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Featured RecipeBy Nicole Hansen
Egyptians of the 13th and 14th century AD enjoyed feasting on a version of this dish called hummus kasa, which means crushed hummus. While they omitted garlic, all of the other standard ingredients were usually included. But chefs didn’t stop with the basics in medieval times. Instead, they gave it a lovely green-flecked appearance by adding fresh parsley and mint. Mixed nuts gave it a chunky texture and spices give it a flavor complexity that standard hummus lacks.Read more →
Featured ArticleBy Spiri Tsintziras
Some two and a half years ago, I visited a small Greek island near the west coast of Turkey. From my apartment balcony, I could hear the bleat of goats on the hill below, and could see a brilliant blue sea in the foreground. My husband and two teenage children were many thousands of miles away in Melbourne, Australia. I was on the island of Ikaria, which has been dubbed ‘the island where people forget to die’. It is one of five Blue Zones destinations across the world where residents live long and healthy lives. I had just turned 47 and in that moment, I felt great in my body, in my mind, and in my spirit.Read more →
Mediterranean Recipes for Busy People
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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.
The general argument by some is that all sugar is sugar. That reminds me of when people used to say that all fat is fat and it was all bad (boy has that changed!). The truth is is that maple syrup has some qualities that are vastly different than sugar.Read more →