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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 Destinations7 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 ...
  • Egyptian Breakfast: Ful MedamesEgyptian Breakfast: Ful Medames
    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 – EumeliaAgrotourism in Peloponnese Greece - Eumelia
    Nestled 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 Destinations7 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 ...
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Heart of the Matter

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Living Mediterranean

  • 7 Processed Foods You Should Be Eating7 Processed Foods You Should Be Eating
    When we hear about processed foods we tend to think of junk food like donuts and other products that are high in calories and low in nutritional value. The tricky thing about processed foods is that food processing is a spectrum. Some foods that undergo processing are still some of the healthiest. Here are ...
  • How the People from a Small Mediterranean Island Changed My LifeHow the People from a Small Mediterranean Island Changed My Life
    Some two and a half years ago, I visited a small Greek island near the west coast of Turkey. From my apartment balcony, I could hear the bleat of goats on the hill below, and could see a brilliant blue sea in the foreground. My husband and two teenage children were many thousands of miles ...
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Local Flavor

  • Maple Syrup vs SugarMaple Syrup vs Sugar
    The 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 RecipesMediterranean 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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Mediterranean Diet

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Mediterranean Vegan

  • 7 Mediterranean Vegan Recipes7 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)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 Winter Recipes7 Mediterranean Winter Recipes
    I’m often asked if you can eat the Mediterranean Diet in the winter.  The answer is a resounding yes!  If my wife and I can eat Mediterranean here in New England, I am pretty sure anyone can do it. Don’t forget that much of the Mediterranean has winter.  They also have many of the ...
  • 7 Mediterranean Vegan Recipes7 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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Moving with a Purpose

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Nectar of the Gods

  • Olive Oil and The Simple SaladOlive 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 OilTop Tips For Buying & Cooking With Olive Oil
    Olive 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 Recipes5 Favorite Shrimp Recipes
    Shrimp 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 Recipes7 Mediterranean Crockpot Recipes
    Do 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 Recipes7 Favorite Mediterranean Soup Recipes
    Don’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 Recipes7 Mediterranean Super Bowl Recipes
    Try 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 Recipes7 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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Taverna

  • 7 Mediterranean Crockpot Recipes7 Mediterranean Crockpot Recipes
    Do 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 Recipes7 Favorite Mediterranean Soup Recipes
    Don’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

  • Ramp up your Spring Liver CleanseRamp up your Spring Liver Cleanse
    With studies showing that viruses can damage the liver,right now it’s imperative that we take action to support this vital organ with our food and lifestyle choices. We should all be working to reduce inflammation in our bodies and eliminate the toxins that naturally build up during the winter, when we are eating heavier foods ...
  • Eight Healing Herbs of Summer, How to Use Them, Health BenefitsEight Healing Herbs of Summer, How to Use Them, Health Benefits
    Herbs 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 ...
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