Mediterranean Living

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Our 7 Favorite Spanish Recipes

By |How to Eat Mediterranean, Living Mediterranean, Mediterranean Diet, Peasantries, Why Mediterranean?|

Here are 7 of our favorite recipes from Spain! We've included some of the tastiest, most traditional dishes the country has to offer including Tortilla Española, Patatas Bravas and Garlic Soup. What I love about Spanish food is how simple the ingredients are. Just grab some staples like high quality extra virgin olive oil, ripe vegetables and fresh eggs and you have yourself a delicious meal.

Blue Zone Recipes and the Mediterranean Diet of Ikaria

By |Mediterranean Diet, Peasantries|

What sets Ikarians apart, even from other nonagenarians around the world, is that they live well - with little cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia, or other age-related ailments - drinking wine, enjoying sex, walking, gardening, and socializing, in other words, being very much alive, in their veritable, modern-day Shangri-La. Since 2008, a battery of scientists, journalists, demographers, and others has been trying to figure out the secrets to this seeming paradise. Food, lifestyle, and such a deep-rooted disregard for living by the clock that there is really no stress have all, somehow, played a role in giving Ikarians good, long lives.

Eggplant Casserole (Ikarian Soufico)

By |Cheap Eats, Entrées, Gluten Free, Greek, Ikarian, Peasantries, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Weight Loss|

Soufico is arguably the best-known dish on Ikaria, the one recipe that almost everyone on the island cites as being completely unique to the place. And yet, its origins are unclear. It belongs to the general category of Mediterranean dishes, from ratatouille to caponata, where the roster of summer vegetables-eggplants, zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes - works so harmoniously together in one pot.

7 Mediterranean Winter Soups To Keep You Warm

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Soups and stews from the Mediterranean are flavored with a variety of herbs and spices that produce amazing aromas when they are being cooked. The soups included here are traditional recipes from Spain, Morocco, Greece and Italy. Most of them are incredibly simple and inexpensive to make. As always, we found that each of these winter soups is super scrumptious. Stay warm and enjoy!

Spezzatino – Italian Beef Stew

By |Dutch Oven, Entrées, Italian, Peasantries, Recipes, Soups/Stews, Weight Loss|

Beef stew (spezzatino) is one of the most traditional dishes in Italy where it’s eaten throughout the country, from the mountains in the north to the islands in the south. However, in northern Italy most people eat it along with polenta while in the southern regions it’s usually served with just a few thick slices of crusty bread. This dish is so common that there are endless variations and basically every family has its own recipe.