Meze Means Mediterranean

 Tzatziki When it comes to healthy eating patterns, I find the easiest to embrace is “Mediterranean.”   And there’s no better way to experience it than with a “meze meal” which I made recently for my family.  It’s borrowed from the traditions of small plate dining of Greece, Turkey and the Middle East with Tzatziki, a […]

The Magic of Dip

Guacamole Light  Who doesn’t like to dip?  Bring out a dip and you bring on a party.  Dipping seems to transcend all age and demographic groups, from kids to grandparents. And from a “healthy diet” point of view, dipping can be good, or not so, depending on your choices. My kids were raised with vegetables […]

Green Garbanzo Beans

 Green Garbanzo Hummus  I love to discover a new food – and it’s even better when it’s a good value and good for you. I live near the Costco headquarters and our local store seems to be a testing ground for new products which, along with some fun eating, provide insight into food  trends.  On a […]

Muhamarra – A Sublime Dip

Muhamarra – Walnut, Bell Pepper and Pomegranate Dip   Sampling local food is a highlight of traveling. On a recent trip to Egypt, I most enjoyed the small dishes placed on the table at the start of each meal. Like the mezze served when dining in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurants, we were served hummus, […]