In Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen, Brittany Wood Nickerson offers us a personal, almost magical lesson in how we are the hero in our own healing journey. Her confidence in each of us to be able to connect with our bodies so that we may begin to take care of ourselves is evident throughout this beautifully written and photographed book. I hesitate to call it a cookbook even though the recipes within are the kind that I have already tabbed to make again. The vibrant green and pleasantly sweet cilantro lemonade, which I made for the Mediterranean Living crew last weekend, will definitely find itself on my table for years to come.
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The Turkish recipes in this cookbook are mainly from Southern Turkey and Ozlem’s hometown of Antakya. She really stresses seasonality and using the best ingredients possible. The recipes use olive oil, yogurt, bulgur wheat, eggplant, pomegranate, chili flakes, and lots of herbs and spices to create healthy, traditional recipes. When Ozlem starts trying a new recipe, the first thing she does is call her mother. This shows how these recipes are being passed down generation to generation. Ozlem is excited to share these recipes with her two children who are set to carry on the traditions.
Rhodes is the island of the sun, having over 300 days of sun annually. The Mediterranean diet is in full force here, with the olive tree being cultivated since ancient times. There are citrus trees and vineyards, beautiful wildflowers everywhere, and an array of wild herbs and greens growing out of the fertile Rhodian soil. […]
We hope you enjoy our Shroom Book Review. This book by Becky Selengut would be an excellent addition to your cookbook library
Having the right tools will greatly aide you when embarking on a mindfulness journey. Here are our top seven mindfulness reads, that are practical and offer great focus. We have something for everyone in this eclectic list of fun and interesting books. Gratitude Works: A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity One important piece of The Mediterranean Diet and […]
The Mediterranean Living Tech Guru, Gerry, was very good last year and received Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty, Vibrant Vegetable Recipes, for Christmas. Needless to say, I took a peek, developed a bad case of cookbook envy and had to go out and swoop up a copy for myself at the local bookstore. Plenty is one of […]
Explore modern Mediterranean cuisine with our book review of New Feast by award winning book authors Lucy and Greg Malouf.
Explore Niçoise culinary heritage through Hillary Davis’ new book, Cuisine Niçoise. You’ll also love the recipes-a melding of French and Italian cooking.
Fascinating stories, stunning photos and impressive new recipes make this book a perfect addition to any cookbook collection. Stop by and read our review of Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts!
Mediterranean Living’s Holiday Kosher Baker review explores the wondrous recipes of pastry chef and cookbook author, Paula Shoyer.
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Foods of Crete Cook Book
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, Registered Dietician.
Buy Olive Oil From Crete
Delicious and buttery, this is the oil that can be used for all your cooking needs including sauces, dressings, soups, bread dipping and even baking! Makes everything taste better!