Mediterranean

Grilled Halloumi

Grilled Halloumi / Queso Fresco

There’s no better place to start than with halloumi, the rightful king of grilling cheese. The salty, semi-hard goat’s and sheep’s milk cheese hails from Cyprus and has a high melting point that makes it suitable to grill. In my heavily Greek neighborhood, halloumi can be found in almost every […]

seabass

Seared Sea Bass with Tomatoes and Spinach

  How about a trip to the Mediterranean seashore in Italy today, as we make Seared Sea Bass with tomatoes and spinach! I have the best recipe for you from old Italy and the Borio family Cucina. OMG!!! Call the family, fire up the stove, and let’s have some family […]

polenta bolognese

Polenta Bolognese Abruzzo

  Polenta is a hearty, classic Northern Italian style dish. This version, made using cornmeal only and topped with a hearty sausage ragu. It is bold and rich in flavor and was traditionally served spread onto the middle of the table so everyone could dig in and get their portion.

garlic tahini broccoli

Roasted Broccoli With Tahini Garlic Sauce

  One of my favorite Middle Eastern mezze is deep-fried cauliflower served with tahini garlic sauce. I decided to try the dish with broccoli, but instead of deep-frying the broccoli I roasted it, a method that requires a lot less oil. The buds on the broccoli florets toast to a […]

Mediterranean Spiced Chicken

  This is one of those recipes that I go back to time and time again and yet, I’ve never posted it! I love roasting bone-in chicken breasts because you get a lot more flavor and of course it doesn’t dry out. I like this marinade because you get the […]