Some two and a half years ago, I visited a small Greek island near the west coast of Turkey. From my apartment balcony, I could hear the bleat of goats on the hill below, and could see a brilliant blue sea in the foreground. My husband and two teenage children were many thousands of miles away in Melbourne, Australia. I was on the island of Ikaria, which has been dubbed ‘the island where people forget to die’. It is one of five Blue Zones destinations across the world where residents live long and healthy lives. I had just turned 47 and in that moment, I felt great in my body, in my mind, and in my spirit.
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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?
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!
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
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.
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 […]
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Nestled among the olive trees, about a half hour (40 km) from the ancient city of Sparta, in Peloponnese Greece, a fertile and mountainous region, lies a treasure of experience in eating from the earth and natural living. Eumelia http://www.eumelia.com is a biodynamic farm and ecotourism site that exemplifies sustainable living at its best, while […]
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!
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Foods of Crete Cook Book
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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.