Mediterranean Living met and interviewed Jess Kurti, a passionate and seemingly tireless woman who is traveling the country to run marathons in all 50 states all while volunteering at all of the Feeding America food banks.
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They are still in love and have the energy of any active middle-aged couple. The difference is that Giannis Maragoudakis is 97 and his wife Katerina is 80. They live on the Mediterranean island of Crete and have a lot of sage advice for us younguns.
There are innumerable ways that we can support our communities around the holidays. Giving of our care, time, money and necessities are just some of the ways that we can support organizations and individuals who need assistance during the holiday season.
I love a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Doesn’t everyone? From the roasted turkey to the stuffing to all the trimmings, everything at the table is pretty irresistible. Thanksgiving is a combination of smorgasbord and a celebration of the goodness of food with family and friends.
With the Thanksgiving season upon us, I feel more inspired than usual to express my gratitude. In the company of friends and family, I enjoy sharing stories and celebrating the history that we share. This is an excellent practice that I encourage as a year-round tradition. In fact, I highly recommend a practice of expressing gratitude daily, which is also an essential part of living a Mediterranean lifestyle.
I recently discovered Leda Scheintaub’s beautiful cookbook, Cultured Foods For Your Kitchen: 100 Recipes Featuring the Bold Flavors of Fermentation, while visiting Leda and her husband Nash’s restaurant, Dosa Kitchen in Brattleboro, Vermont. After reading so much about the benefits of eating cultured foods, I wanted to explore making my own fermented foods. All of the recipes I’ve tried have been delicious. This book is an intelligent and engaging exploration of fermentation. The book guides you through creating your own ferments to use in the recipes, or you can use store bought fermented foods. So, you can pick a recipe that matches your current energy! It was a pleasure to interview Leda and share more about her book and ferments with the Mediterranean Living community.
Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle is about creating a balanced lifestyle with healthy eating, mindfulness and movement. One of the ways to create balance in your life is to create spaces and environments that suit your intended mood. We sat down with expert color consultant Amy Woolf to talk about color and how it impacts mood and wellness. Our chat was a colorful and engaging chat and we think you’ll also appreciate her interesting perspectives.
Inspiration from Roy Pirrung, Ultramarathoner: Transform Your Life with Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle A couple of months ago, I discovered a truly inspirational story about Roy Pirrung, ultramarathoner. As an ultramarathoner myself, I was so excited to read his story about his transformation into health through running. In addition to changing his life by becoming more […]
On July 5, 2015, I competed in the Quaboag Plantation Triathlon in West Brookfield, Massachusetts. This event consists of a ¼ mile swim in a beautiful lake, followed by a 12 mile bike ride through scenic rural back roads and rolling hills, followed by a 3.1 mile run on some of the same roads as the bike route.
I’m sharing my story of this day because it was full of exhilaration, challenge and empowerment, and afterwards I felt very accomplished. I believe this is within reach of many recreational athletes who are willing to plan ahead, train and commit. If you’ve ever flirted with the idea of doing a multi-sport event, this article is for you!
Living an active lifestyle is an important part of the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle. For me, regular exercise contributes to a positive outlook on life, an overall feeling of physical health and wellness, and increased energy levels that I rely on to get my work done. I work for Mediterranean Living as the Wellness Coordinator, and for the past several years, I have been learning and incorporating the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle into my own life.
Learn about how to stay hydrated from Mediterranean Living. And check out a fabulous Switchel recipe!
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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!