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10 Ways to Celebrate the Mediterranean Diet

Have you ever visited any of the countries around the Mediterranean Sea?  We’ve been fortunate to do a little bit of traveling to that part of the world, and next to the breathtaking scenery, the thing I enjoyed most about those vacations was the food.  Never have I eaten so well – in terms of amazing, fresh flavor and ingredients, and good health.  The Mediterranean Diet is full of fresh fruit and vegetables, flavorful grilled fish, local cheeses, legumes, olives, nuts, herbs, and of course lots of olive oil.  Almost nothing is processed, deep fried, or contains preservatives, and meals are a time to relax and talk and spend time with friends and family, rather than eat on the run or in your car. Continue Reading..

Frijoles Rancheros {Meatless Monday}

I’m pretty good at tweaking recipes to make them lower in salt, sugar or fat, and I my holiday meals are no exception.  So it’s not that we ate lots of unhealthy food all weekend, but we did eat lots more food in general.  What’s Thanksgiving weekend without lots of leftovers, right?  Well, we just polished off the last of the turkey and stuffing last night, and I have never been so happy to see Meatless Monday.  I need some clean eating! Continue Reading..

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