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The Life Changing Mediterranean Diet
Fattoush is the kind of salad people throughout Lebanon typically make every other day. Like many other Lebanese recipes, it includes leftover pita scraps, fried or toasted, that serve as croutons. Pita bread has been a staple of Lebanese cuisine since the 16th century!Read more →
I’ll be honest, even with my love of everything Mediterranean, I don’t cook fish all that often. Generally, I am more likely to get fish when I eat out than when I am at home. I do love making fish stew though. I had some amazing fish stews while sitting at small tavernas overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Crete and I enjoy the simplicity of a few vegetables, fresh herbs or spices, fish and a good broth. Plus there was the added benefit of watching the fishermen come in with their catch in the morning and eating it later in the day.Read more →
Original Foods of Crete Cook Book
A cookbook from the “heart” of the Mediterranean Diet
Do you want to eat like the healthiest people in the world?
In the 1960’s, the Greek island of Crete had the highest longevity rates in the world, the men lived to be the same age as the women and researchers could only find one man on the island who had heart disease.
In our cookbook, Foods of Crete: Traditional Recipes from the Healthiest People in the World you will find over 110 delectable recipes by Koula Barydakis, a chef and cooking teacher from the island and a guide to eating the Mediterranean diet by Bill Bradley, RD.
Foods of Crete E-Book Edition
“Not only is the book very clear and instructive but the recipes and the ensuing results are colorful, vibrant and great to share with friends. Cooking hasn’t been this much fun for quite sometime… and it’s healthy!!”
“I have already made a few of the recipes in this book and they all turned out wonderful, and I’m no gourmet chef. This book makes it easy to enjoy authentic Cretan cuisine, and best of all, most of it is very healthy. I would recommend this book to everyone!” — Dee
My first trip to Crete, the Greek island considered to be one of the healthiest places in the world, was the beginning of my education about the true Mediterranean Diet. This island has some of the highest longevity rates in the world and the men here live to be the same age as the women. As a matter of fact, when the first researchers went to Crete in the 1950’s they could only find one man on the island with any kind of heart disease.Read more →
After my mom died, I started overeating. One meal in particular stands out in my memory. My extended family and I were all at an Indian restaurant and I ordered a full meal and then started eating everyone else’s leftovers. I was stuffing my grief. Even before my mom died, I was struggling with my weight, but after she died I gained 20 more pounds and was the heaviest I had ever been in my life (256 pounds when I got married a year later).Read more →