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Five Things to Remember Podcast

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Fiesta

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Food Cart

  • 7 Mediterranean Food Destinations 7 Mediterranean Food DestinationsThese 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 ...
  • Egyptian Breakfast: Ful Medames Egyptian Breakfast: Ful MedamesWhen I think of the typical American breakfast, I am reminded of those long lines of cars at Dunkin Donuts full of people waiting impatiently for morning coffee, doughnuts, and egg sandwiches.  Would they give up their vanilla creme donut and caramel covered latte for some beans and bread? Many countries throughout the world enjoy a ...
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Guest House

  • Agrotourism in Peloponnese Greece – Eumelia Agrotourism in Peloponnese Greece - EumeliaNestled 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 ...
  • 7 Mediterranean Food Destinations 7 Mediterranean Food DestinationsThese 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 ...
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Heart of the Matter

  • Maple Syrup vs Sugar Maple Syrup vs SugarThe general argument by some is that all sugar is sugar.  That reminds me of when people used to say that all fat is fat and it was all bad (boy has that changed!).  The truth is is that maple syrup has some qualities that are vastly different than sugar.
  • Health Benefits of Coffee (Mediterranean Diet) Health Benefits of Coffee (Mediterranean Diet)This diet originates from the Mediterranean basin, which used to be the ancient world’s hub. The Mediterranean diet is thought to have come from Crete, which lies in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. For millennia, people have been eating what their land produces and the Mediterranean produces wine, fruits, olives, veggies, and legumes. Crete residents ...
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Living Mediterranean

  • The Ultimate Guide to Eating the Mediterranean Diet The Ultimate Guide to Eating the Mediterranean DietThe 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 ...
  • 7 Mediterranean Vegan Recipes 7 Mediterranean Vegan RecipesThe 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 ...
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Local Flavor

  • Maple Syrup vs Sugar Maple Syrup vs SugarThe general argument by some is that all sugar is sugar.  That reminds me of when people used to say that all fat is fat and it was all bad (boy has that changed!).  The truth is is that maple syrup has some qualities that are vastly different than sugar.
  • Mediterranean Zucchini Recipes Mediterranean Zucchini RecipesIt’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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Mediterranean Diet

  • Maple Syrup vs Sugar Maple Syrup vs SugarThe general argument by some is that all sugar is sugar.  That reminds me of when people used to say that all fat is fat and it was all bad (boy has that changed!).  The truth is is that maple syrup has some qualities that are vastly different than sugar.
  • 7 Mediterranean Fall Recipes 7 Mediterranean Fall RecipesFall is a wonderful time to eat the Mediterranean Diet. Here are 7 of our favorite Mediterranean Fall Recipes.
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Mediterranean Vegan

  • 7 Mediterranean Vegan Recipes 7 Mediterranean Vegan RecipesThe 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 ...
  • Stuffed Grape Leaves (with video) Stuffed Grape Leaves (with video)Koula Barydakis shows us how to make vegetarian grape leaves on the island of Crete.
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Mediterranean Vegetarian

  • 7 Mediterranean Vegan Recipes 7 Mediterranean Vegan RecipesThe 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 ...
  • Mediterranean Zucchini Recipes Mediterranean Zucchini RecipesIt’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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Moving with a Purpose

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Nectar of the Gods

  • Olive Oil and The Simple Salad Olive Oil and The Simple Salad  “Olive oil is as important to a salad as a door is to a barn” —-From One Thousand Salads by Olive Green (I kid you not, that’s his real name), published 1909   My wife Christine used to like to eat her salads without any dressing.  To me, a naked salad could only be eaten if the vegetables ...
  • Top Tips For Buying & Cooking With Olive Oil Top Tips For Buying & Cooking With Olive OilOlive oil is a key component of the Mediterranean Diet.  You will find it in almost every Mediterranean Diet recipe.  It can be difficult to get a good quality olive oil here in the states.  Here are some tips for buying and cooking with olive oil.
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Peasant Baker

  • How to eat and make Cretan rusks (Dakos) How to eat and make Cretan rusks (Dakos)I don’t like to get embarrassed.  It probably stems from my days as a geeky overweight kid with thick plastic glasses and a tendency towards bright, neon colored clothes bought by my Mother at the Salvation Army. My fear of embarrassment multiplies by ten when I am traveling in other countries.  I barely tried to speak ...
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Peasantries

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Sacred Table

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Sea Cuisine

  • 5 Favorite Shrimp Recipes 5 Favorite Shrimp RecipesShrimp 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
  • What Seafood is Safe to Eat? What Seafood is Safe to Eat? It’s not always easy figuring out what to eat as part of a healthy and environmentally conscious diet. And, there are many factors that come into play when choosing fish and seafood. There’s quite a bit of information out there on this topic. It can be a challenge to wade through it all to discover ...
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Siesta

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Sunday Dinner

  • 7 Mediterranean Crockpot Recipes 7 Mediterranean Crockpot RecipesDo you have a Crockpot or slow cooker? These 7 Mediterranean Crockpot recipes are great for busy people who want a delicious homemade meal after a long day! If you spend a little time the night before prepping the ingredients, you’ll be ready to throw a meal together quickly that will stew all day while ...
  • 7 Favorite Mediterranean Soup Recipes 7 Favorite Mediterranean Soup RecipesDon’t you love it when a food is both a comfort food and good for you? I know I do because I feel fine eating a little extra even if I’m already full. Mediterranean soups are totally in this category. What you’ll notice about Mediterranean soups is that they contain beans, legumes, dark leafy greens, ...
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Tapas/Mezze

  • 7 Mediterranean Super Bowl Recipes 7 Mediterranean Super Bowl RecipesTry these 7 healthy Mediterranean Super Bowl recipes for your Super Bowl party! Not hosting? These are also great recipes to bring to a Super Bowl party!
  • 7 Mediterranean Picnic Recipes 7 Mediterranean Picnic RecipesHere 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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Taverna

  • 7 Mediterranean Crockpot Recipes 7 Mediterranean Crockpot RecipesDo you have a Crockpot or slow cooker? These 7 Mediterranean Crockpot recipes are great for busy people who want a delicious homemade meal after a long day! If you spend a little time the night before prepping the ingredients, you’ll be ready to throw a meal together quickly that will stew all day while ...
  • 7 Favorite Mediterranean Soup Recipes 7 Favorite Mediterranean Soup RecipesDon’t you love it when a food is both a comfort food and good for you? I know I do because I feel fine eating a little extra even if I’m already full. Mediterranean soups are totally in this category. What you’ll notice about Mediterranean soups is that they contain beans, legumes, dark leafy greens, ...
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Tiny Sweets

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Weeds and Spice

  • Eight Healing Herbs of Summer, How to Use Them, Health Benefits Eight Healing Herbs of Summer, How to Use Them, Health BenefitsHerbs are an extremely important part of the Mediterranean Diet. In Greece, herbs grow wild pretty much everywhere. Hiking in the mountains, the smell of the wild herbs is almost intoxicating. When you see how many wild herbs there are, it’s not a surprise that the people from this area of the world have been ...
  • 5 Secrets to Jump Start your Summer Garden 5 Secrets to Jump Start your Summer GardenWith summer here, many people are getting excited for their summer gardens. People plant all different types of things in their garden. Some people plant food to eat, others plant flowers and plants to improve the aesthetics of their yard. However, gardening isn’t always easy. It can end up being a huge waste of ...
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