderful appetizer served with pita bread, pita chips or vegetable dippers. Make it ahead and chill it for a couple of hours to let the flavors develop.   Tzatziki Sauce 1 small cucumber — peeled, seeded, …

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Hummus

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Hummus

A delicious, slightly nutty flavored dip perfect for an appetizer, snack or part of a lunch with whole wheat pita bread, pita chips, crudités or spread on a whole wheat wrap or flat bread. Hummus 1 15 ounce can chickpeas (Garbanzo beans), low sodium, drained and rinsed 2-3 Tablespoons lemon juice (start with 2 and add …

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Greek Chickpea Salad

Greek Chickpea Salad

On the really hot summer days I don’t want to heat up my kitchen to make a meal so I turn to salads that  are hearty enough to be a meal. This chickpea salad not only keeps the kitchen cool but it will cool you down as well. It was good the first day and even better …

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