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Double-Up Recipes: Mediterranean-Inspired Delights

Eric Hinders/Mittera

Start the week with steak sprinkled with walnuts, olives, and capers. A side of minted couscous offers fresh flavor with barely a fuss. Set aside some steak for a meal later in the week. Paired with portobello mushrooms, it makes for a decadent yet speedy sandwich. —Linda Gassenheimer

Shopping List

Fresh Produce
Mint, 1 bunch
Garlic, 6 cloves
Portobello mushrooms, 1/2 lb
Tomatoes, 3

Steak (strip, flank, or skirt), 3 lb

Walnut pieces, 2 Tbsp
Whole-wheat hoagie rolls, 4

Pantry Staples
Balsamic vinegar
Black pepper
Olive oil
Olive oil spray
Pimento-stuffed green olives


Mediterranean Steak With Minted Couscous

Steak and Portobello Sandwich

Recipes adapted from The 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook: Your Super Simple Plan for Organizing, Budgeting, and Cooking Amazing Dinners by Linda Gassenheimer. Available from shopdiabetes.org, 800-232-6733, and bookstores nationwide.