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Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle for Busy People
Mediterranean Recipes for Busy People
Everything you need to start eating and living the Mediterranean Way
The Mediterranean Way 10 Week Diet & Lifestyle program comes with everything you need
to easily and deliciously get the benefits of the proven healthy Mediterranean diet. Learn more →
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.
The Only Olive Oil We Use
Extra virgin olive oil makes everything taste better! 3L tin.
“We tried this olive oil about a year ago and fell in love with its buttery creamy taste, and flexibility. We use it daily to cook our morning eggs, dress our salads, and to fry everything from zucchini fritters to chicken. We are fans for life!” — The Minchoffs
“This Cretan extra virgin olive oil is peppery tasting with a fresh apple fruity aroma and a pleasant buttery mouthfeel. I love it for dipping fresh bread and feta, as well as for cooking.” — Marika Grossman
Featured VideoBy George Zikos
Potatoes are a food staple in Crete. My uncle, who lives in a small Cretan village, has a large plot of land dedicated just to potatoes. He grows enough potatoes for the entire year for his family. His basement is literally filled with potatoes, (covered with flour to help preserve them). When I lived in Crete with my aunt and uncle, we ate potatoes practically every day. My aunt would roast them in the oven, put them in stews, boil them for Horta, and, of course, make olive oil french fries.Read more →
Bill’s BlogBy Bill Bradley, R.D.
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 →