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Mediterranean Diet Columns

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 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 Mediterranean Gluten Free Recipes healthy gluten free recipes of the MediterraneanNot being able to eat gluten can be frustrating, but there are so many delicious healthy gluten-free recipes that will make eating a gluten-free Mediterranean diet much smoother.
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Living Mediterranean

  • The Ultimate Guide to Eating the Mediterranean Diet What is the Mediterranean Diet?The 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 The 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

  • 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 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 ...
  • How to Stock your Mediterranean Pantry Mediterranean Diet Pantry StaplesLearn how to stock your Mediterranean pantry! Download this PDF of Mediterranean pantry staples to use as a resource! If you’re trying to eat the Mediterranean diet, stocking your pantry with the right ingredients will make following the diet so much easier! For the busy person, you don’t want to have to search for these ...
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Mediterranean Vegan

  • 7 Mediterranean Vegan Recipes The 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) Grape Leaves: Mediterranean Diet RecipesKoula Barydakis shows us how to make vegetarian grape leaves on the island of Crete.
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Mediterranean Vegetarian

  • 7 Mediterranean Vegan Recipes The 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 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

  • 5 Favorite Shrimp Recipes 5 mediterranean 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? 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 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, ...
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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 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.
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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 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, ...
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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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