Recipes From Cuisine: Mediterranean

Potato Gnocchi

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Italians have made and enjoyed gnocchi since ancient Roman times. The major difference is Roman gnocchi were made using wheat semolina since potatoes were not introduced to Europe until the 16th century. Today, most prepared (dried or frozen) and restaurant gnocchi are made using potatoes as the main ingredient. Spinach, ...

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Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers


Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers is a meatless version of Italian Stuffed Peppers. You can use any size or color bell pepper for this recipe. One-half large stuffed bell pepper can be a meal in its self providing about 12 ounces of food, 11 grams of protein, and only 290 calories. This ...

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Zucchini & Prosciutto Risotto

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Risotto originated in northern Italy and is now popular throughout Italy. Made using short grain arborio rice and parmesan, it has a creamy texture unlike any other rice recipe without the need for cream or any other sauce. Risotto is rarely offered on the menu of most Italian-American restaurants. Unlike ...

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Reduced Calorie Tartar Sauce

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Full-fat tartar sauce has 100 or more calories per tablespoon. My original tartar sauce recipe made with reduced fat mayonnaise has about 95 calories per 2 tablespoon serving. The number of calories can be reduced even further by replacing half of the mayonnaise with low-fat (2% fat) Greek or natural ...

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Sicilian Style Eggplant Pizza


Sicilain cuisine has many influences including Greek, Arab, and African. Sicily was a melting pot of the ancient world. Sicilian Style Eggplant Pizza reflects those influences. You won’t find this pizza on the menu at American pizzerias. Americans love meat. The top selling pizza is pepperoni not eggplant. High saturated ...

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Basic Pizza Sauce


Basic Pizza Sauce is a simple, low fat, pizza sauce recipe for two 12″ to 14″ pizzas. Adjust all seasonings to taste.

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Boiled Potato Salad or Side Vegetable


Potatoes are inexpensive, one of the best sources of potassium, and provide many other essential nutrients. Boiled Potato Salad or Side Vegetable is very low in calories compared to fried potatoes, potato chips, mashed potatoes, and other prepared potatoes. You get the health benefits of potatoes without the calories and sodium. ...

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Pasta With Mushroom Pesto Sauce

Pasta With Chicken Mushroom Pesto Sauce


Pasta With Mushroom Pesto Sauce flavors pasta with basil pesto instead of tomato sauce. Although pesto is higher in calories due to the cheese and oil, a little goes a long way. For some people, pesto made using only basil has too strong a flavor. You can make a bright ...

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Saffron Rice

Saffron Rice


A little saffron turns plain white rice into pale to bright yellow saffron rice. Saffron also adds a mild flavor to rice. Using white rice is essential for the color to be absorbed into the rice. Saffron rice can be served with any recipe that called for white rice. Saffron ...

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Cucumber-Tomato Salad

Cucumber, Tomato & Olive Salad

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For many Americans, a salad is iceberg lettuce, tomato, cucumber and salad dressing. A good size salad made from the first three ingredients has about 200 calories. Four tablespoons of creamy salad dressing can add 400 or more calories. The dressing adds flavor but very few nutrients. While 600 or ...

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