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Mediterranean Recipes from Brain Health Summit 2019

  Recipes Courtesy of Chef in Residence, Kim Baretta . . . Mediterranean-Style Stuffed Red Peppers This homestyle recipe is a meal all in one!  Just add a side salad, and dinner is done!  You can easily omit the turkey (or…
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Whole Grains Fact Sheet

Whole Grain (and some seeds) Factsheet Healthy and filling (protein, B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, iron, fiber). Linked to many health benefits, especially when part of a Mediterranean lifestyle. This includes less brain shrinkage,…
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Learning to Live the Mediterranean Lifestyle

Brain Healthy Eating:  Learning to Live the Mediterranean Lifestyle   The Mediterranean Lifestyle is proven: Ancel Keys 7 Countries study from the 1950’s World Health Organization Guidelines, 1990 Blue Zones by Dan…
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Olive Oil Cake

By Chef Kim Baretta This recipe was featured in Bon Appetit.  It is so moist with a lovely texture.   I use a good quality grocery store olive oil in the cake, but an expensive finishing olive oil or lemon flavored olive oil to drizzle…
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Fresh Macerated Strawberries

By Chef Kim Baretta This is a perfect summer recipe for dessert.  It’s quick, easy, healthy and requires no heating up of the kitchen!  You can easily substitute other berries or peaches.  You could serve with a small dollop of lightly…
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Grilled Shrimp Wrapped in Mango

By Chef Kim Baretta   This is a light and fresh appetizer.  While its flavors are more Indian than the Mediterranean, it fits all the guidelines to the Mediterranean lifestyle.  Make sure you buy ripe, but not overripe mangoes.   Makes…
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Stuffed Eggplant with Tzatziki

By Chef Kim Baretta This is a wonderful make ahead dish.  The original recipe calls for ground lamb, but I substituted cooked lentils the first time I made it.   It’s perfect to serve at room temperature on a hot day.  …
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Cucumber Rounds with Hummus and Ratatouille

By Chef Kim Baretta This hors d’oeuvre is really refreshing.  It has become a staple at parties with vegan guests.  All 3 elements can be prepared the day before.   Makes 20 pieces   1 English cucumber   Hummus 2…
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Mini Triple Chocolate Tart

By Chef Kim Baretta I found this recipe in an old Gourmet magazine and made it for Valentine’s Day.  This is the mini version.  They freeze well so, be sure to make a full batch.  They are a perfect small bite of dark chocolate,…
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Gingered Squash and Pear Soup

By Chef Kim Baretta This soup is so quick and easy and it’s absolutely delicious.  It was in a Halloween magazine but can be served all winter long.  It is great in that it has no dairy.  It also freezes well. Makes 8 cups INGREDIENTS: 2…