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Top 10 Best Mediterranean Diet Recipes

One of the best and healthiest way of eating is Mediterranean Diet, high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish, and unsaturated fats such as olive oil. Eating the Mediterranean way is one that’s easy to stick to. You’ll also get the benefits of fresh foods, heart healthy fats and mood-boosting foods that are key factors of the diet.
A Mediterranean diet include healthy living habits of people mostly from France, Greece, Italy and Spain. The main concept of this diet includes comparable high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, vegetables, moderate to high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy products, moderate wine consumption, and low consumption of meat (non-fish) products.
If you’ve been looking for inspiration, you have to try our best Mediterranean diet recipes. You’re guaranteed to find a new favourite!
  1. Fattoush Salad:

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    Fattoush is lebanese bread salad largely consumed in middle east. Fattoush Salad is a colorful tossed salad with a lemony garlic dressing, and if you’ve never prepared an Arabic dish before, this is a delicious, healthy and easy way to start with.

  2. Lemon Shrimp Pasta:

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    Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta is made in just one pot and ready in 20 minutes! This Fresh shrimp gets cooked in a buttery lemon garlic sauce and gets tossed in Parmesan cheese and pasta.

  3. Tabbouleh:

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    Tabouli salad (Tabbouleh) is a simple salad made with cracked wheat, finely chopped cucumber and tomatoes, lots of fresh parsley, fresh herbs, all tossed with lime juice and olive oil.

  4. Hummus:

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    A traditional Hummus is creamy, light and fluffy made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with olive oil,  garlic and lemon juice. This recipe is best for making sandwiches, or for serving with breadsticks.

  5. Swordfish with Capers:

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    After the swordfish is cooked, wine is added to the hot pan to loosen the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. This procedure creates a highly flavored sauce that perfectly complements the fish.

  6. Lentil soup with Kale:

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    A hearty, vegan lentil and kale soup packed with vegetables, protein and fiber. A delicious, filling, healthy soup with a little spicy heat. This soup will keep you full for hours while also nourishing your body like plants.

  7. Spanakorizo:

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    One of our favourite vegetarian meal. Most often, it is made white – without the use of tomato paste added to the cooking liquid. Spanakorizo is a Greek vegetarian dish of spinach and rice.

  8. Eggplant frittata:

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    This Italian Eggplant Fritatta is served with Black Diamond Italiano Shredded Cheese for brunch and guests won’t leave one bite untouched!

  9. Salmon with Saffron Sauce:

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    Herbed and Peppered Salmon with Saffron Sauce is a delicious Italian recipe served as a Starter. If preferred, the sauce and salmon can be cooked separately.

  10. Eggplant Warm Salad:

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    A simply roasted warm eggplant salad with spicy cheese, walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette. It’s a perfect side dish for any party and evening snacks.

You can make your diet more Mediterranean-style by:

  • Low intake of starchy foods, such as bread and pasta.
  • Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables.
  • Choosing products made from vegetable and plant oils, such as olive oil.
  • Low intake of meat and dairy related foods.
  • Moderate to high consumption of fish in your diet.

 

Breakfast Recipes From Around The World

Breakfast is an important course in our daily routine. The word refers to breaking the fasting period of the prior night. It should be energetic and healthy. Different regions in different countries have their own traditional and typical breakfasts. There is a wide range but we provide you the best ones. Start your day in style with our fabulous breakfast and brunch recipes. All these recipes are easy to make.

German Pancake

Sometimes it is called dutch baby pancake also. This German Pancake recipe is very easy and utilises simple everyday pantry ingredients. This pancake recipes are one of the easiest, most frugal, most delicious breakfasts around.
Ingredientseggsmilkflour

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Chocolate Chunk Scones

This quick and easy recipe for Chocolate Chunk Scones is a yummy breakfast and a dessert too. Enjoy these buttery and flaky Chocolate Chunk Scones during the morning or also in the evening.
Ingredientsheavy creamall-purpose flour,  chocolate

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Baked Eggs in Bread Bowls

Eggs and toast just go together for a healthy morning. Make this simple and delicious meal for your family.  A budget friendly and expressive dish to decorate your breakfast table.
Ingredients :  dinner rollstarragonparsley,  chivesmixed herbs

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Banana Bread with Streusel Topping

Streusel topping provides a flavorful crunchy addition to this  dessert banana bread.  This yummy banana bread is healthy enough for breakfast and  crunchy topping makes it awesome on its own.
Ingredientsground cinnamon,  nutmeg,  banana

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

A layer of butter, a layer of cream cheese filling, another layer of butter and sliced strawberries on top.  It is  the ultimate sliceable sweet for dessert.
Ingredientsstrawberry,  cream cheese,  Bisquick

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread is very soft, full of chocolate chips and its exotic flavour is delicious. This recipe of Peanut Butter Banana Bread is whipped into the basic recipe for a moist banana bread with a hint of nutty flavor.
Ingredientsbrown sugar,  peanuts,  margarine,  chocolate

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Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a quick, simple and delicious Italian appetiser perfect for any party that can be prepared in minutes and enjoyed any time of the year. You may also include chopped tomatoes, beans and fresh herbs according to your taste.
Ingredients :  baguette,  tomatoesmozzarella cheese

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Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

This recipe for French toast sticks is an easy kid-friendly breakfast that is super easy to make, perfectely dippable and delicious and they are an excellent way to get kids to eat their breakfast.
Ingredients :  breadeggscinnamonvanilla

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10 Healthy American Desserts You Should Know

Every Latin American Nation has a distinct culinary tradition, These countries love desserts: this is, after all, where cane sugar comes from. Brazil is the world's leading producer of the stuff, and Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Peru have a long history of growing sugar cane along with the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines.

Each region's unique specialities reflect the area's history. Brazil's native fruit and coconut-laden sweets pop up in preparations influenced by Portuguese and African traditions. In Uruguay and Argentina, inspiration comes by way of Italy, and you can see gelato in each and every corner. Peru's desserts echo traditions from all over the map: the Incan legacy, Spanish colonists, and recently by Chinese and Japanese immigration.

Here are a some all time favourite sweets to add to your must-eat list.
  • Chocotorta

    It’s one of those simple desserts that ends up craveable, offering the perfect ratio of cookie to ice cream filling and coffee flavor. The chocolate wafer cookies are dipped in coffee to soften and placed in a baking dish.

  • Brigadeiro

    This is a great Brazilian sweet that is like a bonbon and extremely scrumptious and delicious. You can make it in the microwave too, just remember to stir every minute.

  • Pastelitos

    This is a delicious dessert having flaky puff pastry filled with sweet potato paste and formed into a flower/ pin wheel shape, then deep-fried in sunflower oil until golden brown. It’s finished off with sugary glaze, and topped with festive sprinkles.

  • Picarones

    Picarones are prepared by mixing camote with macre to form a silky puree combined with flour, sugar, yeast, and anise, formed into a round doughnut shape and deep-fried. These light and airy sweets are then drizzled in chancaca and served immediately.

  • Quesillo

    Jiggly egg and condensed milk friend is called Quesillo pronounced “ke see yo,”. This delicious creamy mouth-watering dessert topped with a thin caramel syrup for a touch more caramel flavor.

  • Helado

    Helado is made with all fresh ingredients. For a first-timer, an order of caramel and chocolate is the way to go. But on your second helado of the day, try sambayon and berries.

  • Torta de Mil Hojas

    This dessert is popular throughout South America. Manjar is spread on wafer-thin puff pastry dough and then the entire concoction is covered like frosting for the ultimate manjar overload with crunch, flaky pastry bits in each bite.

  • Alfajores

    These cookies are sold both fresh in bakeries and packaged at shops, but they generally consist of dulce de leche sandwiched between two soft, thick cookies, then either rolled in coconut shavings or covered in chocolate.

  • Tres Leches Cake

    Tres Leches are sponge cakes drenched in a mixture of cream, evaporated milk, and then iced with meringue or whipped cream and fresh fruit. You may add some extra ingredients such as coconut, chocolate, rum, or dulce de leche.

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    Tres Leches Cake
  • Passion Fruit Mousse

    You will find many kinds of fruit mousses in South American bakeries. They are even more popular than chocolate mousse. Serve this delicious mousse with fresh fruit, or use as a filling for a cake.
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New Year Special: 10 Desserts For All Occasions

This New Year we bring to you special dessert recipes that you can try for all occasions.

  1. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fondue

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Immerse yourself in the pleasure of eating dark, rich chocolate fondue. It takes only four ingredients to make this delicious recipe.

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fondue Recipe

 

  1. Champaign Cake

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This is a classic favorite. The cream cheese make it wonderful.

Champaign Cake Recipe

      

  1. Cheesecake

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This is a very simple recipe. The cream cheese pie is baked in a graham cracker crust. It is topped with delicious blueberries and strawberries.

Cheesecake Recipe

  

  1. Coconut Snowball Cake

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This cake has beautiful presentation and is very delicious. It’s a great holiday dessert and you can use this cake as a winter center piece.

Coconut Snowball Cake Recipe

 

  1. Meringues

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These Meringues are filled with almond flavor and also use food coloring. It can also be flavored with mint and colored green.

Meringues Recipe

 

  1. Zabaglione

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This is a wonderful recipe taken from Aunt Peggy’s The American Woman’s Cook Book. Although there are many recipes present for Zabaglione, but this is very different from others.

Zabaglione Recipe

 

  1. Ginger and Apple Sled Tarts

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This is a frozen puff pastry giving a rusty appeal to the recipe.

Ginger and Apple Sled Tarts Recipe

 

  1. Chocolate Cupcake

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I bake these for different functions and make cupcake towers. These cupcakes were a hit with children on a Valentine’s Day. Frosting can be used as it is much cheaper than icing sugar.

Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe 

 

  1. Panettone

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These moist Panettone are dotted with marzipan and raisins. The long rise gives the bread a flavor. Panettone stays fresh for longer periods.

Panettone Recipe

 

  1. Maple Ricotta Flans

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This is a very impressive and easy recipe that can be prepared a day ahead and stored in a fridge. It has 5 ingredients and can be prepared in just 15 minutes.

Maple Ricotta Flans Recipe

Happy New Year!!!

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10 Christmas Recipes For Dinner

Christmas is coming and it is time to try tasty recipes for dinner. And that is why we have collected 10 interesting recipes from our vast pool of recipes. We are sure you will like them.

Hors d’ Oeuvres

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Filled with the fragrance of thyme and garlic, scrumptiously creamy Camembert cheese is baked to give you Hors d’ Oeuvres.

Hors d’ Oeuvres Recipe

Fondue

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Cover the pieces of bread with warm and oozing melted cheese. Never drink water with this recipe. Try this recipe, which is the best ever, easy, simple and has correct cheese.

Fondue Recipe

Prosciutto Breadsticks

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These breadsticks serve as great appetizers. By cutting the layered dough in half, you will have tasty two-bite treats.

Prosciutto Breadsticks Recipe

Pork Loin with Cherries

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This slow cooker recipe saves time and frees cooking space in cooktop or oven.

Pork Loin with Cherries Recipe

Roast Beef with Slow Cooked Tomatoes and Garlic

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Photo Courtesy: yummly

This dish is not prepared in slow cooker. Rather it is roasted slowly, so that flavors blend and deepen. It is for all those who love garlic. The recipe gives a heavenly aroma to you kitchen.

Roast Beef with Slow Cooked Tomatoes and Garlic Recipe

Yucatan-Style Pork

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This recipe has been taken from the California Rancho cookbook. You cook it in baker’s clay. As a result, you get a very moist and flavorful meat.

Yucatan-Style Pork Recipe

Roasted Tarragon Lamb with Butter Beans

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Before roasting the lamb, rub it with a mix of garlic and tarragon mix. This will make the dish very delicious.

Roasted Tarragon Lamb with Butter Beans Recipe

Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

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When you roast the beef over a bed of herbs, it infuses the meat with flavor and fragrance. You can serve it with spicy horseradish cream sauce and mushroom tumble.

Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin Recipe

Honey-Bourbon Glazed Ham

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This ham is a Southern classic showstopper. It is a hit every time I make it. The recipe is from Southern Living Heirloom Cookbook.

Honey-Bourbon Glazed Ham Recipe

Hassleback Potatoes

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They are very easy to make and go well with almost everything. It’s very different from baked potato. You can also experiment with different kind of cheese.

Hassleback Potatoes Recipe

8 Traditional Christmas Recipes

Christmas is the time to eat, drink and be merry. And that is why we have come up with some interesting traditional Christmas recipes for you.

  • Herb Crusted Roast Beef

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This recipe is really very good for Christmas. A bottom round roast works great in this recipe. The beef can be taken out of the fridge and then kept on the table for an hour so that it could reach room temperature.

Herb Crusted Roast Beef Recipe

  • Coq au Vin

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Celebrate your Christmas with this classic French dish. The recipe consists of Juicy chicken thighs, served with buttery egg noodles which are covered with rich tomato sauce, mushrooms, red wine and salt pork.

Coq au Vin Recipe

  • Buche de Noel

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Make your dessert a fantasy-land by using this Christmas recipe of French Buche de Noel. It is a rich sponge cake that is rolled in brandy and coffee flavored buttercream. It can be decorated with pine-cones, mushrooms and marzipan berries.

Buche de Noel Recipe

  • Yorkshire Pudding

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When Yorkshire pudding is combined with roast beef, it becomes a perfect meal. This recipe must be tried whenever you cook roast beef. A must have Christmas recipe.

Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

  • Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Horseradish Crust

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A holiday is incomplete without a piece of meat at the center of the table. This dish gets its flavor from the crust which is filled with horseradish, mashed garlic, thyme and rosemary.

Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Horseradish Crust Recipe

  • Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce

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This is a traditional Italian dessert with panettone bread cubes which are soaked in rich custard. They are baked and served with sweet amaretto topping. Try this recipe this Christmas.
Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce Recipe

  • Roast Duck

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Some prepare this duck by simmering it in chicken stock and then roasting them on high heat oven. To get a juicy duck, you should prick the skin of the duck saving it from piercing. This helps in draining of the fat from the duck while it cooks.
Roast Duck Recipe

  • Homemade Cannoli

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A good tip to prepare this Christmas recipe is to not to fill the cream in the shells until you are ready to eat them. You can sprinkle powdered sugar to give a snow coating feel to the pastries!

Homemade Cannoli Recipe

10 Tasty Winter Recipes

Winter is the time to try interesting recipes. Its a time to give yourself a good treat and that is why we have gathered 10 interesting recipes to try this winter.

Crock Pot Roast:-

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This recipe has amazing flavor and is very simple.The amount of ingredients depend on what is the size of the crock pot and how you fill it. No salt is needed in this recipe.

Crock Pot Roast Recipe

Fannie Farmer’s Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese:-

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This recipe is taken from a cookbok(1946 edition). This is one of the best traditional baked macaroni and cheese that can be cooked at home.

Fannies Farmer’s Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Panera’s Cream Cheese Potato Soup:-

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This is a great recipe for potato soup. Its similar to the one that was served at St. Louis Bread Company in Panera. Although the original recipe wants you to shred the potatoes, but you can try it the other way!

Panera’s Cream Cheese Potato Soup Recipe

Crock Pot Whole Chicken:-

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This recipe has tender chicken that easily falls off the bone. If you are in a hurry, you can skip the overnight refrigeration. If you want variety, you can substitute onion with quartered lemon and stuff it in the cavity of chicken. You will need a bigger slow cooker than the standard size for this recipe.

Crock Pot Whole Chicken Recipe

Delicious Chicken Pot Pie:-

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Although this chicken pot pie recipe is time consuming but it is worth the effort. This is a great recipe for a cold winter day.

Delicious Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Fudge Crinkles:-

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These cookies are easy to prepare. They are chewy and fudgy and are so easy to make that you can make them instantly. 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract can be added to give a different taste.

Fudge Crinkles Recipe

Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup:-

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This is a great soup for winter season. It will warm you up with its wonderful aroma and savory flavor. A secret ingredient you can try is wine. It will create an awsome blend with the soup.

Copycat Olive Garden Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Chicken:-

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This is a great recipe for make ahead. It can be stored and eaten when wanted. Its great for winter season.The recipe needs onion cream cheese and spreadable chive.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe

Bev’s Macaroni and Cheese Recipe:-

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This recipe is staple and classic. We are you will like it very much. It is great when served with Meatloaf Barbecue Style.

Bev’s Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Simple Black Bean Soup:-

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This soup is easy to make and has a good flavor. Its great for a quick lunch or snack.

Simple Black Bean Soup Recipe