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21 Authentic Mediterranean Food Recipes

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 […]

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Register for our Mediterranean Diet Program Now!

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!

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Mediterranean Zucchini Recipes

Mediterranean Zucchini Recipes

It’s a great problem to have when your garden is producing so much zucchini and squash that you have trouble using it all before it goes bad. It’s late July and I totally have that problem. This is why I decided to put together these 7 healthy zucchini recipes.

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Picnic Food Ideas

7 Mediterranean Picnic Recipes

Here are seven Mediterranean picnic food ideas to try the next time you’re planning a picnic. These Mediterranean diet foods are light and easy to pack along with you. The first recipe is a brand new deviled egg recipe that uses extra virgin olive oil instead of mayo.

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mediterranean summer recipes

Mediterranean Summer Recipes

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 […]

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7 Mediterranean Food Destinations Mediterranean islands

7 Mediterranean Food Destinations

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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7 healthy instant pot recipes

7 Mediterranean Instant Pot Recipes

Ever since acquiring an Instant Pot Cooker, Bill and I have been testing out lots of new and old recipes in this amazing cooking vessel. We have realized that many of the one-pot Mediterranean recipes we’ve been eating for a long time work perfectly to make healthy instant pot recipes that are easy and quick.  Once you learn how to use the Instant Pot correctly, you can have a healthy Mediterranean meal on the table in no time.

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ozlem's turkish table

Ozlem’s Turkish Table (Interview, Turkish Recipes, Book Review)

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.

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Ladera Recipes: Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

7 Ladera (In Olive Oil) Dishes – Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan Series

“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.

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Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan: Weight Loss

Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan: Weight Loss

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.

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