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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 Destinations Mediterranean islandsThese 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 Breakfast, yum!When 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 Peloponnese GreeceNestled 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 Destinations Mediterranean islandsThese 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

  • 7 Favorite Mediterranean Soup Recipes 7 Favorite Mediterranean Soups Mediterranean Living Mediterranean Diet 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, ...
  • Kitchen Gifts for the Seriously Busy Person Kitchen Gifts for the Seriously Busy PersonDo 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 ...
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Living Mediterranean

  • Kitchen Gifts for the Seriously Busy Person Kitchen Gifts for the Seriously Busy PersonDo 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 ...
  • Transitioning into Fall with the Mediterranean Diet healthy fall recipes Mediterranean Living Mediterranean diet recipesTransitioning 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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Local Flavor

  • 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.
  • Sofrito in Mediterranean Cooking Mediterranean Diet Recipes: SofritoSofrito is a traditional Spanish vegetable base that is a foundation for many other dishes. It has a long a long history and has been referenced in cookbooks as early as the 1300’s. Sofrito is highly flavorful and makes an excellent base for sauces, stews and other dishes. The elevated flavors are the result of the ...
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Mediterranean Diet

  • 7 Favorite Mediterranean Soup Recipes 7 Favorite Mediterranean Soups Mediterranean Living Mediterranean Diet 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, ...
  • 7 Favorite Mediterranean Thanksgiving Recipes Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes from the Mediterranean DietOne of the reasons I love Thanksgiving so much is its predictability of dishes that will delight my taste buds and fill my belly.  Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean and sweet potato casseroles and cranberry sauce are always on the table (even at my vegetarian Aunt Sydna’s Thanksgiving table).  Traditional recipes withstanding, I still ...
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Mediterranean Vegan

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Mediterranean Vegetarian

  • 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.
  • Our Favorite Avocado Toast Recipes avocado toastWe’ve been testing avocado toast recipes lately and trying to create healthy Mediterranean versions. These are three of our favorite recipes we came up with. Two of these recipes are savory and one is sweet. They are all simple to make, but are also filling and nutritional Mediterranean breakfast 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 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 Mediterranean DietOlive 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) 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

  • 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 Favorite Mediterranean Soup Recipes 7 Favorite Mediterranean Soups Mediterranean Living Mediterranean Diet 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, ...
  • 7 Favorite Mediterranean Thanksgiving Recipes Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes from the Mediterranean DietOne of the reasons I love Thanksgiving so much is its predictability of dishes that will delight my taste buds and fill my belly.  Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean and sweet potato casseroles and cranberry sauce are always on the table (even at my vegetarian Aunt Sydna’s Thanksgiving table).  Traditional recipes withstanding, I still ...
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Tapas/Mezze

  • 7 Mediterranean Picnic Recipes Picnic Food IdeasHere 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.
  • Our Favorite Avocado Toast Recipes avocado toastWe’ve been testing avocado toast recipes lately and trying to create healthy Mediterranean versions. These are three of our favorite recipes we came up with. Two of these recipes are savory and one is sweet. They are all simple to make, but are also filling and nutritional Mediterranean breakfast recipes.
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Taverna

  • 7 Favorite Mediterranean Soup Recipes 7 Favorite Mediterranean Soups Mediterranean Living Mediterranean Diet 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, ...
  • 7 Favorite Mediterranean Bean Recipes Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas with Fresh Dill and Parsley Mediterranean Diet RecipesBeans are still a main source of protein in the Mediterranean. In places like Crete, healthy bean recipes are eaten almost daily. Dried beans and legumes are mainly sold in bulk. Canned beans are much less popular. A lot of the recipes featured below use canned beans for the purpose of saving time.
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Tiny Sweets

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Weeds and Spice

  • Lemon Balm: Summer’s Remedy for the Busy Mind Lemon Balm in the Mediterranean Diet with RecipesIn the Mediterranean, the growing season lasts for much of the year. One of the principles of the Mediterranean Diet is to eat what is in season, and what is abundantly available. July is a month of great abundance in our gardens here in New England, and one of the plants that grows most heartily ...
  • Beat The Summer Heat With Cooling Peppermint Mediterranean diet recipe for peppermint teaWe all know and love the flavor of peppermint. It’s cooling, refreshing, invigorating, and slightly tingly. A cup of iced peppermint tea on a hot summer day is a wonderful treat, as is an after dinner mint, particularly after a heavy meal. Adding fresh mint to hot and spicy dishes, particularly to sauces, marinades and ...
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