The Mediterranean Diet has been in the news a lot in the past few years. It has been voted the #1 diet by U.S. News & World Report. Not only was it voted the top overall diet, it was also rated the best healthy eating diet, the easiest diet to follow, the best diet for diabetes, the best heart-healthy diet, and the best plant-based diet. I would also add that, in my humble opinion, it is the best tasting diet out there. But what is the Mediterranean Diet?
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The Mediterranean diet features so many delicious vegan recipes because it is a plant-based diet. This is 7 of our favorite vegan recipes, from Vegan Pesto to Baked Eggplant with Caramelized Onions. There’s a great variety of recipes to try out! If you have a guest who’s vegan, there’s a perfect recipe for them on this list! Even if you aren’t vegan, and you just want to eat healthier, these are great recipes to add to your diet!
Cooking healthy delicious food should not be difficult. In our busy lives, we often need a quick meal that’s filling, nutritious, and of course delicious.
Do you know someone who loves to cook but they don’t have the time? I wouldn’t be able to cook delicious Mediterranean meals every day without the use of my favorite culinary gadgets. The way I see it, spending a few hundreds dollars on time saving tools saves me thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars because I cook more at home and eat out less (and I eat much healthier at home). Eating the Mediterranean Diet is easy when you have the right recipes and the right equipment.
Beans are still a main source of protein in the Mediterranean. In places like Crete, healthy bean recipes are eaten almost daily. Dried beans and legumes are mainly sold in bulk. Canned beans are much less popular. A lot of the recipes featured below use canned beans for the purpose of saving time.
Transitioning into fall with the Mediterranean diet is easy. Since the Mediterranean diet is very seasonal, there is no shortage of great recipes for the cold weather coming. The winter in the Mediterranean is mild but it can still get very cold. There are many mountainous regions of the Mediterranean and the villages in these […]
Looking for real, traditional Mediterranean food? Here is a collection of authentic Mediterranean food recipes. These are from a variety of different Mediterranean countries. Some of these are our own recipes, but many of them have been given to us by friends and colleagues who live in the Mediterranean, or have spent considerable time living […]
Do you want to learn HOW to eat the Mediterranean Diet? Join our 10-week online Mediterranean Diet program that begins September 3rd. Learn step by step how to eat the healthiest diet in the world!
Does olive oil go bad? The simple answer is yes, but it takes time and chances are you will use it long before it’s actually turned. I have only seen it happen once and it was olive oil I had given to my Mom. She opened it up, put it in the fridge and never used it. Three years later, I opened it because I was going to cook something and found that it had gone rancid.
Do you want to eat the Mediterranean diet? This Mediterranean diet food list comprises over 100 of the most common and available foods in the Mediterranean Diet. If you’re looking to incorporate more healthy foods into your diet, this list is a perfect resource for you. For starters, make sure you have a good quality […]
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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.
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