It started out innocent enough. I just wanted a creative outlet until my art room was available. I needed to fill my soul with tantalizing textures, pretty colors and dazzling aromas.
That's when I was introduced to Mediterranean Cooking. Who would have ever thought it'd be so seductive?
Simple, nutritious recipes rich in fruits, vegetables, fresh bread, nuts, fish, and of course, olive oil. And it all tastes so gooooooooooood!!
For a long time now, I've known I've needed to cut my sugar addiction, but like any addiction, that's much easier said than done. Coke is my biggest weakness. Like a person struggling with alcohol, I could never have just one drink.
Then came Lent, a time for renewal. A time for embracing my spirit, mind, and body. For 40 days, I've made a commitment to "detox" and so far, it's been nothing short of incredible.
I get to be creative, and Ted gets to come home after a long day of work to "Nicoise Salad" with French Baguettes and a cold beer. Looks like he's being seduced too!
This recipe is so simple and filling. I'm happy to share!
Lettuce and spinach leaves
2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups sliced cooked potatoes (I found teeny weeny red ones that were perfect)
1 1/4 cups cooked green beans
1 pouch Starkist Tuna (Albacore or Chunk Light) in water
4 slices red or white onion, separated into rings
1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe olives
3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
4 whole anchovies (optional)
On a large platter or 4 individual salad plates, arrange lettuce and spinach leaves. Arrange tomatoes, potatoes, beans, tuna, onion rings, olives, and eggs in a decorative design. Garnish with anchovies if desired.
Next, "Chicken Cassoulet"!