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Autumn Couscous Salad

  Servings:  4 people  Ingredients ¾ cup cooked quinoa ¾ cup cooked wholewheat couscous ½ cup cooked lentils 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 shallot diced, about 2 tablespoons 1 fennel bulb diced,…
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Greek Yoghurt, Granola and Fruit Parfaits

  These parfaits are perfect for a simple dessert or even for breakfast.   Use whatever fruit is in season and keep lots of the granola on hand for a snack at any time.  This recipe makes a lot more granola than you need.  Serves…
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Apple Olive Oil Cake

Just in time for fall, y'all . . .     Ingredients 2 large Gala apples, peeled and chopped as finely as possible Orange juice to soak apples in 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2…
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Mediterranean Entree: Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Greek Potatoes, Lemon Garlic Asparagus

Mediterranean Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Artichokes, and Capers Servings:  4 people Ingredients 5 lb boneless chicken breast (thinly sliced) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tbsp fresh…
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Farro Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash

I served this at a “girls’ night out” and it was a huge hit.   Farro makes it nutty, chewy and filling.  You could also substitute quinoa for gluten-free friends.  It holds well in the fridge for a few days.  Just don’t add…
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Cinco de Mayo Recipes from Chef Kim

Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos   This recipe is always a hit.  You could easily adapt to use the seasoning with chicken tacos as well.   I like to experiment by topping with a fresh fruit salsas or guacamole.   Serves 4   Fish 4…
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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…

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,…

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…

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…