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Easy & Delicious Mediterranean Baked Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Easy & Delicious Mediterranean Baked Zucchini and Yellow Squash

  Delicious Mediterranean Baked Zucchini and Yellow Squash I volunteer in a community organic garden and our weekly harvest included some beautiful squash. Squash dishes remind me of my grandmothers from the Mediterranean who cooked squash often when in season! This can be made with or without dairy. 3 to 5 pieces of a combination […]

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Award-Winning Horta (Greek Greens) Recipes

Award-Winning Horta (Greek Greens) Recipes

Recipes for Classical Horta & Horta with a Mediterranean Twist By Cynthia Daddona Photo by RomancingTheTable.com Dark Leafy Greens are an important part of the Mediterranean Diet. Research that began on the Greek Island of Crete in the 1940’s and later included the rest of the Mediterranean, determined that the Mediterranean Diet contributes to living […]

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Yia Yias (Greek grandmothers) and Horta (Greek Greens)

Yia Yias (Greek grandmothers) and Horta (Greek Greens)

Watch this video filmed in Santa Barbara and Crete that includes how to make my award-winning horta recipe! Eating a consistent amount of greens – raw and lightly cooked or steamed can help you live a longer life! I now realize this is what contributed to the longevity of my Mediterranean relatives. Greens are a […]

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Delicious, Healthy and Romantic Mediterranean Date Nights (VIDEO)

Delicious, Healthy and Romantic Mediterranean Date Nights (VIDEO)

This month is National Mediterranean Diet Month (Med Month!) created by Oldways, a world-renowned source of Mediterranean diet information, “to highlight the healthy Mediterranean Diet and its lifestyle practices…

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Delicious Grecian Goddess Greek Salad

Delicious Grecian Goddess Greek Salad

This is a wonderful salad to share at the table with family, friends and loved ones.

Here is the recipe for a quick and delicious Greek Village Salad. It is one of the staples of a healthy Mediterranean Greek diet…

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Grecian Goddess Burgers

Grecian Goddess Burgers

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Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup

Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup

CHILLED HEIRLOOM TOMATO SOUP Bella Vista Restaurant Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Ingredients: 2 Red Heirloom Tomatoes (Brandywine) 2 Yellow Heirloom Tomatoes 5 French Shallots 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 large stems Basil Salt and Pepper Water from 1 Thai coconut 1 tbsp powdered lecithin 1 oz rainbow micro greens Method: […]

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A Celebration of a California Healthy Harvest

Me (Cynthia Daddona – Romancing the Table host) enjoying the bountiful California harvest at Fairview Gardens Theo Stephan, Founder and Owner Global Gardens Los Olivios, CA & www.oliverevolution.com with her lovely daughters Looking for ways to enjoy more love, romance, joy, happiness and healthy, love infused food at the table? Want to feel and feast […]

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Santorini Inspired Anniversary Breakfast

Memories of wonderful times, romantic dining, or warm loving gatherings can be accessed by creating a dish inspired by a special occasion. This year for our anniversary, I decided to serve my sweetheart breakfast in bed. For this I recreated the luscious breakfast we were served each day at the luxurious Katikies Hotels in Oia, […]

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Romantic Goddess Valentine’s Dinner at Home By the Fire

A Happy Goddess Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home with My Greek Hero! What a wonderful Valentines Day my husband and I enjoyed. This was our first Valentines Day as newlyweds and we decided to eat in by the fireplace. For dinner, I made a roasted chicken with baby carrots and potatoes, steamed asparagus, almond-chocolate cookies […]

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