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MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Cauliflower Pilaf

Cauliflower Pilaf

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    I have some rice leftovers in my refrigerator, but it is not enough to make a full side dish for the family. I definitely need to add something to the rice – vegetables, I guess. Onion, carrot… – it looks like I’m ready […]

Beetroot Salmon Gravlax by Nigel Slater

Beetroot Salmon Gravlax by Nigel Slater

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    I absolutely agree with Nigel Slater (the talented and smart Nigel Slater, whose recipes I trust) when he names this beet-and-dill gravlax, “a jewel on a Christmas table.” This cured fish truly looks unreal – it is so beautiful, with its fifty shades […]

Citrus Salmon Gravlax by Thomas Keller

Citrus Salmon Gravlax by Thomas Keller

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    I can’t imagine my holiday table without some salmon dishes. Savory trifle, salmon crudo, salmon tartar, or simple gravlax – all these appetizers are appealing. I just need to choose which one will be on my menu. Simple gravlax, I said? Oh, no, […]

Salmon Tartar

Salmon Tartar

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    This tartar can be served as an appetizer or as a light and healthy lunch, on a bed of salad greens and with a French baguette toast. Since I first made this luscious dish, it became our family favorite appetizer. The tartar looks […]

White Pizza with Anchovies

White Pizza with Anchovies

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    If you are a food lover, but hate anchovies, once in your lifetime, you have to try a piece of anchovy pizza. Exactly like a sharp overwhelming taste of fennel is disappearing when you are roasting or frying the bulb, the anchovy taste […]

Green Beans with Walnut Oil and Lemon

Green Beans with Walnut Oil and Lemon

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    Green beans are one of the simplest side dishes what doesn’t make them less enjoyable. Basic aromatics, such as garlic, lemon, orange, and flavored butters and oils make these legumes or vegetables (I still prefer to call them vegetables) really delightful. They are […]