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Olive Oil and Olives from Mediterranean

The Power of Olive Oil. Benefits, Myths, and French Fries

In this podcast, we interview Dr. Artemis Morris, a naturopathic physician about the health benefits and myths of olive oil. One of the myths of olive oil is that you cannot use it for frying or deep-frying, because of its low smoking point.

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Mediterranean Diet Recipes for Meze

Introduction to Lebanese Meze

Every Mediterranean country has a tradition of small plate foods that are eaten either as appetizers or as a meal on their own.  In America, we are most familiar with Tapas from Spain, but there are many other versions of Tapas from other countries.  The Lebanese version is the “Meze”.  These small plates of food […]

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Vegan Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Can I Eat a Vegan Mediterranean Diet?

Being vegan means not consuming any animal products (including meat, milk, cheese, honey, fish, and chicken).  There are plenty of vegan Mediterranean recipes.  People on the Greek island of Crete are traditionally vegans half of the year, because they don’t eat any meat or dairy on religious holidays and there are a lot of religious holidays!  On those days, they will eat veggies, beans, nuts, seeds, bread, and fruit.  The great thing about this is that they have been doing it so long that they have created thousands of delicious recipes.  There is no feeling of lack on the days when they go vegan.

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