The Mediterranean Diet isn’t just pasta and bread. There is so much amazing food in the Mediterranean that is naturally gluten free. Did you know, for example, that many versions of traditional Italian eggplant parmesan have no bread crumbs in it? And did you know that falafel, one of the most enjoyed foods in the Middle East, is usually gluten free?
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How to boost your immune system has been on everyone’s mind lately. Studies have shown that eating the Mediterranean Diet is one of the best ways of eating for your immune system.. The amount of vegetables, fruit, olive oil, nuts, beans and fatty fish eaten in the Mediterranean paired with very low quantities of processed foods and sugar equals an immunity powerhouse that can’t be beat. Honestly, almost any recipe on Mediteterranean Living will be good for your immune system, but the recipes below are packed with some of the most powerful immune boosting foods out there.
I love the sheet pan! Amazing baked food in the oven, easy cleaning and complete sheet pan meals made made in no time at all. Here are 7 of our favorite Mediterranean sheet pan recipes.
I’m often asked if you can eat the Mediterranean Diet in the winter. The answer is a resounding yes! If my wife and I can eat Mediterranean here in New England, I am pretty sure anyone can do it. Don’t forget that much of the Mediterranean has winter. They also have many of the same winter vegetables that we have. Recipes with carrots, potatoes, squash, cabbage and kale are plentiful in the Mediterranean. Here are 7 of our favorite winter recipes. Enjoy!
The other day, I went into a supermarket I don’t usually shop at looking for tahini. I asked a cashier where I could find tahini. “What’s tahini?”, was her reply. After a quick “never mind,” I went to ask someone else and got the same response. I ended up asking 3 store employees and no […]
Not being able to eat gluten can be frustrating, but there are so many delicious healthy gluten-free recipes that will make eating a gluten-free Mediterranean diet much smoother.
Shrimp recipes are great for the busy person who wants a quick, delicious, high protein meal. Shrimp take no time to cook and doesn’t need complex flavorings to be delicious
Here are seven Mediterranean style salad dressings that are simple to make, and much healthier than most of store-bought dressings. These dressings can also be used as marinades for meat and fish.
When I first informed my friends and family that I would be studying abroad in Italy for a month to study the Mediterranean Diet, their initial response was, “What are you going to eat?” They all know I have been gluten-free (GF) for a year and while they were excited for my opportunity, it was clear that images of pizza, pasta, and grains were flying through their heads.
Oh sweet basil, it’s pesto time again! Some say pesto has been around since the 1860’s, others say some version of it has been filling up Italians since the 16th century, but one thing is for sure, it’s been around long before the invention of food processors or blenders. This “old fashioned” recipe uses only […]
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