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Pasta with Skillet Salmon, Mushrooms and Parsley (Greek Island of Crete)

Pasta with Skillet Salmon, Mushrooms and Parsley (Greek Island of Crete)

0 of 5 15 Minutes

Salmon is a Skillet with Mushrooms and Parsley served on pasta in under 30 minutes!

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Roasted Pepper and Kalamata Olive Salad (Greek Island of Crete)

Roasted Pepper and Kalamata Olive Salad (Greek Island of Crete)

5 of 5 30 Minutes

This is one of my go to Mediterranean diet recipes pepper season arrives in Crete.  All the ingredients are fresh from the backyard including, of course the olives and olive...

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Chicken and Chickpea Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing (Greek Island of Crete)

Chicken and Chickpea Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing (Greek Island of Crete)

5 of 5

This is one of my favorite summertime meals and yes, it is definitely a meal!  You can add soup or bread, but it’s not needed.  When I was a kid, my Dad...

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Orange Lemon Potatoes (Island of Crete)

Orange Lemon Potatoes (Island of Crete)

4.3 of 5 60 Minutes

Everyone in Crete has orange and lemon trees in their backyard, front yard and courtyard.  We  have fresh oranges for breakfast, between meals or as a dessert after dinner.  This...

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Greek Food For Mediterranean Diet

Love And Longevity On the Island of Crete

They are still in love and have the energy of any active middle-aged couple. The difference is that Giannis Maragoudakis is 97 and his wife Katerina is 80. They live on the Mediterranean island of Crete and have a lot of sage advice for us younguns.

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Stuffed Grape Leaves (with video)

Stuffed Grape Leaves (with video)

Stuffed grape leaves are traditional to many eastern Mediterranean countries. You will find this delectable appetizer on the menu from Lebanon to Cyprus, from Turkey to Greece. Each country has their own popular ingredients for stuffing grape leaves, with the most common being rice and ground meat such as lamb or pork. The spices will also vary by cuisine, and of course there are variations within the cultures, from table to table.

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Koula's Salad

Koula’s Salad

Koula’s salad is our favorite lunchtime salad. It’s perfectly balanced w/ protein packed nutty chickpeas and our favorite superfood avocado. You’ll get your greens in with salad, leaving you feeling healthful and fulfilled.

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