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Sweet Potato Casserole

This take on a traditional Sweet Potato Casserole offers a healthy way to enjoy this holiday classic any time of the year! Using fresh sweet potatoes is best, but draining and rinsing canned sweet potatoes would also work. Serves: 9 Serving size: 1/9 of pan Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20-25 minutes Total time:… Read more »

Basic Vegetable Stock

Stock is the base of many dishes in the kitchen. This Basic Vegetable Stock, shared with us by our friend Chef Ellen Clevenger-Firley, can be used in any recipe calling for stock. Make in advance and store in your fridge (up to 1 week) or freezer (up to 6 months) to have on hand when… Read more »

Oven Roasted Butternut Squash

Savory and delicious! This recipe for Oven Roasted Butternut Squash, shared with us by our friend Chef Ellen Clevenger-Firley, will delight your taste buds. A wonderfully versatile dish, serve alongside your favorite whole grain or add as an ingredient in another recipe.    Serves 6 Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 15  minutes Cook Time:… Read more »

Winter Citrus Salad

A fabulous salad for citrus lovers! The Winter Citrus Salad, shared by our friend Chef Ellen Clevenger-Firley, is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh citrus any time of the year, including during its peak season – winter. Use this recipe year round to bring the bright, sweet flavors of citrus to your plate.  Serves 4… Read more »

Honey Roasted Chickpeas

Enjoy these sweet and savory chickpeas as a snack or use as a topping on a soup or salad (such as our Winter Citrus Salad). Sure to bring a burst of sweetness, this flavorful recipe was shared with us by Chef Ellen Clevenger-Firley. Serves 4 Serving Size: 1/2 cup (122 grams) Prep Time: 5 minutes… Read more »

Caponata

Packed with veggies, Caponata has a wonderfully delicious sweet and sour taste. Serve on slices of Olive Oil Toast for a wonderful appetizer or use as a sauce on your favorite whole grain or pasta. Serves 8 Serving Size: 1/8 recipe (6 ounces) Prep Time: 50 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Total Time:… Read more »

Med Morning Muesli

Muesli by any other name is cold oatmeal – and it rocks! Whenever I travel to Europe, especially when on a cruise, one of the things I look forward to is the Muesli. When we see Muesli in the stores in the US it is a cold, ready-to-eat cereal like granola. While this is technically… Read more »

Avocado Tomato Salad

I love a non-recipe recipe. A recipe that really is just a very simple prep technique with a few ingredients. No need to measure. I recently had a breakfast for our department and wanted to serve one vegetable dish. Not an easy feat for a Westerners that usually don’t eat vegetables at breakfast. We had… Read more »

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

This delightfully simple lentil soup is light and spicy with a bold red color. Best of all it is ready to enjoy in about an hour, with very little hands-on time. The lemon adds a delicious balance to the hearty cumin. Add parsley (dried or fresh) right before you serve for a pop of extra… Read more »

Seared Salmon

Cooking fish at home may seem like a daunting task. But in truth, cooking with seafood can be a quick and enjoyable way to break the monotony of weeknight dinners. Searing is an easy and delicious way to cook fresh or frozen fish filets. Follow this simple recipe to cook salmon or another one of… Read more »

Quinoa Strawberry Salad

Quinoa is a popular whole grain thanks to its quick cooking time, high protein content, and nutty taste. The quinoa really soaks up the dressing in this recipe. Wait to dress the salad until right before serving. You will use about a bag of salad greens total. You can use all spinach, all arugula, or… Read more »

Ginger Bok Choy

Bok Choy is a wonderful vegetable that is in the cabbage family but is much milder than most cabbage. You can find bok choy in most grocery stores. Baby bok choy is becoming more popular and may also be available. The ginger, soy and chili give it a wonderful Asian flair. Sambal or Siracha are… Read more »

Med House Salad

I am semi obsessed with this dressing. It is really good on so many salads. This one, is the very best. Give it a try. The oregano in the dressing will bring back memories of traditional Greek salads. Serves 6 small or 4 large servingsServing Size: 1/6 or 1/4 of recipePrep Time: 15 minutesTotal Time:… Read more »

Wild Mushroom and Barley Risotto

Barley is a great grain with lots of nutty flavor and a nice bite. We often see barley in soup, but it can be used for many dishes. This risotto takes advantage of this grain’s great taste and creamy texture when cooked using this method. Risotto is often thought of as a dish made with… Read more »

Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

This recipe is a Med Way version of a Southern classic that is sure to please. Using cauliflower in place of half of the grits adds vegetables and a lightness to the dish. The addition of mushrooms and onions to the grit mixture adds even more vegetables. You cannot miss with North Carolina shrimp. Topped… Read more »

Roasted Vegetable Tacos

I am always looking for interesting taco fillings. I experimented recently with roasted vegetables. The key is to cut the vegetables small (1/4-inch cubes) and roast them well with taco seasoning. I don’t like to use pre-made taco seasoning because of the high salt. It is super easy to make your own using this recipe.… Read more »

Broccoli Tomato Mushroom Medley

Easily one of the best vegetable medleys ever – broccoli, tomato, mushroom and garlic is quick, convenient, versatile and delicious! With easy to find ingredients, this mix makes a great pairing with fish, poultry, eggs, beans, and more. Add more tomatoes to make a delicious sauce to serve over your favorite whole grain. Serves 4… Read more »

One-Eyed Jacks

A classic favorite that is easy to make and delicious. These one-eyed jacks are cooked in olive oil, giving them a savory taste that is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serve with your favorite fruits for a delectable meal you and your family will love. Serves 1 Serving Size: 1 one-eyed jack Prep Time:… Read more »

Simple Stovetop Popcorn

Making fresh popcorn on your stovetop is delicious and surprisingly simple! All you need is a large pan or pot with a lid and some popcorn kernels. Homemade popcorn makes a great snack and can be made in advance to have on hand for later. Flavor your popcorn to your liking – some of our… Read more »

Eggs with Vegetable Hash

I am always thinking about new and delicious ways to make one of my favorite foods – eggs. This recipe really punches up the vegetables and is a great breakfast or brunch dish. You can make the vegetable mixture with any vegetables and can make ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. This is… Read more »

Salmon Patties

I grew up eating salmon patties made with canned salmon. We always had them with peas and mashed potatoes. Since moving my diet to the Med Way, I decided to resurrect a childhood favorite and give it a modern twist. Using canned salmon makes this dish an easy go to even when salmon is not… Read more »

Banana Nut Med Muffins

Most muffins are just a step away from cake with lots of added sugar. Not these med muffins! These muffins have no added sugar and super healthy fats from nuts. They are one of my favorite things to find in my lunch box. Use muffin papers and spray them with non-stick spray for the best… Read more »

Kale Chips

You can buy kale chips already made in some specialty shops – they come in small bags with a big price tag. Or you can make a large pile of these delicious healthy chips at home. I have experimented with multiple ways of making these. This technique is super easy and nets a great bowl… Read more »

Carrot Ginger Soup

My favorite vegetable is carrots by a long shot – raw, cooked, in soup, whatever. I am always looking for new ways to make sure I get my carrot fix. This is one of my favorite soups. You can eat it hot or cold. It has some interesting ingredients (lemongrass and Kafir lime leaves) that… Read more »

Med Meringues

Meringue cookies are usually just egg whites, flavoring and sugar. These unbelievably delicious Med Meringues use the technique of beaten egg whites combined with nuts and seeds for a meringue with med influence, healthy fat, and low sugar. You can use any combination of nuts and seeds. If you have small or medium eggs, use an… Read more »

Banana Granita with Blueberries

This frozen treat makes a simple and refreshing dessert similar to ice cream. We’ve topped our recipe with frozen blueberries, but any fresh or frozen fruit would make a great topping. A sprinkling of your favorite nuts or seeds would also be a great addition. Put peeled and quartered bananas in a freezer bag and keep… Read more »

Cumin Vinaigrette

This dressing is from our Lentils with Cumin Vinaigrette recipe and our Lentil and Beet Salad recipe. However, it can be paired with any salad. Try it with your favorite salad for a delicious new taste! Serves 12 Serving size 2 tablespoons Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 3 large shallots, finely chopped ¾ cup… Read more »

Caesar Dressing

This dressing is from our Brussels Sprouts Caesar recipe. However, it can be paired with any salad.The dressing is a safe (no raw egg yolks) alternative to traditional Caesar dressing. The anchovies are optional but really add a depth of flavor if you are game. You can chop them super fine so you don’t even… Read more »

Brussels Sprouts Caesar

Brussels Sprouts mania is in full force. The vegetable of the minute is delicious roasted (see roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe on this site) and also adds a twist to an old favorite, Caesar Salad. If you like the Brussels Sprouts more tender, you can cook them in a little water first then sauté them in… Read more »

Olive Oil Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a popular staple on the Southern dinner table. I have made literally hundreds of dozens over my life. The recipe I always used was the one my mother taught me as a child – mayonnaise (Duke’s of course), vinegar, yellow mustard, pepper – sometimes pickle, sprinkled with paprika. They are delicious. However,… Read more »

Lentils with Cumin Vinaigrette

Lentils are a quick alternative to dried beans. No soaking required and cook in a very short time. Delicious on their own, added to salads or soups, or as a base for fish or chicken. This recipe uses a delicious cumin vinaigrette to make a delicious side or main dish. I prefer to use brown… Read more »