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Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Turkish Tuna Stew

Turkish Tuna Filet Soup with Potatoes, Carrots and Parsley

0 of 5 30 Minutes

This is a soup that has been cooked for many generations in Turkey.  It is often served at a raki (moonshine) bars and is accompanied with salad and bread.

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Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Focaccia with Olives and Rosemary

Rosemary and Olive Focaccia

5 of 5 60 Minutes

Focaccia with Rosemary and Olives that can be eaten on it's own, create a sandwich or topped with pesto.

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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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Mediterranean Diet Longevity

Secrets of a long life from a 97 year old man and his 80 year old wife (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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Grape Leaves: Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Stuffed Grape Leaves (with video)

Koula Barydakis shows us how to make vegetarian grape leaves on the island of Crete.

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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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