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.
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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 […]
Looking to eat the Mediterranean diet this summer? These are some of my favorite summer recipes. In this Mediterranean diet plan, I’ve tried to include a variety of healthy breakfasts, sauces and dips, salads, grilling recipes, and dinners that will give you lots of choices this summer. The idea is to mix and match these […]
These 7 articles are written by a number of friends and colleagues who have traveled and lived on and in Mediterranean islands and countries. They come from a variety of different backgrounds, but one thing is the same, they share a passion and love for the Mediterranean diet! These articles are full of their beautiful pictures, food recommendations, places to stay, places to visit, and how to get the most out of your Mediterranean Living experience!
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.
“Ladera (lathera) is a Greek word meaning “in oil”. These are the kinds of foods that define the real Mediterranean diet. They are mainly vegetarian foods cooked in copious amounts of extra virgin olive oil. Since meat was eaten scarcely in the traditional Mediterranean diet, people relied on these foods to fill them up and give them enough protein. These are mainly vegetable and bean dishes, but the surprising thing is that they’re eaten as the main dish, not a side dish.
A modified Mediterranean Diet meal plan has been shown to help people lose weight and most importantly, to keep the weight off. I personally have lost 40 pounds eating the Mediterranean Diet and have been able to keep the weight off for 2 years. The trick, for me, has been losing the weight slowly and only having to modify my diet slightly.
Depression is debilitating. I know, I have experienced it first hand, both in myself and with other family and friends. My Mother was severely depressed most of her life and I had some major bouts of depression when I was younger. What I didn’t know then, what I learned along the way, is that there […]
Not being able to poop is no laughing matter. Here are some general guidelines of how the Mediterranean diet can help relieve constipation.
Let’s face it, constipation is no fun. It is uncomfortable, painful and can be dangerous if it goes on too long. Luckily, most cases of constipation can be solved with a change in diet and exercise (for severe constipation, you should see your doctor). Some of my favorite recipes just happen to be excellent at relieving constipation. These are dishes that are high in fiber, fruits, vegetables and olive oil.
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