Roasted Tomato and Almond Pesto (Pesto Trapanese)

While I was listening to a cooking podcast, a chef was asked how to use canned tomatoes and almonds that were sitting in the caller’s pantry. His answer, make Pesto Trapanese. I was unfamiliar with this Sicilian pesto made from tomatoes and almonds so I did a quick google search and found many different ways…

Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup

I’ve been cooking a lot of soups lately. They’re easy, you get several meals from one recipe, and you have only one pot to clean.  This soup reminds me of a lemon orzo soup my Greek grandfather used to make many many years ago. Don’t be intimidated by the length of the ingredient list, the…

Weeknight Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Consider making a nutrition pledge of eating at least 8 ounces of seafood (fish and shellfish) per week. The Mediterranean diet recommends 15 ounces per week. I try to cook seafood at least twice a week, making more than I need so it can be enjoyed for lunch the next day. I promise you will…

Mediterranean Cranberry Bean Dip

Getting a little tired of hummus? I know I am so here’s a solution. Bean dips. By using any variety of beans and seasonings, you can create an endless array of dips and spreads. I used cranberry beans in this recipe (thanks to Bob’s Red Mill for sending me samples to try) but any cooked or…